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State clears way for new Jesuit university in Kolkata

West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee at the laying of the foundation stone of the future St. Xavier's University at  Rajarhat, Kolkata, India.  - RV

West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee at the laying of the foundation stone of the future St. Xavier's University at Rajarhat, Kolkata, India. - RV

30/12/2016 15:45

The Legislative Assembly of India’s West Bengal state on Dec. 16 approved a 2016 draft law of Saint Xavier University of Kolkata, thus paving the way for the creation of a new university.  The campus of the new university in New Town, Rajarhat, will cater to the growing demand for valid facilities for the state’s secondary education. 

According to information sent by the General Curia of the Jesuits to the Vatican’s Fides news agency, the project envisages that the University can be composed of several institutions of Bengal realized and managed by the Jesuits.  The Educational Foundation of St. Xavier of Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, will administer the institutions of higher education throughout West Bengal entrusted to the Jesuits Foundation.

The university will provide education, teaching, training and research in various disciplines and specialized fields. These include science, technology, law, administration, social sciences, medicine, performing arts.  The opening is scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year. (Source: Fides) 

30/12/2016 15:45