St. Xavier's College (SXC), Kolkata is soon to set up a Bengali medium college in Bishnupur, meant for rural students which will start to function from the 2014-15 academic session. The exclusive Bengali campus college is affiliated to Calcutta University and will run autonomously as a branch of its Park Street campus.
This new college aims to bring higher education to 6 villages around Bishnupur region in the South 24-Parganas.
The college to teach in Bengali medium is an initiative of the group of Jesuit priests who belongs to the 154-year-old Xavier institution. The Jesuits is also running a higher secondary school already, named as St Paul's High School located in Bishnupur region.
Father Felix Raj, Principal of the college told that the college will be called St Xavier's College, same as the Park Street campus.
The new college will teach 3 courses, to begin with - BCom, Bengali (honours) and BA (general).
For many years now, priests have been endeavoring to uplift the six villages of Bishnupur, Devipur, Salpukur, Paikhala, Goshthomath, Nusidachak and Balarampur. The new college will help the children and youth of the region to go for higher education, as many school drop outs cases were prevailing in the area due to no provision of apt and nearby college.
St. Xavier's College is a graduate and undergraduate college located in Kolkata, India, founded in 1860. The college may become a full-fledged university soon and may also introduce new courses including MBA in its main campus.