Monday, 1 August 2011

History

Christ University blossomed out of  the educational vision of Carmelites of Mary
Immaculate (CMI). Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara founded the congregation in
1831. Blessed Chavara was a great educationalist and a social reformer of the 19th
century.
Christ University was established in July 1969 as Christ College under Bangalore
University. UGC conferred Autonomy  to Christ College  (No. F.13-1/2004) on October
7, 2004.  It became  the  first College  in South  India  to be reaccredited with A+ by
National  Assessment  and  Accreditation  Council  (NAAC)  in  May  2005.  UGC
identified  it as an  Institution with Potential  for Excellence  in June 2006.
Under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, Ministry of Human Resources Development
of the Union Government of India, vide Notification No. F. 9-34/2007-U.3 (A), had
declared Christ College as a Deemed  to be University,  in  the name and style of Christ
University on July 22, 2008.
Christ University  is rooted  in Gospel values, and  is committed  to provide Holistic
education  through  the development of  intellectual competence, personal skills,  inter-
personal skills and societal skills. The University welcomes to its fold students from
all over  the country  in an environment of  religious harmony and secularism.

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