History & Milestones

In 1990, after acquiring years of business acumen, Dr. Sam Abraham, PhD, turned his attention to his true passion: education. Over the next two years, he successfully presided over a modest Catering and Hotel Management Academy, before ultimately realizing the potential for a full-fledged arts and science institute. After much prayer, Dr. Abraham envisioned a college that would transform students through education fortified with leadership training, communication development, and principles modeled on Jesus Christ to meet the challenges of a globalized world. On October 12, 1994, Kodaikanal Christian College opened its doors for quality education in the Arts and Sciences. From the outset, the College took a progressive approach that would carry through its 22 year history. KCC provided students with a state of the art computer lab, KCC placed a strong emphasis on fluency in foreign languages, public speaking and communication for every student regardless of his or her course of study; and, the college encouraged creative application and innovation when most institutions were simply pushing memorization. The first batch of students enjoyed many aspects that have become a permanent facet of the KCC experience:  a low student to professor ratio that provides students personal attention, internationally diverse faculty and classmates, a value-based curriculum and a scenic, 30-acre campus removed from the distractions of city life. With an affiliation to Madurai Kamaraj University, KCC began as a self-financing institution that offered five undergraduate courses of study. Having received its University Grants Commission (UGC) recognition under section 12 (B) 2 (F), the college offered postgraduate programs in 1997. Over the years, additions to the KCC experience have included a dedicated Office of Spiritual Life, cutting technology in classrooms (such as smart boards and LCD projectors), vibrant student life organizations and programs, and campus-wide Wi-Fi. KCC perfected its evolving academic portfolio, and currently consists of seven separate departments. In 2009, KCC accomplished a milestone in its academic development by receiving Autonomous Status from the UGC. KCC was also conferred with Religious Minority Status by Government of Tamil Nadu from the year 2009. In the past two years, KCC has focused its attention on opportunities abroad as well as domestic, which allows students to complete their degree programs in the U.S. In 2015 KCC was assessed and accredited by NAAC with a High B just one of the many steps taken towards a mission of KCC becoming a deemed university in the near future! KCC offers the Masters program as MFT, MSW, MCA, MBA of Madurai Kamaraj University. As KCC continues to grow, the college remains true to the original vision and heart of its founder: to transform students so that they can discover how they are born to lead!