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The department of Kannada was established in the year of 1948 along with the inception of the Institution. Till the implementation of NEP 2020, Kannada was offered as second language for Undergraduate programmes.Kannada department has created an environment where Kannada language thrives while adapting to the changing times. To encourage creativity among the students debates and discussions are conducted regularly. Students are exposed to Kannada culture and significance through talks from the writers, artists and critics regularly. During Kannadotsava, an avenue is created for students – including those with other language backgrounds – to express their skills. Students are introduced to Kannada theatre through workshops and shows, where they can learn public speaking, fashion, make-up and other skills. Students who have Kannada as their mother tongue are encouraged to teach Kannada to fellow students who are not familiar with Kannada. Apartfrom this, college management has provided a platform to teach Kannada to non-teaching staff who are not familiar with the language. To showcase the richness of Kannada and Karnataka, various local art forms such as Kolata, Dollu Kunita, Yakshagana, Veeragase, Kamsale are regularly conducted in college premises. Along with that book clubs, singing and writing competitions are held at regular intervals. Students are also encouraged to participate in inter-collegiate fests at university level. Students are also involved in many television shows which highlight Kannada culture.


To strengthen each student socially, make them robust emotionally and boost their self- confidence.


  • Imparting life-oriented education through Kannada literature.
  • Promoting holistic skills to enhance student potential.
  • Popularizing language and rich cultural heritage of Karnataka.
  • To strengthen communication skills and empower linguistic and cultural.
  • Relations among both Kannada and non-Kannada speaking students and staff members.

Head of the Department

Dr. Ravish H V,  Associate Professor

M.A. in linguistics, M.A in folklore, Ph.D, NET.

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2022 – 23

  • Presented a play ‘Garbha’ by the students of Kannada Sangha on 11th October 2023 at Mount Carmel College.
  • Presented a play ‘Garbha’ by the students of Kannada Sangha on 6th October 2023 at Nayana educate and raise awareness about surrogacy, inspiring the audience to reflect on these essential societal issues.
  • Conducted bi-lingual ‘Poetry Composition Workshop’ on 27th September 2023, in collaboration with the Department of English to educate the students, fostering a deeper appreciation for the art of poetry and nurturing their skills in crafting expressive verses.
  • The Kannada Department proudly organised a very popular event ‘Kannadotsava’ on 23rd September 2023 that was celebrated with great fever and enthusiasm to acquaint the students with Karnataka’s glorious history and heritage. The key performances for this year’s ‘Kannadothsava’ were Bharatnatyam, Kolaata, Kamsaale, Veeragaase, samooha gaayana, etc and a Drama named ‘Garbha’. All the performances were widely appreciated by our chief guest Shri B. R. Laxman Rao former, prominent poet.
  • Organised a play named ‘Kavyaranga’ on 24th August 2023 which expressed how conflicts among communities can emerge through the prism of religion.
  • A solo play named ‘Shakespeare’s wife’ performed by Pro. Laxmi Chandrashekhar, was organised by the Department of Kannada on 18th August 2023 to educate the students about the life and times of the famous playwright, William Shakespeare and the sacrifices made by his wife.
  • Conducted Faculty Development Program in collaboration with Bengaluru City University on ‘Abhinaya: Varthamanada odhu’ from 7th July 2023 to 13th July 2023 to nurture the art and empowering faculty members with the skills to transmit valuable knowledge to their students effectively.
  • On 28th of October, – ‘KOTI KANTA GAAYANA’ was celebrated. It was Government initiative programme to spread the diversity of Karnataka and its culture.
  • The key performance for this year’s ‘Kannadothsava’ was Bharatnatyam , Yakshagaana, Kolaata, Kamsaale, Veeragaase, Patada kunita, Somana kunita, Dollu kunita, Kandeelu etc various types of folk art forms and Drama called ‘ Karnataka Vaibhava’ . All the performances were widely appreciated by our chief guest Shri Veerappa Moily, former chief minister of Karnataka.
  • Organized a guest lecture on ‘ Sadhaneya Hadiyalli Mahileyaru’ by Mrs. Revathi. K, Director & Financial Planner, Revathi’s Financial Advisory Services.
  • Organized a guest lecture on ‘Shikshanadalli Ranghabhoomi’ By Dr. Pavitra, coordinator, department of performing arts, kristu jayanti college.
  • Folk performance by students in 22 nd Jan’2023- INTERNATIONAL MILLETS AND ORGANICS Mela.
  • Many publications from faculty members.
  • Students participated and won prizes in inter – collegiate competitions (Rangha sourabha 23, Isiri– St. Joseph university etc).

