St. Xavier’s college, Maharo, being a Jesuit college, aims at integral formation of every student in the college. Usually a college tends to stress academic achievements of students but not so a Jesuit college. In our college, every student is given personal attention and his/her total formation is looked after to make the person totally fit to be a good citizen of our country.

Ignatian pedagogy is based on a principle that takes into account five characteristics such as context, experience, reflection, action and evaluation to make lessons relevant to the social and personal lives of students. There is no question of mere accumulation of knowledge in this system but stresses understanding and ability to critically analyze and find solutions to problems that face personal lives and society. Students learn to be self-confident and objective in their assessment and evaluation and can face problems with courage and positive mindset that make them winners all the way.

I wish the college God’s blessings to continue forming men and women who think not only of themselves but also of the society and the country as a whole. May God bless every Endeavour of yours.





Dear Friends,

Hearty welcome to one and all

ST.XAVIER’S COLLEGE, Maharo was established in 2011, run and administered by Dumka-Raiganj Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). The Jesuits are known for establishing institutions of higher learning across the globe and for promoting quality education with great zeal and zest. St. Xavier’s college is affiliated to Sidu Kanhu Murmu University, Dumka. It is a self-financed minority college.Though it is a Christian minority institution, the College has been catering education to men and women of all religious backgrounds without any discrimination. The college foresees the educational development of Santhal Parganas with special attention to provide quality education to the students ofST, SC and most marginalized ones of this region. The Motto of the College is TO ENLIGHTEN AND TO EMPOWER.The Vision of the college isto prepare men and women for others to serve their fellow-citizens, especially the poor, marginalized and the oppressed.

We aim at providing holistic education forming young men and women of competence, conscience, compassion, creativity and commitment. We foster in students the spirit of humanity, justice and social service thus they are able to meet the challenges of modern society and make them responsible citizens of the country to bring a positive, and creative changes. Thus we emphasis that every Xaverian should possess both academic and human excellence to fulfill the ultimate goal of building a just, humane and eco-friendly society with all people of good will by skillfully using education as a powerful tool and change the world.

Come and Join us.

Rev. Fr. Dr. S. Stephen Irudayaraj S.J.