Chitrabani was established in th year 1970. Chitrabani is the social communication centre sponsored by the Kolkata Province of the Society of Jesus. The involvement of the Society of Jesus and of its college (St. Xavier's) in the mass media is indeed the logical extension of a long involvement in education.
Chitrabani produces radio programmes, films, slides, photographs, posters, etc. consonant with the aims mentioned above. The centre conducts research to ensure production of efficient programmes but also to gain a deeper understanding of the action of the media in society. Chitrabani imparts training to persons who, through such training, can improve their service to the nation.