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Mount Carmel College (MCC), Bangalore, Karnataka
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# 58, Palace Road,
Vasanth Nagar
Bangalore (District Bangalore)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 560052


Mount Carmel College (MCC), Bangalore Karnataka is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Mount Carmel College (MCC), Bangalore Karnataka is Dr. Sister Arpana.

Mount Carmel College (MCC) is situated in Bangalore of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bangalore comes under Bengaluru (Bangalore) Tehsil, Bangalore District.

Fax # of Mount Carmel College (MCC), Bangalore Karnataka is +91-80-22286386.

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Website of Mount Carmel College (MCC), Bangalore Karnataka is http://www.mountcarmelcollegeblr.co.in/.


Contact Details of Mount Carmel College (MCC), Bangalore Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-80-22261759, 22261750



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Mount Carmel College (MCC), Bangalore Karnataka runs course(s) in Arts, Biotechnology, Commerce, Computer Applications, Fashion/Textile/Accessories Designing, Fine Arts, Business Management, Mass Communication and Journalism, Science stream(s).
Under Graduate Programme :
Bachelor of Arts(B.A.)
Bachelor of Science(B.Sc)
B.Sc(Home Science), B.Sc(Nutrition and Dietetics), B.Sc(Fashion and Apparel Designing)
Bachelor of Commerce(B.Com)
Bachelor of Business Management(B.B.M)
BBA

Post Graduate Programme :
Master of Commerce(M.Com)
Master of Computer Application(M.C.A)
M.A – Economics
M.A. - English
M.A. - Public Policy

Diploma Courses (One Year) :
PG diploma in Business Administration(PGDBA)
PG Programme in Information Technology Management(PGPITM)
PG Programme in Human Resource Management(PGPHRM)
PG Programme in Financial Management(PGPFM)
PG Programme in Marketing Management(PGPMM)
PG Diploma in Nano Technology
PG Diploma course in Journalism

Approval details: Mount Carmel College (MCC) is affiliated with Bangalore University, Bangalore (Karnataka)

Profile of Mount Carmel College (MCC)

Mount Carmel College was established on the 7th of July 1948. Mount Carmel College is an educational institution primarily for women. Located in the garden city of Bangalore, the college reflects the dynamism and energy of this fast growing Indian metropolis through its exciting courses and innovative methods of teaching. The college have a beautiful campus with many buildings and facilities. The courses have proliferated and every year the college receives an overwhelming number of applications from students all over the country. The college keeps pace with the changing times exploring new possibilities and expanding new horizons and continues to make a difference through its vision of empowering women through education.

Mount Carmel College for women, owned and run by the congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa, in the year 1944 in Trichur (under the title of Carmel College in the State of Cochin) affiliated to Madras University, was transferred to Bangalore in 1948 to meet the increasing demand for women’s education. Thus began the story of Mount Carmel College, Bangalore on the 7th of July 1948 with just fifty students on its rolls.

Initially affiliated to Mysore University later it became an affiliated college of Bangalore University in 1964. MCC is a minority institution run primarily for Catholic Students but in the spirit of service, it opens its doors to those of all castes and creeds.

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NAAC report of Mount Carmel College

SECTION I
INTRODUCTION
Mount Carmel College, 58 Palace Road, Bangalore - 560 052, was established on July 7, 1948 by the congregation of Carmelite sisters of St. Teresa to provide holistic education rooted in Christian values for young women. This minority institution has been open to students, irrespective of caste, creed and community.

The College is located in urban surroundings, housed in 9.75 acres of land, and has acquired another 9 acres to set up the research centre and post-graduate facilities. It is a grant-in-aid College, recognized by the UGC under 2(f) in July 1956, and under 12B on August 23, 1994.

