Holy Cross College (Autonomous) Tiruchirappalli is a highly reputed Arts and Science College for Women in the state of Tamil Nadu. Situated at the heart of ‘The Rock City’ on the banks of the River Cauvery, Holy Cross College has a unique history of academic excellence. It is a Catholic Institution established in 1923 when higher education for women was considered almost a transgression. It has been in the fore front of women’s education for 97 years and is marching towards the centenary.

We strive to form academically excelling individuals committed to God and to social growth, using all their endowments.

The history of Holy Cross College dates back to 1901, when Mother Sophie set up a primary school with only a room or two and a handful of students. From its humble beginning, it has steadily grown, attained the status of a college in 1923, became a Second Grade College in 1928 and Post Graduate College in 1964. 

The college was granted autonomous status in 1987 by the Bharathidasan University. It was accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC ) in 1999 with 5 stars and re-accredited in 2005 with ‘A’ grade and in 2012(3rd Cycle) with A Grade in 2020(4th Cycle) with A++ with CGPA Score of 3.75 on a 4.0 Scale by NAAC. The college was recognised by UGC as ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ in October 2011 and the CPE status has been extended till 2022. As per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by MHRD, the college was ranked 26 th for the year 2017 and 42 nd for the year 2018.



Truth and Charity.

There is an earnest search to know the truth, love the truth and live the truth in one’s life and relationship with others.


Teppakulam Post, P.B No. 318 Tiruchirappalli – 620 002

  • Email: office@hcctrichy.ac.in
  • Phone: 0431 -2700637

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