Tamil SF - Tamilum Vaalviyalum - 22-07-2024    Seminar on Electro Commerce Management – Department of Commerce S.F. II    Bridge course in Tamil    NSS Orientation Programme for I year Volunteers    Bridge course in French    Business Meeting of Ramanujan Mathematics Club    Inauguration of Physics Club    Orientation to NSS Volunteers & Experience sharing by senior NSS volunteers    Mathematics Mixer organised by Mathematics Club    Orientation Programme for I year Rotaract Club Members    Commemoration of World Zoonoses Day    Orientation for 1st years on Entrepreneurship and Classification by Deanery of Entrepreneurship    Programme on - Global Career Exploration : Success Strategies    Orientation on ICT for students of French    Session on : Enhancing Mental Clarity and Wellbeing - organised by the Department of Commerce (Aided)    Population Day-Competitions (Debate, Skit& Mime) organised by the Department of Economics    Commemoration of Bastille Day by the Department of French    Celebration of Millet Day by the Department of Mathematics (S.F.)    Elocution Competition in Commemoration of the Birth Anniversary of Karmaveerar Kamaraj by the Department of Tamil (S.F.)    Inauguration of the Computer Science Club    Commemoration of Malala Day by the Department of Zoology    Investiture Ceremony of Student Council 2024-2025    Inauguration of Media Studies Club    Inauguration of Coffee House Association Club (S.F.)    Commemorating Youth Skill Day: Orientation to become a Content Writer organised by the Department of English S.F.    Investiture Ceremony    Lecture Series on National Fashion Day organised by the Department of Costume Design and Fashion    Human Chain and Oath Taking Ceremony on Plastic free day - NSS    Inauguration of Intelligence Nexus Hub- AI Club    Orientation Program by Placement and Career Guidance Cell    Van Mahotsav - Tree Plantation by NSS – S.F.    Orientation Programme for YRC volunteers    A session on Research Methodology and Collaborative Research skills    Inauguration of the English Club and the Readers Circle    Strategies to Grow into a Prosperous Tycoon by Department of English with Media Communication    Diplomacies to Become a Prosperous Mogul organised by the Department of English SF    Python for Beginners – A Skill Initiative    Training for Competitive Examination conducted by the Department of Chemistry    Lecture series: Talk 8 by Mathematics Research Centre    Session on “Code of Conduct” by the Department of Economics

Holy Cross College


In the Cross and Mary is our hope

    Holy Cross College (Autonomous), Nagercoil is a Catholic educational institution, established and administered by the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod, France founded by Mother Claudine Echernier. It is the first women's college in Kanyakumari District. The college is under the religious jurisdiction of the Catholic Bishop of Kottar The institution was inaugurated on 2nd August 1965. This temple of learning, at the southernmost tip of the country, against the Sylvan background with beautiful buildings, was wrought with the magic touch, an amazing alchemy by which a wilderness was transformed into a pasture, a barren land into a rich field with manifold yield.

      Most Rev. Dr. Roch Agniswamy, the then Bishop of Kottar, identified the urgent need to have an exclusive women’s college in Kanyakumari District and in response to the proposal the then Superior General Rev. Mother Yvonne Lavorel (France) responded positively and Rev. Mother Marie Cecile Vionnet, the then Provincial of Trichy along with her dedicated band of sisters, established this great institution despite severe financial constraints and other heavy odds. Numerous were the obstacles, but nothing was a hindrance in front of their committed, persevering and dedicated toil, the fruits of which we enjoy today. The college started functioning in the year 1965 with 327 students. The College was first affiliated to Madras University and it started with the Pre University Course (PUC) offering subjects like Part I - English, Part II - Tamil, Malayalam and French, Part III - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Economics and Advanced Languages.

      The College was raised to a first grade college in 1966 and was affiliated to the Madurai Kamaraj University, offering undergraduate courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, History, Economics, Commerce and English and Post graduate (PG) courses in Mathematics, Physics, Zoology and English. Since 1990, the college is affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. The College was conferred Autonomous status in 2007 and Extension of Autonomy was granted in November 2016. The college has undergone four cycles of accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council. In 1999, the college was accredited at the 4 Star level and re-accredited at the ‘B++’ level in the year 2005. In the III Cycle of Accreditation in the year 2013, our college was re-accredited with ‘A’ Grade with CGPA 3.34. In the fourth cycle the college is awarded ‘A+’ grade with CGPA 3.35.

    Holy Cross College, Nagercoil, has carved a niche in the galaxy of higher education, spreading its glow and serving as a guiding star. Stream of time flows on, years follow one another, empowered women step out into the wide world to take their rightful place in society. Like rays of light they enlighten the world. Like scattered seeds they yield harvest. They carry within them the Crossian ideals and values. Envisioning a just and harmonious society where all people live life in its fullness, our college continues to touch the lives of thousands, making positive changes in their lives.