Welcome to Holy Cross College

HOLY CROSS COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS) NAGERCOIL, TAMIL NADU, the first women's college in kanniyakumari District was established by the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod in 1965 in response to the invitation of the then Bishop Agniswamy, Bishop of Kottar with the main purpose of providing University education in a Christian atmosphere to the deserving women students irrespective of caste and creed, with the watchword “Excellence” which is an expression of the Divine.
Since our fledgeling start-up, our efforts had not been hassle free, but we walk with intuitive intelligence in the light of the Divine. At present our college has a strength of 2673 students in 15 U.G programmes, 12 P.G programmes, 2 M.Phil programmes and 9 Research centres. Further the college offers nearly a dozen certificate courses. The college has a good number of high profile alumnae. The multi-cultural ambience has an incantatory power to dissolve boundaries and create new dreams.
Our campus has in store a lot of future promises and we know that we have miles and miles to go before we could rest on our laurels. Our journey and quest will continue!

The main thrust of the college is “Empowerment of Women”


Imbibing this Spirit of the Holy Cross, the institutions envisions a hormoneues society by empowering young women for global competency and ecological sustainability thorugh a holistic approach with innovative skills..


To provide quality education and to promote scholarly activities categoring to global competencies.

To nurture particpatory leadership to enhance social consciousness and social responsibility .

To uphold ethical values of love,truth and justice,personal accondability and transparency through professionals commitment.

To create global professionals and entreprenurs with innovative spirit and zeal.

To create empowered women of competence,commitment and compasion.

To instil in student the awareness of interconnectedness between human and nature.

  • Holy Cross College was accredited by NAAC(National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with
  • Reaccredited by NAAC with ‘A+’ Grade
  • Awarded ‘A +’ Grade with (CGPA 3.35/4)


The college stands for total liberation and development of the whole person of the student in order to prepare them to take their rightful place and responsibility in society.

  • To give all-round formation to the students in the light of christian principles inculcating spiritual, social and ethical values.
  • To strive for academic excellence across various disciplines.
  • To promote quality and innovative research output.
  • To develop social awareness and commitment among the staff and students for the benefit of the society.
  • To expose the students to the realities of the society through the outreach programme RUN.
  • To instill in the students, appreciation and respect for Mother Earth and our motherland.
  • To involve all the stakeholders in the collaborative consultation and decision making process.
  • To equip women with dignity, self-respect and courage to face the challenges of life.
  • To stimulate the students to become people centered agents of the social change.
  • To instill in the students the values of truth, love, justice and peace.

The College Offers:

  • 15 Under Graduate Programs
  • 12 Post Graduate Programs
  • 2 M.Phil
  • 9 Research Centres