Welcome to St. Xavier's College, Ranchi

St. Xavier's College, Ranchi is a Minority Educational Institution based on religion 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 St. Xavier's College, Ranchi was started by the Ranchi Jesuit Province of the Society of Jesus, a Christian Religious Order founded by St. Ignatius Loyolo in 1540. Since its foundation, the Jesuit Order has contributed to the Christian service of education throughout the world inspired by a Gospel vision of human beings and their destiny. 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 form 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 and it seeks to give an all round formation, inculcating both human and spiritual values. Competence, compassion and commitment are the hallmarks of the human person we seek to encourage. Read More

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

History

St. Xavier's College, Ranchi, was started by the Ranchi Jesuit Society, on July 3, 1944. Ever since 1889 and pre-independence era, when a number of secondary schools came into existence in Ranchi, the Society felt the need of starting a College. St. Xavier's College was started in 1944 and was first affiliated to Patna university; from 1950-1960 the college was under Bihar University and when the Ranchi University came into existence in 1960, the college was affiliated to Ranchi University. St. Xavier's College, Ranchi is a premier institution of the State of Jharkhand, imparting quality education and has remained a centre of excellence till date. This is a minority educational institution. It has been accredited by NAAC with 4 star level in 1999 and B++ in 2006. The University Grants Commission conferred Autonomous status in 2005 and granted "College with Potential for Excellence" status in 2006. Read More

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