The College was started in 1948 with 9 Departments of Economics, English, History, French, Hindi, Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil and Political Science. The Departments of Chemistry and Physics were added in 1950; Zoology and Botany in 1954; Home Science in 1959; Sociology in 1964; Mathematics in 1967; Psychology in 1968; Commerce in 1980; Management in 1989; Electronics in 1986; Computer Science in 1988; Microbiology, Journalism and Statistics in 1989; M.Com in 1990; Environmental Science in 1993; MCA in 2000 and Biotechnology in 2002. M.A (Economics) 2005.

There are in all 3439 women students, out of whom 2572 are from the state of Karnataka, 732 from other states, 72 NRI and 63 from overseas.

There are in all 144 teachers, out of whom 71 are from the aided category and 73 unaided, in addition to 6 part - time teachers.

The College is affiliated to the Bangalore University since 1964. It was declared eligible for Autonomy by the UGC in December 2004; and after the recent approval by the State Government, it has acquired Autonomous status from the academic year 2005-2006.

The College was first assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) during 1999 with 5-Stars.

The College applied to the NAAC for re-accreditation during 2005; and submitted the Re-Accreditation Report Part I (e-format) and II to the NAAC for Re-Accreditation. Since the college has submitted its Re- Accreditation Report based on its performance of past 5 years as an affiliated College, it is being assessed as per the NAAC's frame work for an affiliated College.

The NAAC constituted the Peer Team for Re-Accreditation with Professor Bhoomittra Dev, Former Vice - Chancellor, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur and Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, as chairman; Professor B. Sampath Kumar, Secretary, Former Principal, P.S.G. College of Arts and Science, Civil Aerodrome, Post Coimbatore - 641 014, as member; Professor P. Pramada Devi, Principal, Bharat Degree College for Women, Nallakunta, Vegetable Market Lane, 2/1/164, Hyderabad - 560 044, as Member; Dr. Jagannath Patil, Deputy Adviser; NAAC, as NAAC - Co-ordinator and Mr. S. Sivguru from HCL Ltd. as Observer from Industry. The Peer Team studied the Re-Accreditation Reports; visited the College on December 12 - 14, 2005; interacted with the Principal, Steering Committee, IQAC Executive Committee, Governing Body, Parents, Alumnae and students; visited the Departments, various facilities, offices and support services; validated documents and prepared the Re-Accreditation Report, criterion - wise; as follows: -

SECTION II
CRITERION WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I
Curricular Aspects
The College has a well-defined mission and goal. Its aim is to provide quality education with skills. Its mission statement pointed out that they will promote a climate for human and academic excellence with openness to learning, research and the development of professional skills so that work towards the empowerment of persons and transformation of society will be fostered. The College promotes programme / movements that foster inter-connectedness kinship and eco-justice.

Since the College follows the Bangalore University curriculum, there is no scope for the College to design their own curriculum. The College was conferred Autonomy by the UGC in December 2004; and after the recent approval by the State Government, it has acquired Autonomous status from the academic year 2005 - 2006. Hence the College has come under non-autonomous affiliated category during the re-accreditation exercise. The faculty from most of the Departments are involved with their respective Boards of Studies of the Bangalore University. Their valuable inputs ensure the currency and relevance of the program to some extent. Semester system is followed from 2004-2005 onwards. Some of the staff members are the BOS members in other Universities also. Hence the staff members have good exposure for curriculum planning.

The College has 23 Under Graduate Programmes. They are having 5 PG courses in the regular stream. In addition, the College offers 55 certificate courses.

After the first accreditation, the College introduced five new programmes in last five years, namely - Bio-Technology, Master of Computer Application (MCA), Fashion and Apparel Design (FAD), Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) and MA Economics. The College also offers many self-financing programmes. 55 Certificate courses are offered under the Centre for Extended Education. The certificates are issued under the banner of the College as value-added and skill-oriented courses.

Foreign language courses such as German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, French and Spanish are introduced in the College. This effort helps the students to get global market jobs. Many short term courses / programmes like personality development, HRM, Legal literacy are helping the students to get additional knowledge and skills.

