St. Xavier's School, Durgapur

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St. Xavier's School
Bidhannagar, ABL Township
Durgapur, India
Type primary, secondary
Motto Like Gold in a Furnace
Religious affiliation(s) Jesuit (Roman Catholic)
Established 1963; 55 years ago (1963)
Headmaster Fr. I.V. Patrick, SJ
Faculty 61
Gender All-boy
Number of students 2200+
Sports Football, cricket, volleyball, table tennis, basketball, badminton, track and field
Information +91 343 2502181
+91 343 2504182

St. Xavier's School, Durgapur, West Bengal, India, was established by the Belgian Jesuits in 1963. It is a Catholic, unaided, English medium, minority school.[1] It is an all-boys school, kindergarten through secondary,[2] and able to be very selective in its admissions.[3]


St Xavier’s School, Durgapur, was situated in several places from the first proposal for its founding in 1960 until its permanent location in 1967. It occupied premises at an ophthalmic factory of MAMC, at a primary school, at MAMC township, at ABL township, and at DSP-Hindustan Steel. The foundation stone at the present location was laid on 18 February 1966 on land permanently leased to the Calcutta Jesuits by the West Bengal government . In January 1967, St. Xavier’s School was transferred from the MAMC Primary School to its new and permanent building. Fr. A.Wautier, S.J., from Belgium was the chief architect in bringing the school to completion. In 1969, after the Sisters of Apostolic Carmel raised their school to a high school, Xavier became boy’s only.
In 2001, on the expiration of a 35-year lease, the DSP authorities demanded a large sum of money for further lease, and the Jesuits decided to move out of DSP after a five years grace period. The then Headmaster tried his best to get a piece of land near the Bidhan Nagar close to the present main school for relocation of the primary wing so as to separate the secondary and eventually a 10+2 section, but this proved futile. In May 2006 the primary from Mirabai section was shifted to a new wing at the main campus. As of 2013, Xavier has classes up to std. 10. Xavier is an English Medium School affiliated to the Council for Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, New Delhi.[4]


The school campus covers 40 acres, a third of it tropical trees.[5] It has a football ground, an auditorium, badminton, table tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, gymnasiium, and a meditation room.[4] The school has currently upgraded some of it classrooms into smartclasses with the co-operation of TATA ClassEdge.

Curriculum and activities[edit]

The school offers the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination and Indian School Certificate.[6] The subjects include science, maths, English, and options for Hindi and Bengali. Computer applications is taught as a separate subject, and students participate in the inter-Jesuit elocution and extempore competition every year. Students are competitive in the regional Math Olympiad.[7] The school also has introduced elocution, debate, quiz, essay writing, and painting. Co-curricular activities include cultural committee, sports and games committee, quiz club, computer club, nature club,[8] and literary clubs for English, Bengali, and Hindi.[9] St. Xavier's football team participates in the annual Inter-School Football Tournament of Durgapur.[10]


  1. ^ "St. Xavier's School, Durgapur: "Like Gold In A Furnace"". Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Fee structure of St. Xavier's School in Durgapur for class KG?". Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Confusion over two new St. Xaviers school at Durgapur – Durgapur Adda". Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  4. ^ a b "St. Xavier's School, Durgapur: "Like Gold In A Furnace"". Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  5. ^ Aishik Saha (2012-08-12), St. Xavier' School, Durgapur, retrieved 2017-08-22 
  6. ^ "St. Xavier'S School, ICSE-ISC School, Bardhaman Durgapur 206, 713 - Township Abl Po:". iCBSE. Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  7. ^ Regional Mathematical Olympiad-2016 - Olympiads
  8. ^ "St Xavier's Durgapur | The Herald". Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  9. ^ "St. Xavier's School, Durgapur: "Like Gold In A Furnace"". Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  10. ^ Alumni, St Xavier's. "St. Xavier's Durgapur Alumni". Retrieved 2017-08-22. 

Coordinates: 23°31′39.64″N 87°20′22.27″E / 23.5276778°N 87.3395194°E / 23.5276778; 87.3395194

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