St. Xaviers Kolkata


St. Xavier's College is located in Kolkata, India, and is named after St. Francis Xavier, a Jesuit saint of the 16th century, who traveled to India. It is an autonomous college affiliated to the University of Calcutta. It gained autonomy in July 2006, thus becoming the first autonomous college of West Bengal, India. Renowned for its heritage, St Xavier's College is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious institutions of India and has been ranked as the Best Commerce College in India.

St. Xavier's has produced outstanding alumni in the fields of business, politics, literature, cinema and education. Amongst the 8 individual Olympic medal winners that India is credited with, Xavier's has produced 2 Olympic medal winners and in the field of business, the institution has produced 2 billionaires including the richest Indian and also produced Nepal's first graduate in 1906.

Vision and Mission


To promote a humane society based on love, freedom, liberty, justice, equality and fraternity.


• To become a centre of excellence in Higher Education.
• To excel in all areas of teaching-learning, research and consultancy.
• To contribute to the creation of knowledge and to search for the meaning of life.
• To provide education that qualifies as international class for the students.
• To inspire and challenge all segments of the college to raise the realm of good to great to greater, through continuous assessment.
• To become a home of culture and consciously promote communal harmony and culture integration to create an atmosphere of dialogue in the campus.
• To promote academic exchange and academia-industry interfacing, taking advantage of the latest technology.
• To offer skill based subjects and motivate / animate a work force imbued with human values.
• To develop application-oriented courses, with the necessary inputs of values, with a view to produce all-round development of persons.
• To be a bride between the rural-urban divide, taking the benefits of education to the poor and the marginalized, we aim at their empowerment
• To ensure access and equity in higher educational opportunity to all deserving and meritorious students particularly those from the marginalized sections, irrespective of religious avocation
• To form young men and women of competence, commitment, conscience and compassion.
• To contribute to the well-being of the nation without counting the cost, in the spirit of NIHIL ULTRA (Nothing Beyond), the motto of the college.

Value Framework to accomplish the Mission

• Fostering passionate pursuit for academic and intellectual excellence.
• Promoting social concern leading to action.
• Cultivating uncompromising commitment towards enhancing the quality of life both at the organizational and societal level.
• Instilling in students integrity, perseverance and transparency.
• Facilitating creativity and innovativeness in all endeavors.
• Enabling leadership to become agents of social change and shape a better future.
• Encouraging discipline, teamwork and Collaboration.
• Providing education with a human face.


The College was founded in 1860 under the leadership of Fr Depelchin. The Society of Jesus (whose members are known as Jesuits) is an all-male Catholic religious order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, along with his early companions (including St Francis Xavier), in 1540. Education has historically been an important ministry in the Society, some even calling them the "school-masters of Europe", for their extensive network of Seminaries, High Schools and Universities on that continent. Jesuit Education has a long history in India, stretching back to 1542, when Saint Paul's College, Goa was founded by Jesuit missionaries, headed by St Francis Xavier.

The college campus is located at 30 Park Street (now Mother Teresa Sarani), Kolkata-700016 where the San Souci theater was previously located, the theater was burnt by the students inorder for the college to be constructed and the Jesuits was handed the premises to start the college by the then bishop of Calcutta, Mgr Olliffe. These were very humble beginnings, with only about 40 students spread over three classes. In 1862, two years after its inception, the college was affiliated to the Calcutta University.

The present 30 Park St where the College is situated is an amalgamation of numbers 10 and 11 of Park St. The rich Anglo-Indians donated generously to the efforts of the Jesuits. And with a donation from the home Province of Belgium, premises no.11 was bought for Rs 45,000.00 in 1864, by Fr Depelchen. However there was a paucity of funds for expansion work in terms of class rooms and to accommodate the Jesuits fathers. So The Rector appealed to the public of Calcutta in newspapers for generous assistance and was responded with magnanimity by well wishers of the city in 1864. Besides Fr Depelchin and his assistant and Br. Koppes the builder went around personally collecting funds. The present imposing 5 storied building was built in an interval of 6 years, from 1934 to 1940 at a cost of Rs 9 lakhs, which was collected partly from the public of Calcutta, assistance from Belgium, and the huge rental received from the American army that occupied the building during the second war.

