A Brief History
St. John’s College of Arts and Science is a dream come true for the disadvantaged people along the coastline of Kanyakumari District. Rev. Frs. V. John Bosco and Albin Roby, the founders of this college, have been the trustees of the JVDC Trust (Jan Vriend Development Centre Trust) for the past 12 years to promote higher education among the less fortunate young students of the coastal belt sponsored by Rev. Fr. Jan Vriend from the Netherlands. Fr. Vriend has an ecclesiastical and ecumenical philanthropy to help the poor and downtrodden.
The need of this College was very much felt way back in 2002. The discussions on how to realize this dream grappled these priests for a couple of years and in February 2005 Fr. Jan Vriend and his pastoral team successfully finalized the ‘modus operandi’ of this project. The former Bishop Late Rt. Rev. Dr Leon Dharmaraj D. D. had been a source of great moral support since its inception.
The patron of this College Rev. Fr. John Vriend and the founders Rev. Frs. V. John Bosco and Albin Roby believe that education alone can unlock the golden gates of freedom and development. So with a missionary zeal they are fully committed to provide the best education founded on Christian values of faith, hope and love.
The Most Rev. Dr. Peter Remigius, the Bishop of Kottar gave his blessings by laying the corner stone of this St. John’s College of Arts and Science. The Government of Tamil Nadu crowned the efforts of the patron and the founders by granting its permission through the G.O M.S. No.54 dated 04.02.2009. The Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, has given its affiliation to the College to function from the academic year of 2009 - 2010