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UGC Supported Programs

The College has received funding under the scheme for Autonomous Colleges and PARAMARSH for the year 2019-2020.

On being an autonomous institution, the college receives grants under the Scheme of Autonomous Colleges for the upliftment of the college infrastructure, teaching, and research activities. The resources were used to encourage students to explore research opportunities while pursuing their undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Undergraduate students are involved in various ongoing research projects, hence inculcating a research aptitude. Postgraduate students are given guidance and are prepared for Competitive Exams and Research Fellowships for various funding agencies such as KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana), DST, DBT, ICMR, ISEC, IISc, WII, UGC, CSIR, Ford Foundation, UK-IERI, GATE, etc.

The college is recognized as one of the ‘Colleges with Potential for Excellence by UGC and is granted Basic Science Research Grants. With CPE-BSR Grant, the college has established Animal Tissue Culture, Simulation, and Food Processing Laboratories.

Upgradation of existing laboratories has enabled staff and students to engage themselves in research activities that were at a minimal level. The percentage of faculty engaged in research and the number of publications of research papers in referred journals, presentations of research papers at Regional, National, and International conferences has increased.

The college has started Innovative Programs – M.Sc. in Nanoscience and Technology, Human Rights and Values in Education, Event Management, Interior Space Planning and Design under Career Oriented add-on courses. Skill Oriented courses such as B.Voc. in Analytics, B.Voc. in Hospitality & Tourism, Diploma in Analytics, and Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics under the Community College Scheme are approved and sponsored by UGC.

UGC has also been funding several Research Projects, Seminars, Workshops and Conferences, FIP Programme & Travel Grants, and International Seminars & Conferences. Two students are receiving fellowships to pursue Post Doctorates.

Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, is committed to empowering women who are socially and economically marginalized in the community through a value-based integration approach. Keeping this as a criteria, the college has started an Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC), which will conduct several programs to impart knowledge about the social rights of the Minorities and SC/ST sections.
The UGC has planned to establish Equal Opportunity Centres in colleges to oversee the effective implementation of policies and programs for disadvantaged groups. These groups are SCs, STs, women, OBC (non-creamy layer), minorities and physically-challenged persons.

The main objectives of establishing this cell in colleges are:

  • To provide guidance and counselling with respect to academic, financial, social and other matters
  • To ensure equity and equal opportunity to the community
  • To look into the grievances of the weaker sections of society and suggest amicable solutions to their problems
  • To disseminate the information related to schemes and programs by the Government and other agencies for the welfare of the socially-weaker sections
  • To sensitize the college on the problems related to SC/ST individuals and Minorities
Chairperson

Dr. Sr. Arpana,
Principal

Equal Opportunity Cell in Mount Carmel College functions under the following:

Co-ordinator

Dr. K S Shamala

Committee members
  1. Ms. Vimala Preetham Raj
  2. Ms. Balquees Muneer

Equal Opportunity Cell Activities

Orientation Program
  • Ms. Vimala Preetham Raj
  • Dr. E. Venkataiah, IAS, Rtd., Advisor to Nodal Agency for SCSP and TSP, Social Welfare Department Vikasa Soudha, Bengaluru Government of Karnataka was the Keynote Speaker
  • Dr. E. Venkataiah, enlightened the students about the various schemes available for Minorities and SC/ST students
  • Students from both UG & PG attended the orientation program. The students belonging to Minorities and SC/ST students were requested to register their names in the Equal Opportunity Cell to avail more information on various schemes offered through the Directorate of Minorities, Minority Welfare Department, and Social Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka

Minorities Right Day Program

  • To mark the “Minorities Rights Day” on 18th December 2018, the Equal Opportunity Cell conducted an awareness program to disseminate different social, economic and educational programs available for Minorities by the Minority Welfare Department, Directorate of Minorities, Government of Karnataka
  • Mr. Niaz Ahmed Sheriff M, M.Com., Joint Director, Minority Welfare Department, Directorate of Minorities, Bengaluru, Government of Karnataka was the Keynote Speaker
  • The Directorate of Minorities ensures a more focused approach towards issues relating to the notified minority communities, namely Muslim, Christians, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Parsis. The Directorate working with a vision to enable all Minority community members to lead a productive life with equal opportunities in the field of Socio, Economic, and Education, etc
  • Brochures titled “Know about Minorities Schemes” and “Civilization can be judged by the way it treats its minorities”- Mahatma Gandhi, were distributed amongst students to provide more information about the schemes
  • Mr. Niaz Ahmed Sheriff M, introduced schemes to promote accelerated socio-economic development of minorities, educational concessions for students, implementation of schemes for the development of women and children, providing training and employment opportunities

Development of Science Departments

The College received Basic Science Research Grants from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi to strengthen the infrastructure in terms of power supply, water supply, safety equipment, fume hoods, laboratory working table and the up-gradation of laboratory, etc. for the Departments of Botany, Chemistry, Zoology, Electronics, Home Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Science and Microbiology. The grant was effectively utilized for the above-said purposes to strengthen the academic and research activities of the departments.

With the CPE-BSR Grant, the college has established animal tissue culture, simulation, and food processing laboratories and fume hoods.

Upgradation of existing laboratories has enabled staff and students to engage themselves in research activities. The percentage of faculty engaged in research has increased and the faculty is able to academically enhance their qualifications. The number of publications of research papers in referred journals, presentation of research papers at Regional, National and International conferences has multiplied by 4-folds. Research culture has become a part of the academics of the college.

With the Infrastructure Development Aid, the Botany Department standardized protocol for Tissue Culture of Bacopa and Epidendrum, prepared synthetic seeds of Bacopa and Epidendrum, Embryo Culture, Anther Culture, Blue Green Algae – Anabaena, Single Cell Protein Spirulina, etc. UG projects were carried out in Stress Management in the Department. The Department of Home Science comprised of five subjects such as Foods & Nutrition, Textile, Human Development, Family Resource Management, and Extension Education. The BSR grants are utilized to establish a food processing lab and also renovate textile testing laboratory, food processing and nutrition laboratories which has facilitated students to take up research projects in textile and also in value-added product development.

Chemistry is one of the core subjects for all Life Science students as well as for physical science combinations. The department has five laboratories for the students as well as two labs for carrying out small research projects of staff members. The department has so far utilized the infrastructure grant for upgrading the labs so as to make it safe and convenient for student usage as well as research purpose.

The Electronics Department introduced advanced subjects such as Embedded Systems and Digital Signal Processing subjects. The Infrastructure Development Grant has been utilized to develop LAN connection, simulation tools and upgrade the electrical set up. With this infrastructure, the department has developed a research lab for students to take up research after their post-graduation. With the development of the infrastructure of the laboratories, students of both undergraduate and postgraduate programs are getting a quality education.

Principal : Dr. Sr. Arpana

Finance Officer: Sr. Iona

UGC – College Nodal Officer: Dr. Chaman Farzana, Dept. of Home Science

Co-ordinator IQAC: Dr. Anjana Mani, Dept. of Economics

Administrative Staff: Ms. Gloria Geetha

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.

WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND UPHOLD THE VALUES OF THE COLLEGE AT ALL TIMES.

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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