Envisaged by the Congregation of Teresian Carmelites (C.T.C.) St. Xavier’s College for Women was established in 1964 on the enchanting banks of River Periyar. Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, the college has evolved into an institution of repute, serving national, regional and local needs. Tracking the nation's trajectory towards selfhood and development, the college has flourished into an esteemed institution in 55 years with its focus on quality education and all round development of the womenfolk. Thoroughly committed to serving the economically and socially marginalised sections of society, admission is made open to all, irrespective of caste and creed, and their rights of conscience are respected. A student-centric, participatory teaching-learning-evaluation system has been adopted to assure the students of optimal educational benefits moulding women of character . Acknowledging its contributions in the academic, cultural and social arena, NAAC has accredited the college with A Grade(3.33) in 2017.

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Rev Sr. Dr. Geege Joanamma Xavier

Ideated as a platform to transform the world through young minds, St. Xavier’s College for Women has maintained its steady academic growth since its inception in 1964. Always open to innovation and constructive change,

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Norman Vincent Peale

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” —Norman Vincent Peale

VISION: St. Xavier’s College for Women envisions the empowerment of women through academic excellence and spiritual enlightenment for their educational, social and cultural enhancement-

MISSION:The institution provides an ideal academic environment for lifetime learning, nurturing the students as responsible women and resourceful global citizens, committed to national and cultural values.

St.Xavier’s College for Women is committed to empower women through science, commerce and arts for the spiritual, social and cultural development of the society through the following initiatives

• Strengthening moral, ethical and environment consciousness among staff and students • Learner centric environment for the holistic development of students • Upgrading the competence of faculty to global Standards and make them espouse all the innovative and modern technologies in teaching – learning process • Updating time to time improvement in the Quality Management System • Promoting entrepreneurial skill through class room sessions and training programmes • Inculcating secular cultural consciousness and unity in diversity through multicultural events


The college is named in honour of St. Francis Xavier , a revolutionary Roman Catholic missionary who pioneered the spreading of Catholicism in India.

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On the footsteps of Mother Eliswa

St. Xavier’s College for Women was established by the Servant of God Mother Eliswa, foundress of the Congregation of Teresian Carmelites.

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Academic Calendar

February 2021

Outreach Programmes

St. Xavier’s College for Women has a strong commitment to community with the aim of heightening the importance of social and civic responsibility among our faculty and students. Our community extension and outreach activities are important components of our mission of education and service.

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St. Xavier’s College for Women follows a centralized placement activity which facilitates every department equal chance to grow for sustained excellence in career through training & placement. Towards this, a Training and Placement cell has been formed with the objective of empowering students with life long career decision making skills.

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Academic Excellence

For more than 50 years St. Xavier’s College for Women has been devoted to the tradition of academic excellence. The institution promotes a strong and supportive academic environment conducive to the best performance of students and faculty.

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