St. Xavier's College, Kathmandu

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St. Xavier's College, Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Saint-Xavier's College.JPG
Established 1988
Type Public
Principal Rev. Fr. Augustine Thomas, S.J.
Location Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Affiliations Tribhuvan University

St. Xavier's College is a highly selective, prestigious, independent and private educational institution in Nepal. It was founded as a high school (intermediate level) of St. Xavier's School, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and was later shifted to Maitighar, Kathmandu, in 1988 by the Society of Jesus.[1] It offers high school (grades 11 and 12), undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in natural science, business, social science and humanities as well as intermediate degrees like the Cambridge A-levels and the 10+2 programmes. It is one of the five Jesuit educational institutes in Nepal, the other four being St. Xavier's School, Godavari, St. Xavier's School, Jawalakhel, St. Xavier's School, Jhapa and Moran Memorial School, Jhapa.


A typical admission profile of St. Xavier's can be correlated to their admission criteria for intermediate programmes (grades 11 and 12) which is extremely competitive. Every year thousands (16,000+) students from all over Nepal apply and only around 500 students are chosen. The stats for class of 2012-13 included an applicant pool of 16,000+ students out of which 680 students were selected and 509 enrolled with a median GPA of 3.9/4.0.[2] The admission process includes a preliminary cutoff score at the School Leaving Certificate national exam - equivalent of GCSE, an analytic Multiple Choice examination and an interview from the college personnel. Cambridge A-levels introduced in 2011 in St. Xavier's is another degree program.

Logo of the college

Academic programmes[edit]

Undergraduate programmes[edit]

  • B.Sc PHYSICS (Bachelor's of Science in PHYSICS)
  • B.Sc MICROBIOLOGY (Bachelor's of Science in MICROBIOLOGY)
  • B.Sc CSIT (Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology)
  • BIM (Bachelor in Information Management)
  • B.SW (Bachelor's of Social Work)
  • BBS (Bachelor's of Business Studies)
  • BA (Bachelor's of Arts)

Postgraduate programmes[edit]

  • M.Sc Physics (Master's of Science in PHYSICS)
  • M.Sc Microbiology (Master's of Science in MICROBIOLOGY)
  • M.B.S (Master's of Business Studies)
  • M.S.W (Master's of Social Work)
  • M.A (Master's of Arts in English literature)


Graduates of the intermediate programmes who continue their education in Nepal are known for being accepted in the country's top engineering institute IOE, medical institute IOM and also Ministry of Education (MOE). Most of the graduates from St. Xavier's Intermediate degrees often pursue advanced degrees in science, business, humanities etc. A good number of the graduates have gone abroad in countries such as Australia, Germany, UK, US, Canada,Philippines,Japan, China, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to various colleges.


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