Recognised as 'College with Potential for Excellence' by UGC, Re-accredited by NAAC with "A" Grade with a CGPA of 3.50

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Rev. Dr. Alphonse Manickam, S.J.,



The aim of a higher education institution is to help the students perform three important things: Producing beautiful things, Thinking new thoughts and Being good. The first quality is developed in Arts, the second in Science and the third in Ethics. St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai, founded by Jesuit Fathers with a noble vision of Veritate Lumen et Vita (Light and Life through Truth), has striven during the past ninety-six years to motivate the students attain a synthesis of academic excellence and character formation. Value education and Service to the society are significant aspects of our institution. We believe that the fruits of higher education should ultimately reach the economically and socially disadvantaged sections of the society.

Our mission is to impart quality education in all core disciplines of knowledge by developing global leaders who are confident, intelligent, gifted and engaged with the necessary qualities to face the challenges in life. With excellent infrastructure, ICT-enabled teaching-learning process, ever increasing new job oriented courses, career-counselling and highly enthused qualified teachers, we earnestly endeavour to help the students in realizing their dreams and make them “citizens of the world”.