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 farsightedness 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. Political Sciences and Malayalam, B.Sc. Mathematics, Zoology and Botany and B.Com. Degree courses in 1967, 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 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 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 Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of science and Technology has recognized St.John’s College under its Star College Scheme in 2016. It is another golden feather that adorns the crown of St.John’s immediately after its NAAC ‘A’ grade re-accreditation.
Ministry of science and Technology has recognized St.John’s College under its DST-FIST program in 2016. It is yet another golden feather that adorns the crown of St.John’s immediately after its NAAC ‘A’ grade re-accreditation and Star College recognition.