Dec 26, 2008

St Xavier's College, Mumbai


St. Xavier's College in Mumbai is one of the oldest colleges in India. The college has been affiliated with the University of Bombay since 1869. Women were admitted to college since 1912.

The college is named after St. Francis Xavier, a Jesuit saint of the 16th century who had traveled to India.

The college is located in south Mumbai area and is close to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the Marine Lines railway stations.

The college has been rated among top 10 colleges. It's famous alumni include Sunil Gavaskar, Zubin Mehta, Alyque Padamsee, Shabana Azmi, Farooq Shaikh, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shobha De, Vidya Balan, Zakir Hussain, Ashok Kamte.

Here's a postal stamp issued by Indian postal service in 1985 to celebrate 125 of the institution.