The learners of this College have many program options. The College provides core option in the form of three major subjects. Elective options are also there. As an example, Psychology students can opt either industrial psychology or abnormal psychology. Similarly, there is a choice in other subjects like History Commerce and Sociology. Allied and supportive options are also provided in the programmes.

Appraisal of teachers by the students, Alumnae, Self-assessment of faculty members, feed back from the community and Academic Peer are in practice. The feed back is analysed and appropriate follow-up actions are taken.

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has been established on August 23, 2003. Through IQAC, quality sustenance and quality enhancement measures are undertaken by the Institution. The IQAC meets periodically to plan and review the activities of the College. 23 staff committees are formed to enhance the quality of education.

To enhance the research activities, IQAC recommended the creation of Centre for Scientific Research and Advanced Learning. It was established in 2004. A sum of 9 lakh has been allotted for the lab improvement of the laboratories. IQAC recommended higher salary for self-financing programme teachers. The Management implemented the new scale of pay. Linkage with industries has also been strengthened.

Criterion II
Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The College follows Government policies for all admissions. A Committee scrutinizes the applications. For the traditional courses, the College selects candidates for admission on the basis of the marks secured at the qualifying examinations. For BBM, Microbiology, Biotechnology and PGDBA, entrance test scores are considered for admission. For vocational subjects, merit, entrance test, interview, group discussion and aptitude are considered. For sports, physically challenged and disadvantaged community, the College follows a liberal policy. First generation learners are given special attention. The College keeps its doors open to all students irrespective of caste, colour, creed, region and religions. Special care is taken for weaker students; and remedial measures are in place through bridge course, special classes etc.

The College Hand Book provides all the details of regulation, academic work, co-curricular activities, information about the faculty and other facilities. The College lays importance for wholesome learning of the students. In addition to class room teaching, project work, participation in seminars and internship in industry etc. are undertaken by the students. Teachers prepare lesson plans for all post-graduate courses. These are made known to the students in advance so that each student is prepared for the class. The visual aids in teaching, e.g. LCD, OHP, Computer simulation, Internet and movie, related to the curriculum, are in use in the College.

Fully equipped central library with adequate number of books, journals, computer, internet and reprographic facilities motivate the students to develop the habit of self-study. The fact that 85 - 90 % of students and 90 - 95 % of staff use the library facilities per week shows the facilities are used well.

The College has 144 teachers. The Management has taken the responsibility of appointing 73 of them. 15% of the teachers are having Ph.D. qualification. 32% of the teachers are having M.Phil. qualification. 50% of the teachers are appointed from outside the State. The teachers are recruited through open advertisement in newspapers. The short listed candidates have to present a Demo class, which is followed by final interview with the Management. Teaching innovations are appreciated and encouraged. The Management encourages the teachers for their further development in their academic field.

41 teachers have attended the Refresher courses; and 14 have attended the Orientation courses, conducted by various Universities. The College conducted 27 Faculty Development Programmes, 11 Research Development Programmes and 11 Management Development programmes for teachers. 15 % of the faculty served as Resource Persons for various seminars, conferences etc. During the last five years, 92 % of the staff members participated in workshops / seminars / conferences; and 25 % of the staff presented papers. The teachers are trained to use the modern technology.

The College has evolved a system to evaluate learning by the students. Regular class tests, mid-term exam, pre-final tests, continuous assessment, assignments, presentations, practical records, chart presentation and project presentation are used to monitor the performance of the students. College takes corrective measures in the form of remedial classes to help the students who do not perform well. The faculty of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration programme have separate evaluation system with 50 % marks under internal assessment scheme.