The first convocation ceremony of the college was held on January 18, 2008. The first batch of Master's programme student in Computer Science was awarded their degrees in the presence of the Mr.M. Hamid Ansari, the Vice-President of India and an alumnus of the College.

The college, in its first ever foreign collaboration, has entered into a tie-up with the University of Manitoba, Canada. The MOU was unveiled on 4th Feb, 2008 by the principal of the college, Father PC Mathew and the dean of the faculty of food and agricultural sciences at Manitoba University, Professor Michael Trevan

Undergraduate Courses

Commerce ( B.Com )

• B.Com. Accounting and Finance
• B.Com. Marketing Management Specialisation
• B.Com. E-Commerce specialisation

Business Administration( B.B.A )

• Bachelor in Business Administration

Arts ( B.A )

• B.A. English
• Communicative English
• B.A. Political Science
• B.A. Sociology
• B.A. Hindi
• B.A. Elective Bengali
• B.A. History
• B.A. Film Studies

Science( B.Sc )

• B.Sc. Physics
• B.Sc. Chemistry
• B.Sc. Mathematics
• B.Sc. Economics
• B.Sc. Computer Science
• B.Sc. Statistics
• B.Sc. Microbiology
• B.Sc. General.

Mass Communication

• B.Sc. Journalism
• B.Sc. Major Vocational
• Mass Communication & Videography (MCV)

Multimedia and Animation

• Bachelor in Multimedia and Animation

Postgraduate Courses


• M.Sc. in Computer Science
• M.Sc. in Biotechnology
• M.Sc. in Microbiology
• M.Sc. in Physics with specialization in AstroPhysics


• Master of Commerce (M.Com)


• Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)

Environmental Science

• Environmental Studies (ENVS)

Admissions B.Com

General Information for Admission to B. Com. 2011-2012

St. Xavier’s College, offers the three year B.Com. with Honours, with specialization in one of the following groups :
1. Accounting and finance
2. Marketing Management
3. E-Commerce
B.Com. [Morning Session] : 6am - 9:50am : For Boys only
B.Com. [Evening Session] : 4:15pm – 8:05pm : Co-educational - for Boys & girls.
There are separate forms for morning and evening sessions.
In case one wishes to be considered for both the sessions, the candidate must fill up separate forms for each session.

Admission Qualification for B.Com.

Regulations : A candidate may be admitted to the B.Com (Honours) course provided he/she has passed the Higher Secondary Examination (plus two course) conducted by West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education or an equivalent examination recognized as such by University of Calcutta, subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions :
a. No candidate will be allowed admission after a lapse of more than 3 years from the year of passing the previous qualifying examination or discontinuation of regular degree courses of study after passing the previous qualifying examination.
b. A candidate applying for Honours must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in the aggregate with 45% marks in each subject appeared at the previous qualifying examination.
c. For applying to B.Com, Maths / Business Maths / Business Eco with Maths* is compulsory in Plus-II level. (*Business Eco with Maths is a single paper applicable for W.Bengal - HS students only).
Students passing the GCE examination of the UK are eligible for admission only if they have passed with 2 ‘A’ Levels and 3 ‘O’ levels. Only subjects passed at A-level can be taken for Honours. Candidates with projected mark sheets are not eligible.

Choice of Modern Indian Language

Hindi / Bengali / Alternative English.
Alternative English will be given only to students not having Hindi or Bengali at the Class-X level.

Selection Procedure

Selection is done on the basis of marks obtained in +2 examination followed by interview.

Admissions B.B.A

General Information for Admission to B.B.A 2011-2012

Since its introduction in 2002 under the University of Calcutta, the BBA program has evolved substantially. Today the program offered at St. Xavier’s College is possibly unique given the core values it imparts in terms ofIntellectual Depth, Leadership Skills and Social Responsibility. St. Xavier’s approach to management education aims at the holistic formation of future leaders with unmatched professional competence and a strong ethical perspective.
The curriculum is flexible and broad and gives students the opportunity to develop an academic program that is tailored to their ambitions and interests. The college offers specialization in three areas: Financial Management, Marketing Management and Human Resource Management.


