Mar Ivanios College was started in1949, by the Late Archbishop Mar Ivanios of Thiruvananthapuram, as a college affiliated to the erstwhile University of Travancore. The college has a cyber centre and LAN facility with broad band internet connecting all departments. The college Library has been computerized. The students of this college have excelled in the University Examinations obtaining ranks every year. They have been champions at the University Youth Festival.In Sports and Games, and have represented the University in the University Sports Meet Events.
Mar Ivanios College is the first institution in the University of Kerala to receive accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and also to be reassessed and re-accredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC. It is the only private college affiliated to the University of Kerala to receive the status of College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) from the UGC and to be shortlisted for conferment of Autonomous status by the UGC.