Institution > Milestones

Christ College, nurtured and nourished by the collective will of the people of Irinjalakuda, has its origin in 1956 at Mangadikunnu, then a forlorn hill on the outskirts of Irinjalakuda Municipality. The college was formally inaugurated by Sri. B. Ramakrishna Rao, Governor of Kerala on October 13th, 1957. The College started with 240 students and 14 members on the teaching staff. At present it has 22 departments of study, 21 UG programme,15 PG programmes,managed by 160 teachers and 60 members of the non-teaching staff. About 3000 students are currently enrolled in the college both in the aided and unaided streeme.

1955

20-May

College Committee of Citizens formed

 

18-Jun

University sanction for starting of the college

 

24-Oct

Foundation stone of the College Main Building laid by Rev. Fr. Maurus CMI Prior General

1956

17-Jun

Blessing of the College by Dr. G.C. Alappat, Bishop of Thrissur

 

18-Jun

Classes Begin. First Manager: Rev. Fr. Clemens CMI, (Provincial) First Principal: Rev. Fr. Gabriel CMI

 

9-Jul

Visit of the first University Inspection Commission

1957

Jun

Front Block completed. Degree courses in Chemistry, Zoology & Commerce started

 

13-Oct

Formal Inauguration the of College by Sri. B. Ramakrishna Rao, Governor of Kerala

 

Dec

Junior Hostel Building Completed

1958

Jun

B.A. Economics started

1957-58

 

Kandamkulathy Football Tournament Instituted

1960

Jun

Old Students Association Formed

 

Jun

B.Sc. Physics started

 

Sep

Vidhyarthy Bhavan Hostel Completed

 

30-Oct

Christ Monastery (Junior Hostel) formally Inaugurated

1961

Jun

Post-Graduate Courses in Commerce and Zoology started

1961/62

 

Students Centre & Hobby Workshop opened

1963

Feb

Library block Completed. Christ College Development Committee formed

 

Jun

Christ College Women's Section opened

 

Jun

B.Sc. Mathematics started

1964

Jun

Christ College Womens Section separated as St. Josephs College

 

Jun

Two Year Pre-Degree course started

 

23-Aug

Christ Monastery shifted to the new building

1965

2-Dec

Sri. A.P. Jain, Governor of Kerala visited the College

1966

Jun

Special B.Sc. Chemistry & Zoology and M.Sc.

 

26-30 Dec

Decennium celebrated with competitions, conferences and cultural programmes; Sri. Bhagvan Sahai, Governor of Kerala, presided. College Park completed

1967

Jan

Old Students Trophy for Volley Ball instituted

1968

 

College came under the jurisdiction of Calicut University

 

26-Oct

U.G.C. Team inspected the college

1969

1-Feb

College day, presided over by Sri. V.V.Giri, Vice President of India

 

Dec

National Service Scheme Two Units Nos. 49 & 70 started

1969-70

 

H.E. Joseph Cardinal Parekattil visited the College

1971

26-May

College Chapel consecrated.

1971-72

 

M.Sc. Chemistry Block completed. 400 Meters Track completed

1973

8-May

Library building (present auditorium) foundation stone laid

1974

5-Feb

University Athletic Meet Inaugurated by Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

1975

17-Mar

Inauguration of the new library building (present Auditorium) by H.E. A.M. Thomas

1978

31-Mar

Construction of workshop and animal house

1978-79

 

Construction of research Laboratory and Aquarium

1978-80

 

Introduction of shift system. Addition of four batches at Pre-Degree level

1980

1-Oct

Completion of Post Graduate Research (Chemistry) Block

1981

Dec

B.Sc. Geology started

1982

4 -8 Mar

Celebration of Silver Jubilee

1982

Nov

M.A. Economics started

1985

Mar

Completion of Mini Language Lab

 

20-Apr

Fr. J.V. Ambooken, Principal on leave. Appointment of Fr. Jose Steohen as Principal

1987

15-Sep

Retirement of Fr. J.V. Ambooken, Principal.

1989

Jan

Two Computers PC/XT installed.

 

Mar

Modi Zerox-Photo Copier installed

 

Jun

Shift system discontinued retaining the same Number of students batches and groups in the Pre-Degree Class

1990

Jun

Student Strength in M.A. Economics increased to 20, Student Strength in M.Sc. Chemistry increased to 10.

 

23-Oct

B.Sc. Degree Course in Physical Education started.

 

15-Nov

Library restructuring completed

1991

23-Apr

Appointment of Rev. Fr. Thomas A. Achandy as Principal

 

Nov

Research Project on New Organic Farming Technology using Earth Worms submitted by Prof. Mathew P. John, Department of Chemistry was sanctioned.

