Christ Junior 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 brain child of the late Bishop Rt. Rev Jonas Thaliath CMI (1919-1981), whose vision was to establish a Catholic University in Bangalore. Christ Junior College, an integral part of this academic legacy of the Christ Educational Society is recognized as a model college and has been graded A by the Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka in the year 2010.
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.