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 Arts: English & any one of the optional subjects—French, Hindi, Marathi, information technology Economics & any three subjects—maths, history, sociology, psychology & political science 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 Avesta-Pahlavi History 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) Botany Chemistry Geology Life science Microbiology Ph.D in science Botany Chemistry Geology Life Science Diploma courses Clinical research Gemology Certificate courses in forensic science Criminal law Digital forensics
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. The admission for this program is based on personal interview sessions on a rolling basis until May 31, 2012
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