2021 – 22

  • The key performance for this year’s ‘Kannadothsava’ was Kamsaale, folk art form, Drama called “Pukkate Salahe”.and Mahishasuramardini classical dance . All the performances were widely appreciated by our chief guest Mrs. Nemichandra a well known author in Kannada literature.
  • On 28th of October, ‘kannadakkagi navu’ was celebrated. It was an oath taking programme which encouraged people to speak Kannada and emphasized the importance of Kannada language. Kajaana tanda sang 3 harmonizing songs related to Karnataka and Kannada in the presence of college management and BBMP officials.
  • Karnataka govt announced November 11th as ‘Onake Obavva Jayanthi’. So on the remembrance of this occasion Kannada Sangha dramatics students performed ‘Onake Obavva’s act.
  • Many publications from faculty members.
  • Students participated and won prizes in inter –collegiate competitions.

2020 – 21

  • Due to pandemic this year all the cultural programs and Kannadotsava was held online. Chief guest for this year program was Smt. Vaidehi and Sri.Jayanth Kaikini.
  • Faculty participated in many webinars.
  • Many publications from faculty members.

2019 – 20

  • The key performance for this year’s Kannadothsava was “Keregehaara” folk drama Directed by smt. Soumya Praveen kumar. It is a play which glorifies the sacrifice of a young woman for the sake of her village. This act was widely appreciated by our chief guest H.S. Venkatesh Murthy (popularly known as HSV).
  • “Veeragase” is a Karnataka folk dance which is full of vigor and pomp and is based on Hindu mythology. It involves energy – sapping intense dance movements.
  • A comedy play directed by Dr. S.V Kashyap called “ShreeKrishna Sandhana” was also organized by ‘VijayanagaraBimbha’.
  • A session was conducted for students regarding female education which was started by Savithribai Phule who was an Indian social reformer, educationalist, and poet from Maharashtra. She is regarded as the first female teacher of India.
  • Students participated and won prizes in inter –collegiate competitions (Kalarava – St, Josephs College of commerce,Christ University’s Kannada fest and Aisiri – St. Joseph’s college of Arts and Science).

2018 – 19

  • The key performance for this year’s Kannadothsava was “Yakshagana” Directed by ‘Dr Radhakrishna Urala.’ This act of dance drama which revolved around the brave Abhimanyu of Mahabaratha reflected emotions of pain and bravery. This act was widely appreciated by our chief guest Prakash Rai and the audience.
  • Folk dance team performed a mixture of Kamsale and kolata.
  • Tribute was given to film personality Dr.Ambreesh considering his Contribution to the field of Kannada film industry and language.
  • Bharthanatyam was performed at University of Bangalore on teacher’s day in the presence of Vice Chancellor and chief minister of Karnataka.
  • A play “NaguvagaNakku” was organized in collaboration with communication department which spoke about the modern – day problems a woman goes through which was done by Kreative team.
  • In St. Joseph Kannada fest ‘Dhwani’ our students grabbed the rolling trophy.
  • Literature, grammar, literary heritage included in all semesters moving from simple to advanced levels.
  • New and Innovative topics introduced related to ancient & modern literature, current affairs, soft skills, health, environment, moral & value-based topics.
  • Workshop on revoking Kannada Language and Literature.
  • Guest lectures by Eminent personalities.
  • Language labs introduced as part of curriculum.
  • Created Kannada Blog (E – Magazine).
  • Kannadothsava.
  • Workshop on Bhaavageethe, Janapadageethe.
  • Workshop on Folk forms – Yakshagaana, Dollukunita, Veeragaase, Kamsale, Patakunita, devara kunita etc.
  • Theatre Workshop – Dance Drama/ skit.

Dr. Ravish H V

M.A., Ph.D., NET.

HOD & Associate Professor


Dr. Chetana Hegde

M.A., NET, KSET, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Ms. Anitha K V

M.A., 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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