The college began functioning on 16th of July, 1946, in the old St.Albert’s High School building, situated in front of the present college campus with 150 students in the first year intermediate class. Degree courses were introduced in 1947. Subsequently classes were shifted to the new building just opposite to the old school building in 1951. In 1958, when the Kerala University Act came into force, the affiliation was shifted to the Kerala University.
In 1983 when the Mahatma Gandhi University was established, the college became affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University. Today with 12 undergraduate courses, 10 post graduate courses (including a Masters program in Business Administration and 5 Research Centres leading to Ph. D., St. Albert’s College in indeed a front runner in the field of higher education.
The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1996-1997 and there began a new era of job oriented courses. During the time of the Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Acharuparambil, the former patron who was a visionary and philosopher, the college reached new heights in academic excellence. In 2009, the college was awarded ‘A’ Grade by NAAC. In 2013, the college was recertified for ISO 9001:2010 by TUV Rheinland. Years have gone by. Long strides have been taken by the college in its development. Today under the benevolent patronage of His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Francis Kallarackal, St.Albert’s College is marching ahead to higher echelons in the field of higher education.