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From Principal’s Desk
Congratulations to all the new students for choosing North Bengal St. Xavier's College (NBSXC), to pursue your degree courses ! By enrolling yourself at our college you have become a part of the illustrious and global Xaverian Family! For those uninitiated, Xavier Colleges are managed and run by the Jesuits who belong to the Society of Jesus, an international Roman Catholic organization which was founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. Jesuits have been at the forefront of teaching, counselling, advocacy and caring for the poor/marginalized, but most famously as educators in primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions. NBSXC is a Jesuit college, and is a member of the worldwide network of Jesuit schools and colleges.
With the spread of COVID-19, world has undergone drastic change, and even if and when this deadly coronavirus pandemic is fully dealt with (which is quite unlikely soon), there will be lingering fear and suspicion leading to better health consciousness, social/physical distancing and so on. Most people will try to avoid crowded spaces, polluted and contaminated environments while choosing their place of education. It is here that our college campus at Rajganj score above many others with large green campus, spacious classrooms and other facilities. Our college is nestled in the serene ambience of the culturally rich, ethnically diverse, socially harmonious and economically aspiring North Bengal, epitomized by Siliguri and Jalpaiguri, two growing urban centres of the region.
Ours is a college that constantly aims at creating and nurturing dynamic, intellectual, and re?ective minds. During the lockdown period, our faculty members were engaged in doctoral works, publishing journal articles and books on one hand, and offering online classes on the other. Even when classrooms lectures were impossible, college swiftly undertook online lectures employing many latest apps/tools such as, Google Classroom, WhatsApp, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, etc. that are at our disposal. It is not surprising then that in a short span on just twelve years with seven batches of graduates, college has produced 15 University Toppers bagging 8 gold medals and 7 silver medals!
College further provides atmosphere and opportunity for students and teachers to evolve into responsible leaders to become agents of social change, imbued with a sense of service to humanity. As a Jesuit college of Xavierian family, we inculcate in our members a sense of universalism that encourages embracing the local as well as global communities, inclusivism that invite everyone into our fold without bias or discrimination and altruism that instills a sense of service to others through action. We believe in all-round development of a person through balanced education by integrating co-curricular and extra-curricular activities with academic life. Following rich ethos of the college and immersing in academic and non-academic activities, your will always look back with gratitude and say that you made the right choice by coming to NBSXC. Remember the college motto: Gyan Vigyan Vimukte, meaning, 'liberation of people through knowledge and wisdom'.
Once again on behalf of the College Governing Body, administration, staff and senior students, I extend a very warm welcome to this institution.
May God bless you as you embark on a new academic journey!
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]