Application for Membership
Xavier Board,31 Primrose Road, Bangalore 560 025

Dear Respected Principal,

Greetings from Xavier Board.

This is to introduce you to the Xavier Board of Higher Education in India (XBHE), which is the only association of all the Catholic institutions of Higher Education in India. Established in 1951, XBHE is a registered Society with its National Office in Bangalore. During the past 6 decades XBHE has stood for Christian Faith, Gospel values, Excellence and Leadership training (CGEL) of our youth while in our institutions. This national association co-ordinates the activities of all the Catholic Institutions of Higher Education in India and is approved by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI). More details are provided on our website:

The Purpose of the Association is to bring together all Catholic institutions of higher learning and work together for constant development of knowledge and to create a more just and humane world in the light of Christian faith and Gospel values. Some of its objectives are:

i. To promote and safeguard the interests of mainly Catholic institutions of Higher Education in India;

ii. To concern itself with the spiritual and religious well being of students and staff of member institutions and may be extended to other institutions as well;

iii. To aid the institutions in the spiritual, religious and general education by undertaking and/or promoting training programmes, refresher courses, research, and the like;

iv. To co-ordinate the activities of the member institutions at the national or regional level to bring about greater unity and effectiveness;

v.To represent the special interests of the institutions before the Government, Judiciary, University, UGC, NAAC, NCTE, AICTE, and other related bodies;

vi. To provide a link between institutions and the CBCI; and

vii. To encourage the institutions to make higher education available to the poor and marginalized especially of rural India; and the like.

At the national level we coordinate the activities, make high level contacts with officials, Universities and Governments regarding smooth functioning of our educational institutions and for the minority rights. XBHE functions through eight regions and the Regional Presidents and Secretaries organize programmes at the regional level. Annually, XBHE conducts Administrative training programmes for Principals, Leadership training for students and staff animators annually. Triennial conferences are held for all the member colleges where elections are held to Board and Regional Offices. There are currently over 190 Life Members. May I request you to enroll your institution as a LIFE MEMBER of XBHE, by paying a one-time Life Membership fee. The Membership fee is as follows :


Strength of the Institution




Colleges with Students Strength below 1000

Rs. 5,000/-

Rs. 1,000/-


Colleges with Strength above 1000 / Training & Nursing colleges

Rs. 10,000/-

Rs. 2,000/-


Professional, Engineering, Medical colleges / University

Rs. 20,000/-

Rs. 5,000/-

Apart from this, the institution should pay:

ii.   A one-time Corpus Fund @ Rs.5/- per student.

iii.   Annual contribution as decided by the Executive Board

Kindly complete the Life Membership form and forward it with a DD payable at Bangalore, for the amount of Membership fee and Corpus fund in the name of Secretary, Xavier Board of Higher Education in India, 31 Primrose Road, Bangalore 560 025 / or via online banking after informing the Secretary.

N.B. All the institutions of higher education in India that are managed by Dioceses, Parishes, Religious Houses are eligible to become members of Xavier Board. Those institutions of higher education managed by Catholic individuals or societies / trusts registered by Catholics are eligible to become members of Xavier Board after 5 years of their existence only if they provide a non objection certificate from the Local Bishop and a written agreement that they would strive to continue the mission of the Church in the institution.

Thanks & Warm Regards,

Dr. Sr. Annamma Philip FMM
Secretary General,
Xavier Board.

Mobile : 096569 76236

Attachment: Life-Membership Application