Criterion III
Research, Consultancy & Extension
The College is primarily an undergraduate College. With a few postgraduate courses being introduced lately, the research culture has started taking roots. After the 1st accreditation, the College has already initiated the activities in the research field. It has established the Mount Carmel Centre for Scientific Research and Advanced Learning. Some of the Lecturers are working for Ph.D. / M.Phil. They are also guiding some students for M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. Rs. 9 lakhs has been allotted for research activities in addition to the UGC funds. Though the University of Bangalore doesn't permit to admit Ph.D. / M.Phil. students directly, some of the staff are carrying their research activities through other Universities like Bharathidasan University (Tamil Nadu) and Madurai Kamaraj University through distance mode of education.

24 staff members are actively involved in Research activities. The Department of Commerce has completed three major projects, e.g. one from the U.G.C for Rs. 2.4 Lakh and two sponsored by International Labour Organisation (ILO) and FKCCI for Rs. 80,000/-

The Departments of Botany and Chemistry have on - going UGC Minor Projects for Rs. 1.1 Lakh. Other Agencies like FCCCI, KSCST, Centre for sustainable development, Philips Software (CII) have also funded projects worths Rs. 4.7 Lakh.

The College has 104 journals and periodicals for research activities. 16 students have been registered for their Ph.D. work.

Some of the teachers have published 44 books and 20 research articles at national and international level. They have attended a number of national and international seminars and presented papers. Some of the research papers, published by teachers, are in referred journals of International repute, having impact factor between about 2 - 6. Within limited capacity, the College has been offering consultancy services to several educational institutions and corporates and other organisations. One of the teachers in the Department of commerce and Management Studies has earned Rs. 3 Lakh as consultancy; and has also briefly worked as a visiting faculty abroad.

The College has undertaken many extension and outreach activities since its first accreditation in 1999. The College is deeply rooted in community service. Some of the outreach programmes are also integrated as part of the hands-on experience for the subjects they are involved either during lunch time or during the week ends. The College adopted two villages, namely Bilijaji, Dasanahalli; and constructed buildings, roads, drainages etc. They arranged free of cost cataract eye operation for villagers. NSS, NCC unit students are involved in many community oriented services. The NCC Army Wing, established in 1948 as the first Girls Battalion in Karnataka, won many laurels. In the past five years, 130 Cadets obtained B-Certificate and 73 Cadets obtained C-Certificate. 15 Cadets have represented the College in Republic-Day Parade and 4 Cadets had the opportunity to participate in Youth Exchange Program abroad. The NCC unit has organized Blood Donation Camp in the year 2005 and collected 151 units. The institution is an associate of Anchorage, an NGO having focus on bringing about poverty alleviation through CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and Information and Communication Technology for development.

The College has succeeded in establishing linkage with large number of national and international agencies to expand and strengthen its academic faculty development programmes and also extension activities. The list of these agencies include CII, BMA, NIPM, Giants International, Peace Quest International, Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), Fast Forward, National Institution of Personnel Management (NIPM) and Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Karnataka (AWAKE).

Criterion IV
Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is located in the heart of the city in an area of 9.5 acres. All basic needs to meet the demand of courses are well addressed with 75 spacious class rooms, A.V. Room, Conference Hall, 4 Auditoria, Placement Room, Non Resident Student Centre, Counselling Room, spacious Library and Computer Labs with Internet Facility. Laboratory Nursery School (To meet the requirement of Department of Home Science) is an added facility, besides Botanical Garden.

200 mtrs Stadium with Cinder track, Basket Ball, Throw Ball, Volley Ball, Soft Ball Court, Cricket, Hockey Ground, Table Tennis, NCC and NSS wings provide ample motivation to students to participate in co and extra curricular activities. Public address system, Canteen and Kiosks form a part of the infrastructure. During the last 5 years, the College has incurred an expenditure of Rs. 5.85 crores to develop the infrastructure facilities. Bank facility, extended on the campus, serves the staff and students in financial transactions.

