The KristuJyoti Group of educational institutions came into fruition with the Monastic Council of CMI Fathers of Chethipuzha led by rev. Fr. James Kozhimattom CMI having setup the KristuJyoti School linked to Sacred Heart Monastery in the year 1982. In the month of June 1982 marked the coming into being of KristuJyoti English Medium School as well. In order to cater to the needs of the students and the parents, Placid VidyaViharSeniour Secondary School of CBSE mode got formed in 1988. In 2002 KristuJyoti College of Management and Technology was put into operation along with the novel institutions such as KristuJyoti Kindergarten and Play School. The ICSE oriented school, the KristuJyoti, Vidyaniketan commenced functioning in the academic year 2005-2006 onwards.
KristuJyoti College of Management & Technology was established in the year 2002 at Chethipuzha, Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Since its inception, it has been affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University and also does have the approval of All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi (AICTE). The first course, that was provided by the college was MCA in the year 2002. The college also extended courses such as M.Sc Bioinformatics and B.Com Computer Applications in the year 2004. The year 2010 paved the way for the college inducting into its scheme of things two more courses viz BCA and BBA. In the subsequent year 2011, the college introduced the courses such as BCom( Finance and Taxation) and MCom Finance. The other courses, the college incorporated into its fold are BSc Psychology in 2014, BSc Geology and BA English in 2015, MHRM and MSc Psychology in 2020.
The main highlights of this college are the maintenance of discipline, the importance attached to academic excellence, the emphasis upon the green campus concept, the stress accorded to environmental awareness programmes, the existence of an infrastructure of comprehensive mode, the well-activated placement cell taking care of the manifold placement needs of the students, the robust academy-industry linkage, the campus-based Innovas Lab which is state-funded start-up mission, the periodical unveiling of TEDXKCMT which is undoubtedly a discerning programme of universal reach and spread and the annual mega fests which are conducted with much fanfare and efficiency by the various departments of the college.
The KristuJyoti Group of Educational Institutions including the KristuJyoti College is under the stewardship of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) congregation of St. Joseph’s Province, Thiruvananthapuram. The CMI congregation has been rendering invaluable and path-breaking services to the domain of education for nearly last two centuries. The founding father of the CMI congregation St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara was a formidable human being who did his level best to make education available to all the people of Kerala and further afield. Today, CMI congregation does have a string of educational institution numbering 500. They are in the categories of a University, Medical Colleges, Engineering Colleges, ResearchCenters, Arts and Science colleges, Autonomous Colleges, Polytechnic Colleges, Technical TrainingCenters, Teacher Training Colleges, CBSE, ICSE, IGC&E and State Board Schools situated all throughout the world. The prominent educational institutions managed by CMI congregation at present in India are Christ University Bangalore, Amala Medical College Trissur, Rajagiri Group of InstitutionsEranakulam, Sacred Heart College Kochi, Devagiri College Kozhickode, Silver Hills Public School Kozhikode, KristuJyoti Group of Institution, Changanassery and Christ Nagar Group of Institution, Trivandrum.
The educational vision of CMI Congregation is to form, mould and shape human personalities who are professionally brilliant, morally upright, ethically straight–forward, academically excellent, socially well-versed, behavioural wise flawless and character wise impeccable. CMI congregation hasalways used education as a platform for bringing social reforms to the society atlarge. The educational institutions of CMI congregation do want to formulate a generation of students who would go on to become nation builders by imbibing the ideals of justice, fair play, equality and harmonious co-existence. Ourinstitutions also strive hard to make education at the reach of everyone and also these institutions address the educational needs of the marginalized and penalized sections of the society.
KristuJyoti college of Management and Technology was steered by many able hands in the past starting from its first Principal Rev. Fr. CyriacMadathil till the present Principal Rev. Fr. JoshyCheeramkuzhy CMI. The college has left no stone unturned in its effort to adhere to the resplendent and vibrant educational policies of the CMI congregation and also the enduring ethos of our nation. The college is always at the forefront of creating an innovative environment within its structure so as to ignite in our students a spirit of service to their society in particular and nation in general. Truly, it is an abode of elevated academic culture in every sense of the term.
At present KristuJyoti College does have more than 1750 students, 75 teaching staff and 20 non-teaching staff. All of them work assiduously for the betterment of the college in every step of the way. The college also offers 4 P.G programmes and 7 UG programmes as well, Today, KristuJyoti College stands as a shining example of academic excellence and innovative teaching.