Recognised as 'College with Potential for Excellence' by UGC, Accredited by NAAC at A++Grade with a CGPA of 3.66 out of 4 in IV Cycle.

About St. Xavier's College (Autonomous)

Motto of the College

Veritate Lumen et Vita

(Light and Life through Truth)


Vision of the College

To mould young men and women as leaders in all walks of life so that they may serve the people especially the poor and the oppressed of our nation in truth, justice and love.


Mission of the College

  • To achieve a synthesis of academic excellence and formation of character
  • To ensure social justice through equity and access
  • To include the excluded for empowerment
  • To equip students with global competencies
  • To engage in relevent research activities
  • To promote Lab to Land through Outreach Programme (STAND)

FOUNDER OF SXC

Fr. Albert Lebeau, S.J., was born in Belgium. He was a man of tremendous energy and he was endowed with many social virtues. Refined, graceful and genial, he was humorous too. A high sense of beauty was another outstanding trait in Fr. Lebeau and this manifested itself in his passion for music. He possessed the profound instinct of forgiveness and generosity and his spiritual ministry was abundantly fruitful. With the help and cooperation of Fr. Causannel, S.J., Fr. Dhanasamy, S.J., and Fr. A. Gnanapragasam, S.J., also played a leading role in the founding and the early development of the College. Fr. Lebeau was appointed as the first Principal and he successfully led the college from 1923-1926. On 30th September, 1940, Fr. Lebeau left the world for eternal peace.

THE COAT OF ARMS

The three branches of palm leaves on the right side of the emblem signify that our institution is situated in Tirunelveli District. The ear of rice corn arched on the left side of the emblem represents Maruthanilam. The local symbols connected by a cross highlights the fact that ours is a Christian institution. At the top of the cross, the College motto, Veritate Lumen et Vita (Life and Light through Truth) is inscribed. The shield at the front of the cross, has two divisions. On the right IHS., the Jesuit motto is inscribed. The squares on the left indicate the spiritual, moral, emotional, and intellectual development that education fosters in a person. The emblem thus means that St.Xavier's College is a Jesuit institution of higher learning established in Tirunelveli District for the all round development of its pupils.

NATURE AND AIM

The Jesuit College aims at the training of young men of quality to be leaders in all walks of life so that they may serve the people of our nation in truth, justice and love. Accordingly, this College is to be an agent of social change, instilling in the youth an awareness of the great need in our country of social justice based on brotherhood and dignity of the human person. Thus, it aims at making its own contribution towards a transformation of the present social condition, so that justice, equality and the moral values enshrined in the Constitution of India may prevail in the daily life of every citizen. The aim of St.Xavier's is the sound formation (religious, intellectual, social and physical) of the young based on Christian principles. Every student is required, therefore to attend Religion (for Catholics) or Ethics (for others) classes, and classes on social analysis and personality development. They are also expected to take part in the extension service programmes organised by the College.

AUTONOMY

In recognition of its service and to increase its efficiency still further, autonomy has been conferred on St.Xavier's College with effect from June 1987. In the autonomous set up, this College is free to determine the course pattern, frame its own syllabi for the various courses and adopt suitable methods of teaching and evaluation. The College is an affiliated First Grade College of the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University which will award degrees with the name of St.Xavier's College mentioned on them.

The College was accredited with Five Stars by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) on 17th April 2000. The College was re-accredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC in April 2006.

COLLEGE WITH POTENTIAL FOR EXCELLENCE

UGC Offered on our College the status of "College with Potential for Excellence" in 2004 and for the second time in 2010.

The College was accredited with Five Stars by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) on 17th April 2000. The College was re-accredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC in April 2006.


College Data

Year of Establishment 1923
Recognition by UGC Under 2(f) & 12 B
Type of College Grant - in - Aid
Autonomy Conferred 21.12.1987
Campus Area 58 Acres
Accredited (Cycle 1) with “ Five Stars” by NAAC 2000
Accredited (Cycle 2) with “ A” Grade by NAAC 2006
Accredited (Cycle 3) with “A” Grade by NAAC with CGPA 3.50 2012
College with Potential for Excellence by UGC 2004
Academic Programmes under CBCS 52

Programmes and Courses offered

UG PG M.Phil. Ph.D. ECC/Add-on/Certificate Courses
Shift –I Shift-II Shift –I Shift-II Shift –I Shift-II 12 124
9 8 6 10 2 5

Staff Strength

Shift-I Shift-II Total
Male Female Male Female Male Female
Teaching Staff 70 24 39 44 109 68
Non-Teaching Staff 31 - 37 11 73 11

Students Strength as on March 2019

Male Female Total
1691 1846 3537

Research Departments

Science Arts Total
6 6 12

Number of Ph.D. Produced : 187


Number of Collaborative activities

2017-18 2016-17 2015-162014-152013-14
109 101 12510177

Number of linkages with institutions/industries

2017-18 2016-17 2015-162014-152013-14
203 99 12584260

Number of MoU

2017-18 2016-17 2015-162014-152013-14
31 28 322017

Research Projects(2013-2018)

Completed (In Lakhs)Ongoing(In Lakhs) Total(In Lakhs)
603.79 43.32 647.11

Number of workshops/seminars conducted

2017-182016-17 2015-162014-152013-14
36 55 616455

Number of professional development programs organized by the Institution

2017-182016-17 2015-162014-152013-14
37 43 343635

Teachers attending professional development Programmes viz., Orientation Programmes, Refresher Course, Short Term Course, Faculty Development Programmes

2017-182016-17 2015-162014-152013-14
310 506 287253103

Research Papers Published (2013-2018): 995


Numbers of books in the College Library: 1,33,083


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