North Bengal St. Xavier’s College is a Christian Minority Institution established in 2007 by the Darjeeling Jesuits of North Bengal with permanent affiliation to the University of North Bengal. Just like St. Joseph’s College, North Point, Darjeeling, and Loyola College of Education, Namchi (Sikkim), it is governed and managed by the Jesuits of Darjeeling Province. The college is recognized with 2 (f) and 12 (b) under the University Grant Commission (UGC) and this year preparation is underway for its first National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) appraisal.
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 insti- tutions are encouraged to attend Special English Language classes offered by the college.
The college, being a part of the Jesuit higher education system, keeps its door open for all sections of the society and provides financial assistance to the needy students, irrespective of caste and creed. Since its inception in 2007, the college emphasizes and encourages the students to continuously strive for excellence in every field and to become agents of needed social change in society. Our insistence on class attendance, the importance given to weekly tests, sports and cultural festivals, departmental seminars and projects, outreach programs in the surrounding villages and tea gardens, ca- reer-oriented programmes, counselling and career guidance, constant communication and dialogue with the parents are deliberately designed aspects of our Xaverian system of education.North Bengal St. Xavier’s College aims at making its contribution towards a transformation of the present-day social condition so that principles of social justice, equality of opportunities, genuine freedom, respect for moral and religious values, enshrined in the Constitutions of India, may prevail, and the possibility of living a fully human life may be open before all.