The objective of the of the BBA program is to provide high quality education in management and prepare students
• To join industry, business and non-profit organizations
• Seek entrepreneurial venture
• Pursue higher education in management

Admission criteria for the academic session 2011-2012

• A candidate may be admitted to the B.B.A. (Honours) course provided he/she has passed the Higher Secondary Examination (+2 course conducted by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, or an equivalent examination, recognized as such, by the University of Calcutta, in all the recognized subjects
(of full marks not being less than 100) including English and Pure Mathematics/Business Mathematics but excluding Environmental Studies/Environmental Education, subject to the fulfillment of the following other conditions.
• A candidate must secure a minimum of 45% marks in each paper and a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate of all the papers.
• For applying to B.B.A, Maths / Business Maths / Business Eco with Maths* is compulsory in Plus-II level. (*Business Eco with Maths is a single paper applicable for W.Bengal - HS students only).
• No candidate will be allowed admission after a lapse of more than three years from the year of passing the previous qualifying examination or discontinuation of regular degree courses of study after passing the previous qualifying examination.
• Prospective candidates seeking admission to the course will have to appear for an entrance examination. The entrance examination will comprise of Multiple Choice Questions.
• The mode of selection will be on the basis of the following weightage:
1. Qualifying Examination (+2 course) (WBHS / ISC / CBSE / State Boards etc.) 50%
2. Entrance Examination 50%
Students passing the GCE examination of the UK are eligible for admission only if they have passed with 2 ‘A’ Levels and 3 ‘O’ levels. Only subjects passed at A-level can be taken for Honours. Candidates with projected mark sheets are not eligible.

1. Room allocation and seat plan will be exhibited on the College main gate (i.e. 30 Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata-16) on the day of the examination and will also be put up on the website.
2. Only students will be allowed to enter the campus on the day of the examination.


The Goethals Indian Library & Research Society

The Goethals Indian Library & Research Society, situated above the Main Chapel, has some of the most valuable collections of books, periodicals, paintings, antiques and curios, which Archbishop Paul Goethals bequeathed to St. Xavier's when he was Archbishop of Calcutta [1886-1901]. The Library has a collection of approximately 18,800 books-plates, periodicals, journals and manuscripts.
The collection of rare books is classified into sixty-one categories. The sections range from Ancient Travels, Modern Indian History, Biographies, Folklore, Flora, Fauna, Meteorology, Classical Language and Literature, Archaeology, Architecture, Epigraphy, Education, Religion, Philosophy, Missions in India and abroad, Law, Medicine, Anthropology, to Non-Indian Countries.
The Goethals Library's rare documents include the travels to India in the 16th and 17th centuries, Bengal Mission before and after 1800 documents, photos and archival material on St. Xavier's School and College, writings of Brahmabandhav Upadhyaya, Animananda and others. The Goethals Indian Library is truly a tresure trove of Indological knowledge.
GILRS offers fellowships for research on monthly basis. Library is open from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on weekdays.
Email:, Phone No.: 2255-1279,. Director: Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj, SJ.

SC/ST Cell Minority Cell

There are certain special Constitutional safeguards for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections of the population as embodied in the Constitution of India. It is a constitutional obligation that they could take their rightful place in community. As citizens of the Republic of India, they are fully entitled to certain rights and privileges, which were denied to them in the past. Keeping in view, the St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata has set up SC/ST Cell in 2010 to provide the benefits to the students belonging to SC's/ST’s. The Cell is constituted to strengthen the students in the field of Education with the objective to improve the academic expertise of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates and to bring them up to the general level as compared to other communities.

Entrepreurship Development Cell

Coordinator : Prof. Dr. Arup Kumar Mitra
The Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, set up the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) in 1982. The NSTEDB intended the initiative be taken through academic institutions (Institutions of Excellence). Thus centers for entrepreneurship - "Entrepreneurship Development Cells and Science & Technology Entrepreneurs' Parks" have been established in more than fifty academic institutions from 1986 onward.

