History

& Milestones

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was born out of the educational vision of St Kuriakose Elias Chavara, an educationalist and social reformer of the nineteenth century in South India. He founded the first Catholic indigenous congregation, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), in 1831 which administers CHRIST (Deemed to be University).

 

“CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was established as ‘Christ College’ in 1969. It undertook path-breaking initiatives in Indian higher education with the introduction of innovative and modern curricula, insistence on academic discipline, imparting of Holistic Education and adoption of global higher education practices with the support of creative and dedicated staff.”

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India conferred Autonomy to Christ College in 2004 and identified it as an Institution with Potential for Excellence in 2006. In 2008 under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India, declared the institution a Deemed to be University, in the name and style of Christ University. One of the first institutions in India to be accredited in 1998 by the NAAC, and subsequently in 2004 and 2016, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) has the top grade ‘A’ in the 4-point scale.

“The multi-disciplinary University which focuses on teaching research and service offers Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programmes in humanities, social sciences, sciences, commerce, management, engineering, architecture, education, and law  to about 25000 students. The University offers its programmes at three campus locations  in Bangalore in Karnataka; and in Pune Lavasa in Maharashtra and Delhi NCR.

The campus is a living example of harmonious multiculturalism with students from all the states and union territories and around 60 different countries. CHRIST (Deemed to be University) publishes six peer-reviewed research journals and has published more than 300 books in Kannada and English. A promoter of sports, music and literary activities, it is a nurturing ground for creative excellence.

 

Milestones

1969-1978

1966

Christ College registered as a society under Mysore Societies Registration Act

1969

Blessing of the newly constructed building (now called Block I) and commencement of the first academic year on 15 July  at 9:30 AM 

Started one year Pre-University Courses (PUC) under Bangalore University. 

1970

Courses in BA, BSc,  and BCom were introduced

1970-71

Two-year PUC introduced

1971

Kannada Sangha established

1972-73

The first batch of Degree students graduated. In BA (Philosophy) students secured ranks in the positions of I, II, IV, V, VI and X

1979-1988

1979-80

Started co-education

1981

‘AydaKathegalu’ book published by Kannada Sangha’s prescribed as a textbook by Bangalore University for the Department of Kannada

1984

New hockey court inaugurated

1989-1998

1987

Library building Inaugurated on 12 February 1987

1988-89

The first Self Financing Programme BSc – (Physics, Mathematics, Electronics) [PME] started.

1990

Construction of a segment of Block II

1990

BSc (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics) introduced

1991

BA - (Journalism, Psychology, English) [JPEng],  Bachelor of Hotel Management [BHM], Bachelor of Business Management [BBM] and MA (Sociology) introduced

1993

Silver Jubilee Year

1993

MSc (Physics) introduced

1994

MBA and MCA programmes introduced

1996

BBA Twinning Programme with Western Michigan University, Kalamzoo, USA introduced

1997

Promulgation of Mission Statement 

1998

Christ College became the first educational institution in Karnataka to be accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

1998

Centre for Education Beyond Curriculum (CEDBEC) established

1999-2008

1999

Centre for Social Action (CSA) established

2000

Bachelor of Computer Science [BCA] programme introduced

2002

First Journals – ‘Artha-Journal of Social Science’, ‘Ushus-Journal of Management Studies’ and ‘Mapana-Journal of Science’ launched

2004

Autonomous status granted by UGC

2005

Re-accredited with A+ by NAAC.

2005

College became an Autonomous Institution

2005

MSc (Mathematics) and MA (Economics) introduced

2005

MoUs signed with University of Wales, UK and Liverpool-Hope University, UK

2006

Inauguration of Main Auditorium with seating capacity of about 2000

2006

Bachelor of Education (BEd) and BA LLB (Honours) programmes introduced

2006

UGC declared Christ College as an Institution with Potential for Excellence

2006

Establishment of Deaneries

2007

Blessing of Block I of Faculty of  Engineering in Bangalore Kengeri Campus on Mysore Road

2007

University Study Abroad Consortium  (USAC) with Universities in USA launched in the campus

2008

Inauguration of Jonas Hall (Women’s Hostel) in Main Campus

2008

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India confers Deemed to be University status on Christ College (Autonomous) on 22 July

2008

Atna-Journal of Tourism Studies and Tattva-Journal of Philosophy launched.

