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 by the constitution of our country. This esteemed centre of learning is the fruit of the vision and farsightedness of late Archbishop Most Rev. Benedict Mar Gregorios and currently flourishes 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 College, affiliated to the University of Kerala was started in 1964 with Pre-Degree courses and upgraded successively with B.A Political Sciences and Malayalam, B.Sc. Mathematics, Zoology, Botany and B.Com. Degree courses in 1967, B.Sc Chemistry in 1982, B.Sc Physics in 1993, M.Sc. Mathematics in 1995, B.A. Communicative English in 1998, M.A. Public Administration in 1999 and M.Sc. Environmental Sciences in 2001, M.Sc. Chemistry in 2013, B.A. Economics in 2014, Ph.D Chemistry in 2019 and B.Com Accounts and Data Science in 2020.
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 also. In 2015, the College was re-accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC after assessment by its peer team which visited the college from 26th to 28th of March, 2015.
The college has bagged several recognitions from the regulatory bodies associated with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in recent times. This includes the award of the coveted STAR college status and the DST-FIST recognition in 2016 and being enlisted in the RUSA infrastructure fund list in 2018. The elevation of the PG department of Chemistry to the status of a Research Centre of the University of Kerala in 2019 marks yet another milestone in college's pursuit of excellence.