Trinity College affiliated to GNDU, is the only college run by Christian community in the city of Jalandhar and in fact whole of the district of Jalandhar imparting quality higher education to hundreds of young men and women who pass out of its portals year after year.
The idea of a degree college in a city of Jalandhar was conceived and contemplated by His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Symphorian Keeprath, the missionary Bishop of the catholic diocese of Jalandhar, who is the founder of the college. The college is the supreme expression of the Bishop’s prophetic foresight and enterprising initiative which he has spearheaded for over a period of 30 years.
The college was formally blessed and inaugurated on March 5, 2002 by His Eminence Cardinal Creseenzio Sepe, the delegate of the Pope from Rome and his Excellency Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, the Vatican Ambassador to India in the presence of 150 catholic bishops from all over India. The ceremony was attended by 30000 people from Punjab held in connection with the national assembly of Catholic Bishops’ conference of India in the college campus from 1st March to 8th March 2002.
With just 51 students spread out into first year degree classes of B.A., B.C.A and B.Sc. (IT) and seven teaching staff and eight non teaching staff, college was set into motion on 8 July 2002. The first academic session of 2002-2003 was formally inaugurated by Dr. S.P Singh, hon’ble Vice chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar on 24 July 2002.The college building was blessed by Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Symphorian Keeprath at the prayer assembly held at main entrance of first floor.
By 2017,with the strength of more than 500 students spread in three years of degree classes of B.Com , B.Sc. (Eco)., B.Sc (Medical), B.Sc (Non-Medical), B.Sc (Computer Sc.) B.C.A, B.A, M.Com, and M.A (Pol Sc.) Sr. Secondary Classes in all streams (Arts, Commerce, Medical, Non Medical), 37 faculty members, 15 non teaching staff, Trinity college has successfully completed its fifteen academic sessions.
Presently, the college is owned and managed by the Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar. The administration is looked after by Trinity College Education society, a registered charitable society. The college has minority educational status from the Government of India. Rt. Rev. Dr. Franco Mulakkal, The bishop of Jalandhar is the president of the trust. Within the span of 15 years, the college by the grace and mercy of Almighty God, has bloomed very fast to become an institution much sought after both by youth as well as their guardians for value based education. However its journey towards excellence has still to go a long way to establish itself as a college with a difference. In the years to come, college has devised various plans for incorporating quality initiatives to suit the requirements of academia and industry under the effective leadership and guidance of the Principal Asst. Prof. Ajay Prashar. The college envisages to be evidently excellent by undertaking innovative drives for overall development of the Trinitarians.