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History

Overview

Department of History was established in the year 1948. It is one of the oldest departments in the college. Sisters from CSST were the first set of professors who taught in the department. The Department has produced luminaries such as Nirupama Rao IFS and Professor Uma Chakravarti.

Vision & Mission

“To infuse students with independent and critical thought about the society through the narration of local and global histories. To emphasize the importance of history to better understand their present. To inculcate the sense of community through narratives of history to create a sustainable future.”

Head of the Department

Dr. Sujin Babu  M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Email : history@mccblr.edu.in

2023 – 24

  • Heritage Walk in Bengaluru, 12th August, 2023.
  • Maritime History of Tamilakam: Technology, State and Culture as Revealed at Pattanam Archaeological Site, a talk by Dr. P J Cherian, Director, PAMA: Trans-Disciplinary Archaeological Sciences, 17th August, 2023.
  • Visit to the Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and interaction with Prof Gita Chadha, Obaid Siddiqi Chair in the History and Culture of Science at NCBS, 14th September, 2023.
  • Musings on Time in Literature, Performance and History, a talk by Dr Manola Gayatri Kumaraswamy, Assistant Professor, Dept of Communication Studies, Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru, 15th September, 2023.
  • Film as History, a talk by Dr C S Venkiteswaran, film critic, curator, translator and documentary filmmaker. Recipient of National and State Film Awards, 25th September, 2023.
  • Subaltern Print Cultures of Twentieth Century South India, a talk by Dr Barath Nataraj, Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 11th October, 2023.
  • Interaction with Ms Hilary McGeachy and Ms Harriet White, Consul General and Vice Consul, Australian Consulate, Bengaluru, 14th December, 2023.

2022 – 23

  • Mercantilism & Colonialism: A history of Economic thought perspective, a talk by Dr. Alex M Thomas, Assistant Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, 2nd September, 2022.
  • Construction of Motherhood on Indian Screen, a talk by Dr. Bindu Menon Mannil, Associate Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, 2nd November, 2022.
  • Life and Times of Rajaraja and the Cholas, a guest talk by Kamini Dandapani, 7th March, 2023.
  • Heritage Walk in Bengaluru, 12th March, 2023.
  • ‘A Right that could have been’ , a special talk by Dr. Srijan Sandip Mandal, Assistant Professor, NALSAR, Hyderabad, 21st March, 2023.
  • Higher Education Prospects in Social Sciences, a Career Guidance Talk, 21st March, 2023.
  • Turup , a movie Screening and discussion 10th April 2023.

2021 – 22

  • Professional Culture- a talk by Dr. Vineeth Thomas, Department of History, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) on 5thOctober 2021.
  • What next? An interaction with Mr. K. Prahalad, (Former Young India Fellow, Ashoka University), 2nd February 2022.
  • Remnants of a Separation- a talk by Ms. Aanchal Malhotra, 30th April, 2022.

2020 – 21

  • A life too short: Anandibai Joshee (1865-87): India’s first female physician – A talk by Prof. Ram Ramaswamy, Visiting Professor, IIT Delhi and Former Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad on 22nd August, 2020.
  • Status of Women in Ancient India, a talk by Dr. Marilyn Gracey Augustine, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, Madras Christian College, Chennai on 18th January, 2021.
  • Race and Rivalry –Revisiting the Cold War Era- a talk by Dr. K. Ashok, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, Madras Christian College, Chennai on 25th January, 2021.
  • Throwing new lights on Globalization- A talk by Mr. Sanjeev Vasudevan, Research Scholar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, Chennai on 15th March, 2021.
  • History and Narrative: Framing the past in the present- In Conversation with Manu S Pillai, Author and Historian, on 22nd March, 2021.

2019 – 20

  • Department of History along with the departments of Political Sciences and Sociology organized a National Symposium on ‘Voices of Indigenous Peoples‘ in association with Centre for Amenities, Rehabilitation and Education (CARE) on 21st January, 2020.
  • Field trip for the students of II BA and III BA to Ikkeri, Sagara, Nagara Fort, Keladi and Kambadahalli.

2018 – 19

  • Street play that captured the essence of the freedom struggles of the Indians, 23rd August, 2018.
  • Heritage walk conducted by Samrudhi Sridharan, an anthropologis, on the colonial history of MG Road, 8th September 2018.
  • “Medhas” Quiz on Indian art, culture, and heritage conducted by quizmaster Mr.Jonathan Darshan, 23rd January 2019.
  • One of the oldest departments on campus which through the teaching of ‘local’ and ‘global’ histories, aims to infuse a historical sensibility that caters to a sustainable future.
  • Department offers diverse and exciting courses covering multiple time-periods, regions and themes, and uses interdisciplinary approaches that engage students to think through sociological, political and economic perspectives.
  • The department in addition to disciplinary texts, incorporates various methods to teach history, such as images, cinema and literature in the study of early India and post-colonial India.
  • Well qualified dedicated staff who are committed to reignite passion among the student community for the subject.
Dr. Sujin Babu

Dr. Sujin Babu

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

HOD & Assistant Professor

Chanthu S

Dr. Chanthu S

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Theres Jois Pattery

Ms. Theres Jois Pattery

M.A(His)., M.A(Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies)

Assistant Professor

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.

WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND UPHOLD THE VALUES OF THE COLLEGE AT ALL TIMES.

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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