Maintenance of Computers and other scientific equipments is covered by AMC with an annual budget allocation of about 1.82 crores. Optimum use of the infrastructure during vacation and other holidays is ensured. It helps in augmenting financial resources of the College; and serves the societal needs as well.

With open access facility, library functions on all working days. It has a collection of 79479 books, 104 journals and periodicals (Indian), 24 international and 1232 back volumes. Book Bank, Braille Machines, Reprographic, facilities are extended, besides 940 CD / DVD's. Library is fully computerized. Library advisory committee meets periodically, and suggests new titles. Thus, in the past five years an amount of Rs. 46.3 Lakh has been spent. On an average, about 500 students and 35 staff visit library everyday.

The College has Hostel facility for out-station students, accommodating 175 students. Hostel has adequate infrastructure to meet curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular needs, besides routine daily needs like canteen, telephone etc. Moderate dispensary on the campus takes care of hostellers, day scholars and neighbourhood.

The College has a moderate workshop. The institution has drawn a master plan for the campus development. This year, a new building 'Fatima Block' has been added with an amount of Rs. 3 crore.

Criterion V
Student Support and Progression
With a student strength of 3439 students, the College is a centre of attraction to many overseas students (63), NRI (72) and those from other states (732).

About 75% of the students go for higher education. During the last 3 years, about 600 students found opening in the job-field. Students are encouraged to face CSIR-NET (6), SLET (4), CAT(800), GRE(95) etc. Four students have been absorbed in defence, and one could get through IAS and KAS.

College encourages sports-women by extending incentives like sportskits, coaching, and a moderate financial assistance. It has a very good track record of the prestigious Ekalavya award in (2003 - 04) (Badminton), Rajyostava Award, (Swimming) and Gold Medal in fencing (National Games). Representation of students at University, state, national and international levels speaks of their encouragement in promoting the student interest in sports.

Students are well informed about the College. Besides regular courses, 55 certificate courses are offered. Needy students are provided financial help. Medical facility, Basic English courses are extended to over seas students. Placement / Employment cell takes care of campus / off campus interview. Quarterly meet of Alumnae Association is an asset for the College. During 2003, the Association has staged a Dance programme and raised 3.8 lakh to help the needy students to continue their education. A considerable number of students are well placed in various fields. The College has facility of personal and career counselling besides academic. Mentor system with a teacher-student ratio of 1:40 through out the course period ensures student progress. Besides the Government scholarships, the Management has awarded scholarships to 260 students.

Criterion VI
Organisation and Management
The Institution was founded in 1948 by the congregation of Carmelite sisters of St. Teresa with a mission of offering holistic value oriented education.

Mission of the College is translated through a participating / decentralized administration. Head of the institution, along with the HOD's, functions towards quality sustainance and enhancement. Periodical meetings of various committees ensure the execution of academic-industry linkage and financial aspects. Governing Body meets twice in a year; and the decisions taken are quickly implemented.

TQM and IQAC have internal coordination to monitor the curricular, co- curricular and extra-curricular activities. As an affiliated College, it has to follow the almanac of the affiliating University. However, the College has internal academic Almanac in view of the courses run by the College on self-finance-basis; and to organize seminars, guest lecturers and extension lectures etc.

Monthly meetings of the management and staff meetings help the College in drawing the remedial measures, if any, besides the review of College activities. Proposals for introducing new courses and augmentation of infrastructure are discussed. Staff recruitment is methodical, transparent, and merit-based. Participation of the students, who attend their demonstrations lectures, and their views in the selection of new teachers are noteworthy.

Teachers give self appraisal; and are also evaluated by the students, Peers and Principal. Faculty development programme and workshops for Non-teaching staff are conducted. The College is appreciated by the stake-holders for offering quality education with moderate fee structure. The annual budget of the College is Rs. 3.8 crores with about 77.7% towards the salary grant. Out of the total budget, about 6.96% is allocated for research and teaching aids, seminars etc.

