St. John’s College is one of the Malankara Syrian Catholic Colleges established and administered by the Major Archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram in accordance with the rights of the minority community guaranteed in the constitution of our country. This esteemed centre of learning is the fruit of the vision and far sightedness of late Archbishop Most Rev.Benedict Mar Gregorios and currently flourishing under the patronage of His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos. Ever since its inception, the College is championing the cause of learning and total development of the region.
St. John’s, affiliated to the University of Kerala was started in 1964 with Pre-Degree course and upgraded successively with B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. Degree courses in 1967, M.Sc. Mathematics in 1995, B.A. Communicative English (Semester) in 1998, M.A. Public Administration (Semester) in 1999 and M.Sc. Environmental Sciences (Semester) in 2001, M.Sc. Chemistry in 2013 and B.A. Economics in 2014.
While being conscious of its special obligations for providing educational opportunities to the Malankara Syrian Catholic Community, the management of the college extends its service to the members of other communities as well to the extent possible. In 2005, the College was accredited with B+ grade by NAAC after assessment by its peer team which visited the college in 2005.