WELCOME FROM THE PRINCIPAL
On behalf of the entire college fraternity, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you! I am delighted that you are considering North Bengal St. Xavier's College (NBSXC) your pathway to undergraduate degree studies.
You are indeed privileged to be part of an illustrious and global Xaverian Family! Nestled in the serene ambience of culturally rich, ethnically diverse, socially harmonious and economically aspiring North Bengal region, our college aims at creating and nurturing dynamic, intellectual, and reflective minds. It further aims at preparing students and teachers who become responsible leaders committed to social justice and form individuals associated with our college into responsible community leaders imbued with sense of service of humanity and agents of social transformation. This institution also aims at integral and personal formation of students by helping them to become mature persons, spiritually-oriented men and women of character, to strive after excellence in every field, (that is, seeking Ignatian Magis) to value and judiciously use their freedom, to be clear and firm on principles and courageous in action, to be unselfish in the service of humanity and to become agents of social change in our society.
Ours is a Jesuit College and is a member of the worldwide network of Jesuit colleges and universities. This College, blessed with academic excellence and outstanding extra-curricular activities have already stepped into the second decade of its journey of educational service to the young minds of North Bengal and its surrounding regions. After having completed 12 glorious years, we have continued to embark on the path of knowledge seeking. We stand tall on the shoulders of many Darjeeling Jesuits, administrators, teaching and non-teaching faculty members, benefactors, well-wishers, and friends who made NBSXC what it is today. Our college is one of the few colleges to have received the Permanent Affiliation under the University of North Bengal. I am also glad to mention that since Dec. 2017 our college has been included under 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act 1956 that enables the college to receive some financial assistance from the UGC for teacher and student-related schemes. I am proud to say that in the last seven batches, 15 of our students emerged University Toppers with 8 gold medals and 5 silver medals. Among these proud toppers are 13 girls and two boys!
The college provides a range of programs that reflect the diversity of pathways our students can pursue. Pathways of learning and varied courses are delivered in a variety of ways; through traditional and contemporary classes using audio-visual methods. All students are strongly encouraged and supported to follow an academic course of study that reflects their interests, passions and learning styles. A range of student support services are also available across the college to provide course advice, counselling services, career planning and study options. Our college motto is: GyanVigyanVimukte, meaning, 'liberation of people through knowledge and wisdom'. May the knowledge and wisdom acquired during your study at this Jesuit College will be a liberating force that will transform your mind and help you become agent of transformation to the society around you.
Welcome again to NORTH BENGAL ST XAVIER’S COLLEGE (Rajganj Campus & Siliguri Campus) and, together with all of the staff here, I look forward to helping you to achieve your academic and career goals.
Fr (Dr) Lalit P. Tirkey
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]