The focus of this centre is self-help and to enable students to become self employable and to provide opportunities to “earn while they learn”. The Alumnae of Holy Cross College came forward to support the centre which was flagged off in September 2004. The Centre gives training on Arts and Crafts which include tailoring- basic and advanced, Hand embroidery, flower making, chalk making, making dolls, bags and woollen articles and painting classes. It is extending needy service to the beneficiaries who are self help group women members, girls and women from neighbouring slums enterprising and economically challenged students of our institution. The EDC has carved out a niche for itself. It works diligently for the uplift of marginalized women with financial support from Tamil Nadu Women Development Corporation and Tamil Nadu slum Clearance Board Tiruchirappalli Division.
It provides skill based training for paper covers, dolls, dresses etc. The focus of the centre is to enable students to students who are economically become self-employable and to provide opportunities to earn while they learn. Preference is given to backward.