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.