Retreat and Orientation on "Eudaemonic Educators" (17/06/2024 & 18/06/2024)    Orientation on Code of Conduct organised by the Department of English (SF) (25/06/2024)    Mentoring Session on Internship Opportunities for Student Entrepreneurs (25/06/2024)    Session on Business Model Canvas by IIC (25/06/2024)    A Rally to Commemorate International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking conducted by NSS (26/06/2024)    Demonstration of IR Spectrophotometer by the Department of Chemistry (26/06/2024)    Bridge Course in Botany (26/06/2024)    Student Induction Programme for Freshers (26/06/2024 - 28/06/2024)    Inauguration of The English Coffee House (27/06/2024)    Interdepartmental Written Quiz & Formation of Quiz Club (27/06/2024)    Association Meeting – The Next Step – Career Guidance (27/06/2024)    Work-Life Balance - An Orientation for the Nonteaching Staff (17/06/2024 & 18/06/2024)    Bridge Course in Computer Science (27/06/2024)    Bridge course in CDF (27/06/2024)    Session on "Intellectual Property Rights: Fundamental and Importance" by IPR Cell of IIC (27/06/2024)    Commemorating “World Diabetes Day” – Department of Zoology (27/06/2024)    Hands-on Training – “Soap Making” offered by the Department of Chemistry (27/06/2024)    Distributing Saplings- Green Initiative by the Department of History (27/06/2024)    Motivational Talk on” Job Opportunities in Economics” (28/06/2024)    Orientation on "Opportunities available for Commerce Students" (28/06/2024)    Orientation Program for TNPSC and Group Exams (28/06/2024)    Orientation - Code of Conduct and Anti-ragging by CAT (28/06/2024)    Classes begin for the new Academic Year 2024-2025 - II & III UG and II PG (19/06/2024)    Orientation on Code of Conduct and Academic Calendar by the Department of Botany (28/06/2024)    Talk on "Optimism and its Benefits" organised by the Department of Commerce (21/06/2024)    Yoga Mahostav 2024 - Yoga for Women Empowerment (21/06/2024)    Panel Discussion with Innovation and Startup Ecosystem Enablers (21/06/2024)    Lecture Series- Taxonomy and Adaptation of Grasses by the Department of Botany (21/06/2024)    Celebrating National Readers' Day by The Readers Circle (23/06/2024)    “Unlocking Your Potential: Understanding and Improving Your Talents” - Placement and Career Guidance Cell (24/06/2024)

Institution's Innovation Council(IIC)

About IIC

Ministry of Education (MoE), through Moe’s Innovation Cell (MIC), established the Institution innovation Council (IIC) to systematically foster the culture of Innovation and start-up ecosystem in education institutions in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The primary mandate is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are informative years.

The IIC of Holy Cross College, Nagercoil has been established under the auspices of Innovation Council, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India on 21st November 2018. Dr Sr. M.R. Basil Rose, the Principal and Dr. A. Shyla Suganthi (President of IIC), Department of Zoology initiated the establishment of IIC along with other council members: Dr. S. Sujitha, (Convener), Department of Mathematics, Dr. Sheeba Daniel (Faculty-in-charge), Department of Chemistry and Ms. M.P. Ancilin Briji, Student Coordinator.


The College aims at promoting the culture of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Research to facilitate financial empowerment among students.


Short term objectives - To create awareness among the faculty, supportive staff and students with regard to innovations and entrepreneurship. Preparing Business plan for every Startup and Registration of Holy Cross incubation Centre.

Medium term objectives – To set up at least 10 pre- incubations, set up an incubation centers which will identify potential entrepreneurs, unlock their potential, improve creativity, orient them on innovation, provide support on market study, technical skills, knowledge on finance and provide handholding and mentoring support. Commercialization of products will be a focus area.
Long term objectives – Well established pre incubation, incubation and startup by all the departments and going for commercialization. Promote unique brands and take care of marketing risks, technology risks, financial risks with the help of other institutions like industry associations. Thus getting ranks of ARIIA, NIRF, NACC and becoming one of the reputed institution of the Country.