About us

Kristu Jyoti College traces its origin to October 26, 1967.
His Eminence Cardinal D.S. Lourdusamy, the then Archbishop of Bangalore, blessed the college building
in the presence of Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ricceri SDB, the then Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco,
on February 24, 1968, thereby officially inaugurating the college.

Origin


Kristu Jyoti College, the Studentate of Theology of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Bangalore, traces its origin to October 26, 1967. His Eminence Cardinal D.S. Lourdusamy, the then Archbishop of Bangalore, blessed the college building in the presence of Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ricceri SDB, the then Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, on February 24, 1968, thereby officially inaugurating the college.

Broader Vision


A programme of Theological Formation involves far more than mere intellectual input, assimilation and reflection. Among other things, it calls for the formulation of projects of pastoral action involving practical strategies pertaining to processes, methods, verification and rectification, all in the light of the Gospel and the signs of the times.


Pastoral Involvement

Social Commitment

From the very outset, Kristu Jyoti College has been deeply involved in and committed to the uplift and welfare of the specific locality where it is situated, and of the city of Bangalore as a whole. Read More

Young at Risk

The students of Kristu Jyoti College began their involvement in yet another sector, viz., the care of the marginalized youth (Youth at Risk), particularly street urchins, in the city of Bangalore. Read More

Pastoral Involvement in Parishes

Kristu Jyoti College renders the service in the different parishes of Bangalore with a special focus on faith formation and youth animation. Read More

The college serves the different Salesian Provinces of India, as also students belonging to other Religious Orders and Congregations and dioceses. Kristu Jyoti College has been affiliated since 1981 to the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Salesian University (Rome), conferring the Bachelor’s Degree in Theology (B.Th.).

The Church pays special attention to the formation of her ministers. Church directives require that priests undergo a minimum of four years devoted to an intense and specifically priestly formation. These directives are implemented at this college, with particular emphasis on the Salesian dimension.

3550

students passed out


51

years of experience