ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE : A PROFILE
St. Xavier’s College Vaikom, accredited with 'B+' grade by NAAC, was established in the year 1981 under the aegis of St. Xavier’s Church, Kothavara. At inception, it was a Junior College affiliated to the Kerala University, but later came under the jurisdiction of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on its formation in 1983. The College has immensely contributed to the cause of higher learning and development of this region. The College offers Six Degree courses viz; B.Sc. Physics, B.Sc. Zoology,
B.Sc. Chemistry, B.A. Economics, B.A. Political Science and B.Com. Post Graduate Course in Commerce was started in 2013 to meet the ever growing demand for higher education. Apart from these regular streams, the College has started a full fledged Computer centre; St. Xavier's Institute of Information Technology (XIIT), which offers short term courses like DCA, PGDCA and Tally to regular students as well as outsiders catering to ever growing demands in this field. The Multi Gym facility provided in the College ensures the physical health of the students and equips them to compete in various sports and games. Apart from these, the College offers a foundation course in Karnatic Music, Martial arts training and an Enhancement Programme in English.
St. Francis Xavier, Our Heavenly Patron
St. Francis Xavier, S.J., was a Navarrese Basque Roman Catholic Missionary, born in Javier, Kingdom of Navarre (now part of Spain). His acquaintance with Ignatius of Loyola prompted him to join the path of devotion. He devoted himself to religious service and became one of the founders of Jesuit Order. In 1530, Francis was awarded Degree of Master of Arts and taught Aristotelian Philosophy at Beauvas College, University of Paris. The world venerated him for his ability to live and work with the downtrodden and the marginalised. The incomparable apostolic zeal and the stupendous miracles which the God has ordained through him made him an unparalleled divine manifestation. As an ecstatic saint, great teacher and savior, his soul continues to provide providential assistance in all our ventures.