St Xavier’s University in pursuit of more land from Bengal govt for second campus

NewsDrum Desk
18 Nov 2023

Kolkata, Nov 18 (PTI) As part of its ‘Vision 2030’ to introduce new courses and upgrade infrastructure, St Xavier’s University plans to have a second campus and has approached the West Bengal government for a vacant plot of land near the city.


Vice Chancellor Father Felix Raj told reporters here that as part of the plan, the university has requested the state government for 10.7 acres of land in the Rajarhat-New Town area.

"I have requested Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee if the process of handing over the said land can be initiated... the initial response has been favourable. We are keen to follow it up," he said.

Raj said to a question that though no time frame has been given, he is keen to get the land by 2025 and begin the process of building the second campus.

St Xavier’s University is at present housed in a campus at New Town area near the city. PTI SUS RBT