Kristu Jayanti College, founded in 1999, is managed by "BODHI NIKETAN TRUST", formed by the members of St. Joseph Province of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). The college is affiliated to Bangalore University and is reaccredited with highest grade 'A' by NAAC in Second Cycle of Accreditation. The college is recognized by UGC under the category 2(f) & 12(B). The college was accorded autonomous status from 2013 by the University Grants Commission, Government of Karnataka & the Bangalore University. For its contribution in the field of education, Kristu Jayanti College was recently given the Heroes of Bengaluru award. In the India Today - MDRA survey 2018 the college is ranked 5th Best BCA, 13th Best MSW, 15th Best BBA, 16th Best Commerce, 18th Best Arts and 26th Best Science College in India. The College also ranked 2nd Best in BCA & MSW, 3rd best in Commerce, 4th Best in Arts & BBA and 5th best in Science among the colleges in Bengaluru.
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.