2008

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programmes launched.

2008

Kannada Sangha Published 199th book

2008

MA (English with Communication Studies) introduced

2008 Land bought at Lavasa in Pune, Maharashtra for future campus development

2009-2018

2009

Formal inauguration of Faculty of Engineering in Bangalore Kengeri Campus

2009

PhD programmes launched

2009 Land bought at Ghaziabad in Delhi NCR  for future campus development

2010

BA (Performing Arts, English and Psychology) introduced

2010

Blessing and inauguration of Central Block, Main Campus on Hosur Road

2010

Centre for Research established

2010

Inauguration of Nodal Office in Thiruvananthapuram

2010 Centre for Research established
2010 Land bought at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala for University Nodal Office Centre

2011

Blessing of Knowledge Centre (PG Library) and Chapel in Central Block, Main Campus

2011

Land bought in Hulimavu, on Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore, Karnataka  for future campus development

2012

Christ University Law Journal launched.

2012

Centre for Concept Design started

2012

Dr Fr Thomas C Mathew, Vice Chancellor conferred with the honorary rank of Colonel by the Ministry of Defence for contributions to National Cadet Corps.

2013

Property bought in view of Campus in Wardha, Maharashtra

2013

Centre for Advanced Research and Training (CART) established

2013

BA  (Theatre Studies , Communication and Media Studies, English) introduced

2014

Became member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

2014

Blessing and inauguration of  Lavasa Campus, Pune.

2014

Blessing and inauguration of Delhi NCR Campus Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

2015

Property bought in view of campus in  Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

2015

Inauguration of St Kuriakose Elias Hall (Men’s Hostel) in the Main Campus

2015

BA (Music – Western Classical, Psychology, English) introduced

2015

Blessing and inauguration of Block IV in the Main Campus

2016

Blessing and Inauguration of Bannerghatta Road Campus

2016

Adoption of the Choice Based Curriculum

2016

Centre for Academic and Professional Support (CAPS) established.

2016

Block V in Bangalore Kengeri Campus Inaugurated

2016

NAAC awards highest grade “A” on four point scale with CGPA of 3.25

2016

Completion of Block V (Kengeri Campus) housing Automobile Workshop, Centre for Digital Innovation and the Incubation Centre

2016 Centre for Digital Innovation and the Incubation Centre started in Bangalore Kengeri Campus

2017

Inauguration of the new Auditorium in the Bannerghatta Road Campus

2017

Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) progamme introduced at Kengeri Campus

2017

Centre for Indian and Foreign Languages established

2017

Property bought in view of  North Campus, Bangalore

2017 Land bought in Nagasandra, Tumkur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka for future campus development

2018

Property bought in view of Campus in Cochin

2019 Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India approved Off Campuses of the University at Pune Lavasa and at Ghaziabad in Delhi NCR on 08 April
2019 School System was introduced in the place of Deanery System
2020 Law programme ranked within top 20 in NIRF in the country
2021 Research and Development Block inaugurated
2021 School of Architecture Block inaugurated
2022 Dr Fr Abraham V M, Vice Chancellor, conferred with the honorary rank of Colonel by the Ministry of Defence for contributions to National Cadet Corps.
2022 Five BTech programmes NBA accredited
 

CHRIST

(Deemed to be University)

Dharmaram College Post, Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560029,
Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 804012 9100 / 9600

Fax: 40129000

Email: mail@christuniversity.in

Web: http://www. christuniversity.in

Vision

EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE

Mission

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment.

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