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Our Patron Saint - St. Francis Xavier An Educationist par Excellence


St. Xavier's College, Mapusa is named after St. Francis Xavier, a world renowned Jesuit missionary from Spain, who was also an Educationist par excellence. Born in Spain in 1506, Francisco de Jaxu Xavier, as he was named, was one among the outstanding students of the Sorbonne University, Paris. Awarded his Master's Degree in Arts with distinction in 1530, he was appointed Professor of Aristotelian Philosophy in the College of Beauvais in Paris in the same year. It was against this brilliant academic background and his lofty ambition, that the seeds of missionary zeal were sown in him by Ignatius of Loyola a fellow student of the same University, who placed before him the spiritually haunting biblical maxim: “What doth it profit a man to gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul.” This influenced Francis Xavier to such a great extent, that his worldly ambition gave way to the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, when he was ordained to priesthood in 1537. In 1542, Francis Xavier set foot on Goan soil. In the following year, he was given charge of the College of Holy Faith (Santa Fe) at Velha Goa. Under the Jesuits, it gained fame as the College of St. Paul. Francis Xavier was one of the illustrious professors of this Institution, which eventually earned the reputation of a University, where scholars from as far as Japan came to pursue their studies. During his tenure as the head of the College, he encouraged learning by establishing many other educational institutions, modeled on the most advanced universities of Europe. St.Xavier' College, Mapusa, has chosen as its goals Virtue (virtute) and knowledge (scientia) to truly reflect the inspiration it draws from the very maxim that turned around the life of its Patron, St.Francis Xavier.

Our Achievers

Sawant Rajeshwari

Represented India at the BRICS Summit Russia

Antao Netwin

Represented Goa at  Republic Day NSS camp January 2016

Shinde Riha

Represented Goa at  Republic Day NSS camp January 2016

Lakshmanan G.

Mr. Xavier 2016-17

Rochelle Anne Fernandes

Ms. Xavier 2016-17
Goa University Rankers (April 2016)

  • Mandrekar Sonal Prakash
    Rank 2(B.Sc)

  • D'Souza Clea Theodora
    Rank 3(B.A.)

  • Raikar Shruti Dayanand
    Rank 4(B.Sc.)

  • Verlekar Mamata Deepak
    Rank 6(B.A.)

  • Noronha Jessica Sena
    Rank 6(B.Com)

  • Mandrekar Prajyot Prakash
    Rank 8(B.Com)

  • Shetye Prasad Nilkanth
    Rank 8(B.Sc)

  • Shaikh Sajid Shakil
    Rank 10(B.Sc)

  • D'Costa Melissa Pia
    Rank 10(B.Sc)