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Christ College made its entry into the sphere of education in the year 1969. More than fifty years have passed and it has carved a niche for itself as an institution that every year churns out young men and women of character and academic excellence. It has seen its young scholars gain a steady foothold in their careers which were built on the strong academic and moral foundations imparted to them here. It is no wonder that it has students from other countries making the institution their second home.

The Institution & the Emblem

The institution began by offering pre university and undergraduate courses to students. From those basic beginnings, it broadened its academic horizons to include post-graduate and diploma courses as well as facilities for academic research to become what it is today – CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The academic year 2005-06 was a landmark in our history as it was then that Christ PU College-Evening came into existence. Christ PU College is affiliated to the Pre-University Board of Education, Karnataka. The institution was born out of the educational vision of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of the CMI congregation. We are well rooted in the established tradition of Christ College and our renowned faculty, vibrant student body as well as our educational amenities have made us home to some of the best and brightest minds.

The Candle

The flame that emanates signifies the presence of the Almighty. His grace dispels darkness and shows us how love and compassion can brighten everyone's life.

The Open Book

Symbolises the universal source of faith and knowledge.

The Star

Symbolises the sense of direction we have, in our insatiable quest for excellence.

The Wheel

Depicts the unity of purpose and action and the harmony between the parts and the whole of the college that helps in its smooth functioning.

The Anthem

  • March on Christites, march on
  • With heads held high and hearts so strong,
  • March on Christites, march on
  • With a steady tread and a cheerful song,
  • March on, Christites march on.
  • With Excellence our goal
  • We walk the wheel of time Striving for the greatest
  • In body, heart and mind.
  • The flame we hold aloft
  • A beacon shining bright, Leading by example,
  • Where darkness we bring light.
  • Service is our Motto
  • As we strive to change the world,
  • We seek the book of knowledge,
  • As life begins to unfurl.
  • As we go through life,
  • The star of Heaven our guide,
  • And though we change with time
  • The Christite spirit survives

Our Founder

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara (1805-1871) founded the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). His vision of “Education for All” is manifest in our institution. He was a great educationist and held a deep respect for learning.

He was a champion of social reform and founded the first Catholic Sanskrit School in 1846.

He also established seminaries for education and formation of the clergy, a publishing house, a home for the dying and the destitute as well as schools for general education.He has left his indelible marks in the spheres of education, social reform, media, culture and religious formation. India’s first indigenous religious congregation for men, CMI (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate) was his brainchild. As a champion of social reform and a man who stood for integration, he has bequeathed us a legacy which we at Christ proudly uphold.


Excellence and Service


Christ PU College is a nurturing ground for an individual’s holistic development to make an effective contribution to society in a dynamic environment.

Core Values
  • Faith in God
  • Moral Uprightness
  • Love of Fellow Beings
  • Social responsibility
  • Pursuit of Excellence

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

It gives me immense pleasure to share with you that at Christ PU College, you can witness each individual blossoming in the most beautiful way, each one with a different hue and a persona and yet so very significant and special in his/her own right.

The college takes its motto to be progressive and distinctively unique in terms of holistic development of each student in its true sense. Our students have witnessed success in every field, be it academics, sports, music, dance, dramatics or debate. The college has strengthened its resources, has built upon its infrastructure and opened-up new landscapes of growth where children can excel with their creativity and exercise their imagination in myriad ways. It is an institution blessed with a sprawling green campus, culture and values which aim at perfecting life skills among learners.

The environment of the college is conducive to student- centric learning- where we believe in the blooming of the young minds in their own individual ways. All the teachers are highly qualified, young, enthusiastic and devoted to the welfare of their students. The teachers do not merely teach, they aim at building the future of this country, one class at a time.

With the collective efforts of the students, staff and parents and our management (CMI), we are certain that we will steadily achieve the cherished goals. We ardently feel that our students must get all the opportunities to showcase their potential in a secure and stimulating environment. I value and appreciate the generous support and cooperation extended by the parents in all our activities paving way for achievements, appreciation and accolades, thus making it a more vibrant canvas of Christ PU College, Bengaluru.

With warm regards,

Yours sincerely,


Educational Technology

One of the 21st century skills is the use of technology in Education. To make the teaching-learning process an interactive one, lessons are created using interactive presentations through both online and offline resources. These provide students a rich audio-video learning experience.


Main Auditorium - One of the largest state-of-the-art auditoriums in the city with a seating capacity for two thousand people at a time, the Main Auditorium is the venue for august occasions like the inauguration of the academic year, inter-collegiate fests, college day and graduation day, career guidance and Founder’s Day. We also have a KE Auditorium - an auditorium with a seating capacity of 500+ students and other facilities where we conduct our general assemblies, cultural programmes by the various clubs and associations

Banking Service

We have a diverse student body at Christ PU College and in order to meet their banking needs. We have a branch of the South Indian Bank in the campus with an ATM facility. Parents can also avail its services, if required.

Prayer Hall

We believe that it is important for all to be able to spend quiet time in the presence of the Almighty. As holistic education is what we aspire to deliver, we also have a prayer hall for our students to spend time in prayer and meditation.