1992/93

 

Introduction of Co-Education in the Graduate

1994

22-Apr

Fr. Jose Chittilappilly assumes office as Principal

 

6-Oct

Student strength in Geology increased to 24. B.Sc. Physical Education converted to B.P.E.

1995

10-Jul

A unit of C.R.E.S started in Christ College .

 

25-Aug

Students strength in M.Sc. Chemistry increased to 12, Students strength in M.Sc. Zoology increased to 12.

 

Oct

National Service Scheme Third Unit No.20 started

 

11-Nov

Blessing of Blessed Kuriakose Elias Seminar Hall

 

13-Nov

M.Sc. Physics started.

1996

3-Feb

Blessing of the first floor of the New Block. N.C.C Women’s Wings started.

 

7-Feb

Inauguration of BPE Course by Hon. Edu. Minister Sri. E.T. Mohammed Basheer.

 

Nov

Rajeev Gandhi Memorial Trophy for the best College in Calicut University .

1998

Apr

Fr. C.S. Thomas assumes office as Principal

 

Jun

Three Batches of Pre-Degree de-linked.

 

Aug

Students strength in M.Sc. Physics increased To 10

 

Oct

B.A. Functional English course started.

1999

Jan

Library Computerized. New Concrete BasketBall Court.

 

Feb

Compulsory social service for degree students Introduced.

 

Apr

A unit of NIIT started in Christ College .

 

May

NCC Girls wing discontinued.

2000

Jan

M.Sc. Environmental Science started.

 

Apr

Office Computerization started. Language Lab completed.

 

Jun

Pre-Degree de-linked from college.

2001

 

Sanskrit at degree level as additional language. Malayalam as additional language for B.Com. Sub-Centre of Centre for Continuing Education, Kerala sanctioned. PGDCA course (Part time) sanctioned by Department of Technical Education, Kerala.

 

Sep

M.A. West Asian Studies started

 

 

Off-Campus Centre of Bharathiar University , Coimbatore .

2003

1-May

Fr. Francis Kurissery assumes office as Principal

 

14 - 16 July

NAAC visit

 

16-Sep

Accreditation by NAAC, B++ grade IQAC established.

2004

 

Career Oriented Programme was sanctioned.

 

24-May

Public Address System Installed.

 

1-Jun

Fr. C.O. Jose assumes office as Principal.

 

Aug

Change of the course of M.A. West Asian studies to M.A. History.

 

Dec

NCC National Integration Camp.

2005

Jul

B. Com. additional batch started.

 

17-Nov

Golden Jubilee Proclamation

2006

 

Golden Jubilee Year 1956-2006

 

8-Feb

Christ Jyothi Darshan

 

10-Feb

Gurupooja

 

11-Feb

Official inauguration.

 

31-Mar

Fr. Jose Chunkan goes on leave

 

1-Apr

Prof. K.I.Wilson takes charge of Principal

 

19-Jul

Fr. Jose Chunkan retires

 

20-Jul

Dr. Fr. K.M. Joseph assumes the office of the Principal

 

6-10 Nov

Jubilee Expo 2006

 

17-Nov

Golden Jubilee Cultural Fest

 

18-Nov

Golden Jubilee Parents Meet

 

19-Nov

Golden Jubilee Old Students Family Get-Together.

 

22-Nov

Golden Jubilee Mar Clemens Thottungal Memorial Elocution Competition

 

3-Dec

The concluding of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations

 

3-Dec

Golden Jubilee Memorial Ladies Hostel Inaugurated.

 

3-Dec

Thanks giving mass

2007

6-Feb

Commerce block II floor and Computer Lab Inaugurated.

 

10-Mar

Zoology block II floor inaugurated as research Block.

 

10-Mar

Chemistry Block P.G. Class completed.

 

 July

 P.G.Diploma in Disaster Management started

 

 15-Oct

 Rev.Fr.Dr.Jose Thekkan CMI assumes office as Principal

 2008

 1-Jan

 Ladies hostel admission started

 

 Feb

 Golden Jubilee celebrations of Zoology,Chemistry and Commerce departments

 

 June

 Add on course on Tax procedure and practise started.

 

 July

 Add on course on Communicative English started.

 

 Sep

 Golden Jubilee celebrations of Economics department

 2009

 Mar

 Golden Jubilee celebrations of Physics department

 

 June

 Choice Based Credit Semester system introduced in the Degree Level.

 

 July

 Inauguration of Renovated and fully computerized Office by Rt.Rev.Dr.James Pazhayattil.

 

 Nov

 NAAC Peer team visit fot Re accreditation of the College.

