Christ University was established as Christ College in 1969. It was first accredited by National Assessment and Aceditation Council (NAAC), India in 1998 and subsequently in 2005 and 2015. In 2004, University Grants Commission (UGC), India conferred Autonomy and in 2006, Institution with Potential for Excellence status. In 2008 Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India declared it a Deemed to be University.
The University through its 29 departments offers 44 undergraduate, 44 postgraduate and 16 MPhil and 17 PhD programmes in humanities, social sciences, science, commerce, management, engineering, education and law to over 16000 students. The campus has students from all the states of India and 59 different countries and over 600 pan Indian and international faculty members.
Christ University academic programmes have been highly ranked by reputed external agencies and have wide public acceptance. The University is ranked No.11 among the universities and No. 1 among Deemed Universities in the country in the July 2015 India Today-Nielsen survey. Further, the June 2015 India Today-Nielsen Survey, has ranked Christ University programmes, Bachelor of Business Administration 1, Bachelor of Computer Application 1,Bachelor of Science 3, Bachelor of Arts - Journalism 3, Bachelor of Arts 4, Bachelor of Commerce 4, and LLB 12 nationally.
Vision and Mission
CHRIST (Deemed to be University), a premier educational institution, is an academic fraternity of individuals dedicated to the motto of 'EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE.'
We strive to reach out to the star of perfection through an earnest academic pursuit for 'excellence,' and our efforts blossom into 'service' through our creative and empathetic involvement in the society to transform it.
Education prepares one to face the challenges of life by bringing out the best in him/her. If this is well accepted, education should be relevant to the needs of the time and address the problems of the day. Being inspired by Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate and the pioneer in innovative education, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was proactive to define and redefine its mission and strategies reading the signs of the time.
"CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make an effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment."