Xavier Board of Higher Education in India – XBHEI

Xavier Board of Higher Education in India – XBHEI

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Registration is commenced for the Xavier Board Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) 2024 at Trinity College, Jalandhar

About us

Aligning for Excellence:The Catholic Higher Education Authority in India

XAVIER BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA, (XBHEI), is the only association of all the Catholic Institutions of Higher Education in India. It is officially recognized by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India(CBCI) and functions in collaboration with the CBCI Commission for Education and Culture. It is the Indian organ to represent the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU / FIUC) with headquarters in Paris.

It stands for Gospel values, Excellence and Leadership through higher education in India. Its national office is in Bangalore: Xavier Board National Office, 31 Primrose Road, Bangalore 560 025.

XB Brochure 2023

Vision & Mission

Our Vision: Go and Teach All Nations

The Church in India has invested her best talents and resources in higher education to continue the mission of Jesus Christ who commanded to “Go and Teach all nations” (Mt.28,20). In our educational ministry, both as individual institutions and as members of a corporate body such as Xavier Board, we try to build inclusive human communities for the re-generation of India and its people, through our share in nation building and national resource development. All our educational institutions and the committed personnel are the Church’s contribution to national development.

Our Mission: Build Inclusive Communities

The member institutions will initiate ways and means such as community contribution, services of Parent Teacher and Alumni associations, endowments, sponsorships, scholarships, exchange and twinning programmes and similar non commercial income generating schemes for finding its own financial resources for better infra structural and educational needs. These institutions foster a sense of ownership in community through forms of participatory administration, formation of advisory bodies and accountability structures. Our facilities will be shared for community services, ongoing education​.

Our Objectives

Promote and Safeguard

promote and safeguard the interests of Catholic institutions of Higher Education in India.

Help Institutions

help institutions in the spiritual, religious and general education of staff and students by undertaking and/or promoting training programmes, refresher courses, research, etc.

Co-ordinate Activities

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

Represent The Special Interests

represent the special interests of the institutions before the Government, Judiciary, University, UGC, NAAC, NCTE, AICTE, and other related bodies in academic matters and also to ensure the rights of Minorities.


The Pioneers

Rev. Fr. JEROME D’ SOUZA, SJ Indian (1897 – 1977). Jerome was the second of four brothers and one sister who was the youngest. From his earliest years “Jerome was the most alert and intelligent (of the children), but also the most difficult to bring up,” as his sister Apostolic Carmelite would testify. In school Jerome was not studious, but very intelligent and from a very young age, a voracious reader. He had a strong aversion to strict discipline and was unpredictable in his ways and behavior, and ever ready for mischief and adventure. He was extraordinarily lively and friendly, and had a remarkable ability to make friends. 

Jerome showed an astounding flavor for languages. In his youth he could speak seven: Konkani, Marathi, Tulu, Hindi, Urdu, Kannada and English. Later on he learnt Tamil and number of European languages.

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