Kristu Jayanti College, founded in 1999, is run by "BODHI NIKETAN TRUST", formed by the members of St. Joseph Province of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). The college is affiliated to Bengaluru North University and is reaccredited with 'A' grade by NAAC in 2015. The college is recognized by UGC under the category 2(f) & 12(B). The college functions as an autonomous institution since 2013, sanctioned by the University Grants Commission, Government of Karnataka & the Bangalore University.
The institution strives to fulfill its mission to provide educational opportunities to all aspiring youth to excel in life by developing academic excellence, fostering values, creating civic responsibility and building global competencies in a dynamic environment.
In late 1990’s majority of higher educational institutions were found in the southern and eastern parts of Bangalore. The northern part of Bangalore District was semi-urban and rural that lacked educational and industrial development. In order to build vibrant academic environment and to bring positive socio-economic changes in this geographical area, the college was started at K. Narayanapura, Kothanur region in 1999.
The college had a humble beginning with 1 course, 9 students and 3 faculty members has exponentially grown with 8000+ students and offers 28 UG programmes, 14 PG programmes and 3 PG Diplomas. The college has four recognized research centres in the field of Social Work, Bio-Technology, Commerce and Psychology.