St Xavier's College, Kolkata
Many colleges and schools can be found in India, which are named after a Jesuit saint namely St Francis Xavier. The saint lived in 16th century who journeyed to India. The St Xavier’s College situated at Kolkata is an autonomous college which is affiliated to the University of Kolkata.The status of autonomy in mid-2006 and with the status it also became first college in West Bengal to receive such autonomous status. The St Xavier’s College, Kolkata is widely known for its heritage and is regarded in whole country as one of the most prestigious educational institutions.
Rise of many great personalities
The college has been ranked as number one college in the country offering commerce faculty. It has provided great alumni in many fields such as business, literature, education, cinema and politics. The college is also known for its two students, who were one of the 8 Olympic medalists who won a medal for India in various sports. The college has played role of educational home to the two Indian billionaires which include the richest man in India, Mr. Lakshmi Narayan Mittal.
The college was established back in 1860 under Fr Depelchin. The campus of college can be found at 30 Park Street (now known as Mother Teresa Sarani), Kolkata, 700016. The college has little dramatic history behind its building. At the current place where college building is present, San Souci theatre was doing business. But after some years, the theatre was burnt by students in order to build a college. The land then was handed to the group of Jesuits which then built this college. The college provides quality education at both under graduate and post graduate level. It has courses in all three faculties, viz. Science, Commerce and Arts.Since 2006, the college has formed its own evaluation system. Still all the degree certificates are handed to the students by Kolkata University.
Surely with its historic heritage and quality education system, the college is on the verge of becoming one of the best colleges in the country.
Courses offered by the college are:
For details visit: http://www.sxccal.edu/