The college is previously named ‘Khatla Arts and Commerce College,’ it was established on the 27th July, 1993 by the community leaders of Khatla. The college is named after Mr P.P. John, an educated minded and a prominent resident of Khatla, who generously donated a sum of  Rupees 12 lakhs. Consequently, the commerce stream was dropped and the institution renamed Johnson college. Following the  policy of Government of Mizoram, it was amalgamated with Bungkawn College (estd 1992) , Aizawl on 24th Oct, 2002. The College has become an up and coming institution with good academic records