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College Profile
Name of the College Holy Cross Women's College
Place Ambikapur
State Chhattisgarh
Year of Establishment 1971
Status of the College Affiliated
Affiliating University Sant Gahira Guru Vishwavidyalaya, Sarguja, Ambikapur
College Type Women's College
Location Rural
Financial Status: Grants - in Aid/UGC 2F and 12B/Self financing
Number of Departments
UG Arts 09
Science 07
Commerce 02
Home-Science
PG Science 03
Arts 04
M.S.W 01
PGDCA 01
New M.Sc. Mathematics
M.A Geography
Research Departments 05

Holy Cross Women’s College, the first Women’s College in Surguja District of Chhattisgarh, has a dynamic and empowering educational environment for young women seeking, an undergraduate or post graduate degree in Science, Home-Science, Commerce and Arts. Inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ who came to give fullness of life to all and his call to spread the good news of love, peace, justice and equality and following the example of our founders Fr.Theodosius Florentini and Blessed Mother Maria Theresa Scherer, since its establishment in 1971, it has been catering to the needs of women of this rural, tribal and backward area.

College has the proud record of being one among the top Ten College’s in India and the only College in MP & Chhattisgarh which underwent accreditation by NAAC for the first time in 1998 and to receive 5 star grade which was the highest at that time. At present it is getting ready for the 4th cycle of accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

This pioneering knowledge hub of the state attracts students from all over through its value based Education. Apart from providing quality education, the college has been crossing one milestone after another in preparing young women to excel in every field along with academic achievements, intellectual development and character formation.

Following the motto of our Founder – “The need of the time is the will of God” the college has also taken keen interests in education young women in cultural, religious tolerance and ecosensitivity by instilling in them the true spirit of the constitution of India so that they become responsible citizens.

Ever on its onward journey of excellence, our efforts are ceaseless to explore new possibilities, and to trap the limitless opportunities in empowering the women of today for a better tomorrow.