St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering is owned, administered and run by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kuzhithurai, under the able leadership of the Most. Rev. Dr. Jeromedhas Varuvel, the present Chairman of the college, from the bifurcation of the Diocese of Kuzhithurai from the Diocese of Kottar in December, 2014. SXCCE was started in 1998 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kottar, before its bifurcation, under the nurturing leadership of (the Late) Bishop, Most. Rev. Dr. Leon A. Tharmaraj, who coordinated the initiatives and efforts of the laity and the clergy of the diocese. St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering vibrates the vision of ‘Creating a Technically Empowered Humane Society’ by offering cutting edge technical and managerial education to the rural youth of Tamil Nadu and beyond. St. Xavier's Catholic College of Engineering has six undergraduate and twelve postgraduate Programs, besides five University recognized research departments. All the Programs are approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and all the U.G programs have permanent affiliation of the Anna University. In pursuit of excellence, a quality management system has been developed in line with ISO 9001-2000 and implemented in this college. The college has all the requisite infrastructural facilities as per the stipulation of the government to impart technical education of the highest standard. All the departments have updated and well equipped laboratories.
To be an institution of eminence of optimal human development, excellent engineering education and pioneering research towards developing a technically-empowered humane society.
To transform the youth majority of whom are from rural area into top class professionals and technocrats willing to serve local and global society with ethical integrity, by providing vibrant academic experience of learning, research and innovation and stimulating opportunities to develop personal maturity and professional skills, with inspiring and high caliber faculty in a quality and serene infrastructural environment.