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Humanities and Social Sciences

                        “Social Sciences help us understand, imagine & craft a more sustainable future for all”

              School of Humanities & Social Sciences offers UG & PG programs which complement the traditional intellectual skills associated with humanities with a range of practical skills like critical thinking, communication, cultural awareness, curiosity and empathy which contributes to student’s individual growth & enables them to carve their own path of success in the world, also making a difference to the larger community.

         Ranked among the best colleges in India to pursue Humanities, MCC offers two year Post Graduate programs and highly multidisciplinary three year degree or four year honours Undergraduate programs with the right blend of skills, research and strong theoretical foundation. The School also offers PhD in Economics.

Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Suma Singh, M.A., PGD in Management & Marketing, Ph.D., NET.

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Department of Political Science

Head of Department: Dr. Alice Mathew, Associate Prof., MA., M.Phil., Ph.D.


•To participate in the process of democratization and empowerment at different levels.
•To develop students’ ability to examine political issues critically and analytically.
•To comprehend the basic structures and Processes of Government systems and theoretical underpinnings.
•To Analyse political problems, arguments, information, and theories.
•To Analyse Political and policy problems and formulate policy options.
•To use electronic and traditional library resources to research key local, state, national and international policy issues and present results.


•To promote active citizenship and civic consciousness.
•To achieve a high level of academic excellence and value based learning.
•To develop an inter-disciplinary perspective for strengthening Civil Society.

Department of French

Mission & Vision: The Department of French envisions for its students a wholesome education of the French language, culture & civilization through a skill-based approach to empower them to engage with a globalized economy.

Department of German

Head of Department: Ms. Lizy Joseph Wilson, Associate Prof., MA.,C1

Mission & Vision: The Department of German envisions for its students a wholesome education of the German language, culture & civilization through a skill-based approach to empower them to engage with a globalized economy.

Department of Sanskrit

Head of Department: Dr. Jyothirmayi. PC, Associate Prof., MA., Ph.D.

Vision: सा वद्याया वमक्तय

Make a better world by transforming students into self-aware and socially conscious individuals.

Mission: Empower students by imparting knowledge from the rich episteme of Sanskrit literature.

Department of Kannada

Head of Department: Dr. Ravisha H V, Associate Prof., MA., NET, Ph.D.

Vision and Mission

  • Imparting Life Oriented Education through Kannada Literature
  • Promoting Holistic Skills to Enhance Student Potential
  • Popularizing the State Language and Rich Cultural Heritage of Karnataka
  • To Improve Communication Skills and Empower Linguistic and Cultural Relations among both kannada and non-kannada speaking people.

Department of History

Head of Department: Dr. Sujin Babu, Assistant Prof., MA., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Vision and 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.”

Department of Physical Education

Head of Department: Dr. Dolly Johnson, Associate Prof., M.Sc., M.Ped., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Mission: To train students to become world-class athletes. To encourage the holistic development of body, mind, and spirit along with academic caliber.

Vision: To ensure that every student admitted to the college becomes proficient in some field of sports or the other and becomes an institution of global eminence in sports.

Department of Sociology

Head of Department: Ms Kalavathi .P.Associate Prof, M.A., NET, SLET


To provide holistic, interdisciplinary and value based education, to develop a critical, socially conscious and responsible young generation of learners.


To refine research skills, help students understand and improve their human and inter-personal relationships.

Department of Journalism

Head of Department: Ms. Vivitha M K., Associate Prof., M.Sc., NET, Ph.D.

Vision: Develop young minds and turn them into skilled professionals imbibed with the highest values.


  • To combine theoretical inputs with practical training
  • Create challenges in situations and promote professional excellence
  • Reinforce values and promote integrity in interpretation and reporting of events

Department of Communication Studies

Head of Department: Ms. Sharon Lopez, Assistant Prof., M.A., M.Phil., NET, PGDCRL

Vision: To generate strategies of creative expression, creative thought, and pursuit of knowledge.

Mission: The department works towards creating skilled creative media professionals with the ability to think critically and pursue ethical action.

Ms. Sharon Lopez (Head of the Department),

A sneak peek into some of the department activities

Department of Hindi

Head of Department: Dr.Koyal Biswas, Associate Prof., MA., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Vision: The department of Hindi envisions a life-oriented education that empowers women to be agents of transformation at a global level and enable them to exercise their freedom to be human and work for the integrity of creation – ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

Mission: Through the Hindi language as a tool; promote humanitarian values among the student community, develop strong communication skills to reach every section of the society, and promote national integration, inter-cultural harmony, and perseverance.

Department of English

Vision and Mission: The Department of English at Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru, has evolved over the decades to reflect the demands of academia with its aspiring students as well as of society with its changing cultural ethos. The purpose of the new MA course in English, under the semester system, is to offer training at an advanced level for postgraduate students of English.

We envision that a student who graduates with an MA in English from Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru, will

  • understand the historical, theoretical and cultural contexts in which texts are produced, and engage with them in their chosen professional fields
  • be able to analyze and appreciate works of literature and understand the role of the reader, academia and the industry in creating the literary marketplace
  • be equipped to analyze culture and one’s role in shaping/being shaped by it
  • gain research and other skills to pursue academic and allied careers.

Department of Economics

Head of Department: Dr. Vijaya Priya S. , Associate Prof., M.A., SLET , UGC-NET, M.Phil. , Ph.D.

Vision: The vision of the department is to provide our students with a strong academic foundation in economic theory and encourage them to apply their knowledge to analyze economic issues and policies.


  • To be a Centre of Excellence by training students in economic applications
  • To update knowledge and skills in information/communication technology for more effective teaching, learning, and research
  • To promote vibrant economic and social science research
  • To keep up with changes and improve course sequencing
  • Enhance collaborations & Industry-Interface
  • Involvement of students by providing opportunities for the development of leadership skills through activities/programs

Department of Psychology

Head of Department: Dr. Hamsa N, Associate Prof., M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D., SLET


  • To sensitize students to psycho-social issues to catalyze a climate of social responsibility
  • To lay foundations that foster a research-based approach
  • To facilitate a comprehensive understanding of human behavior, and keeping abreast of the changing dynamics in the field of psychology


  • To sensitize students to psycho-social issues to catalyze a climate of social responsibility
  • To lay foundations that foster a research-based approach
  • To facilitate a comprehensive understanding of human behavior, keeping abreast of the changing dynamics in the field of psychology

Department of Travel & Tourism

Head of Department: Dr. Sneha N, Assistant Professor, M.T.A, NET, Ph.D.


  • To imbibe the concept – “Customer Service with a Smile” as our Motto
  • To produce young dynamic women graduates with empowerment, entrepreneurial skills, ethics, and values to excel and compete successfully in the competitive global environment of customer-oriented hospitality and service industry

Mission: We strive to achieve the overall development of the students with time management, values, and professionalism with a desire to excel in the hospitality and service industry through teaching, interactive sessions, research, and service.



B.A ( Honours)- Communication and Media
B.A – Economics
B.A – Journalism & Mass Communication
B.A – Psychology
Bachelors in Sports Management


Bachelor of Vocational Course in Hospitality & Tourism (BHT)


B.A – History, Political Science
B.A – History, Travel & Tourism
B.A – Political Science, Sociology
B.A – Political Science, Economics
BA – Psychology, Communicative English
BA – Psychology, Economics
BA – Psychology, English Literature
BA – Psychology, Journalism
BA – Psychology, Sociology


M.A. in Economics
M.A. in English
M.A. in Public Policy
M.Sc. Psychology

Ph. D in Humanities Doctoral Program

Economics (affiliated to Bengaluru Central University)

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.