St. Xavier’s College Kolkata is owned and managed by the Jesuits of the Calcutta Province of the Society of Jesus. With the registration of Catholic Mission of West Bengal (also known as Calcutta Province of the Society of Jesus) under the Societies Registration Act 1961, the ownership of St. Xavier’s College was vested with this said Society from its registration in 1973, and it was administered by a Governing Body constituted as per statutes of Calcutta University. In May 2005, the Founder Body, Catholic Mission of West Bengal , initiated the registration of a new Society, in the style and name of St. Xavier’s College Kolkata Educational Trust. The administration and management of St. Xavier's College is now under this Trust with effect from 1st June 2006, and the day-to-day administration is vested with a Governing Body, as per guidelines of the UGC for Autonomous Colleges with minority character.



The Society of Jesus, a Christian Religious Order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1540, has been active in the field of education throughout the world since its origin. In the world, the Jesuits are responsible for 3,897 Educational Institutions in 90 countries. These Jesuit Educational Institutions engage the efforts of approximately 1,34,303 teachers, educating approximately 29,28,806 students.

In India, the Society of Jesus has founded 118 Primary & Middle Schools, 149 High Schools, 58 University Colleges, 22 Technical Institutes and 16 Business Administration Institutes with 11,225 teachers, educating 3,24,538 students, belonging to every social class, community and linguistic group. These Institutions are part of the Catholic Church's effort to share in the country’s educational undertaking.

The Jesuit College aims at the integral, personal formation of youth. To accomplish this, special efforts are made :

The Jesuit College thus aims at making its own contribution towards a transformation of the present-day social condition so that principles of social justice, equality of opportunity, genuine freedom, and respect for religious and moral values, enshrined in the Constitution of India, may prevail, and the possibility of living a fully human existence may be available to all. (Jesuit Educational Association of India)


Vision and Mission