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Human Development


  • To intra-personally and inter-personally grow and develop holistically.
  • To adjust to the changing roles and responsibilities in society.
  • To be tolerant, have integrated, happy and healthy families, societies, and nation.
  • To provide students with an excellent program where they can observe, learn, and practice Human Development.


To provide an empowering education to students to affect and transform human lives and to contribute proactively, creatively, progressively, and humanely to improve life and standards of living.

Head of the Department

Dr. Sujata Gupta Kedar, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

UG Activities

2020 - 2021

  • Think Tank Capacity Building Workshop in collaboration with Dept. of Human Development and Family Science, East Caroline University, Greenville. This workshop was a follow-up session to the talk given on "Child Life Services: Promoting Psychological Care for Children in Healthcare Settings" at the international conference on "INTERDISCIPLINARY SCOPE OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT”. Dr. Priti P. Desai from East Caroline University, Greenville, and Dr. Sujata Gupta Kedar from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore were the facilitators for the workshop.
  • Online campaign was conducted “HEAR FOR YOU” – RELENTLESS. It was a campaign calling people of all genders to come forward and talk about the issue of sexual abuse, their own experiences, how one can open up about it, how they overcame the stigma revolving sexual abuse.
  • Workshop on data entry and analysis in MS excel and SPSS. The workshop was held primarily as a fundraising event for the purpose of educating young girls. The money collected was used as a scholarship fund. The workshop was attended by students and professionals.
  • As part of Annual science week the department of Human Development organized a webinar on “STRENGTHENING FAMILY BONDS DURING COVID AND AFTER A 5”C” APPROACH”. The webinar focused on broad topics of family dynamics and parenting, making it a learning and interactive session for all the participants and the students of the department.

PG Activities

2022 – 2023

  • Mann Mantra, a one-day inter-collegiate competition on the occasion of Human Development Day on 4th Nov 2022. Students from various colleges participated in activities like:
    -Role Play  -Debate  -Poetry  -Poster Making  -Face Painting  -Photography.
  • The department organized a street play on “bipolar disorder”- Mental Health Awareness Program. (30th September 2022).
  • A sensitization programme for the elderly- Let’s Age in Reverse on 7th June 2022.
  • The department conducted a workshop on “relationships with self for adolescents”.
  • Workshops were conducted on “Self-identity formation”, “Reproductive Health”, “Importance of Academics” by the PG students of Human Development.
  • Workshop on Data Analysis using Excel- by Dr. Nivedita Danammanavar on 8th and 9th June 2022.
  • Exploring the journey of an ECCE centre- Jakkarradi foundation for education and life skills. – Dr. Arati S. Jakkarradi (21st January 2022).
  • Pregnancy and child birth complications – Dr. Usha Rani N. (29th January 2022).
  • Developmental Assessments using NBAS & Bayley Scales – Sonu Khosla (1st February 2022).

Educational Tour

  • The Educational tour from Mysore – Bandipur was scheduled from May 25th 2022 to May 28th 2022. The places covered consisted of All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Therapy Park.

2021 – 2022

  • International Conference on “Interdisciplinary scope of Human Development”, conducted on 15th and 16th February 2021.
  • Think tank capacity building workshop was a follow-up session to the talk given on “child life services: promoting psychological care for children in healthcare settings” at the International Conference on “interdisciplinary scope of human Development on 26th July 2021.
  • Life Skills- A workshop for better mental health was conducted by the department keeping in mind the current generation problems and needs related to self-awareness, interpersonal relationships, effective communication, stress and emotion management. 6th September 2021.
  • The department of Human Development conducted a webinar on “Those days of the month”- webinar on Menstrual Health and Hygiene on 26th Aug 2021.
  • Webinar on “Role of Funding organizations in child welfare”. This talk was conducted to describe the role of funding organization and how they help in bringing change in child welfare on 14th September 2021.
  • The department organised a talk with experts on reproductive health and its importance on 27th Oct 2021.
  • The department conducted a talk session on “strengthening Family bonds during covid and after, a 5 “C” approach on 28th Oct 2021.

