Christ Junior College introduced IBDP curriculum at the campus in 2018 after a two years’ rigourous planning and authorization. In the last few years, we have grown in delivering the curriculum in such a way that our students are more open-minded, knowledgeable, principled and inquisitive about the world around them. The school’s approaches to teaching and learning have evolved to transform our learners into compassionate critical thinkers who understand the importance to act in an increasingly uncertain world, where challenges reach beyond borders. They are a significant link in the great legacy of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara and his vision of education; both as its beneficiaries and as its torchbearers.
Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara (1805-1871) founded the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), an indigenous order of Catholic priests that manages Christ Junior College - IBDP. 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.
In 1831, Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara with the support of Fr. Thomas Palackal and Fr. Thomas Porukara started 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. The educational endeavours of CMI aims 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. The CMI believes in inclusive education and encourages students, parents and teachers to share this vision.