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 52 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 in 2012.