St. Xavier’s College Mumbai, Maharashtra




Arts, Commerce, Literature, Management, Mass Communication, Science, SocialWork





College Type

Postgraduate, Undergraduate


St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai is a private autonomous university. Established in 1869, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce and Management. Named after Francis Xavier, the college located in South Mumbai is built in the Indo-Gothic architecture style and is recognized as a heritage structure.

St. Xavier’s Mumbai was the first college to be granted autonomy by the University of Mumbai in 2010. In 2006, St. Xavier’s was awarded the highest ‘A+’ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). One of the leading private autonomous colleges of the country, St. Xavier’s Mumbai has been ranked among the top 20 private autonomous colleges in the country by EducationWorld India Autonomous Colleges Rankings 2020-21.


The St. Xavier’s Mumbai campus sprawls across 2.94 acres in South Mumbai. The main college library has a collection of over 1,20,000 volumes and two separate sections – the lending library that accommodates 42 readers and the reference library, located on top of the college hall which can accommodate 248 readers and has four internet terminals for accessing online databases and academic websites. The multimedia room is equipped with conventional audio-visual equipment, a multimedia computer and an LCD projector with a seating capacity of 120.

A special facility at the college campus is the Xavier’s Resource Centre for Visually Challenged (XRCVC) which is a state of the art support centre for visually challenged persons in the college. The centre is equipped with the latest technological innovations such as various screen readers, screen magnifiers, text to speech converters, Braille machines etc.

The counseling centre provides personal counseling and personality evaluation tests, testing programs for vocational purposes, information on careers, professions and specialized studies in India and abroad, information on scholarships and financial assistance scheme and orientation programs for freshers. The college has an administrators’ office that has administrators for campus maintenance, three in house carpenters, an electrician and other workers. The canteen is large and spacious and serves variety of refreshments and meals. The chapel is open during college hours for students and staff of all faiths.

The gymkhana provides body-building, badminton, table tennis, carom, chess and other recreational facilities for staff and students of the college. The services of the director and coach are available for guidance. The campus also has a basket ball court and a volleyball court.


Junior College


English & any one of the optional subjects—French, Hindi, Marathi, information technology

Economics & any three subjects—maths, history, sociology, psychology & political science


English & any one of the optional subjects—French, Hindi, Marathi, information technology

Physics, chemistry, mathematics & any one these subjects—biology, geology & economics

Senior College

Undergraduate courses:

B.A. – Bachelor of Arts

B.Sc – Bachelor of Science

B.Com – Bachelor of Commerce

BMM – Bachelor of Mass Media

BMS – Bachelor of Management Studies

B.Sc IT – Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Postgraduate courses

M.A. & Ph.D in Arts:

Ancient Indian culture



Islamic studies

M.Sc – Master of Science:

Industrial Biotechnology & Enterprise (IBE) (1 year intensive degree course awarded by The University of Bath, UK)

Biotechnology (2-year degree program – affiliated to the Mumbai University)




Life science


Ph.D in science




Life Science

Diploma courses

Clinical research


Certificate courses in forensic science

Criminal law

Digital forensics

General Information

Min Fee
Max Fee
Student Mix
Men and women
No of Students
Campus Size
2.94 acres
Internet Wi-Fi
Basketball, Cricket, Gym


For undergraduate courses

Junior College

St. Xavier’s Junior College is affiliated to the Mumbai Divisional Higher Secondary Board. Admissions to general category students are done through an online system of application mandated by the Maharashtra government. Applications of Catholic minority students who have reservation of 50% can be done directly at the college by filling in the forms, available soon after the SSC results are declared in Mumbai, usually during mid June.

Senior College

Applications for the B.A., B.Sc, B.Sc (IT) and M.Sc Biotechnology courses are done online from May 1 till three days after the declaration of the HSC/B.Sc results in Mumbai, generally in early June. Admissions are done on the days announced, through an interview of the candidate and a parent/guardian.

Applications for admissions to the BMS and BMM courses are done online, and the admission process includes an entrance exam and interview, details of which are given on the college website. Online applications for these two courses are accepted from the May 1 to June 1.

Admissions for theB.Com course are done through the college office, by filling up and submitting the form, followed by an interview with the vice principal of the commerce section or his representative.

Admission to the M.Sc Biotech 2-year degree program is based purely on the marks obtained in the T.Y.B.Sc examination in the merit order. Applications for the course can be obtained from the college website.

For Masters in Industrial Biotechnology & Enterprise, students graduating with a degree in biological sciences with minimum 60% marks are eligible to apply.


St. Xavier’s Mumbai is ranked number one in the EducationWorld India Autonomous Colleges Rankings 2020-21. 

It was ranked number four in the EducationWorld amalgamated Arts, Science and Commerce Colleges league table in 2019.


The campus hostel has accommodation for only 60 male students of the senior college with facilities for study, recreation and common living. The college also has arrangements with a hostel at Seva Niketan, Byculla, to accommodate 30 male students of the senior college.


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Address : 5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai

Email : [email protected]

Contact : +91 2222620661

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