St. Xavier's College, Jaipur

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St Xavier's College, Jaipur
Image of the campus
Latin: Collegium Sancti Xaverii
MottoCompetence, Character, Compassion, meaning Developing competencies, Building character, Creating compassion
TypePrivate, Self-financd
EstablishedJuly, 2010
Religious affiliation
Jesuit (Catholic)
Academic affiliation
University of Rajasthan
PrincipalDr Sheila Rai
Hathroi Fort Road, Jaipur
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In 2010, the Jaipur Xavier Educational Association (JXEA) — a trust established in 1950 by the Jesuits — in collaboration with the Xavier Alumni, started St. Xavier’s College, Jaipur. It is a co-educational, self-financed Catholic minority institution, affiliated to the University of Rajasthan. Established and maintained by the members of the Delhi Province of the Society of Jesus, it offers undergraduate courses in Arts, Management, Computers and Commerce.


Jesuits at Akbar's Court

St. Xavier's College was founded in July, 2010 in Jaipur[1] by the members of Society of Jesus and Xavier's Alumni. This event marked the beginning of another chapter in the long history of Jesuits' association with Rajasthan. The Jesuits first came to Jaipur in 1729 at the invitation of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in order to help in setting up an astronomical observatory.[2][3] They returned to Jaipur in 1942 at the invitation of Mirza Ismail, the then prime minister of Jaipur, to start a school in the city. St Xavier's School was built in 1945 in the large plot of land made available by Mirza Ismail.

Accreditation and assessment[edit]

Since its inception, St. Xavier's College has been affiliated with the University of Rajasthan. It is accredited by the University with the task of preparing students for degrees in Arts and Commerce along with Management and Computers.[citation needed]

New campus[edit]

A new spacious campus is constructed in a large plot of land acquired at Nevta on the Mahapura - Nevta road, near the Nevta dam. some of the courses are transferred to this location.[when?]


  1. ^ "Now, a St Xavier's College in Jaipur - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  2. ^ DLI.
  3. ^ [Lettrs Edificantes et Curieusus, Tome Deuxieme, Paris, 1843: pp. 772-778]

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Coordinates: 26°55′03″N 75°47′53″E / 26.9174°N 75.7980°E / 26.9174; 75.7980