College received Rs. 12 lakh during the IX plan; and Rs. 11.79 lakh in X plan from the UGC. As it is an aided College, state Government funding is mainly to meet the salary component to the extent of Rs. 2.23 crores. The College offers quality education with a moderate affordable fee structure. Unit cost of education with salaries Rs. 10,265 and without salaries is Rs. 2,451. The College has a transparent purchase procedure.

Criterion VII
Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has noted following noteworthy practices evident in the functioning of College:-

It is appreciable that the College has been imparting quality education at an affordable price.

The College is credited with 60 University - ranks in 5 years with First Rank positions.

In 28 programmes, assessment of teachers is done by the students.

During the last 5 years, 2 new U.G and 2 new P.G programmes have been started.

The College has started 55 value - added courses under a Centre for Extended Education.

There are 52 teachers from other states; and 6 overseas faculties.

A good percentage of students from other states, NRI and overseas are admitted.

Significant improvement in performance rate of the students is commendable.

It is creditable that the college offers as many as 6 foreign languages, enabling the students to have global openings.

There is an increase in the percentage of expenditure for the academic activities.

A new 'Fatima Block', funded by the Management, has been constructed this year.

Some of the research papers, published by teachers, are in referred Journals of International repute, having Impact Factor between about 2 - 6.

The College has recently started the 'Earning while Learning' Scheme.
With the 'IQAC' initiative, the College has successfully implemented the 'Mentor System' with 20 - 40 students associated with a teacher for the entire course duration.

The College has an election - system which also enables the junior students to be trained by the existing office - bearers.

Extension work, done by the College, is commendable.

Section III: Over - all Analysis
It is heartening to note that the College has academically grown well in several directions in the last five years, especially strengthening the research-base and use of modern technology.

Commendations:
The team would like to commend following noteworthy features of the College:-

The College has recently obtained Autonomy.

Whole new block has recently been added.

Salary structure of teachers has been revised.

Central library has been fully computerized.

Keeping pace with the times, the College offers courses, based on demand of society and market.

'Mount Cares' week organized by the student creates awareness on socially relevant issues.

Projects with National / International organisation like CII and ILO are noteworthy.

Staff recruitment method has a unique component of teaching demonstration by the short-listed candidates in front of students and the Selection Committee.

Introduction of foreign language courses in German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, French and Spanish is a unique feature.

In-house publication like 'Carmelight' and occasional broadcast of radio programmes by students are also noteworthy.

Recommendations:
The College may consider implementing the following suggestions:

Twinning programmes with other centres of National / International repute.

The Departments of languages need academic rejuvenation. Courses on communication - design may be planned.

The central library can evolve into a modern. Centre of information Science to accelerate knowledge - flow.

Some of the departments have the academic competence to elucidate the most modern and the most difficult concepts to augument learning.

Some of the Departments need be upgraded

The College has an impressive list of Alumnae. Organized efforts through the Alumnae Association may be made for optimal utilization of goodwill and capacity of these well-placed old students.

Liaison cell for communication with UGC and other funding agencies may be created.

Use of ICT in maintaining academic records of staff may be further strengthened for periodic appraisal.

Infrastructure may be further expanded, keeping in view the growing number of students and courses.

Suitable reward / incentive system for encouraging innovative teaching and research may be put in place.

Necessary improvisations in infrastructure may be made so as to make the campus disabled-friendly. The College may consider better accessibility for the physically challenged students.

The Peer Team wishes to place on record the sincere efforts taken by the Management, Principal, staff members and students to make the exercise of re-accreditation a memorable learning experience. The Team wishes the College a bright future, as it moves from affiliated to autonomous status and gears up to achieve further academic excellence.

Prof. Bhoomittra Dev, Chairman
Prof. P. Pramada Devi, Member
Prof. B. Sampath Kumar, Member
Sr. M. Albina, Principal Mount Carmel College

Palace: Bangalore

Date : 14December, 2005

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