What we stand for

At Mount Carmel, we provide an all-round education to impart academic excellence and ensure that our students are equipped with the tools to make an impact in the world.

Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (CSST)

Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru is owned and administered by the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (CSST). It is inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ whose values were Love, Peace, Brotherhood/Sisterhood, Equality, Joy, & Service. As a minority institution, it continues to enjoy the rights and privileges guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (CSST) was founded on the 24th of April, 1887 by Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima in the town of Ernakulum in Kerala.

Let’s take a moment and delve into the tale of this extraordinary institution pioneered by the birth of an extraordinary human being, Mary Grace. Born in Madras, South India on the 29th of January, 1858, her radical views and ideology opened up a new and glorious chapter for Indian women. As a woman of substance and perseverance, Mary Grace thought beyond her times and chose to take a leap of faith in the field of education. Her prowess, aptitude and charismatic persona led to many significant achievements during her tryst with education. She used learning as a weapon and a tool that enabled girls to become leaders and strong upright citizens contributing to the evolution of society.

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Deeply involved in spreading the light of God’s love through her quest for human rights, caste reconciliation, gender justice, and social justice, she envisioned a new world committed to women empowerment. Her vision unravelled the proliferation of monumental operations redefining our approach towards upliftment that continues to be celebrated through her covenant with God expressed through the words, Amazing Grace. Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima, formerly known as Mary Grace has spearheaded a new dawn in education. Several of her initiatives, innovations, and achievements in education and social advancement have assumed a prophetic character in the dynamic national and global scenarios.

As the calendar has run its course, her prowess led to the formulation of Mount Carmel College which now stands as one of the most renowned institutions in Karnataka, engaged in the quest to impart holistic education. As a Catholic and a Carmelite Institute, it strives to promote the holistic development of young minds based on the integral amalgamation of the human persona, life, and the world. The Management and the staff, faithful to the spirit of the Foundress Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima, work together paying tribute to her vision of transforming students’ into citizens worthy of God, the Nation, and the World. Our rich heritage has built our foundation to provide world-class holistic education to women by strictly administering a universal education culture that does not differentiate on the grounds of caste, religion, and creed.

History

At Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, our ideologies revolve around fine-tuning students’ critical thinking abilities, sensibilities and nuances to transform them into socially conscious and responsible individuals. Through a holistic developmental approach, our students are guided to rise to their highest frequency by morphing a cultural, scientific and pedagogical approach crafted for growth. We envision enabling our students’ to explore the liberty of being a thinker, healer, student, and human. We further, strive to ensure that our students are empathetic humans who proactively respond to concerns and conflicts inherent in today’s reality. Through these interpersonal interactions, our students are made aware and encouraged to empower the marginalized individuals of society.

Moreover, we open ground for deliberation and discourses amplifying our students’ prowess in multiple fields. Thus, our collective, interdisciplinary and holistic approach equips our students to accentuate their skill sets, and constantly remain inquisitive and curious as thinkers, students, and practitioners of society. By further, abiding by the light of the “Civilization of love”, i.e., the Kingdom of God, we envisage and promote our Foundress, Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima’s visionary outlook.

Vision

To equip students through value-based, quality-driven and holistic-oriented education with a vision to uplift society, and empower to the socially and economically marginalized while simultaneously, creating a ‘Civilization of Love’.

Mission

  • To promote a value-based education
  • To contribute to the transformation of society by equipping our students to transform into socially conscious and responsible
  • To synergize women and the less privileged regarding their basic human rights
  • To promote inter-cultural and inter-religious harmony while ensuring the well-being of families
  • To facilitate leadership among students to proactively involve themselves in social liberation
  • To provide quality, integral, vocational and career-oriented education by creating a collective culture for human development and educational excellence
  • To work towards sustaining the integrity of human existence and fostering interconnectedness, kinship, and eco-justice

Principal

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Dr. Sr. Arpana

Principal, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous

Dr. Sr. Arpana took over as the eighth Principal of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous on the 1st of February, 2014. As a member of CSST, she has been serving Mount Carmel College for over 2 decades. An alumna of MCC, Sr. Arpana has had extensive teaching experience as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. The firm but affectionate approach she takes towards imparting knowledge has won her many admirers amongst her pupils over the years. Through her enriching international exposure as a Counselor in a Higher Secondary School in Kenya, she further advanced her personal growth and honed her leadership abilities. 

An active researcher with several publications to her credit, Sr. Arpana has graduated with an M.Phil from Bangalore University in 1998 with a dissertation on “Aging in a Religious Order: A Study of Catholic Priests and Nuns.” In 2012, she was awarded a Ph.D. by Mysore University for her thesis entitled “Effectiveness of Life Skills Training on Shyness among Adolescents”.

Dr. Sr. Arpana is committed to charting a new chapter in the growth of the institution by instituting a progressive and inspirational road map to lead the college’s transition into a University.

Vice Principal

Dr. Charmaine Jerome

Vice-Principal, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous

Dr. Charmaine Jerome took up duties as the Vice- Principal of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous in September 2017.

