“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.
The Society of Jesus has always sought to imbue students with values that transcends the goal of money, fame and success. The Society of Jesus wants graduates who will be leaders of the society and the world, to eliminate hunger and conflict in the world and eliminate sexual and social discrimination in the society. We Jesuits want our graduates to be leaders-in-service. Jesuits work and education by drawing inspiration from St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus and the Spiritual Exercises.
Jesuit education is value based, leading to that a graduate be spiritually oriented towards caring for the poor, outcaste and undignified; a graduate who would accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future and collaborate in the care of our mother earth “the Common Home”. Therefore the goal is to challenge our students to reflect upon the value implications of what they study, to assess values and their consequences for human beings and the Common Home.
The College aims at training young men and women of quality to be leaders in all walks of life, whom we hope will play a vital role in bringing about the desired changes for the betterment of the people of our country, more particularly of the Tribals and other poorer sections of society.
The aim of the college is to educate the Tribal young men and women to serve their fellow Tribals in justice, truth and love. It fosters an atmosphere of intellectual vigor and moral integrity in which the youth of the region may find their fulfillment and achieve greatness as Committed, Creative and Compassionate men and women for and with others. This is the core of Jesuit Education.