Auxilium College founded in 1954 is the first women’s College in the Vellore District and is affiliated to the Thiruvalluvar University. Auxilium has been granted the status of autonomy by the UGC and the Thiruvalluvar University from the academic year 2007-2008.
The College has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with A+ Grade in 2003 and Re- Accredited with A grade with a CGPA of 3.41 out of 4 in 2010. It is a minority institution established and administered by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, commonly known as Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, belonging to the Catholic Church. It is primarily meant for the higher education of deserving Catholics but members of other communities are also admitted without reference to caste or creed and their rights of conscience are respected.
Vision: The vision of the college is the education of young women especially the poorest to become empowered and efficient leaders of integrity for the society.
Mission: To impart higher education to the economically weak, socially backward and needy students of Vellore and neighbouring districts.
Goal:The goal of our educative endeavour is to produce in a Salesian atmosphere, intellectually enlightened, spiritually inspired, emotionally balanced, morally upright, socially committed, accomplished – in a word – integrally formed young women who will be agents of social transformation
in today’s India. True to the vision of its Founders, the College commits itself to serve the economically weak, socially backward and needy students. The goal of our educative endeavour is to be realized with the collaboration of each and every member that form a part of Auxilium Family – the students, the staff, the parents, the management, the local and the distant agencies that are associated with her and all her well-wishers – the Auxilium Educating Community. With this in view, the Educative Project is drawn up every year in consultation with the staff, the parents and the students who are the protagonists of their own growth and are therefore at the focus of all educative interventions. The College therefore expects a close collaboration from the parents in the planning and execution of this project .
The Motto of the College is KNOWLEDGE AND VIRTUE. The College Emblem constitutes a book, a lily and a lamp. The book stands for Knowledge and the lily for Virtue. The Lamp with the burning flame is a reminder to Auxilians to keep the light of Knowledge and Virtue always alive. The hope and prayer of Auxilium is that every Auxilian while attaining Knowledge strives to acquire Virtue so that Knowledge and Virtue blend to make her a perfect model of womanhood. Pink and blue are the College colours: pink symbolises youthful cheerfulness and blue stands for loyalty and fidelity. Value Education classes for Non-Catholics and Faith Formation classes for Catholics are obligatory. The College is run according to the principles and method of St. John Bosco, the greatest educator of the 19th century and the Founder of the Salesian Society.
The characteristics of Salesian Youth Spirituality (SYS) – commitment to one’s duty, filial relationship with God, meeting Him in the ordinary events of the day, spirit of service, joy and friendly rapport with all characterise life in the College campus. Mary in her attitude of openness to God and others is a model for all. Besides increasing, diffusing and disseminating knowledge, higher education has also the function of serving the community. Every student is expected to fulfill this duty either by enrolling herself in the National Service Scheme or in any other voluntary group in the College, committed to community service.
Everyone who is admitted into the I Year Degree Course can enroll herself in the National Service Scheme (NSS) or National Cadet Corps (NCC) and put in the required hours of service as an NSS volunteer or NCC Cadet and appear for certificate examinations. The Document issued by the Sacred Congregation for Christian Education on Catholic School states: Christ is the foundation of the whole educational enterprise in a Catholic School. It is committed to the development of the whole person, since in Christ, the perfect Person, all human values find their fulfillment and unity. Herein lies the specifically catholic character of the School. Its duty to cultivate human values is its legitimate right in accordance with its particular mission to serve all people, and it has its origin in the Person of Christ. He is the model which the Catholic School offers to its pupils.