St.Xavier's Institute of Education (Autonomous) is the oldest Government aided, Christian minority Teacher Education College for the course (B.Ed., and Ph.D.) affiliated to the University of Mumbai and recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (N.C.T.E.). Besides, it has various courses and extension services for students, teachers and the society. St.Xavier's Institute of Education (Autonomous) is a Christian minority College, established and administered by the Jesuit Mumbai Province of the Society of Jesus.
Before the Institute came to be located in the present premises at Churchgate, it started out in the premises of St.Xavier's College in June 1953. In 1953, when the Institute was granted affiliation to Bombay University, Fr. Angel Solagran started the B.Ed. Degree Course. He was the architect and founder of SXIE and SXBA and its first Superior and Principal. In 1955, it took over the Dip. Ed. Course from St. Xavier's College and for a long time was the only college affiliated to the Bombay University to run this course, till its discontinuance by the University in 1977.
The B.Ed Degree Course is a full time two–year Course. It combines theory with practicals and includes regular lectures, practice teaching, lesson observation, community work, internship programme, preparation of instructional materials & teaching aids and project work. computer literacy, physical fitness, emotional health and the use of educational technology are also included.
The College has completed 68 years as a Teacher Education College par excellence, with alumni ranging from Principals of various colleges, a Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University and Heads of Department of Education. The College aims at imparting Quality Teacher Education and all round development. The College stands for academic excellence and the development of skills, and strives after character formation based on the love of God and the service of man. It seeks to educate citizens distinguished for their integrated development and sincere commitment to God and country, leading lives that are socially meaningful.