The journey of Mount Carmel College over the past 75 years is a journey of ‘Empowering through Education’, making a difference to thousands of young women. Our commitment to value-based education, which integrates classroom learning with experiential learning from industry and community, has nurtured opinion makers and leaders who have made a difference to society.
Over the decades, we have innovated and upgraded our programmes to keep pace with the needs of the Knowledge Economy. Recognised for its vibrant campus life, we take teaching-learning beyond the classrooms at MCC and this has contributed to the overall development of our student community. With over hundred companies visiting our campus annually, we have an excellent record of internships and placements.
Carmelites are engaged by highly qualified, motivated and committed staff whose role has transformed from teachers to mentors and facilitators of learning. Our excellent infrastructure – auditorium, library, classrooms, labs, sports arena, hostel and food court, cater to all the requisites of a rich, vibrant campus life. We also have a strong ecosystem of scholarship, counselling and mentoring which enable students to overcome personal hurdles and move ahead with confidence.
Having successfully completed four cycles of NAAC accreditation and having progressed exponentially after being granted autonomy, Mount Carmel College looks ahead to the next phase of its journey which seeks to make a difference in the lives of the youth and contribute to nation-building. In this Platinum Jubilee year, we celebrate HERSTORY, a story whose vision and mission is inspired by the life of our Foundress, Mother Teresa of St Rose of Lima, a story given direction by the committed management, a story nurtured by sincere staff and a story that celebrates the success of our alumnae. I stand committed to scripting success stories of Confident, Competent & Committed Carmelites who will partner in the building of New India.
About the Principal
Dr Sr Arpana, the eighth Principal of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, has guided the journey of Mount Carmel College since 2014. A leader who believes in an open, decentralised style of functioning, she has been instrumental in initiating several new-age programmes, building academic collaborations and partnerships, strengthening campus infrastructure and successfully completing the fourth cycle of accreditation with an A+ grade.
As a member of the CSST and an alumna , Dr Sr Arpana , has been serving Mount Carmel College for over two decades with a commitment to the vision and mission of the institution. Her rich teaching experience as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology has enabled her in building a proactive campus culture. Her enriching international exposure as a counsellor in Kenya, has also contributed to her personal growth and honed her leadership abilities.
An active researcher with several publications to her credit, Sr Arpana graduated with an MPhil from Bangalore University in 1998 with a dissertation on “Aging in a Religious Order: A Study of Catholic Priests and Nuns.” In 2012, she was awarded a PhD by Mysore University for her thesis titled “Effectiveness of Life Skills Training on Shyness among Adolescents”.
Dr Sr Arpana is committed to charting a new chapter in the growth of the Institution by planning and directing a progressive and inspirational roadmap to lead the college’s transition into a University.