2019 – 2021

  • The department of Human Development organised and celebrated the Human Development Day with the theme, “Women of today” on the 28th Aug 2019.

2018 – 2019

  • The PG students of the department conducted workshop with Adolescents.
  •  The department conducted a Street play on “domestic violence”.
  • Rally conducted by the department - “Homemakers- the unrecognised profession”.
  •  Workshop on Parenting with parents of pre-schoolers.
  • Gerontology workshop conducted on elderly – “Life after retirement”.
  • Visit to NIPCCD- National Institute of public cooperation and child development.
  •  The department conducted a sign language workshop for undergraduate and post graduate students on 4th July 2018.

2017 – 2018

  • Gerontology Workshop called “Rekindling Joy among Elderly”, focusing on creating joy among the elderly and talking about the importance of teamwork in enhancing physical, social and cognitive development in the elderly on 2nd February, 2018. The event was held at Tara Old Age Home, Rajarajeshwari Nagar.
  • Workshop on “Sensitisation Program for Marginalised Communities”, to orient students about marginalised communities and to educate students on the problems faced by marginalised communities, on 2nd Feb 2018, at Goodwill’s Girls’ High School, Promenade Road, Fraser Town, Bangalore.
    and the same workshop was again organised on 1st February, 2018, Hindu Balika Pathshalaya, Shivaji Nagar.
  • Awareness workshop on “Personal hygiene and self defence”, to orient students on personal care and the importance of hygiene during menstruation, on 18th January, 2018, held at Featherlite Pottery Town Government School.
  • Workshop on “Relationship building and achieving career goals”. The workshop was conducted for Adolescents to help them in resolving conflicts in relationships with peers, teachers and family. The workshop also focused on showcasing the importance of education for a bright future and career opportunities, on 19th December, 2017 at Stella Maris Convent School, Gayathri Devi Park Extension.
  • Panel Discussion on the topic “Urban women, empowered but how safe?”. The topics discussed were:
    • To create awareness about the current situation in India with regard to women living in urban cities
    • To sensitise the society about the importance of women safety in India, on 16th September, 2017 at Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru
  • Interaction with a social entrepreneur, Ms. Mandira Kumar, with the following objectives:
    • To observe different types of teaching learning materials
    • To learn the importance of traditional toys in the teaching process, held on 30th August, 2017 at Sutradhar, Indira Nagar, Bangalore.
  • “Stage show”. To create awareness on women issues and empowerment, on 27th August, 2017, Youth Program – St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary.
  • “Braille Workshop”. Orientation to Braille – reading and writing, on 22nd August, 2017, Department of Human Development.
  • “Finger Chats – A Workshop for Learning Sign Language”. Orientation to Sign language, on 10th August, 2017, Department of Human Development.
  •  Workshop for “Mental Health Development”, was conducted on 13th July, 2017, Kripa Revival Centre, Bangalore with the following objectives:
    • To promote positive thinking and positive living in the inmates.
    • To teach the inmates efficient yet simple techniques for stress management 3. To promote healthy and happy living amongst the inmates.

2016 – 2017

  • Workshop on Self Concept Development; for recovering alcoholics on 12th August, 2016.
  • Workshop on Friendship and Classroom Adjustments’ for school children on 22nd July, 2016.
  • “Be cautious! Life is precious”. A self-defense workshop for students of the department on 22nd February, 2017.
  • A workshop on Adolescent Growth and Development at Mitralaya Girls School on 1st March, 2017.

2013- 2014

  • UGC Sponsored National Level Workshop on Current trends in Research Methodology & Statistical Analysis in Home Science on 18th, 19th, & 20th December, 2013 in collaboration with Smt VHD Central Institute of Home Science College, Bangalore University.

Dr. Sujata Gupta Kedar

M.Sc., Ph.D.

HOD & Associate Professor


Ms. Lingeswari Mysore

M.Sc., KSET, PGD in Parental Education

Assistant Professor


Ms. Lokare Shreya Shashikanth

M.Sc., NET.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Savitha L

M.Sc., NET, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Srividya K


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.