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St. Xavier's Catholic College of Engineering

Towards a technically-empowered humane society


St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering is owned, administered and run by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kuzhithurai, under the able leadership of the Most. Rev.Dr.Jeromedhas Varuvel, the present chairman of the college, from the bifurcation of the diocese of Kuzhithurai from the Diocese of Kottar in December, 2014. SXCCE was started in 1998 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kottor, before its bifurcation, under the nurturing leadership of (the Late) bishop, Most.Rev.Dr.Leon A. Tharmaraj, who coordinated the initiatives and efforts of the laity and the clergy of the diocese.

St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering vibrates the vision of ‘Creating a Technically Empowered Humane Society’ by offering cutting edge technical and managerial education to the rural youth of Tamil Nadu and beyond.

St. Xavier's Catholic College of Engineering has six undergraduate and twelve postgraduate programs, besides five university recognized research departments. All the programs are approved by All India

Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and all the U.G programs have permanent affiliation of the Anna University. In pursuit of excellence, a quality management system has been developed in line with ISO 9001-2000 and implemented in this college. The college has all the requisite infrastructural facilities as per the stipulation of the government to impart technical education of the highest standard. All the departments have updated and well equipped laboratories.

Students and faculty members are highly motivated to conduct researches in different fields of technology. Currently, funded research projects from Government agencies and collaborative research projects with reputed foreign universities are being carried out with the sound infrastructure of SXCCE. Hundreds of youngsters are pursuing their doctoral level research with the guidance of the expertise available in the campus. The leading funding agencies supporting us are the Department of Science and Technology, AICTE, UGC, and so forth.

To impart value laden education, the college has associated itself with many professional and nonprofessional organizations. SXCCE has also established close association with many industries with standing MoUs. The placement and training wing of the college trains the students on par with the current requirement of the industries and provides platform for various companies to recruit students from this college. All facilities have also been also tuned up to prepare our students to take various competitive exams related to popular government services and to get admission for higher studies in renowned institutions in India and abroad.

St. Xavier's Catholic College of Engineering is located at the lap of the Western Ghats at Chunkankadai in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu, overlooking the Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram National Highway (NH 47). Lush green paddy fields and plantain farms spread their arms around the college and gentle breeze caresses it.

While importance is given to imparting excellent technical knowledge, utmost care is also taken to instill into the young minds a wider perspective of social and spiritual values, thereby enlightening them to become committed nation builders and exemplary citizens.

 Important Dates

 Vision of the College

To be an institution of eminence of optimal human development, excellent engineering education and pioneering research towards developing a technically-empowered humane society.

 Mission of the College

To transform the youth majority of whom are from rural area into top class professionals and technocrats willing to serve local and global society with ethical integrity, by providing vibrant academic experience of learning, research and innovation and stimulating opportunities to develop personal maturity and professional skills, with inspiring and high caliber faculty in a quality and serene infrastructural environment.

 Quality Policy

Attaining global eminence, by achieving excellence in all that we do, in life, education and service.


To transform our students into fully-functioning human persons and empowering leaders with autonomy and passion for continuous self-learning.

To equip them with contemporary scientific and technical knowledge with student centered teaching methods.

To animate them into pioneering researchers and investors.

To train them to excel with cutting edge technical, entrepreneurial and managerial skills for a successful career.

To expose them to challenging opportunities of self-discovery and to commit themselves to lead a value-based life of humane service.

To recruit faculty who inspire the students with their passion for knowledge and transmit knowledge to the students by student-centered creative and innovative teaching and learning methods, lead them by example in high-end researchers, and edify the students with their life of integrity and ethics.

To provide standard infrastructure, serene and stimulating environment that is most conducive to learning.

To develop avenues of continuous and responsive collaboration with stakeholders for the optimal development of the students and institution.