Institutional Distinctiveness

The distinctiveness of the institution is rooted in the motto,” Excellence, service and setting trends”. The vision of the Holy Cross Society is “The need of the time is the will of God”. To attain this vision for the aspiring students for higher goals of life mainly from Calicut and other districts of Kerala we have humbly responded to meet their need and the Holy Cross Institute of Management and Technology ( HCIMT) was initiated.

In Calicut city there are many government and aided colleges. Students with good merit get admission in these colleges. Majority of students with low marks are unable to get admission in such colleges. Besides the students from weak income groups like drivers, wage labourers, small scale employees and from rural areas struggle to get enrolled in good colleges of the city. To meet such students’ dream for higher education in quality and care is the reason for the advancement of HCIMT. To transform the students to be competent and benevolent professionals the College makes every effort to bring out the intellectual, emotional and social potentials of the pupils. The students, staff and management belong to different cultures, religions and languages. We esteem the Holy Cross Family Spirit as our culture. All are cherished as one family and thus contribute to the national integration of our MotherLand India. The college nurtures the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kudumbakam in the campus and among all. The learners are facilitated to be professionally excellent, humanely service-minded, compassionate, and innovative trend setters. This in a way fulfils the aim of education to contribute to the revolution of society and to address the need of the modern era.

Excellence: The institution works to bring out what was aptly articulated by Swami Vivekananda,” Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man”. The institution has proudly created 25 rank holders of the university over the years. Students participate and conduct programmes based on the curriculum and blend knowledge with entertainment. Through the activities the faculties give practical exposures through workshops and activities that boost the curricular knowledge. The academic programmes with extra efforts facilitate individual care and conducts remedial classes for the advanced, average, and below-average learners. The institution has an outstanding pass percentage about 91% in spite of the students’ poor grade background. We are proud to be part of transforming ordinary to extraordinary students.

Service:  HCIMT reaches out to persons in crisis, promotes nature clubs, and is part of the nation building. Stakeholders have various projects and programme to bring insight in the social and national psyche. The institution has won the Best NSS unit awards for the past four years and has also held the Red Ribbon club State award for three consecutive years. The students of the college had given psychological aids to the victims floods, Covid 19 and counselling and subject coaching to the girl children of gender park under the social welfare board, Kerala. Students have arranged, collected, and distributed food, water, clothes, sanitary materials and medicines for the flood-affected people of Wayanad, Calicut and Thrissur districts. They have cleaned the houses of people who were unable to get into their homes and surroundings and made it liveable. The students and faculty trained the female residents of Pilassery village in basic stitching lessons and introduced some self-employment opportunities. Students actively participated in the construction of 2 new wells and cleaning of flood affected 5 wells at the Vettilappara village. The institution was always at the forefront in associating with the district administration in green initiatives and the cleaning drives of rivers, namely, Cherupuzha, Kallai, Kabani, Calicut Beach and the famous Canoli Canal. An organic farm was initiated for the villagers at Pilassery village and later at the Gender Park by the students. They are motivated to donate blood and about 150 units of blood are collected every year in the college for the government hospitals. The students and the staff members have offered their service at the district administration during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Setting trends: The institution prioritizes the efforts to make the stakeholders engage in areas of professional growth and creativity. The courses offered at the institution allow a constructive space for the students. The college set trends in offering life promotive and job opportunity courses like, Fashion designing, Social Work and Hotel management. The English Literature course is amalgamated with Journalism and explores the creative writing and presentation skills of the students. The institution empowers MSW students to be efficient professionals who can aid the humanitarian needs and work towards the development of the society. The commerce and management wing explores both computer application and finance, allowing the students for entrepreneurship and growth. The college is the pioneer in the State to begin SAP training for graduate students and attained Global Certification with cent percent results consecutively for the past 4 years. The students after graduation have achieved placements and many have taken up entrepreneurship and flourished in their life. Students of Hotel Management invent healthy and tasty recipes as part of the curriculum and during competitions.

HCIMT is the first college to initiate an MSc fashion & textile designing course in the state. Fashion department nurtures the students to incorporate fashion with other disciplines to serve humanity better. The students have innovated medicated dress materials and immunity boosting herbs to set new trends in the field. They have used eco-friendly fabric for garments in many fashion shows organised in and out of the campus, universities. We hold dear to have been invited  by the Creativity & Culture Commission, Department of Language & Culture, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

True to its motto of setting trends, in the selection of courses, HCIMT has taken a keen interest in catering to the newest trends and has made a breakthrough in many cases that opens the windows wide for future perspective and amplifies the instinct in the stakeholders to develop their ideas and follow their dreams to set further benchmarks.