Greetings to you from the Crossian family! Welcome to our website! With a fifty four year old tradition in unravelling new layers in the field of education, Holy Cross College (Autonomous) stands as a structure of grace, ensconced within a sprawling 20 acre grovy setting. It is just 20 Kms away from kanniyakumari (Cape Comorin) the historic tourist hot spot at the Southern most tip of India. It is a land known for its peace and elegance, sandy shores, sun rise and sun set, sacred footprints of Swami Vivekananda and the Virgin Goddess Bhagavathi, gourmet food, confluence of three seas, interesting adventures, shopping spree and leisure options. The very district of Kanniyakumari is supposed to be a land of mythical characters and the birth place of many artists, academicians, scientists, poets, creative writers, historians, sages, saints, alchemists and sahitya academy aficionados. It is also believed to be the birth-place of the famous tamil poet Thiruvalluvar and the ancient grammarian Tholkappiyar. [...]
Education is meant to empower a person with knowledge, skills and values. Its quality is enhanced when it is directed towards guiding the youth to develop IQ (Intelligent Quotient), EQ (Emotional Quotient), SQ (Spiritual Quotient) and SQ (Social Quotient).
Emphasising on student centric teaching-learning process, the institution has succeeded in inculcating the spirit of cooperation and collaboration. Mentor-Ward System and the Counselling Cell cater to the emotional needs of the students and help them to face the challenges of day-to-day life. Spiritual and Social quotients are nourished through value education classes, renewal programmes, retreats and activities of the Centre for Outreach Programme.
In the Cross and Mary is our Hope is the path to self discovery. As Pope Francis says, our language of the mind, language of the heart and language of the hands work in harmony in order to build up a harmonious society.
I have been associated with this college since 1973, witnessing the remarkable progress the Institution has made over the years. I want to place on record the generous and selfless contribution of our chief architect Mother Marie Cecile Vionnet ,[...]
Holy Cross College, the first women's college in kanniyakumari District was established by the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod in 1965 in response to the invitation of the then Bishop Agniswamy, Bishop of Kottar with the main purpose of providing University education in a Christian atmosphere to the deserving women students irrespective of caste and creed, with the watchword “Excellence” which is an expression of the Divine.
The college is indebted to Rev. Dr. Roch Agniswamy, the late Bishop of Kottar, Rev. Dr. Anthony Muthu, the late Bishop of Vellore, the then parish priest of Kurusady, late Rev. Mother Yvonne Lavorel, the then Superior General and Rev. Mother Marie Cecil Vionnet, the then Provincial of the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod, Province of Tiruchirappalli for assuming responsibility to start this institution.
Since our fledgeling start-up, our efforts had not been hassle free, but we walk with intuitive intelligence in the light of the Divine. At present our college has a strength of 2500 students in 12 U.G programmes, 10 P.G programmes, 4 M.Phil programmes and 9 Research centres. Further the college offers nearly a dozen certificate courses. The college has a good number of high profile alumnae. The multi-cultural ambience has an incantatory power to dissolve boundaries and create new dreams.
Our campus has in store a lot of future promises and we know that we have miles and miles to go before we could rest on our laurels. Our journey and quest will continue!