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St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

St. Xavier’s College is as an Autonomous College under the University of Mumbai from the academic year 2010-11. Xavier’s applied for Academic Autonomy in October 2007. It was granted permission for this, after due process, by the University of Mumbai, in March 2009 and by the Government of Maharashtra in August 2009. Finally after a review committee from the University Grants Commission visited the College in early April 2010, the application for Autonomy was considered by the Commission at its meeting on the 4th of May 2010.The UGC permission for Autonomous status was received in early June and the University of Mumbai subsequently notified the College as Autonomous for 5 years, beginning from the academic year 2010-11.Academic Autonomy places trust in the Faculty of St. Xavier’s College to take up the responsibility of designing its own courses, framing its own syllabi and conducting its own evaluation for its students.

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# 3rd

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# 4th

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Ranking
St. Xavier’s Mumbai has been ranked as the 2nd best college in India for Science studies and the 4th best in India for Humanities studies.  Although, the college climbed a phenomenal 16 places from 18th in 2011 to usurp Loyola College from 2nd place, it has been a regular part of the top 5 Science colleges in India, since 2007.  In 2006 it was at 2nd position.  On the other hand, the Humanities department has regularly featured in the top 5, climbing up from its position of 4th in 2011 to 3rd in 2012.  The Humanities department was the best in India in 2006, before losing out to current no.1 LSR, New Delhi.  Admission to the college remains tough, as it is one of the most coveted colleges in India. Selection is based on the scores secured in the 10+2 examinations.
Infrastructure
Most people of India would have seen the college feature in some or the other Bollywood movie. The Gothic architecture and the grey rock structures make the college look formidable.  The classrooms are equipped with wooden benches, a fantastically stocked library and extremely well-maintained labs. The Biology lab is the best out of the lot.  Apart from the Physics lab; which students say could have been better, the rest are pretty decent. Internet can be accessed in some of the labs or at the Xavier's Institute of Communication (XIC). Hostel facilities are also available on campus.
Faculty
St. Xavier’s Mumbai has one of the most experienced and learned group of faculty.  The college is especially well known for the quality of the faculty.  The faculty, especially the Statistics, Geology and Microbiology departments are very well known for having exceptional faculty.  Except for some subjects like Psychology, even the Humanities department can improve the quality of teachers.
Placement
St. Xavier’s College has established its reputation for highly motivated, committed and competent students who form a vast pool of human talent, with competencies in various fields of human activity.We cordially invite prospective employers to contact us, both for campus interviews of undergraduate students graduating in April 2018 and for summer internships during April and May 2018. The college does not encourage students to intern or work part time during the academic year.List Of Companies Which Visited Campus For Placements.
  • Aasaanjobs
  • Accenture
  • AG Sterling
  • Aon Hewitt
  • Arete Advisors
  • Aufklaren – Event Management
  • Axis Bank
  • Bain Capability Centre
  • Citi India
  • Crisil
  • Dalberg
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Pvt. Ltd
  • Kapso Business Services
  • Kohinoor Katalyst Program
  • Laugh out Loud Ventures
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Media.Net
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mu Sigma

Facilities
Reference Library (RL) includes: 
The heritage structured RL has Reserve Counters with text books, current issues and bound volumes of journals, reference books, special collections, photocopying services, two peer-learning cubicles for group discussions and study, separate study area for staff, electric charging points, WiFi along with four terminals for internet access and CD / DVD viewing.
Lending Library (LL):  
The functional LL with a mezzanine houses about 60000 books with open access, paperback collection, newspapers and magazines, issue-return counters and a comfortable reading are on the mezzanine. 
Student and Staff Common Rooms: 
There are separate Common Rooms for male students, female students, Teaching Staff and Non-Teaching Staff.
College Canteen and Foyer:
It is a large spacious area, with a view of greenery and a variety of refreshments and meals available. It is a place on the campus not only for refreshment but also for student bonding, discussions and even for working on assignments and projects.
Women’s Development Cell (WDC):
It was formed in 2006 to coordinate programmes for awareness and action on women’s issues.  It also constitutes a Gender Grievance Redressal Cell for complaints of sexual harassment or discrimination. Ms. Linda Dhakul is the Convener.
St. Xavier’s College Hostel: 
The campus hostel is only for male students of the First and Third Years Senior College. A part of the College Canteen serves as the Hostel Mess and it serves subsidized meals and refreshments to hostelites and guests. Some of the rooms in the hostel are for two occupants and some for three occupants. Applications are accepted only after admission to the College has been secured. The College Principal is the overall in-charge of the Hostel.
Regina Pacis Hostel in Byculla usually accommodates about 30 women students of the College. 
There are many facilities offered by St. Xavier’s Mumbai.  Some of the ones which are most notable are:
     •    Well stocked and extremely well built library
     •    Laboratories
     •    Classrooms
     •    Knowledge Centre
     •    Sports and Games
     •    Student Associations
     •    Hostels
     •    Internet lab (Xavier’s Institute of Communication)
 

Contact Details

St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400001

Phone: + 91- 22- 2262-0661
College Website