Mount Carmel College, Palace Road, Bangalore
The atmosphere at Mount Carmel College (MCC) for Women is fun, vibrant and lively. It's housed in a green, eco-friendly campus spread over 9.75 acres in central Bangalore. MCC, which is run by the congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of St Theresa, was founded in 1944 in Trichur. In 1999 it was awarded a five star accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and was re-accredited with an A+ in 2006. It was awarded an A in re-re-accreditation by NAAC in 2012.
MCC offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in arts, science, commerce, business studies and management. A majority of its students have secured distinction and first class. It has 4,000 UG and PG students from India, Asia-Oceania and Africa.
"My sister was studying in Mount Carmel College, that's how I decided to get into it. Before that, I also checked it out on the net. The teaching is good here. Another aspect is the place - Bangalore. The weather is pleasant unlike Andhra Pradesh, where I studied earlier. However, I am planning to do my master's in Delhi," says Coretta A Sangma, a student from Meghalaya.
MCC, owned and run by the congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of St Theresa, was founded in 1944 in Trichur. It was first affiliated to Madras University, then University of Mysore and since 1964, to Bangalore University. It became autonomous in 2005
PROGRAMMES & CUT OFF
For the UG science and arts courses, there will be a walk-in interview. Usually the admissions get closed by the end of June. For UG commerce courses, the cut-off percentage for students (outside MCC) will be 88% and for MCC (junior college) students is 75%. The admissions usually get over within a week or a maximum of 10 days within the announcement of the II PU (Class 12 equivalent) results. The college also offers four PG degrees and diplomas along with six skill-based courses in healthcare; baking; textile designing and construction etc
The total faculty strength is 270. Good number of these teachers hold PhD/ MPhil degrees and have published books, articles and papers at national and international levels. Some of them have won research awards
The process is timed with the release of pre-university (Class 12) results
See 'Programmes & cut-off)
It's known for commerce and arts course. In PUC, it's popular for arts, science and commerce courses
GAME FOR MORE
MCC has a sports field with a 200 m cinder track and pavilion, five sports courts, a sports room for indoor games such as snooker and table tennis and two state-of-the-art gymnasiums. Students participate in intercollegiate, university, state, national and international competitions
Cul-Ah is the major fest (inter-college) usually held in February. Carpediem is the management fest. Diakrisi is a science symposium with a seminar and workshop. Fast forward is a humanities fest and Undercurrents and Crosscurrents a commerce fest
It has one of the best library-cum-information centres with fully computerised UG and PG sections. The library has over 100,000 books and a good number of national and international journals. It also has huge collection of CDs and DVDs, e-journals, digital notice boards, Braille machine, competitive exams materials and bar-coding facility. Some of the books date back to 1850
A DRINK AND A BITE
The college has two canteens - PG and degree. There are four kiosks. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served. A variety of fare is served. The entire campus is a plastic-free zone. Even the water is not had in plastic cups.