Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara was an instrumental in founding the CMI congregation, to form leaders who are intellectually competent and spiritually mature and dynamic in all walks of life. Education is one of the principal avenues of their apostolate. The educational mission which they have carried out at all levels in different parts of India is indeed praise worthy.
As long as the Syro Malabar Church exists, the home of Rev. Dr. Placid J. Podipara CMI will remain in Golden Letter as an evergreen presence in the history. The magnanimity of his simplicity has taken him across and beyond the boundaries as an Indian. In remembrance of this great personality the school was names as Placid Vidya Vihar.
Kristu Jyoti is a full fledged institution with a conducive atmosphere that is child friendly and eco friendly. The school has well equipped labs for both science subjects and computer. A spacious and independent library which provides the students with necessary study materials is a significant feature. Kristu Jyoti also provides residential facilities, refreshment centers and bus service to ensure student welfare. Canara Bank has an established branch in the school premises which makes the transactions easier. For both parents and the public.
The school provides an excellent Entrance coaching for Medical and Engineering Entrance examination. Brilliant Study Centre Pala, one of the best entrance coaching centres in Kerala, has its own coaching centre in the campus. Their main objective is to make the students acquire knowledge, understanding, application and skill in the subjects of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Students who get admission in the school make use of this golden opportunity. Our own students have thrice topped in the All Kerala and all India Engineering and Medical Entrance examinations.