Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru admitted its first batch of 50 women students on July 7, 1948. The all-women’s college offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes across the faculties arts, science, home science and commerce. The college has been awarded ‘A+’ accreditation and five stars by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. In 2006, the University Grants Commission identified it as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE). The college also enjoys ‘autonomous’ status. The college is managed by the Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of Sr. Teresa of St. Rose of Lima. It’s ultimate aim is to empower women with the help of education.
The college’s vision is to equip students through value-based, quality-driven, and holistic-oriented education with a vision to uplift society, and to empower the socially and economically marginalized while simultaneously, creating a ‘Civilization of Love’. The college motto is “Ad Jesum per Mariam” or “To Jesus through Mary”.
The college is spread over an area of 256,256 square feet with many gardens, trees, and open spaces. The classrooms are spacious and well ventilated. The campus comprises well-equipped labs, seminar and lecture rooms, auditoria and conference halls, canteen and kiosks, a stationery shop open during college hours, a chapel and a prayer room for students and faculty of various faiths.
Three well-stocked libraries cater to the needs of pre-university, degree and undergraduate and postgraduate students with more than 91,000 books, 150 periodicals, 15 newspapers, 2000 CDs and DVDs and internet facility. The college also provides photocopy services.
Other facilities available on campus include a rest room for the faculty, a non-residential student center, a branch of UCO Bank, a well-equipped gym that students can use by paying a nominal monthly fee. The college also has qualified counselors on campus.
Pre-university: Arts, science, commerce and home science
Part 1: English
Part 2: Second language (Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Sanskrit, French, German)
Part 3: A combination of three core subjects in the chosen course.
Students who have not studied the above-mentioned languages can opt for additional English after obtaining the necessary certification of exemption.
The various degree courses offered are:
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)
B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)
B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce)
BBM (Bachelor of Business Management)
BMTT (Business Management and Travel & Tourism)
B.COM (Industry Integrated)
Post Graduate Courses
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
Master of Commerce (M.Com)
Master of Sciences (M.Sc)
Plant Science and Herbal Wealth (Botany)
Food & Nutrition
Nano Science & Technology (UGC)
Diploma in Classical Dance
Diploma in Communication: Creative Writing/Film Making/Corporate Communication/Media Studies
Postgraduate Diploma Courses
Business Administration (PGDBA)
Business Administration (PGDBA) – Specialization in Finance, HRM, Marketing or Public Relations.
Early Childhood Care and Education
Information Technology Management (PGPITM) PG Diploma in Research Methodology and Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Evening Courses (6 p.m.-8 p.m)
Diploma / Postgraduate programs both men and women in the following subjects
Human Resource Management (PGPHRM)
Advertising and Public Relations
Financial Management (PGPFM)
Marketing Management (PGPMM)
Information Technology Management (PGPITM)
Application forms can be downloaded from the college website or collected at the college office.
The dates for the issue of application forms are as follows:
I B.A B.Sc B.Com: On the day of the announcement of the Karnataka PUC or 12th Std, ICSE results, whichever is earlier.
I M.Com and I M.CA: On the day of the Bengaluru University III Year results.
PGDBA and PGDMIS: The first week of January.
Mount Carmel College was the first women’s college in Karnataka and the first women’s college to start PGDBA in India. It was also the first in Karnataka to start the NCC wing.
The college was also selected for the India Study Abroad Program by the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Northern Essex and by the ICCR and Educational Consultants (India) for foreign students. The college has also won the Dr. Job Memorial Award for “Excellent and Innovative Programs”.
Mount Carmel College has been ranked among the top 20 schools in the EducationWorld India Autonomous Colleges Rankings 2020-21.
The campus offers a hostel for outstation students.