With its glorious history for 150 years, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) have had countless of International students year in and year out. This is despite the fact that the college has never formally approached the international community to take up studies at the college. International students from around the world, particularly from Japan, China, Korea and neighbouring countries came to study here on their on volition because of the quality of the programmes and the quality of programme delivery in the most professional way, the majority of the academic staff have international education and training at the highest level.
Today education has taken a global form. So much so that over the past five years more than 20 universities from around the world - UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, US, Canada, Korea to name but a few - have approached the college to set up joint curricula in science, arts, commerce and media studies. The college has already signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding with a number of universities from these countries. St. Xavier's Students Exchange Programmes with Canada and the US are highly successful.
Opportunity for International Students at St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata
It is fitting, therefore, that the College on its 150th Birthday has decided to go global and invite international students to come to one of the most prestigious institutions of India, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, is ranked 3rd in India by India's most prestigious journal India Today consistently over the past five years ever since the ranking of colleges started. We now formally invite the international students to join one of the following highly acclaimed 3-year Honours Degree programmes from July 2010:
- B.Sc. (Honours) in Biotechnology
[5-year Full-time integrated M.Sc. is available]
- B.Sc. (Honours) in Microbiology [3-year Full-time]
The above honours degrees are awarded by the Calcutta University.
International Link on 2 + 2 Mode
The college has a very active international link with both Canadian and US universities. To further this link the college has signed relevant Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada and the College of St. Benedict / St. John's University, Minnesota, USA. This has created a unique opportunity for students both in India and our neighbouring countries - Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka etc - to study on a unique 2 + 2 programme agreed with the University of Manitoba, a very top ranking State University of Canada.
Under the above agreement students will study the first two years at St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) in Kolkata. Upon successful completion the students will progress on to the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg for further two years of study to complete the honours Degree. The degree will be awarded by the University of Manitoba.