She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry with three decades of service in the institution. Dr. Charmaine Jerome graduated from Holy Cross College, Trichy and went on to do an M.Sc and M.Phil from St. Joseph’s Autonomous College, Trichy. She was awarded a Ph.D. degree from Gandhigram Deemed University for her prolific work on “Pollutant distribution in groundwater and soil of Peenya industrial area in Bangalore using GIS” and has several publications to her credit.

Dr. Charmaine Jerome is a very committed teacher whose unwavering dedication, radical pedagogies and eye for detail result in utmost proficiency in anything she takes up. Her charismatic persona and passion can be seen through her prowess ranging from teaching to student welfare or administration.

Apart from being a very popular teacher of chemistry, she has contributed with her ability to plan, organise and meticulously execute various curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programmes in college.

Dr. Charmaine Jerome, with her dynamism and efficiency, is certainly an integral contributor to the vision of MCC and we hope to unravel many more milestones with her. 

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Milestones

  • One of the first women’s colleges to be founded in 1944 in Trichur, Kerala, under the Madras University
  • On transferring and establishing its presence in Bangalore, it became one of the first women’s colleges in Karnataka in 1948 affiliated to the Mysore University
  • One of the first colleges in Bangalore to be granted affiliation by Bangalore University in 1964
  • The first women’s college to start an NCC wing in Karnataka
  • One of the first all-women’s colleges to start PGDBA in India
  • Celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1998 on account of its academic excellence and noteworthy achievements
  • Awarded Five Stars by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 1999
  • The first Campus Recruitment was held by General Electric for all the final year students of the 1999-2000 batch
  • Selected for the India Study Abroad Programme by the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Northern Essex
  • Selected for the India Study Abroad Programme by the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Northern Essex
  • Honoured by the Rotary Club for “its service to the community, serving the noble cause of education”
  • The winner of the Dr. Job Memorial Award for “its excellent and innovative programmes”
  • MCC has been featured on ‘India Today’ since its conception and has continued to claim its ranking as one amongst the top twenty colleges of India every year
  • One of the first colleges in Karnataka to be granted autonomy in 2005
  • Reaccredited ‘A+’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2005
  • Identified under the UGC Scheme as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) in 2006
  • The Department of Commerce and Management has been recognized as a Research Centre by Bangalore University
  • Recognized Research Centre of IGNOU in 2011
  • Recognized as SIRO (Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) by DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research), Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI
  • Re- Reaccredited ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2012
  • MCC introduced the first BA Honours in Communication Studies in 2015
  • MCC was affiliated to the newly formed Bengaluru Central University in 2017
Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (CSST)

Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (CSST)

Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru is owned and administered by the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (CSST). It is inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ whose values were Love, Peace, Brotherhood/Sisterhood, Equality, Joy, & Service. As a minority institution, it continues to enjoy the rights and privileges guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (CSST) was founded on the 24th of April, 1887 by Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima in the town of Ernakulum in Kerala.

Let’s take a moment and delve into the tale of this extraordinary institution pioneered by the birth of an extraordinary human being, Mary Grace. Born in Madras, South India on the 29th of January, 1858, her radical views and ideology opened up a new and glorious chapter for Indian women. As a woman of substance and perseverance, Mary Grace thought beyond her times and chose to take a leap of faith in the field of education. Her prowess, aptitude and charismatic persona led to many significant achievements during her tryst with education. She used learning as a weapon and a tool that enabled girls to become leaders and strong upright citizens contributing to the evolution of society.

_MG_1744-1

Deeply involved in spreading the light of God’s love through her quest for human rights, caste reconciliation, gender justice, and social justice, she envisioned a new world committed to women empowerment. Her vision unravelled the proliferation of monumental operations redefining our approach towards upliftment that continues to be celebrated through her covenant with God expressed through the words, Amazing Grace. Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima, formerly known as Mary Grace has spearheaded a new dawn in education. Several of her initiatives, innovations, and achievements in education and social advancement have assumed a prophetic character in the dynamic national and global scenarios.

As the calendar has run its course, her prowess led to the formulation of Mount Carmel College which now stands as one of the most renowned institutions in Karnataka, engaged in the quest to impart holistic education. As a Catholic and a Carmelite Institute, it strives to promote the holistic development of young minds based on the integral amalgamation of the human persona, life, and the world. The Management and the staff, faithful to the spirit of the Foundress Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima, work together paying tribute to her vision of transforming students’ into citizens worthy of God, the Nation, and the World. Our rich heritage has built our foundation to provide world-class holistic education to women by strictly administering a universal education culture that does not differentiate on the grounds of caste, religion, and creed.

History

History

At Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, our ideologies revolve around fine-tuning students’ critical thinking abilities, sensibilities and nuances to transform them into socially conscious and responsible individuals. Through a holistic developmental approach, our students are guided to rise to their highest frequency by morphing a cultural, scientific and pedagogical approach crafted for growth. We envision enabling our students’ to explore the liberty of being a thinker, healer, student, and human. We further, strive to ensure that our students are empathetic humans who proactively respond to concerns and conflicts inherent in today’s reality. Through these interpersonal interactions, our students are made aware and encouraged to empower the marginalized individuals of society.

