About Us

“Inspired by Ignatian values, traditions and spirituality, St. Xavier’s Umoid seeks to form men and women of competence, conviction, compassion and commitment: who think critically, communicate effectively, serve compassionately, live faith-fully, and promote human dignity and the common good.”

St. Xavier’s is a Catholic, Jesuit, non-aided educational initiative located in Umoid, SWKH Dt. Meghalaya.

As CATHOLIC, St. Xavier’s is guided by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and is committed to the pursuit of the truth. In all its policies, St. Xavier’s upholds the teachings of the Catholic Church. It comes under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Nongstoin.

As JESUIT, St. Xavier’s has Ignatian spirituality at its very core. It espouses a time-tested Jesuit educational methodology, commonly known as the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm. It seeks to educate people to help create a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

As a NON-AIDED institution, St. Xavier’s Umoid is self-financing and does not receive financial assistance from the Government for its recurring running expenses.
Students planting trees in the sacred grove on the college campus
St. Xavier’s Umoid is administered and sponsored by the members of the Society of Jesus, commonly known as Jesuits. The Jesuits are a Religious Order within the Catholic Church that was established in 1540 by St. Ignatius of Loyola and his companions.

St. Francis Xavier, in whose honor these institutions have been named, was a founding member of the Jesuits and came to India in the 16th century.

In response to an invitation from the Bishop of Nongstoin in 2016, and recognizing the dire need for tertiary educational opportunities in the region, the Jesuits decided to establish a college in Umoid in 2018.

As a result of an evident a shortfall in the number of local students who qualify each year for college, a Higher Secondary School was begun in 2019 (pre-university, as it was formerly known), offering Classes XI and XII. St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary offers classes in the Arts and Commerce streams. It is affiliated to the Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education (MBOSE). The school plans to add the Science stream at a later date.

St. Xavier’s College Umoid was begun in 2021, at the height of the pandemic. It presently offers BA classes and is affiliated to the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong. In the future, the college hopes to also offer students degree programmes in the Commerce and Science streams.

A Residence Hall (hostel) for women students offers female students a safe and healthy environment to pursue their studies while living on campus. It is managed by the Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians(MSMHC Sisters).