Technology is innovating and expanding at an exponential rate. It’s difficult to grasp how dramatic is the growth of technology over the last 20 years. As a result it has helped technical education grow at very high pace and obviously it will continue to be a driving force going forward in this world of highly competitive and astonishingly booming opportunities. To sustain such a staggering growth, it is a pre-requisite to have intensely and qualitatively trained manpower.

In this context, in 1998, the phenomenal technological institution of, St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, was started at Chunkankadai. Since then, it has been on top of the table transforming educational conventions and incorporating modern facilities to totally unprecedented and unparalleled heights of quality education. Now in its 16th year, the college has developed in leaps and bounds to become the most sought-after institute in engineering and technology in Southern Tamilnadu.

SXCCE acknowledges and incorporates the latest and the most learner friendly techniques and methodologies in transforming the way many subjects are taught. It boasts a proud tradition of working collaboratively and learning joyfully while stressing the importance of continually assessing the effectiveness of ‘teaching and learning’ of ourselves. Added to this, the full fledged and high-end laboratories on campus with state-of-the-art technology which are also used by many Govt. Agencies and Institutions, consistently provide learners life time opportunities to learn by doing.

SXCCE with its vast experience in the dissemination of technical skill and knowledge has centered its activities on the inquisitive young men and women who seek learning from the reputed portals of this institution. Besides being in the forefront in the teaching-learning environment, it contributes handsomely to research in Science and Technology through the ever vibrant Research and Development Centre (R&D).

The College receives fundings from Department of Science and Technology (DST), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR), Govt. of India and many other agencies for Research Projects, International Conferences, Spoken Tutorials, Workshops, etc.

During this year, International Conferences were conducted on Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (ICAMTCS 2013), funded by DST, DRDO and CSIR, with speakers, Dr. Lowell W. Beineke and Dr. Jay Bagga from USA, International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability (ICEETS 2013) with Dr. Mohan Lal, Dr. B.S.S. Daniel and other experts and IEEE sponsored International Conference, HPCCloud 2013, participated by Dr.Michael Gernt, TUM, Germany and many eminent scientists.

Our college is a venue for NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) Lectures presented through IIT & IISc Professors on various technical topics, added to this Anna University Chennai ANNA EDUSAT programmes are provided for the benefit of Students and Staff.

The academic calendar of the college is full of activities through IEEE, IET, CSI, ISTE, SAE, ISHRAE, Energy club, Continuing Education Cell, NCC, NSS, YRC, Tamil Mantram, Konverz and many more which strengthen the students in essentials. Added to this, the Software Cell offers certificate courses on the emerging areas in information technology like MCP, MCSE, CCNA, Oracle and Dot Net. While the Consultancy Cell undertakes testing and construction related works of government agencies and others. Similarly the enterprising students get themselves involved for innovative projects through the Entrepreneurship Cell. The Fine Arts Club on our campus fosters creativity and artistic abilities and showcases the many talents on various platforms in various venues and avenues like TV and radio, winning prizes and bringing laurells to the college.

The e-journal facilities of the library which are sought after among scholars and researchers across the state provide superlative full text access to more than 2000 publications from Science Direct, IEEE, IEE, Springer Link, Wiley Online ASTM, Mc Graw- Hill and J-Gate.

Many of the students here look forward to the yearly Foreign University Exposure Visits being paid to various universities in Germany, Italy, Malaysia and others. Thus, in order to encourage cross fertilisation of ideas, MOUs have been signed with the University Sans Malaysia (USM), Malaysia and the University of Udaine, Italy, in addition to the regular student and faculty exchange programmes.

SXCCE provides a waiver of 95% in tuition fee to more than 200 poor but meritorious students which amounts to Rs.1.2 crores every year. Added to this nearly 1 crore rupees is channelized from various government agencies as Scholarships to every deserving student.

The students here exude confidence about their careers because of the empowering placement training they undergo during the 4 years of stay here. Every year most of the final year students get placements in Multinational Companies like Wipro, TCS, CTS, South India Bank, HCL Technologies, American Mega Trends, US Technologies, VI Micro Systems, Robert Bosch, Caritor India, etc. The college administration is adorned by the Bishop of the Diocese of Kottar, Rt.Rev. Dr. Peter Remigius, as the chairman. His Excellency is well strengthened in this regard by Monsignor. S. Solomon, the Vicar General of the Kottar Diocese, as the president of the Governing Council, Rev.Fr.A.Jesumarian, as the Correspondent, Dr.S.Joseph Sekhar, as the Principal and Rev.Fr. Dr.A.S. Michael Raj, as the Bursar.

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