St. Xavier Collegiate School, Kolkata


St. Xavier’s Collegiate School (casually SXCS) is a private Catholic school for young bearers of the society, situated in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The school was established in 1860 by the Jesuits under the oversight of Fr. Henri Depelchin S.J., and it is named after Francis Xavier, a sixteenth-century Jesuit teacher of India. The school currently gives education to 2,300 students

Students have dominated the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education exam. In 2013 Xaviers Kolkata was positioned by Digital Learning as the top school in West Bengal. The school is divided into houses specifically called Berchmans, Britto, Gonzaga and Loyola, all prepared in synchronized marching. The school offers coeducational knowledge of Honors, Arts and Science projects with the best faculties and modern training.

In 2011 Xavier was awarded the best eco-drive school in Kolkata City for its available fertilizer for natural gardening. The Collegiate School won a football competition too which signifies the extracurricular and sports infrastructure of the school. Some of the upcoming cricketers got a chance to play in an international competition in Leicester, England in 2016. In September 2016 the school displayed around 90 artworks of Mother Teresa to celebrate her canonization that month. 

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Educational plan and their relevant boards for the curriculum

  • Board for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) 
  • State Board (State Board)
  • School Level board
  • Pre Primary School (Pre School) has a school evaluation system
  • Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) according to board chosen

 The School’s foundation incorporates the below facilities but is not just restricted to these only: 

  • Sports Facilities 
  • Schooling Facilities 
  • Classroom Facilities 
  • Visual and Performing Arts Facilities 
  • Research centres Facilities 
  • Boarding Facilities 
  • Advanced Facilities 
  • Clinical and Medical Facility(provisionally for dire needs 
  • Extra-Curricular Activities 
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School Clubs and Societies 

The Collegiate School has associations for different clubs and societies for having a group discussion and problem analysis of any

  • Discussion 
  • Abstract 
  • Nature 
  • Test 
  • Scouts and Guides 
  • Social Service 
  • Graduated class 

Some celebrated and popular Alumni of the Xaviers, Kolkata are

  • Vijay Balasubramanian, hypothetical physicist and teacher at the University of Pennsylvania 
  • Jyoti Basu, is the longest-serving as of yet, Chief Minister of West Bengal (1977-2000) 
  • Kaushik Basu, senior VP, previous boss financial analyst of the World Bank (2012-2016), Carl Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics at Cornell University, President of the International Economic Association since June 2017 
  • Aditya Vikram Birla, industrialist 
  • Jagadish Chandra Bose, scholar, physicist, biophysicist, botanist, palaeontology and Fellow of the Royal Society
  • Dhritiman Chatterjee, entertainer 
  • Barun De, antiquarian; administrator, West Bengal Heritage Commission, Calcutta 
  • Utpal Dutt, entertainer 
  • Sourav Ganguly, former Indian cricket captain and 39th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI)
  • Sanjiv Goenka, administrator, RPG Enterprises 
  • Dipankar Gupta, previous Solicitor General of India
  • Raj Kapoor, entertainer, maker, chief 
  • Dilshad Khan, Hindustani traditional vocalist.
  • Mahan Maharaj is a well-recognised mathematician. He has been awarded the 2011 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award and the 2015 Infosys Prize both for Mathematical Sciences.
  • Barry O’Brien, quizmaster, performer and inspirational mentor 
  • Norman Pritchard, double silver medalist, 1900 Paris Olympics 
  • Siddhartha Shankar Ray, advocate, previous Chief Minister of West Bengal (1972-1977), Union Minister for Education (1971-1972) and Indian Ambassador to the United States (1992-1996) 
  • Somak Raychaudhury is an astrophysicist. Also the Director of Pune based  Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics.
  • General Shankar Roychoudhury, previous Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army and a previous individual from the Indian Parliament 
  • Sanjeev Sanyal, business analyst, creator, litterateur, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India 
  • Aditya Vikram Sengupta, producer, cinematographer, visual architect and craftsman 
  • Rabindranath Tagore, polymath, author, artist, artist, craftsman and the beneficiary of the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Satyendranath Tagore, first Indian to join the Indian Civil Service, senior sibling of Rabindranath Tagore 
  • Shashi Tharoor, UN undersecretary, famous parliamentarian and previous External Affairs serve 
  • Supratim Bhol – Indian Cinematographer

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