Type of College

Minority - Autonomous

Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NCTE, NAAC with Grade "A++"




University of Calcutta, Kolkata

About St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata

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
  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, hostel, canteen, multipurpose halls, playground etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The college has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 1st July 2007 to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • The Transportation facility is available for students
  • The college has a significant presence in the field of research. A number of major & minor research projects are awarded to the faculty members by the UGC and other bodies
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college Unit NSS Wing performs different type of social services within and outside of the area
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The college consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts in Bengali Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in English Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Education Full Time 2 Years 10+2+3
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Commerce Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Commerce Full Time 2 Years B.Com
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology Full Time 2 / 3 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years M.Com
Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Additional Courses
Stream Duration Eligibility
Add-On Certificate Courses:    
Diploma in Certified Accounts Professional (CAP) 1 Year Under Graduate/Graduate
N.S.E. Certified Capital Market Professional (NCCMP) 7 Months Under Graduate/Graduate
Foreign Trade Practices and Management (FTM) 7 Months Under Graduate/Graduate
Tax Practices and Procedures (TPP) 7 Months Under Graduate/Graduate
Certificate Course in French Language (FRL) 4 Months Under Graduate/Graduate
Certificate Course in Performing Arts 4 Months Under Graduate/Graduate
DOEACC Compute Courses N/A N/A
Diploma in Multimedia & Animation N/A N/A
Certificate course in Human Rights and Duties Education 120 Hours Under Graduate/Graduate
IAS Guidance Centre N/A N/A
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Guidance
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Soft Skills Training





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