Henry Baker College Melukavu, is a Christian Minority Educational Institution established, owned and administered by C.S.I East Kerala Diocese, registered as Henry Baker College Educational Society (Reg.No.K. 1056/99 dtd. 22-09-1999). The college is named after Rev. Henry Baker Jr., the pioneering CMS missionary

The college was founded in 1981 by the C.S.I. Madhya Kerala Diocese providing two year Pre-Degree course of Kerala University; upgraded in1991 and became a first grade college in 1999 and later on permanently affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University. The college is now included under 2(F) & 12 (B) of the UGC Act.


In 1848, Rev. Henry Baker Jr. came to Melukavu as the first CMS missionary to this area. The people from Melukavu who met him at Kottayam said, “You must know, we know nothing right. Will you teach us or not? We die like beasts and are buried like dogs! Ought you to neglect us? Cholera and fever carried off members of our family” (W.S. Hunt)

Rev. Henry Baker decided to move eastward and started the ministry of educating the people and bringing them out from the darkness of ignorance to the marvelous light of knowledge.

Henry Baker College upholds this great vision and mission of liberation by educating the marginalized people.