St. Xavier’s Technical Institute (X-TECH) is a Jesuit Managed Institute, run by Xavier Institute of Engineering Society. The Institute is approved by A.I.C.T.E., an Aided Institution of Govt. of Maharashtra, recognised by the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (M.S.B.T.E.) and an Autonomous Minority Institute, for its Three-Year Full-Time Diploma Programme in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, which is presently conducted by the Institute. X-TECH has won the Best Laboratory Award by M.S.B.T.E. for the last two consecutive years.
X-TECH started off in the early 1930s at the premises of St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Fort, and when the Institute soon began to burgeon, it required larger premises, and these were found in Mahim, and commenced operations from 1967. The Jesuits decided to set up X-TECH, a polytechnic that would serve maritime interests. With the rapid development of Information Technology, a further need was recognized for providing quality education in Computers and Electronics, and thus in 2005 a degree-level college, Xavier Institute of Engineering, was set up alongside St. Xavier’s Technical Institute. Both Institutions are headed by Fr. Dr. John Rose SJ., who holds M.S. in Computer Engineering and PhD in Electrical Engineering.