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Human Development

The department of Human Development was founded in 2009, the department has been at the forefront of community support and community development since then. The most defining feature of Human Development is that it is interdisciplinary in nature. An interdisciplinary perspective to studying human development focuses primarily on the process of growth and development among individuals in the changing environment. Hence the faculty and the students of Department of Human Development at Mount Carmel college works with every section of the society across the life span. Our students here get a vast exposure of working with infants, children, adolescents, young adults, elderly, transgender, street children, people with special needs, criminals, human right defenders etc. This inter disciplinary nature makes it distinctively different from any developmental psychology and child development.
The Masters in Human Development was started in the year 2012 and since then the master’s program has become the most popular program among students across India. During the course period along with basic skills the students learn transferable skills, gain theoretical knowledge, gain application abilities, research skills and also learn to appreciate diversity
Alumni of our undergraduate and post graduate programs get into diverse set of careers in education, advocacy, non-profit work, health, Entrepreneurship, government settings and research with range of populations including infants, young children, adolescents, older adults, couples and families.


  • To intra personally and inter-personally grow for the sustainable development of society. 


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.


  • 2009- The department of Human Development was introduced under B.Sc NDCHD course.
  • 2012- Post Graduate course in Human development.
  • 2022- Dual major course HDND (Under NEP).

Head of the Department

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

Associate Professor

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2022 – 23

  • Old age mela an academic fest was conducted for the elderly, which was held on 25th September 2023.
  • Workshop on reproductive health and hygiene for adolescent girls of MQI PU college, Frazer town on 27th September 2023.
  • Sensitization program on mental health problems during adolescence for 10th standard students of St. Anne’s School on 7th August 2023.
  • CDP activity was conducted in KSCCW and Pragathi Charitable Trust was focused on the holistic growth and development of the children in both crèche and orphanage from 17th January 2023 to 19th January 2023.
  • CDP activity was conducted in BOSCO Yuvodaya was focused on conducting of activities for the rescued children, counselling sessions for the children and their parents, legal orders from the child-friendly court based on each child’s current situation and betterment in the future from17th January 2023 to 19th January 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 – 22

  • 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.

2020 – 21

  • 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.

2019 – 21

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

2018 – 19

  • 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.
  • Organized National & International seminars and Conferences.
  • Faculty presentations in national and international conferences.
  • Quality publications in national and international journals in various areas of Human Development.
  • Student presentation in various conferences and journals.
  • Skill enhancement by International faculty.
  • Students Gained first hand experiential learning by working with communities across various sections of the society.
  • Successfully completed volunteering program at Yashomati Hospital, Bangalore for operation smile.
  • Students of MSc Human Development interned as Child life practitioners with various hospitals across India- Sion hospital Mumbai, Can kids Mumbai, Kem hospital Mumbai, Nair hospital Mumbai, IQ City hospital West Bengal, Can kids Delhi, Can kids shelter home Delhi, Safdarjung hospital Delhi, Kashiben Gordhandar Patel children hospital Gujarat.
  • Students who have graduated are working as- Child life practitioners, counselors, early childhood educators, content developers, special educators, Entrepreneurs, change makers through NGO sectors, Research associates and assistants, HR managers at multinational companies
Dr Sujata Gupta Kedar

Dr. Sujata Gupta Kedar

M.Sc., Ph.D.

HOD & Associate Professor

Dr Savitha L

Dr. Savitha L

M.Sc., NET, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr Lingeshwari Mysore

Dr. Lingeswari Mysore

M.Sc., KSET, PGD in Parental Education., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr Srividya K

Dr. Srividya K

M.Sc., NET., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ms Jinal Ruparel

Ms. Jinal Ruparel




Ms. Vidyadhari

M.Sc., NET.

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.


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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