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Vice Chancellor’s Message

Welcome to St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata, a Jesuit institution with one history but many stories, one fire with many sparks. It opened its doors to students in July 2017 with the blessings of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Mr. L.N. Mittal, who himself is a member of the Xaverian family and a number of distinguished alumni and stalwarts from various fields.

The University is built on a long-standing Jesuit heritage and timeless traditions. We attest our motto of “Nihil Ultra” upholding the illustrious Jesuit legacy, our commitment to creativity, leadership and standards, our affiliation to the onerous task of providing quality opportunities in the fields of teaching-learning, research, consultancy and placement.

The idea of introducing a post-graduate degree course in management (MBA) under St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata was to impart the core principles of the Jesuit value system and transform men and women into entrepreneurs and corporate leaders of tomorrow. Xavier Business School (XBS) is affiliated to the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI), which includes the likes of XLRI, XIMB, LIBA, XISS and other Jesuit Management Institutes in India.

Xavier Business School aims to incorporate a holistic approach to management education through its residential MBA course. The B-School offers to its students three core specializations of Finance, Marketing and Human Resources. Through rigorous grooming, both within the classroom and also through an application-oriented pedagogy, XBS intends to contribute to the Indian economy by producing Management graduates who would not only be adept in taking up the challenges of the corporate world but also make holistic contributions to research and development into multidisciplinary management education.

Rapid globalization and digitization has thrown education institutes across the globe, both a challenge and an opportunity to educate, train and prepare the upcoming generations for a world, which would be much more technologically advanced and mostly data driven. Owing to the prowess of our experienced faculty members and our connections with the diverse industry stalwarts, we at XBS have successfully integrated the purview of data science, analytics and business intelligence within the scope of our pedagogy.

Having commenced its journey in 2018, XBS has grown by leaps and bounds. The first two batches of XBS achieved more than 90% placement through our Placement Office with a majority of them placed in multinational companies, public sector units (PSUs), media houses, start-ups and agencies belonging to a wide array of industries.

Being a Jesuit institute, inspired by the Ignatian charisma, XBS aims to form global leaders for today and tomorrow to create a better world. To us, every student is indeed a burning candle that lights up other candles.

With open arms, I welcome aspiring young leaders of tomorrow to be a part of this 500-year-old Jesuit legacy.

Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J.
Vice-Chancellor