St. Xavier's School, Ranchi

St. Xavier's School, Ranchi

Infobox_School2 | name = St. Xavier's School, Doranda, Ranchi

established = 1960
type = Private
head_name = Principal
head = Fr. Ajit Kumar Xess
students = 1000+
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city = Ranchi
state = Jharkhand
country = India
website = []

St. Xavier's School in Doranda, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India was founded in 1960 and till around 2002 enjoyed an unchallenged position as Jharkhand`s (and before that Bihar`s) best school in every aspectFact|date=April 2007. It is named after Saint Francis Xavier, co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order).

The school is run by the Society of Jesus and provides education for about 1,000 students from kindergarten to standard 12. Plus two (+2) was started around the year 2000 and was until recently running under the guidance of the late Hira Prasad.

Until about 1976 the school used to follow the Cambridge Higher Secondary curriculum and now follows the Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (ICSE) curriculum. Many students from the school leave to join St. Xavier's College, Ranchi or other schools offering education beyond standard 10. The school has also had a distinguished history of feeding students into the leading engineering colleges (IITs and BIT, NIT's ,KIIT etc.) and medical colleges of IndiaFact|date=April 2007.

Many students come from local business families and have stayed on to become part of their businesses. Until about 1990 the only competition the school faced for boys' education was from the DAV School nearbyFact|date=April 2007. Since then several other schools (e.g. Delhi Public School) have opened and provide further options for boys' education.


*Students and alumni are referred as Xaverians, or more specifically DOXs.
*The Old Xaverians are mainly networked through their Yahoo group. It welcomes all Old Xaverians to join in and stay in touch with the other alumni. The alumni try to meet up occasionally in major locations like Mumbai, Delhi, SF Bay Area, Singapore etc., besides the regular meets at Ranchi.
*The school shares its bus facility with the Loreto Convent with whom Xaverians tend to have a love/hate relationship.
*The Plus two section is co-educational. Otherwise the school is a boys-only school until standard 10th.
*"Red stairs" refers to the pulpit where every morning school assembly has been conducted for years.

Well known Alumni

Business, Industry

*Sudip Nandy, 1974 Batch, President, Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, India
*Ravi Prasad, 1976 Batch, President / CEO, The Himalaya Drug Company, Bangalore, India
*Phaneesh Murthy, 1978 Batch( Left school in sixth)(Founder, iGate; Prior Worldwide Head of Sales and Marketing, & Board Member, Infosys)
*Surya Mantha, 1978 Batch (CEO, Web18; Prior to this appointment, Mantha was heading the interactive service business for Sify India, based out of Chennai, while before this, he was with RealNetworks in Seattle, USA.)
*Sabyasachi Sen, 1978 Batch (left school in fifth grade), VP of Finance and Controller At HoMedics Inc., USA, Formerly Corporate Controller of the NutraSweet Company in Chicago, USA
* Mrityunjaya Singh, 1980 Batch, Managing Director, Volvo India
*Ashutosh Roy, 1981 Batch (CEO, Egain communications,
*Pramath Jha, 1980 Batch, Head Telecom Practice Consulting, TCS, UK
* Vivek Malhotra, 1982 Batch (Marketing Director, Lenovo, India)
*Debashis Sarkar, 1984 Batch (World renowned Improvement Thought Leader,Author of:(a) 5S for Service Organizations and Offices (ASQ Press, Milwaukee, 2006) Lean for Service Organizations and Offices (ASQ Press, Milwaukee, 2008),(c)Lessons in Six Sigma (Sage, 2004)
* Saumen Prasad, 1990 Batch, Founder, PriServe e-Solutions (India, UK, USA)
* Pranav Sharma, 1993 Batch, Founding member and nominee shareholder - Grameen Capital India Public Limited
* B. S. Mahadev, 1976 Batch, Director, W L Ross India
* Atanu Roy, 1985 Batch, Practice Head, Manufacturing & Distribution Industries, HP India
* Vinay Jalan, 1981 Batch, Chairamn ICSI,Ranchi, Senior Consultant O.P.Jalan & Associates,International Law Firm.

Television, Press, Other Media

*Ashutosh Sinha is no more with CNBC Awaaz. He left awaaz in the month of March 2007 and is currently working with NDTV Profit.
* Anirban Sengupta (now Joy Sengupta)-- Senior reporter, Khaleej Times, DUBAI (UAE).

Films, Entertainment, Other Arts

* Abhishek Chaubey 1993 batch (screenplay, dialogue, Associate Director - "Omkara"), Associate Director-"Maqbool","Makdee", Associated Director & Screenplay-"The Blue Umbrella"


* Nilaya Mitash, 1981 Batch, Director of Municipal Administration, Bangalore
* Sajal Chakravarty (DC, Ranchi)
* Tajinder Singh, 1982 batch, IAS Officer, Mumbai
* Piyush Pandey, 1984 batch, IPS officer, West bengal cadre
* Anand Bahl, ____
* Rajiv Arun Ekka, 1980, IAS, Jharkhand
* Adarsh Katiyar, 1983 batch, DIG, MP Cadre

Academia, Research

* Onuttom Narayan (1980 Batch), Professor of Physics, University of California at Sant Cruz
* Suprateek Sarkar (1981 batch), Professor at University of Washington at Pullman


*Amitabh Chaudhary (Former Manager, Indian Cricket Team)

St. Xaviers school's basketball team is one of the best in the state. The school also promotes different co-corricular activities. Fact|date=April 2007

External links

* [ St Xavier's web-site]

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