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International Conference on Retrofitting Strategies for SDGs

Mount Carmel College Autonomous, Bengaluru is a leading women’s education centre owned and managed by the Carmelite Sisters of St. Theresa (CSST). Established in 1948, Mount Carmel College and it’s associate group of institutions work towards ‘Empowering through Education”. The missionary spirit of MCC has worked tirelessly in taking education to all strata and class of society. Over the seven decades, the institution has grown leaps and bounds and moulded thousands of young women into confident, successful human beings and citizens. The autonomous college, ranked amongst the top ten colleges in India, has been recognized by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as an A+ institution and identified by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as a ‘College with Potential for Excellence”.

Mount Carmel College believes that education is the most powerful agent of change and we have strived to build a value based quality education, which in keeping with the mission of CSST has over the last 75 years not only empowered but fostered a social awakening among the women in India. The college offers 45 Undergraduate and 20 Postgraduate Programs in Humanities, Sciences, Commerce and Business Studies catering to the academic aspirations of over 9000 students. To commemorate the Platinum Jubilee year 2022-2023, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous organizes an International Conference on Sustainability Development Goals.

Sustainable Development Goals is representative of the desire of countries to cooperate in order to protect mankind and planet along with achieving prosperity which would make the world a fairer, better and safer place by 2030. The 17 SDGs, which aims at achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social and environmental, is a universal road-map which should shape policies of States and guide corporates in their functioning. SDGs are a great collective journey which transcends national boundaries and underlines the need for all to collaborate to make a difference in the lives of each human being. The progress in achieving SDGs remains uneven, and is not moving fast enough to meet the ambitious 17 goals on poverty, health, and equality by 2030. Given this reality, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous in its Platinum Jubilee year hosts an International Conference, “Retrofitting Strategies for SDGs – A Way Forward”. The conference will look at the current status of SDGs and put forward strategies to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized to identify and address the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context. The conference aims to host a plethora of speakers and researchers who have carried out creditable work in the field of Environmental Sustainability. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in and concern for sustainability in a holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect.

Call for papers
We invite original and unpublished papers and posters for presentation on the sub-themes mentioned below
from academicians, research scholars, students and working professionals.

Economic Sustainability

  1. Financial Sustainability- A pathway for Equality
  2. Financial Inclusion and Women Empowerment
  3. Sustainable Agriculture
  4. Trends in Marketing Strategies to attain Sustainability
  5. Sustainable Tourism
  6. Green Business & Entrepreneurship
  7. Strategies for Smart Sustainable Cities
  8. Challenges in achieving Sustainable Consumption & Production
  9. Block Chain Technology for Sustainability Solutions
  10. CSR and Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

  1. Conservation of Water, Soil and Biodiversity
  2. Innovations in Pollution Mitigation
  3. Renewable Energies for Sustainable Societies
  4. Impact of Climate Change & Food Security
  5. Role of Apiculture in promoting Sustainability
  6. Bioethics and Environmental Policy
  7. Role of Biotechnology and Bioremediation in Ecological Balance
  8. Carbon Sequestration Strategy
  9. Natural Disasters and Ecological Threats
  10. Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Socio-Cultural Sustainability

  1. Education for All – A Journey to Sustainable Development
  2. Good Governance in Building Sustainable Communities
  3. Looking beyond the Human Development Index
  4. Gender Equality for A Sustainable Tomorrow
  5. Psychological Effects of Climate Change
  6. Positive Psychology of Sustainability
  7. Veganism – A Path to Environment Sustainability
  8. Sustainability of Cultural Heritage Management
  9. Culture and Urban Environment
  10. Eco-Friendly Architecture

Times New Roman, Font Size 12, Double Spacing, 250 words
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 20th December, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: 15th December 2022
Full Paper Submission: 2nd January, 2023
Selected papers will be published in a UGC-care journal
Presenters have the option of presenting offline or online

Registration is Closed !!

Chief Patron
Dr Sr Arpana

Conference Conveners
Dr Charmaine Jerome
Dr Sr Sajitha

Advisory committee
Dr Suma Singh
Professor Raghu N
Major Dr Shantha Maria
Dr George Lekha
Dr Regina Suganthi
Dr S Rajkumar

Organizing Secretaries
Dr Helen Roselene: 9900331434
Dr Hamsa N: 9448476051
Dr Sangeetha Pandey: 9535708708

Placement Policy & Guidelines for Students

The Placement Policy is applicable to all students registered with the Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, and is to be followed during their entire tenure at the college.