Moreover, we open ground for deliberation and discourses amplifying our students’ prowess in multiple fields. Thus, our collective, interdisciplinary and holistic approach equips our students to accentuate their skill sets, and constantly remain inquisitive and curious as thinkers, students, and practitioners of society. By further, abiding by the light of the “Civilization of love”, i.e., the Kingdom of God, we envisage and promote our Foundress, Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima’s visionary outlook.

Vision

To equip students through value-based, quality-driven and holistic-oriented education with a vision to uplift society, and empower to the socially and economically marginalized while simultaneously, creating a ‘Civilization of Love’.

Mission

  • To promote a value-based education
  • To contribute to the transformation of society by equipping our students to transform into socially conscious and responsible
  • To synergize women and the less privileged regarding their basic human rights
  • To promote inter-cultural and inter-religious harmony while ensuring the well-being of families
  • To facilitate leadership among students to proactively involve themselves in social liberation
  • To provide quality, integral, vocational and career-oriented education by creating a collective culture for human development and educational excellence
  • To work towards sustaining the integrity of human existence and fostering interconnectedness, kinship, and eco-justice
Principal

Principal

Vice-princi-MCC_1

Dr. Sr. Arpana

Principal, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous

Dr. Sr. Arpana took over as the eighth Principal of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous on the 1st of February, 2014. As a member of CSST, she has been serving Mount Carmel College for over 2 decades. An alumna of MCC, Sr. Arpana has had extensive teaching experience as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. The firm but affectionate approach she takes towards imparting knowledge has won her many admirers amongst her pupils over the years. Through her enriching international exposure as a Counselor in a Higher Secondary School in Kenya, she further advanced her personal growth and honed her leadership abilities. 

An active researcher with several publications to her credit, Sr. Arpana has graduated with an M.Phil from Bangalore University in 1998 with a dissertation on “Aging in a Religious Order: A Study of Catholic Priests and Nuns.” In 2012, she was awarded a Ph.D. by Mysore University for her thesis entitled “Effectiveness of Life Skills Training on Shyness among Adolescents”.

Dr. Sr. Arpana is committed to charting a new chapter in the growth of the institution by instituting a progressive and inspirational road map to lead the college’s transition into a University.

Vice Principal

Vice Principal

Dr. Charmaine Jerome

Vice-Principal, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous

Dr. Charmaine Jerome took up duties as the Vice- Principal of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous in September 2017.

She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry with three decades of service in the institution. Dr. Charmaine Jerome graduated from Holy Cross College, Trichy and went on to do an M.Sc and M.Phil from St. Joseph’s Autonomous College, Trichy. She was awarded a Ph.D. degree from Gandhigram Deemed University for her prolific work on “Pollutant distribution in groundwater and soil of Peenya industrial area in Bangalore using GIS” and has several publications to her credit.

Dr. Charmaine Jerome is a very committed teacher whose unwavering dedication, radical pedagogies and eye for detail result in utmost proficiency in anything she takes up. Her charismatic persona and passion can be seen through her prowess ranging from teaching to student welfare or administration.

Apart from being a very popular teacher of chemistry, she has contributed with her ability to plan, organise and meticulously execute various curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programmes in college.

Dr. Charmaine Jerome, with her dynamism and efficiency, is certainly an integral contributor to the vision of MCC and we hope to unravel many more milestones with her. 

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Milestones

Milestones

  • One of the first women’s colleges to be founded in 1944 in Trichur, Kerala, under the Madras University
  • On transferring and establishing its presence in Bangalore, it became one of the first women’s colleges in Karnataka in 1948 affiliated to the Mysore University
  • One of the first colleges in Bangalore to be granted affiliation by Bangalore University in 1964
  • The first women’s college to start an NCC wing in Karnataka
  • One of the first all-women’s colleges to start PGDBA in India
  • Celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1998 on account of its academic excellence and noteworthy achievements
  • Awarded Five Stars by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 1999
  • The first Campus Recruitment was held by General Electric for all the final year students of the 1999-2000 batch
  • Selected for the India Study Abroad Programme by the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Northern Essex
  • Selected for the India Study Abroad Programme by the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Northern Essex
  • Honoured by the Rotary Club for “its service to the community, serving the noble cause of education”
  • The winner of the Dr. Job Memorial Award for “its excellent and innovative programmes”
  • MCC has been featured on ‘India Today’ since its conception and has continued to claim its ranking as one amongst the top twenty colleges of India every year
  • One of the first colleges in Karnataka to be granted autonomy in 2005
  • Reaccredited ‘A+’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2005
  • Identified under the UGC Scheme as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) in 2006
  • The Department of Commerce and Management has been recognized as a Research Centre by Bangalore University
  • Recognized Research Centre of IGNOU in 2011
  • Recognized as SIRO (Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) by DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research), Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI
  • Re- Reaccredited ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2012
  • MCC introduced the first BA Honours in Communication Studies in 2015
  • MCC was affiliated to the newly formed Bengaluru Central University in 2017