Studets Counselling Centre

St. Xavier's Counselling Centre has made a positive impact on the students of the college relating to student counselling on various problems they confront. Details of the availability of the counsellors are put up on the Notice Boards of the different departments of the college.
Student counselling is gaining popularity all over the world. Students go for counselling to get an unbiased, non judgmental outlook to some of the current issues concerning them.
The Personal Counselling Sessions are conducted at St Xavier’s Counselling Center by an experienced counsellor to help students resolve the problems that they confront. The sessions are client centered, on one to one basis. The emphasis is laid to understand the student’s problem using professional methods and provide strategy to help them handle it effectively. Chances are that whatever problems a student has, the counsellor has seen it before and has lots of good advice on it.

Railway Concessions

• Railway concession is given to bonafide students only to the place where their parents permanently reside.
• Applications for the same are to be made at least 10 days before the beginning of the vacation.

S.X.C. Scholarships

• St. Xavier's College has always endeavoured to make its educational services available to the lower income groups by providing generous concessions. Students in need of concession should meet the Vice-Principal.
• An attempt was made to increase the fund on the occasion of the 125th Anniversary Celebrations of the College in 1985. The response has been very generous. The following scholarships are offered:
1. Late Rukmini Devi Goenka Scholarship.
2. Infar (India) Scholarship.
3. Smt. Panna Devi Kanoi Scholarship.
4. Smt. Kamala Devi Budhia Scholarship.
5. A. K. Agarwal Scholarship.
6. Sri Baldeodas Shah Scholarship.
7. Nripendra Pd. Ray Scholarship.
8. Puranachandra Memorial Scholarship.
9. Late Deb Narain Chaudhuri Scholarship.
10. Late Jamnadhar Saraf Scholarship.
11. Shefali & Nishith Mukherjee Scholarship.
12. R. F. De Souza Scholarship.
13. Lt. Abhishek Ray Choudhury Memorial Scholarship.
14. Arindam Chakravarty Memorial Scholarship.
15. Shilpi Bhargava Memorial Scholarship.
16. Lal Chand kanoi Scholarship.
17. Uma Kanta Agarwal Scholarship.
18. Sandeep Darolia Memorial Award.
19. Soumitra Biswas Memorial Gold Medal: To be awarded to the best B.Com. (Hons.) student (Part I and Part II together).
20. Fr. Joris Memorial Scholarship.
21. Luxmi Baid Memorial Scholarship.
22. D. K. Ghosh Memorial Gold Medal: To be awarded to the best BBA (Hons.) student (All semester taken together).
23. Late Prof. D. K. Ghosh Scholarship.
24. Manoj Mody Memorial Scholarship.
25. Prabudha Bhattachrya Memorial Scholarship (for 3 best projects in III year Computer Science).
26. Late Raj Prakesh Mall Scholarship.
27. Mamraj Agarwala Scholarship.
28. Sri Harsh Chandra Baldwa Memorial Award.
29. Dr. Basudeb Banerjee Memorial Scholarship (on merit cum need basis for one M.Sc. Physics and M.Sc. MCB)
30. Late Manoranjan Mitra Memorial Prize

Notable Alumini



• Lakshmi Niwas Mittal - Billionare, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal
• Dr. Vijay Mallya - Billionaire, Chairman of United Breweries Group and Kingfisher Airlines
• Arjun Malhotra - Co-founder of HCL Technologies and Chairman of Headstrong
• Harsh Goenka - Chairman of RPG Enterprises
• R Gopalakrishnan - Executive Director of Tata Sons
• Nirvik Singh - CEO, Grey Group Asia Pacific
• Harsh Neotia - Chairman, Ambuja Realty
• Jaspal Singh Bindra - CEO and Group Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank Asia Pacific
• Atul Singh - CEO, Coca Cola India and South West Asia
• Roopen Roy- Managing Director, Deloitte India
• Omkar Goswami - Director on the Board of Infosys, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories and Forbes
• Sanjiv Lamba- Member of the Executive Board of The Linde Group
• Jahangir Aziz - Chief Economist, J.P Morgan India
• Sudhir Maheshwari- Member of Group Management Board, ArcelorMittal
• Sanjiv Goenka - Vice Chairman of RPG Enterprises
• Vicky S Bindra - President, MasterCard Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa
• Raghupati Singhania - Vice Chairman and Managing Director JK Organisation
• Pramod Mittal - CEO of Global Steel Holdings
• JP Rangaswami - Chief Scientist for
• Suprakash Mukhopadhyay - Vice President of Tata Consultancy Services
• Anish Teli - Executive Director of Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia


