“ The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence”- Rabindranath Tagore
Such a dream about education, is made a reality, in Holy Cross College, Nagercoil,. the first women’s college in Kanyakumari district which was indeed a desire fulfilled and a dream come true, of many parents and public of that time. Under the efficient and committed management of the sisters of the Cross of Chavanod, crossing fifty four milestones, the college stands high and strong, as an edifice of education, temple of teaching and power house of learning.
The college aims at an integrated, and holistic education of women, which nurtures and nourishes the students, physically, mentally, intellectually, spiritually and socially. Thereby they are empowered, in the correct sense of the term, to take their rightful place in society, for a harmonious existence with man, society and nature.The beneficiaries of this education are God sensitive, human sensitive, life sensitive, and eco sensitive. It is a multi dimensional education, with congenial atmosphere, comfortable ambience, academic excellence, personality formation, innovative research, multi- disciplinary, inter-disciplinary programmes, co-curricular, extra curricular activities, theory and practical classes, humanities and science, studies and entertainment, celebrations and competitions, field work and sports, social awareness and service to the society, divine fervor and human concern, -all these create the Crossian checkered indelible, life time experience. Autonomy allows the flexibility of planning and curriculum for the best of our stake holders. .
Students enter the college as seekers but step out into the wide world as enlightened thinkers, efficient leaders, ambitious achievers, empowered women with Crossian values, to make the best of their life and to make a better world. Our alumni, the touchstone of Crossian education, in whom we take pride always, are a class apart, with the Crossian signature wherever they are placed.
I acknowledge with gratitude that this very college has made me what I am today. My association with this institution since, 1978 has been parallel with its growth, development, extension, expansion and excellence.
We are ever grateful to every person past and present, living now or in memory, for their contribution to the fine texture of this school of learning - the pioneers, the architects, faculty both retired and working now, the supportive staff, well wishers and beneficiaries. May God’s blessings be on them.