Eastern Christian College was established in the year 1993. It is located at Padumpukhuri, Dimapur district, Nagaland. Situated near the national highway-29, it is easily accessible for the students from far and near places. The college has approximately 1,000 students. It is co-educational college affiliated to Nagaland University. The college received recognition from the University Grants Commission (UGC) under 2(f) and 12(b) on 28th November, 2006. In the early years, the college was set up on a leased land in four rooms of katcha bamboo wall with CGI roofing in Naga style in the bye lanes of Padumpukhuri. On 12th April, 1996 it was shifted to its own PRESENT CAMPUS by the side of the national highway-29 and many more buildings have been added since then. The most remarkable of them, being the college auditorium. In 1993, the college started functioning as a fully affiliated college under N.E.H.U and in 1995 under Nagaland University. Gradually, in 1997-98 the Nagaland University granted affiliation for B.A (general) and B.A (Honours) in Political Science and English for a period of three years (1997-2000). Subsequently, in the year 2009-2010, Nagaland University granted provisional affiliation in sociology (general and honour), introduction of Bachelor of Commerce course, and permission for opening B.A (General) evening session. The college has introduce Honours Course in Accountancy in the year 2017.
The following numbers indicate the yearly progression and fluctuation of students over the years. The college started initially with only 47 students and rose to 200+ during early 2000’s. Currently, the college boasts of more than 1000 figure. In the first 10 years the strength of the teaching faculty varied between 6 to 14, which gradually rose to 15 to 18 by early 2000’s. Presently, the college has the faculty strength of 30 nos.