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“ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE, SIMDEGA” a Catholic Minority Educational Institution ofHigher Education was founded by the Ranchi Jesuit Society (Jesuits). It’s primary objective is to provide University Education in a Christian atmosphere with all-round intellectual, social and spiritual formation of the tribal students and the marginalized mass of the region. It is a unit of ‘XAVIERS RANCHI’ a society registered under the Society’s Registration Act XXI of 1860 (No. 13/1958-59 Bihar, No 198/2005-2006 Jharkhand).It is located temporarily at the campus of St. John Berchmans Apostolic School Samtoli, two km west of the Simdega Bus Stand. The College has a plan to build a permanent college building at Dhawaipani i.e., seven km south of the present location.

The college bears the name of St. Francis Xavier one of the founding members of the Society of Jesus and is the patron saint of the college. It stared functioning on 1st August, 2016 with 454 students on the rolls in two undergraduate courses of Arts and Commerce. It is affiliated to Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand and the University degrees will be conferred on the students passing the examinations conducted by the university.


St. Xavier’s College, Simdega was established by the Jesuits of Ranchi Province on August 1, 2016 a sister college of St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi which was established on July 3, 1944. St. Xavier's College, Simdega was established to provide higher educational opportunities primarily to the Christian Tribal boys and girls of Jharkhand towards “the total and integral liberation of the human person, leading to participate in the life of God himself.” Thus, to permeate the entire higher education to form credible, creative and socially committed citizens.

Our Logo

LUCENS ET ARDENS :St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi and St. Xavier’s College, Simdega are administered by the same Registered Society called “XAVIERS RANCHI”. The logo is the same for both the colleges.

Our Vision

To form credible, creative and socially committed citizens.

Our Moto

LUCENS ET ARDENS is “Let your light shine”

Our Credo

St. Xavier’s College believes in optimizing the potential and competence of the Tribal youth through critical thinking, academic quests and extension activities.

Jesuit History

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius was born in 1491 in the ancestral castle at Loyola to a noble family, which was loyal to the Spanish crown.... He was raised to be a courtier. In 1521 when Ignatius was trying to defend the fortress town of Pamplona, he was very badly wounded in his leg. While he recuperated, he read the books on the life of Christ and the Lives of the Saints. So much he was impacted that he laid aside the “sword of war” and took the “sword of Christ.” In 1537, he was ordained in Venice. He founded the Society of Jesus in 1540 with a circle of seven companions with whom he dedicated himself to the greater glory of God and the good of humanity. Together, they placed themselves at the service of the Pope, who could send them wherever there was a need. He contributed greatly to the Catholic revival of the sixteenth century and the renewal of the Church’s missionary activity. He died in Rome in 1556, and was canonized by Gregory XV in 1622.

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Ignatian Spirituality

Ignatian spirituality is a tool that guides us to realize a meaningful journey of life. It is a set of values, attit...udes and insights and not hard and fast rules on how to pray. The central theme is that God is present everywhere – in all moments of life, fields of work, in delight, in grief, relationships, culture, intellect and beauteous creation. What is more important is discerning His presence in the routine of ordinary life and adding deeper value to our experiences. And the value addition is gained when we become “men and women for others.”

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Society of Jesus

The Society of Jesus (in Latin: SocietasIesu) is a Christian male religious congregation of the Catholic Chur...ch. The members are called Jesuits. It is an anglicized version of Latin Jesuita which is the combination of the two Latin words Jesu and Ita that means “Yes Jesus.” Their names end with a title: SJ, which abbreviates ‘Society of Jesus.” The Portuguese, who had political control over certain regions in the Indian sub-continent from 16th Century, supported the Catholic Church and the Jesuit Mission in many respects. Due to Political and ideological conflicts in Europe, on 21st July 1773, the Society of Jesus was suppressed by Pope Clement XVI. But after 41 years, Pope Pius VII restored the Society of Jesus in 1814 and the Jesuit order was re-established throughout the world. Today, there are more than 16,000 Jesuits in 111 countries in 6 continents of whom around 400 are working at schools and colleges of Ranchi Province. The Jesuits are well-known for their involvement in theology, education, missionary work and publishing with fervent focus on social justice and human rights.

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