The centre for research in Education was established in 1992 and it was first approved by the Madurai Kamaraj University and later by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. Now the centre is functioning under Tamilnadu Teachers Education University. So far 90 scholars have obtained their doctoral degrees through our centre. At present, 08 candidates are pursuing their Ph.D. programme and 29 candidates are awaiting for Viva-voce.
The library is the heart of our institution and well utilised by the student teachers and researchers. Library has two floors with an area of 5942sq.ft and seating capacity for about 250 readers. At present the library houses a collection of above 21,586 books, 1,315 book bank books, 871 dissertations, 53 dissertation abstracts international, 795 back volumes of journals, 245 CD’s and 11 years question bank. The library subscribes 4 International and 39 National journals from reputed institutions. The library also subscribes 27 magazines and 2 daily news papers. Library is fully computerized through Rovan Technologies of Library Management System and students can search the resources through computer based catalogue [Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)]. There is a separate digital library section. It has 2 Kindle e-reader, 96,000 e-books and for about 2000 online journals subscribed through UGC N-List consortium. The library resources exploration happens as around 75 students use the library every day.
There is a full time Physical Director. In addition to theoretical lectures and demonstrations, participation in sports and games is made compulsory.
The Art and Craft Instructor prepares the students for Socially Useful Productive Work Programmes.
Subject clubs are organised for enrichment of knowledge and development of talents. Health Club, Fine Art Club, Consumer Club and Red Ribbon Club are the different clubs which are functioning effectively in our college.
Opportunities are provided for the development of hidden talents of the students throughout the year.
In addition to the regular academic programmes, Seminars and Workshops are also organised, inviting experts from different fields.
A course on self-awareness will be conducted; Attendance for this course is obligatory for all.
Every year, our staff and the students in collaboration with alumni association, organize either a science exhibition or social camp or Medical camp in a selected rural area around Palayamkottai.It is a service to the rural people by our college. It also motivates our students towards a broad national outlook. Also important national days are celebrated to develop national values.
JCERT was started on 8th October 1999. Having its roots at SXCE, it aims at promoting teacher development in schools and colleges, by offering training programmes and undertaking projects in selected areas. It has been reaching out to about 600 school teachers through workshops and seminars.
Alumni Association is another supportive pillar of the college and link between the former students and the Alma mater. The students are registered as the members of the association, when they complete the courses. The members are encouraged, through this association, to live and spread the Jesuit values and to cooperate with various activities of the college. A lot of outreach programmes and common celebrations are organized. Apart from the general body meeting, periodical meetings are held as and when the situation arises to participate in the development of the college. Current students are also involved in the activities of the association.
This programme aims at developing an integrated personality with positive thinking and creativity of the individuals and making them aware of the their own potentials. It prepares them to lead a fruitful and successful life in a pluri-cultural, multi-religious and competitive society.
Our Computer Centre has 50 computers with latest configuration. The B.Ed. Students are given training in using Computer Softwares. The centre offers a course on Computer Applications which comprises 40 hours theory and 100 hours practicals. The practicals are arranged outside the class hours. The students are given opportunity to use the computers during holidays. The centre also offers training to prepare CAI Package. Internet Browsing Facility is available for all the students.
Our College offers guidance and councelling, career motivation and information regarding various courses related to employment. Details of the employment opportunities are provided. The placement service is given to the students. Campus interview is organized every year in our campus. Reputed institutions look for our students.
The college has a well maintained Hostel which creates congenial atmosphere for academic, spiritual and physical growth. The Hostel accommadates both B.Ed. and M.Ed. students (men & women seperately).
Director: Rev. Fr. J. Martin George, S.J.
St. Xavier’s College of Education being a community of prospective teachers, the staff and management, tending towards a common goal, life in the campus must be inspired by unity, mutual trust and co-operation among these partners. The following general code of conduct should be observed.