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.
SXC Ranchi Vision and Mission
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. While Jesuit educational work has always been at the service of the whole nation, irrespective of caste and creed, it recognizes a special responsibility towards the Catholic community. The Ranchi Jesuit Province through the contributions of St. Xavier’s College envisions the educational development of the Jharkhand state with special attention to the needs of the tribal students of the region. The College draws its inspiration and vision from the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and particularly from the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus in 1540 and from the life of St. Francis Xavier who established first educational institution in Goa. The College is named after this great scholarly saint.
- To translate the Vision & commitments into action:
- To set and achieve high academic standards in an atmosphere of autonomy.
- To develop Christian leadership of high calibre and integrity.
- To preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the region.
- To stregthen its own faith life.
- To engage in research and extension activities related to the development issue of Jharkhand.
- To promote vocational and entrepreneurial education.
- To involve parents, staff and students in fruitful interaction.
- To accord priority to the education of Catholic as well as Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste students.
- To function as a critique and conscience of society.
Board of Governors
|Fr. Dr. J. Marianus||Chairman|
|Fr. Henry Barla||Member|
|Fr. Dr. Nabor Lakra||Member|
|Shri Bishwajit Mukherjee||Member|
|Fr. Vinod Bilung||Member|
|Dr. C.S.P Lugun||Member|
|Dr. Swarat Chaudhuri|
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