Established on 16th January 1860, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata is managed by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). It is a Catholic Christian Minority College which aims at providing university education to deserving candidates in a Christian atmosphere, especially to students belonging to the Catholic community.
One of the oldest and prestigious colleges in India, providing higher education in the field of arts and science, the St. Xavier's College aims at providing higher education to deserving candidates. Over the years, it has produced a line of distinguished alumni.
St. Xavier's College is affiliated to the University of Calcutta, Kolkata and it was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under the UGC Act, 1956. It is also recognized and approved by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Bhubaneshwar to offer B.Ed. courses.
It has been re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an "A++" Grade (CGPA score 3.77 on a 4 point scale in the 3rd cycle) on 23rd January 2017.
The college aims at providing quality education to the men and women of our country so that they become able citizens and leaders who can bring about a positive change in our country in the near future.
Located in the urban part of Kolkata, the St. Xavier's Institute is a self-financed Institute. It is a co-educational college providing regular courses. It is a 157 years old institution with a rich heritage and old traditions.
It is a Jesuit higher educational institution, which aims at grooming students with fundamental human and spiritual values. Providing service to the nation for 151 years, St. Xavier's College has today developed into a leading educational institution in India.
St. Xavier's College was conferred the status of grant-in-aid college, but the government fixes the fees and all the facilities offered to the students.
The UGC has conferred the college with the title of the "College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)" on 28th September 2006.
At the city, state and national level, St. Xavier's College has received many awards and recognition under the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, in the fields of sports, co-curricular activities, and education.
St. Xavier's College, under the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, offers two years of postgraduate courses and three years of undergraduate courses in the fields of science, arts, commerce and management. Add-on certificate courses are also offered in this college.
A two year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) course is also offered at the college for those who have scored a minimum percentage of 50% from any recognised university at the graduate level.
However, S.C., S.T. and O.B.C candidates are given a relaxation of 5% marks for the admission. It also offers various professional degree and diploma courses in career-oriented programs. Under the IGNOU convergence scheme, it also offers diploma and degree courses in career-oriented programmes.
St. Xavier's College also offers various add-on courses under general and language departments. These are communicative English, Hindi, history, film studies and journalism departments.
Unlike other colleges under the University of Calcutta, the college has its own selection process. An online application process enables the candidates to fill in their academic achievements and interests.
St. Xavier's College hosts examinations conducted by the University of Calcutta, university examinations of different courses and various other examinations.
- The college aims at developing a society based on equality, freedom, fraternity, justice, liberty, and love
- The college is on a mission to become a centre that provides excellent education with international standards and to excel in all areas of teaching, i.e., learning, consultancy and research. It also aims at offering application-oriented courses, taking advantage of the latest technology. It aims at stimulating the students to look for the meaning of life and create knowledge
- The college was set up to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor by providing education to the poor and empowering them. Through continuous quality assessment, the college aims at raising its standards and building a competent workforce with human values. It strives to promote cultural integration and communal harmony