Sports & Other Facilities

Basketball courts, football ground, throw ball and volleyball courts, a fine cricket pitch and facilities for indoor games like table tennis - all the sports requirements of our students are met at Christ PU College.

Eat outs

Food and good company are what every student enjoys. We have in the college, spaces where students can relish both in a healthy and hygienic environment. The Block 4 Cafeteria, Birds Park, Ivy Hall, Kiosk and the Gourmet Hall are some of the popular eat outs at our college. The college also has a pure drinking water facility. The Ivy and Gourmet Halls also have stalls for stationery, books, confectionaries, photocopying and Desktop Publishing.

Waste Management

Christ institutions know the importance of a green and healthy campus and Christ PU College also follows the same motto. On the campus, students are advised to follow waste management practices that aid in segregation of dry and wet waste and maintaining clean classrooms.

Campus Culture

General Conduct

“Manners are the basic building blocks of civil society” said Alexander McCall Smith. We expect our students to behave in line with the pleasant and dignified atmosphere of the college. We believe that a sense of discipline and dignity is of paramount importance during student life and there are certain rules that are in place to ensure this. We remind you that those who are guilty of serious misconduct, or whose presence in the college is detrimental to the order and discipline on the campus, are liable to be expelled. Code of conduct on the campus includes safeguarding the college property, keeping the place clean and tidy and dressing up decently.

Dress Code

With great thought and in the interest of students, the college follows a dress code which the students ought to adhere to compulsorily on all days that they are on campus. We insist on the dress code even during examinations and fests.

  • Boys are expected to wear only formal shirts and trousers (colouring of hair, piercing of body should be avoided).
  • Girls must wear salwar kameez with dupatta (stoles, short kurtas, colouring of hair, piercing of body should be avoided).
  • Students violating the dress code will not be allowed to attend the class.

College Timings

The working day for students is generally from 12:45 pm to 5 pm for regular classes. Special coaching classes and library hours are scheduled between 11 am to 12:45 pm on certain days of the week. Each class is for 45 minutes and there are 5 classes per day. Students have a break of 30 minutes from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm.


  • Being a co-educational institution, appropriate behaviour and healthy friendship is expected between students.
  • Students should greet their teachers when they meet them for the first time in the day within the premises of the college, and whenever they meet them in public.
  • When the teacher enters the classroom, the students must rise and greet the teacher and stand until they are directed to sit, or till the teacher takes his/her seat.
  • Students are expected to be seated in their respective classrooms at the stroke of the first bell and wait for the teacher. During lecture hours, students are not permitted to loiter in the corridors. If a teacher is on leave, alternate arrangements will be made to engage the class. The class representatives are expected to inform the department if there is no teacher, to engage a particular hour.
  • Students are not permitted to sit on the steps of the staircase or on the steps of the portico of the college.
  • Absence from classes without genuine reasons will not be entertained.
    • Students remaining absent for a day or more for any reasons (personal, students representing the college for competitions etc.) have to submit the leave form duly signed within ten days of the leave period.
    • Students absent for more than two days must inform the counsellor the reason for their absence via mail or call and bring their parents to college to meet the class teacher and the counsellor whenever the students attend college after their prolonged absence.
    • Students, who are absent from classes for two weeks or more at a stretch without the written permission of the Principal, will be considered to have left the college.
    • Defacing the furniture and walls, committing nuisance on the college grounds and any other kind of damage or destruction of the college property will be punishable. In addition to the punishment, the students will have to pay for the damage.
    • Students must possess their identity card and handbook whenever they come to the college and produce it whenever asked for.
    • Only students who are on the rolls of the college and their parents shall enter the college campus.
    • Tests are held periodically in every subject. Attendance for periodic tests is compulsory. Students should remain in the examination hall for the entire examination time.
    • Students are forbidden from organizing and attending any meeting within the college, collecting money for any purpose, circulate any notice or petition of any kind among the students or paste it on the college notice board without the written permission of the Principal.
    • Students must not join any club or society or make any engagement that would interfere with their studies without the prior permission of the Principal.
    • Students are not allowed to play in any team against the college.
    • Active participation in politics is not compatible with the academic life of students and, as such, students are not expected to indulge in public activities that are of a political nature.
    • Complaints of any kind should be made only through proper representatives of their respective classes, or through the student council members.
    • Smoking and chewing pan or gum in the campus is strictly prohibited.
    • Mobile phones are strictly prohibited on campus. If found, it will be confiscated, and will not be returned.
    • In case of loss of Identity Card, students should inform the office and apply for a new Identity Card. Duplication / misuse of identity cards will be dealt with seriously.
CMI & CMI Education Policy