 2010

 Jan

 College Re accredicted with ‘A’ Grade with CGPA of 3.02.

Reception to Dr.K.Radhakrishnan, the ISRO Chairman and Christ College Alumnus.

Dr. Abdul Kala,Former President of India in the campus for the function.

 

 Aug

 The B.P.Ed course started in the campus in a seperate institution, Christ College of Physical Education on 4th August 2010.

Add on course on Web Designing started.

 

 Oct

 The University of Calicut recognized the department of Physics and Geology and Environmental Science as Research centers.

 2011

 Aug

 UGC sponsered National seminar by Department of Mathematics and Statistics on Advanced Computational Techniques.

 

Oct

 A new 10 meter shooting range was set in the balcony of the Auditorium inaugurated by Dronacharya Award Winner and National Shooting coach Prof.Sunny Thomas.

 

 Nov

 Energy Conservation Award to the Christ College by Kerala Government.

 

Dec

 Department of History elevated to the status of the Research center under Calicut University

 2012

 Jan

 New pavillion and gallery in the Football stadium inaugurated.

 

Feb

 Energy Conservation State Level Awrad by KSEB to the Christ College for pursuing alternate energy means.

Beacon 2012, a National level young talent fest was organised in the college.

 

Apr

 State Level Award for the Biodiversity Board,Kerala for maintaining a green Eco-friendly campus.

 

June

 Discovery of an Enigmatic subterranean fish by Mr.Moncey Vincent and Dr.John K Thomas.Department of Zoology.

 

July

 New Degree courses, B.Sc Computer Science and B.Sc Psychology started.

Add on course on Yoga Therappy started.

 

Aug

 Discovery of a rare species of Spider by Dr.Sudhikumar A V(Assistant Professor of Zoology) and his team.

Add on course on Geo Informatics started.

 

Sep

 Ladies Hostel Annex blessed by Fr.John Paliakkara CMI,the College Manager.

New PG Programme,M.Sc Mathematics started.

 

Oct

 College was selected for FIST(Fund for Improvement of Science & Technology)by central Government of Science and Technology,basing on our performance in the Science teaching departments.

 2013

Jan

 Dr.A V George,HOD,Geology and Environment Department was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University,Kottayam.

UGC sponsered post –PG Diploma programme in Sustainable and Green Energy Technology sanctioned in the college.

 

 Feb

 Christ College Research Fellowship(CCRF) instituted for the fulltime research scholors of Christ College..

 

 Mar

 15.47acres of lease land from the Government has been permanently assigned to the Christ College for educational purpose by the Government headed by Hon. Chief Minister Mr.Oommen Chandy.

 

 Sep

 International seminar on Imperial Rome,Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris organised by the college and department of History in association with Marthoma Academy,Azhikode,Archaelogical Survey of India and IRISH,Tellicherry

Completion of new computer lab with 60 computers in the Chemistry block.

 2014

 Jun

 New Degree programmes BA English Literature,B.Com(additional batch) and PG programmes M.Sc Statistics and M.Sc Geology started.

 

July

Add on course on Journalism started.

 

 Aug

 The formal inauguration of newly started UG and PG programmes and the newly constructed Health Club is inaugurated by Mr.Jiji Thomson, I.A.S. Director General of SAI.

 

Sep

Add on course on seed production and culturing of edible and ornamental fishes started.

 

 Oct

 Blessing of new block behind the Library with an area of 18000sq.feet and new computer lab with 60 computers.

 

 Nov

 Laying of Foundation of Padmabhooshan Rev.Fr.Gabriel centenary year Indoor stadium by Padmabhooshan Dr.K.Radhakrishnan,Chairman ISRO and Christ College Alumnus.

Winners of first Haritha Campus Award instituted by Calicut University

 

 Dec

 Hi-tech Poly House Bio-agriculture farm started

Economics department elevated to status of Research Department.

46th Calicut university Athletic championship held at Christ College,Irinjalakuda.

Winners of 46th Calicut University Athletic championship

 2015

 Jan

 Winners of D-Zone Art festival

 

 Feb

Guinnus World Record Mega Thiruvathira held at Christ College stadium as part of Thanima festival.

 

 Mar

 Received Bio-Diversity Award for the best Green campus by the Kerala state Biodiversity Board.

 

Apr

UGC team revisited to the college to grant Autonomous status.

 

Jun

New Degree programmes B.Sc Hotel Management and Catering Science,BBA,B.Li.Sc,BA English and History(Double main) and the PG programmes MSW and M.sc Clinical Psychology started

 

Jul

College elavated to the status of Autonomous institution