St. Xavier’s College NCC was formed in 1950 under the able leadership of Prof. P.C. Neogi. It falls under the jurisdiction of 20 (BENGAL) BATTALION NCC. Since its inception the unit has served extraordinarily in various fields and achieved prestigious honour and distinct recognition from international, national and state events. Cadets of this college are regularly selected for the Youth Exchange Programme of Government of India and the NCC Republic Day Camp. St. Xavier’s College cadets also participate in various adventure training camps/courses like mountaineering, trekking and parasailing. After successful completion of the NCC course, many students of this college join the Armed Forces and Para Military Forces as officers and also in various security services of multi-national companies. As a part of their training, NCC cadets provide assistance to Kolkata Police in traffic management and are also assigned to give security cover in prestigious college events. NCC parades take place either on the college grounds or at Fort William on Sundays. Since 2005 the College NCC has also been opened for girl students.
At the St Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata, philanthropy is not a goal in itself but a means by which the college as part of a larger society tries to transform the lives of the marginalized and the underprivileged, whilst developing their students into responsible citizens. In keeping with the vision of producing men and women for others, the college has initiated a number of philanthropic works within and outside the city. All these activities have been channelised by its social work department which comprises of committed students and supported by the College Alumni Association and other generous funding organizations and individuals. The National Service Scheme (NSS), which is under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, functions through this department and all the social projects are undertaken by the NSS students under the leadership of their director. The motto of NSS “Not Me but You” enhances the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service in society. The Department is headed by the Director, along with the NSS Board Members comprising of about 14 students from various departments.