  1. The Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator are the facilitators and counsellors for placement related activities and will be responsible for all concerned activities & functioning of the Placement Cell.
  2. The Student Placement Committee will be assisting the Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator in all activities related to placements.
  3. Neither the College nor the Placement Cell guarantees a job. The Placement Cell will facilitate and coordinate the placement activities on campus including bringing in companies, coordinating the recruitment drives, organizing recruitment training and other related activities leading to the successful placements of the deserving students.
  4. Applying for a company, getting recruited, joining a company is entirely the responsibility/decision of the student concerned.
  5. Opting to register for placements is completely the choice of the students. As some would want to pursue higher studies or other opportunities, such students can refrain from registering with the Placement Cell.
  6. Students are required to check the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for registering with the Placement Cell before registering.
  7. All final year students with an aggregate score of 60% and above and with NO ACTIVE BACKLOGS are eligible to register for placements.
  8. All registered students are required to MANDATORILY attend the recruitment training conducted by the Placement Cell and meet the necessary threshold of 75% attendance and 80% completion of the practice tests & assessments to qualify for applying to the cos. Failing to qualify may result in re-training of the student at an additional cost which is to be borne at actuals by the concerned student.
  9. The Placement Cell will notify all the registered students about the upcoming recruitment drives through mails and Whatsapp group notifications and not individually. The students are to be alert and keep a track of the notifications and apply as per their interest and eligibility.
  10. Once a student registers/enrolls for a particular company, she is expected to complete the entire recruitment process as relevant and required. Failing to do so, will result in the student being debarred from sitting for further recruitment drives. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the Placement Cell only in genuine cases. Such cases/reasons to be formally communicated to the Placement Office over mail at least one day prior to the drive.
  11. The student has a choice not to participate in the recruitment process of a company after attending the Pre-Placement Talk. If she decides to continue, then she will be bound by the College Placement Policy to attend the rest of the recruitment process of the company as stated above.
  12. Students will not be allowed to participate in the selection process of a company for which she has missed the PPT.
  13. While the Placement Cell will do its due diligence and bring in the right companies, it is the responsibility of every student to check the company profile, eligibility, Job Profile and the Job Role before applying. The same will also be mailed and/or updated on the Notice Boards or social media groups.
    a. Ex 1- If a company requires the applicant to have an average of 70%, be well assured that you meet the criteria before applying to that company.
    b. Ex 2- If the company requires you to have NO standing arrears/backlogs at the time of attending the placement process, kindly DO NOT APPLY to the company if you do not meet this criterion.
  14. If, after being selected by a company, for some reason the student is not satisfied either with the pay, the timings, work allotted, etc during onboarding, she will need to take it up with the concerned within the company. The Placement Cell will not be able to intervene in internal matters. However, it is important that the students reach out to us in case there are major deviations from the terms mentioned by the company at the time of recruitment.
  15. A student can apply to as many companies as she wants and appear for interviews until the first job is secured. A student will be considered to have secured a job if her name appears in the final select list of a company.
  16. The Placement Office of MCC follows a strict “ONE OFFER PER STUDENT” Policy. However, if a student has been offered a job with a CTC less than or equal to INR 2 lakhs PA, she can opt to apply for ONE more company, subject to prior formal approval by the Placement Office.
  17. Once a student’s name appears in the final selects of a company, it is obligatory for the student to accept the offer. Rejecting offers is strictly not allowed. Defaulters will be required to submit a letter to the Principal along with a penalty fee which could be equivalent to one month’s salary being offered by the said company.
  18. Recruitment Process: All companies generally follow the following procedure (however they could be exceptions) –
    a. Presentation about the company & Job Profile (Pre-Placement Talk)
    b. Written Exam (Aptitude / Technical Test)
    c. Group Discussion and/or Task (Assignments)
    d. Interview (Technical/HR/Others)
    e. Verification of Documents
    f. Offer Letter
  19. Students are to strictly ensure the following for all recruitment drives:
    a. Must report on time as mentioned in the schedules
    b. Wear Business Formals for every recruitment process. Students wearing casuals during recruitment process will be sent back
    c. Always carry one folder containing resumes (2-3 copies), passport size photos, copies of mark sheets, certificates & stationery
    d. Compulsorily carry College & Govt. ID Cards
  20. Most companies require applicants to have Govt. ID – Aadhar & PAN. Hence it is advised for all students to apply for these before registering for placements.
    Students are not allowed to contact the Company / HR team directly for any reason through the recruitment process. In case of any issues or concerns, they are advised to contact their Placement Office and discuss their problems.
  21. Strict action will be taken against students found to be engaged in maligning the College or the Placement Office with the companies. Any grievances you may have, are to be brought to the notice of the of the Placement Officer for resolution.
  22. If a student makes any false claims in the Resume/Student Registration Form, her registration will be cancelled immediately and job offer if any, will be revoked.
  23. All companies conduct a thorough background check/verification. If the company finds that you have manipulated your marks / documents in any manner/or mis-represented any information, your job offer will be terminated, and your name will be blacklisted.
  24. Strict discipline needs to be followed by every student during the recruitment process. Any sort of indecent behavior/misbehavior which affects the decorum of the Placement Cell or the reputation of the College or the Company, will attract severe penalty and disqualification.
  25. Unless explicitly permitted by the companies, use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the recruitment process.
  26. Malpractice in all forms or marking proxies during the selection process and beyond, is strictly prohibited and those caught indulging in such activities would be debarred from the placement process. Also, note that no concessions in any form shall be made in such cases.
  27. It may happen that the campus recruitment process can stretch till late evenings. Students are required and prepared to be available accordingly. In case of off-line drives, students are to inform their parents and should arrange their own transportation.
  28. In case of virtual (online) recruitment drives, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure they have the necessary equipment (laptop/PC with functional webcam and mic) and sufficient internet bandwidth for seamless conduction of the process.
  29. Students are required to provide correct email IDs and contact numbers at the time of registration. These will be used for all communication from the Placement Cell and the recruiting companies. The onus is on the students to ensure the contact details provided are correct and up to date.
  30. Students are advised to check their mails regularly as all communication related to placements will be sent through mails.
  31. It is mandatory that once you receive an Intent Letter/Offer Letter from the Company, a copy must be submitted to the Placement Office. Failing which, the end semester examination Hall Ticket/results will be withheld.
  32. All students registered for placements will be bounded by the Attendance Policy of the College. Any exception to the above is permitted only through formal approval of the Placement Office and the respective Department Heads.


For all matters not covered in the above policy, the Placement Office will use its discretion to take appropriate decisions as and when required.

The above guidelines are to ensure a smooth process in the best interest of our students and the participating companies.

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