St. Xavier's College, Ranchi

St. Xavier's College, Ranchi is a Minority Educational Institution based on religion which is established and maintained by the Ranchi Jesuit Province of the Society of Jesus. The College is registered by the Ranchi Province under the local title 'Xavier's Ranchi' under the Society's Registration Act XXI of 1860.

The Society of Jesus is a Christian Religious Order founded by St. Ignatius Loyolo in 1540. Since its foundation, the Jesuit Order, inspired by a Gospel vision of human beings and their destiny, has contributed to the Christian service of education throughout the world . This vision drawn from the life and teachings of Jesus Chirst gives Jesuit educational institutions a recognizable character and sets before their management, staff, students, parents and the community high ideals of life and service which will inspire them continuously to strive to meet the emerging needs and challenges. St. Xavier’s College is an educational institution, which strives to prepare men and women who will build a more just and humane world. It strives to attain an intellectual endeavour that focuses on critical and creative thinking, with the aim of social transformation. The College makes a preferential option for the marginalised mass and it seeks to give an all round formation, inculcating both human and spiritual values. Competence, compassion and commitment are the hallmarks of a human person we seek to encourage.

St. Francis Xavier

St. Xavier's College, Ranchi, is named after St. Francis Xavier, one of the founding members of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits. A Jesuit saint of the 16th Century who travelled to India, Francis Xavier, born Francisco de Jasso y Azpilicueta (7 April 1506 – 3 December 1552) was a pioneering Roman Catholic missionary born in the Kingdom of Navarre (currently Spain-France) and co-founder of the Society of Jesus. He was a student of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits, dedicated at Montmartre in 1534. He led an extensive mission into Asia, mainly in the Portuguese Empire of the time. He was influential in the spreading and upkeep of Catholicism most notably in India, but also ventured into Japan, Borneo, the Moluccas, and other areas which had thus far not been visited by Christian missionaries.

NAAC Result
62nd Executive committee of NAAC

62nd Executive committee of NAAC, held on January 5th 2013 has announced the reaccreditation result of the St . Xavier's College, Ranchi and has accorded with a Grade 'A' and Dept of Education with Grade 'B'. UGC has conferred on St. Xavier's college the status of "College with potential for excellence" in 2015.
Autonomy Management Affiliation
In recognition of its service and to increase its efficiency still further, autonomy has been conferred on St. Xavier's College with effect from July 2005. In the autonomy setup, this college has autonomy in the matter of - Framing its course of studies; Arranging for instruction to the students; Devising methods of evaluation, examination and tests, pertaining to the admission of the students in the college and award of degree/diploma by the Ranchi University.
The Ranchi Jesuit Provience administers St. Xavier's College through a Governing Body whose Chairman is the Provincial, Vice Chairman is the Rector of the College and Secretary is the Principal who is also the Chief Executive of the Governing Body.
The College is an autonomous college of Ranchi University. It offers I.A.I.Sc./I.Com. courses under the Jharkhand Academic Council, B.A./B.Sc./B.Com./Vocational Degree Courses, Post Graduate courses and B.Ed. under the autonomous system.
Principal's Message (Rev. Dr. Fr. Nicholas Tete, s.j.)

Congratulations to all the undergraduates and postgraduate students on completion of their studies at St. Xavier's College, Ranchi ! Your graduation marks the culmination of all the hard work you have put through your life as a student. Enjoy it, savour it and bask in the delight of achieving your goals. You have made us proud. College opened your mind to a world of possibilities. Read More

Forthcoming Events
3rd International Conference on Environment and Ecology (ICEE 2017)
On 27th March to 29th March Hosted by: Department of Botany St. Xavier's College, Ranchi, Jharkhand
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Inspired by this vision the Jesuit Order in India has been active in the field of higher education serving the nation in the context of plurality of religions and diversity of cultures. Across the world, the Society of Jesus, is responsible for over 1,865 Educational Institutions in 65 Countries. In India, the Society of Jesus, runs 153 High Schools, 38 University College, 14 Technical Institutes and 5 Business Administration Institutes. The college has evolved into a nationally ranked, multifaceted and co-educational institution. To promote a society based on love, freedom, liberty, justice, equality and fraternity. Read More
College News

Students who failed in the End-Sem Exam of Sem-V held in Dec 2016 may appear the supplementary exam of Sem V to be held a week after the completion of Sem -VI Exam of April/May 2017. They should submit exam form alongwith exam fee latest by 30th March 2017.
An appeal to all the alumni to donate generously for the proposed projects.
St. Xavier's College, Ranchi enjoys a favorite place in Jharkhand for pursuing higher Education. It is the most popular and sought after college for students. In the year 2005 the college was granted autonomy and in 2006 college was accorded by the UGC with Potential for Excellence status. In a few years from now, St. Xavier's College will become deemed university or Unitary university.
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