St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, established in 1955, offers programmes in Arts-Humanities, Sciences, Computer Sciences and Commerce. Being one of the first colleges in the state of Gujarat to have been accredited by NAAC in the year 2001 with five stars, it has thereafter been an impetus to maintain a continuum of quality education and grow with every accreditation and the Autonomy status. The academic autonomy has allowed the institution to foray into higher realms of education.
Jesuit education is rooted in the 500 + years old Ignatian pedagogy. It is a heritage of educating and caring for the whole person, preparing students to become persons for and with others, with well-developed minds, generous hearts and reflective souls that find God in all things. It focuses on the concept of ‘more’ with the pursuit of excellence in everything that they do. The Jesuit legacy of academic excellence requires students to go deeper, think critically and solve problems creatively in the service of humanity.
To provide access to excellence in academics, research and service learning to all strata of society with special attention to marginalized groups, discriminated people, and victims of social and economic disparity.
To provide students access to a variety of disciplines so that education is inter- and multi-disciplinary and leads to holistic development.
To create opportunities for self-learning, creativity and innovation.
To provide special academic and personal attention to disadvantaged and differently-abled students.
To promote gender sensitivity and equality.
To develop a scientific temper and encourage the staff and students to engage in research work.
Provide students the means to understand and live in a digitalized world which takes care of Nanoscience and Big Data.
To foster an experience of urban and rural extension work so that students are inspired to look for better opportunities for all.
To foster collaborations with other educational institutes and industries.
To provide opportunities to enhance the employability of the students and their entrepreneurial capacities.
The goal of St. Xavier’s College is to provide students with an environment for the all-round development of their mental, physical, aesthetic, social, and spiritual potential, together with an attitude of integrity, hard work, honesty, fairness, and tolerance so that they always give their very best. Excellence in these fields is to be interpreted in terms of putting the skills developed in each at the service of the socially discriminated groups in our country with a view to setting up a society where all have equal opportunity as children of God.