In 1831, Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara with the support of Fr. Thomas Palackal and Fr. Thomas Porukara started the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous religious congregation for men in India. The CMI vision is to provide spiritual leadership and foster unity and growth of the community. We, the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, after the example of our founder Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, consider education as integral formation of the human person for the fulfilment of his/her individual and social responsibilities. Our Educational endeavours aim at forming leaders who are intellectually competent, spiritually mature, morally upright, psychologically integrated, physically healthy and socially acceptable; who will champion the cause of justice, love, truth and peace and who are ever open to further growth. The secret of the success of our educational institution is a community of teachers who are committed to their vocation, professionally competent, morally upright, just and humane in dealings, and who grow in the true vision of education.... We aspire towards creating a just human society where dignity of the human person is respected, where unjust structures are challenged, where our cultural heritage of ahimsa, religious harmony and national integration is upheld, and where the poor and the marginalized are specially taken care of. Our institutions are open to all students irrespective of caste and creed; they are accepted and cherished as they are and are helped to grow in their cultural, social and religious traditions. As they are privileged to be in our institutions, they will also have the right to get acquainted with the person of Jesus Christ and his gospel. Being institutions established by and for a majority community based on religion, they will give preference to Christians in admissions and appointments and have a special concern for the faith formation of the Christian youth. Our institutions have to be open to society at large by making their resources available for the ongoing education and non-formal teaching. For the realization of this CMI goal of education, we expect students, parents and teachers to share this vision and to cooperate with us whole-heartedly.

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Christ PU College is located in the heart of Bengaluru. Spread over 25 acres, our vast and beautiful campus with various infrastructural amenities is a safe haven for the student community. We are extremely proud of the lush green, eco-friendly, serene and peaceful campus which provides a perfect ambience for an enriching learning experience. Know more about our sister institutions, follow the links to the websites mentioned below: ...

Institutions under Christ Educational Society
  • Christ PU College, Hosur Road, Bengaluru 560029,
  • Christ Junior College, Hosur Road, Bengaluru
  • CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bengaluru,
  • Christ School, Christ School Road, Dharmaram College Post, Bengaluru
  • Christ CMI Public School, Christ School Road, Dharmaram College Post, Bengaluru
Institutional Heritage
College Profile

Christ PU College is an educational initiative of Dharmaram College under Christ Educational Society.

Dharmaram College is a major study house of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), a Catholic religious congregation, started in Bangalore on 1 June, 1957. The name 'Dharmaram' is a combination of two Sanskrit words, dharma (virtue) and aram (garden), which together mean 'GARDEN OF VIRTUES'. Dharmaram College is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the motto is Ishabhakti Paramjnanam (Love of God is the Supreme Wisdom).

It aims at educating people who are prepared to commit themselves to the service of the Church and the world. Following the tradition of the CMI congregation, Dharmaram College extended and expanded its activities into the field of education.

It has established the Christ Educational Society with the vision of providing quality education to all. Christ college was the brainchild of the late Bishop Rt. Rev Jonas Thaliath CMI (1919-1981), whose vision was to establish a Catholic University in Bangalore. Christ PU College, an integral part of this academic legacy of the Christ Educational Society is recognized by the Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka. Christ College was established in the year 1969-70; Bangalore University granted permission to the Christ Educational Society to start Pre-University courses in Arts, Science and Commerce. The foundation stone for the college was laid on September 24, 1966 by Rt. Rev. Joseph Caprio, the then Pronuncio to India. The main block of the college building was blessed and inaugurated on July 15, 1969.

Academic Growth

Academic growth was heralded in the year 1969-70 as a boys' college with Rev. Fr. Mani Giles as the Principal. In 1970-71, Bangalore University approved four combinations to be taught in the college

There were four Science sections offering Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) and Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) combinations, one Commerce section offering History, Economics, Commerce (HEC) and one Arts Section offering History, Economics and Logic (HEL). This year also marked the bifurcation of the Pre-University Course from Bangalore University, under the Department of Pre-University, Government of Mysore. The combination changed from three to four subjects (PCMB, HECA and HELP). In the year 1987-88, the college began offering co-education. In the year 2001, the Department of Collegiate Education, Karnataka sanctioned the bifurcation of the Pre-University sections from the degree courses that were being offered by Christ College. The Degree and Postgraduate programmes continued in Christ College which later developed into Christ College (Autonomous) in 2005, and since 2008 it is Christ Deemed to be University. It has expanded in academics with a greater number of courses giving importance to research with a strength of more than 20,000 students.

It aims at educating people who are prepared to commit themselves to the service of the Church and the world. Following the tradition of the CMI congregation, Dharmaram College extended and expanded its activities into the field of education. ...

A separate Pre-University college came into existence as Christ Junior College in 2002 and to cater to increasing demands for an evening batch for Pre-university students, Christ PU College was established in the year 2005. The college functions in the Block 4 of present Christ Deemed to be University Main Campus. Currently, the college offers three combinations in the field of Commerce(CAMS, HECA, and CAME) with second language choices of Kannada, Hindi, and French.

Keeping in mind the ideals of Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the college undertook visionary initiatives to inculcate moral and ethical values and to ensure social justice to its stakeholders. Keeping in view that a human being is a positive asset and a precious natural resource which needs to be cherished, nurtured and developed with tenderness and care, coupled with dynamism (National Policy on Education 1986), Christ PU College, entered the era of new challenges with a vision of "EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE". The institution evolved its Mission Statement in the year 1997. The current process of the college in implementing the Vision and Mission is a commitment that reflects Holistic education. It is achieved in four areas namely Academic Excellence, Personal Skills, Interpersonal Skills and Societal skills.