It was 500 year ago from now that a boy named Lingo was born in the Basque country of Northern Spain. Living in a small castle because of his noble birth, the boy grew up to be well educated, with fondness for clothes, beautiful ladies and the unflinching sounds of battle. He thought of himself as a great soldier, and he was indeed one. Although he thought himself to be a great lover, it seems that God had a different plan for Indigo of Loyola. Wounded in the battle of Pampalona in 1521 against the French, he resume to his couch, enduring much pain and boredom. Primarily to cast away from his present state that he took on to reading the lives of great saints like St. Dominic and St. Francis of Assisi and vowed to live like them. Gradually by God's grace he was transformed and had set his step on the rocky path that would lead him to Salamanca, Paris, Venice, Jerusalem and Rome. By this time he was known as Ignatius of Loyola who received from Pope Julius III, a decree proclaiming that he and his little group of nine followers would happen to be known as the "Society of Jesus" in the year 1540 in Rome.
A new religious order came in the effect in the Catholic Church, one that would spread throughout the world and have profound effects on many lives. While Jesuits were opening schools and colleges across Europe (hence nicknamed as the schoolmaster of Europe) Francis Xavier, a close friend of Ignatius came to Goa in 1542 and started many schools. Over the year many of them would take Xavier as their patron because he, like Ignatius also became a Saint. Today one wonders, how many Indian have been educated at such prestigious institution as Xavier's Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Patna, Ranchi, Hazaribagh, etc. It was as the continuation of the tradition of such hallowed education temple that Xavier Institute of Social Service was established in1955 at St Xavier's College, Ranchi. In 1973, the institute was registered as a separate educational society under Societies Registration Act, 1960. Since then in history it has been recognized as one of the most outstanding management school in India.
Xavier Institute of Polytechnic and Technology - The vision of the governing body of XISS, Ranchi, to contribute to the development of engineering skill as a gradually emerging power of the state.
Henceforth Xavier Institute of polytechnic come into being as a pioneer institute with a vision to be recognized as a renowned learning institution for engineering and technology by providing highest quality academic programmes that will foster student development and connect knowledge and practice.