His Grace Mar Thoma Dionysius, Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Church founded St. Stephen’s College, affiliated to the University of Kerala, in 1964 after the name of the first martyr of Christianity. The college offers eight Degree courses (Botany, Chemistry, Commerce, Economics, English, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology) and four Post-Graduate courses (Chemistry,Mathematics, Physics, Zoology). Department of Zoology has been recognized as a Research Centre by the University of Kerala in 2000. Students can do research leading to Ph.D. here. The college was accredited at the B++ grade by the NAAC in 2004.The college was re-accredited by the NAAC at B Grade with CGPA 2.80 in 2015.The college aims at the integrated personality development of her scholars.
Dr.K.P. Laladhas assumed charge as Principal of the college in the year 2019.