• Norman Pritchard - First Asian to win individual silver at 1900 Paris Olympics
• Leander Paes - Won individual bronze at 1996 Atlanta Olympics
• Sourav Ganguly- 5th Highest run scorer in ODI Cricket


• Bibek Banerjee- Director of IMT Ghaziabad and Professor at IIM Ahmedabad
• Ravi Bapna - Visiting Professor at ISB Hyderabad
• Haridas Banerjee - Mathematics professor, Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy
• Andre Béteille - Professor of Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics.
• Jagadish Chandra Bose - Preeminent scientist, Fellow of the Royal Society.
• Arkadev Chatterjea - Professor of Finance at IIM Calcutta
• Shomie Das - Served as Headmaster of The Doon School, Mayo College and Lawrence School, Sanawar
• T.K Das - Professor at Zicklin School of Business Baruch College
• Somesh Dasgupta - Mathematics professor, Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy
• Ashoke K. Dutta - Director of IIM Shillong
• Sandip Dhole - Assistant Professor at ISB Hyderabad
• Tanuka Ghoshal - Assistant Professor at ISB Hyderabad
• Subhashis Nag - Mathematics professor, Winner of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 1998
• Dipankar Mitra - Professor of Finance at IIM Calcutta
• Debarshi K. Nandy - Assistant Professor at Schulich School of Business York University

Politics and Government

• M. Hamid Ansari - Current Vice-President of India
• Jyoti Basu - Longest serving Chief Minister of an Indian state
• Kamal Nath - Member of Parliament and Union Cabinet Minister of Road Transport and Highways
• Amar Singh - Founding Leader of Samajwadi Party
• Dinesh Trivedi - Member of Parliament and Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare
• Joyanto Nath Chaudhuri - OBE, 8th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army


• Ronen Sen - Former Ambassador to the United States of America[53] and current Director of Tata Motors
• Debabrata Saha- Current Ambassador to Italy
• Debnath Shaw - Current Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Arts and Entertainment

• Sombhu Mitra - Indian film actor , received the Padma Bhushan and Ramon Magsaysay Award
• Utpal Dutt - Indian film actor , received the National Film Award for Best Actor in 1970
• Prasenjit Chatterjee - Received the National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) in 2007
• Anil Chatterjee - Lead Actor in Meghe Dhaka Tara listed in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
• Victor Banerjee - Nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in 1985 for the movie A Passage to India
• Sabyasachi Mukherjee - Fashion Designer


• Tarashankar Bandopadhyay - Awarded Rabindra Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi, Jnanpith Award and Padma Bhushan
• Pramatha Chaudhuri - Writer during the Bengal Renaissance
• Benjamin Walker - Writer on Religion and Philosophy
• Buddhadeb Guha - Recipient of Ananda Puraskar


• Jagadish Chandra Bose - Inventor of crescograph
• Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty - Genetically engineered a Pseudomonas bacteria


• Ramananda Chatterjee - Father of Indian journalism
• Mahendra Lal Bose - Educationist and Philanthropist


• Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy - fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan
• Fazal Akbar - 6th Chief Justice of Pakistan
• Hamoodur Rahman - 7th Chief Justice of Pakistan and former Vice Chancellor of University of Dhaka


• Nawab Bahadur Syed Nawab Ali Chowdhury - Co-Founder of University of Dhaka
• Shawkat Osman - Recipient of Independence Day Award, the highest state award given by the government of Bangladesh
• Syed Manzur Elahi - Chairman of Mutual Trust Bank Bangladesh, Apex Footwear and former adviser to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh
• Quazi nooruzzaman - Recipient of Bir Uttom Award, the second highest award for individual gallantry in Bangladesh


• Rukma Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana - Ambassador to India and Managing Director of Dabur Nepal
• Kumar Khadga Bikram Shah - Founder President of Nepal Mountaineering Association and brother in law of King Birendra of Nepal
• Iman Xin Chemjong - Noted Limbu Historian
• Kaji Manik Lal Rajbhandari - First Graduate of Nepal
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