St. Xavier's College is on the enchanting banks of River Periyar. College is functioning under the management of the Congregation of Teresian Carmelites (C.T.C.), and is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University.
St. Xavier's College is a long cherished and hard realized dream of Rt. Rev. Msgr. Augustine Maveli, Rev. Mother Magdelene C.T.C., and Very Rev. Mother Isabel C.T.C. (Superior General of the Congregation of the Teresian Carmelites).
The college started functioning on 6th of July, 1964 with four batches of Pre- Degree classes with the total strength of 238 students and 22 members of the Teaching staff. It was raised to the status of a degree College in 1968. It now offers Degree courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Zoology- Vocational, Economics, Malayalam, English Literature, Communicative English and Commerce. Post Graduate courses in Commerce, Physics, English and Microbiology started in 1984, 1998 and 2001 respectively.
Keeping with the grand tradition of providing students access to latest technology, St. Xavier's College has implemented virtual class room in its campus from December 2005. We have the credit of becoming the second college in the state to provide this facility and the first women's college in the state.
Under the able leadership of Rev.Sr. Speciosa, St.Xavier's College was accredited to the four star status by NAAC in 1999. The college was re-accredited at B++ grade, during the tenure of Rev. Sr. Charles in 2006.
The Add-On Programmes on E-Banking, E-Marketing and Security Analysis are offered from 2004 and Tally from 2009 by the Department of Commerce. From 2008, the Add-on courses on Computer Application by the Department of Physics and from 2011, Add- On Course on Human Right Education by Dept. of Economics have been introduced.
As a temple of learning, St. Xaviers has 51 years of glorious history. It upholds the noble ideals of education to carry on the mission and vision of our Mother Foundress, Rev. Mother Eliswa and our Patron St. Francis Xavier. St. Xavier's aims at the moulding of young women to live a richer life, fulfilling their individual and social responsibilities. Every young woman with a receptive mind finds her life in the campus a rewarding and stimulating experience. Our young scholars, singers, dancers, artists and sports stars have upheld the name and fame of the college by their meritorious achievements all through the years.