ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE MUMBAI
ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE OF MUMBAI
St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India is a Roman Catholic college in the Jesuit tradition. The college is named after Francis Xavier, the 16th century Spanish Jesuit saint.The college is presently run by Indian Jesuits, with special consideration to Roman Catholic students. It offers undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Arts, Science and Commerce.St. Xavier’s College’s history of a hundred and thirty years is a record of the achievements of generous, self-sacrificing and dedicated Jesuits of Mumbai and India, nay, of the world.
The College makes a preferential option for the marginalised and it seeks to give an all-round formation, inculcating both human and spiritual values. St. Xavier’s College is only a part of the vast educational efforts of the Jesuits in India and throughout the world.From astronomy to classical ballet, from the humanities to theology, St. Xavier’s has tried to enter into the languages and discourses of the inherited or emerging cultures. It attempts to discover, shape, renew or promote human wisdom, while at the same time respecting the integrity of disciplined scholarship.
St. Xavier’s strives to be a truly Jesuit University in these changing times of the 21st Century. Perhaps it is this which has earned it in 2007, the highest awarded rating A+ in the re-accrediation by the NAAC, an autonomous body linked to the University Grants Commission of India. For the last many years in a row, the national magazine INDIA TODAY has rated it high among the first 10 colleges in India.