WELCOME FROM THE PRINCIPAL
North Bengal St. Xavier’s College is a Catholic Minority Co-educational Degree College that is managed and administered by the Darjeeling Jesuits of North Bengal. The college also belongs to a network of Jesuit institutions of higher education managed by members of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order that runs educational institutions across the globe. This college, like many of its more illustrious and older ‘Xavier’ colleges in India, is named after St Francis Xavier, a great missionary who is credited with starting the first Jesuit College in Goa.
Despite a relatively short history of 12 years, this college has created a niche for itself in the field of education by producing many university toppers while its alumni/ae have already started excelling in various fields. The college continues to emphasise the overall personality development of students by providing equal opportunities to all to strive towards academic excellence and genuine commitment to the service of humanity. The future plans for the growth and development of the college invites all the stakeholders to be partners so that together we may achieve greater heights.
Our college motto is Gyan Vigyan Vimukte meaning ‘liberation of people through knowledge and wisdom’. Thus, the college beacons all staff and students not just to feel liberated by acquiring the knowledge and wisdom but in turn become agents of liberation and social transformation in the world they live.
God Bless you all !
Fr. Dr. Lalit P. Tirkey, S. J.
About The College
North Bengal St. Xavier’s College is a Christian Minority Institution established in 2007 by Darjeeling Jesuits of North Bengal with permanent affiliation to University of North Bengal. The college offers undergraduate courses in Arts, Science, Commerce and Business Administration. It also offers UGC-Affiliated career oriented courses. The medium of instruction in the college is English. Students coming from vernacular medium institutions are encouraged to attend Special English Language classes offered by the college... [read more]
Darjeeling Jesuits, members of the Society of Jesus, took the initiative to establish three University Colleges in North Bengal and Sikkim. St. Joseph's College at North Point, Darjeeling, was established in 1927. Loyola College of Education in Namchi, Sikkim, came into existence in 1993, as the Jesuit contribution to the people of Sikkim. North Bengal St. Xavier's College at Rajganj was established in 2007, modeled after the famous St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, which traces its origin to 1860. Here we may also note that the Jesuits were invited by the Royal Government of Bhutan in early 1970s to pioneer modern education in Bhutan, and after helping the Bhutan Government to establish a network of Residential Schools our efforts culminated in the establishment of the very first college of Bhutan - Sherubtse College in Kanglung near Tashiganj. ... [read more]
Recently all the Jesuits involved in the Colleges in Darjeeling Jesuits Province came together to review our efforts to evolve a common Statement of Vision. While reviewing the quality of our educational efforts a consensus emerged that there is a perceptible qualitative difference among most of the graduates of our colleges. Empirically this difference may be seen in the following aspects: their overall excellence in academics, social commitment, leadership qualities, and professional lives; their employability, because our graduates tend to be preferred by the employers; their growth in maturity; and their sense of belonging and loyalty to their alma mater. It was agreed that such qualitative, positive difference is largely because of our efforts to combine academic excellence with various co-curricular activities as an essential part of our system, the culture of our campuses where trust, respect and collaboration are actively fostered at all levels, and the atmosphere of our campuses where close interaction among the administration, staff and students are predominant. [Hide Content]