Henry Baker College, Melukavu is a Christian, Minority, Co-educational, Government Aided Arts and Science College established in 1981. The college is named after Rev. Henry Baker (Jr), the pioneering CMS missionary, often known as the Apostle of the Hills, who led the people of this locality from darkness to light. It is owned, managed and run by the Henry Baker Educational Society of the C.S.I East Kerala Diocese and is instituted to impart quality education primarily to the marginalized and the voiceless sections. It is recognized as a Minority Educational Institution by the National Minority Commission, Government of India under Article 30 of the Constitution of India.
The college was founded in 1981 by the C.S.I Madhya Kerala Diocese providing two year Pre-Degree Courses of Kerala University. Later on, the College was permanently affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University in 1983, upgraded in 1991 and became a first grade college in 1999. It enjoys the 2(F) and 12(B) status of the UGC Act and houses both Government-aided and self-financing courses. Special consideration is given to the students of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes , to prepare them light a beacon of humaneness in this turbulent age. It has moulded the destiny of hundreds of people for a better morrow and has emerged as a leading centre for teaching, learning, and research in the field of higher education.