History

The inception of Christ College is the realization of the longing of the people of Saurashtra and Kutch, for an efficacious centre for Higher Learning. Christ College, started in 1998, has the distinction of being the first multi-faculty co-ed English medium college in Arts , Science and Commerce in Saurashtra and Kutch region of Gujarat and it provides quality education to the youth so as to enable them to take up the challenges of the morrow.

College started with 114 students in St Mary’s School building in 1998. On December 25, 2000, the foundation stone of the new college building was blessed by Rev. Gregory Karotemprel, the Bishop of Rajkot diocese, and laid by the then Union Minister of Gujarat, Dr.Vallabhbhai Kathiria and the then Finance Minister Shri Vajubhai Vala. The new premises of Christ College at Vidya Niketan were inaugurated on December 25, 2001 and launched into fame by the eminent scientist, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Christ College believes in continuously striving towards excellence and this has propelled it to the forefront in the field of education. The college applied for NACC certification in the month of January 25, 2002 and was inspected by its team for three days from July 31, 2002. The college was awarded Five Star status by NAAC in September 2002.

Christ College also achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification from TUV Rheiland, Berlin-Brandenburg Group, Germany in September 2003.Thus it became the first college in Gujarat to achieve this quality benchmark.

Challenging the time successfully, Christ College, Rajkot, completed the Re-accreditation process in January, 2010 and was awarded “B” grade with the CGPA 2.89 by the NAAC. It is the youngest college to go for re-accreditation in the short span of its run at state as well as national level and to come out with flying colours. Christ College recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12B of its act, 1956.

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