History of Carmel College

Carmel College, the first affiliated college in Malaunder the University of Calicut, isa residential college for women. It was established in the year 1981 by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel (CMC Udaya Province Irinjalakuda).The propelling force behind the congregation was the farsighted visionof educating womenfolk by Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of the CMC.

Carmel College was informally inaugurated and the classes started functioning from 3 rd August 1981 with Sr. Aurea CMC as its First Manager and Founder Principal. Withhard work and determination, the institution became a 1 st grade college by 1984 with the commencement of the two-degree courses, BSc Mathematics and B.A Sociology. In 2001, the college was upgraded to PG College with the commencement of MA History course. Currently, the college offers 13 UG courses and 8 PG Courses, and hosts one research center. Additionally, 6 courses are offered under B.Voc Programme and 2 courses under Community College.

With our Motto ‘Light and Love’, we aim to empower the women by providing them with good quality education that can hone their cognitive, emotional and physical faculty to evolve as better citizens and best human beings. Our industry and sincerity towards ensuring academic excellence were well paid off when our college got Accredited with ‘B+ +’ Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the year 2004. In the second cyclein 2010, Carmel College was re-accrediting with ‘A’ Grade (3.03 CGPA) by NAAC and we were able to maintain the ‘A’ Grade in the third cycle (2016) of NAAC toowith much higher CGPA of 3.22.

Our college aspires to cultivate a sense of social commitment and civic dutyin the students and as part of this, various clubs, forums and cells are formed. Career Guidance Cell, Nature Club, Women’s Cell, Bhoomithra Club, Techie club, CLIS Club are few among them to name.Students are encouraged to take part in programmes like Walk with a Scholar Programme, Student Support Programme, and Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) under the Government of Kerala’s Higher Education Department.

The College libraryserves as theprime reservoir of knowledge for the staff and students. The new library complex was inaugurated on 4 th March 2003 with open access to internet browsing systems, reprography and CD Rom facilities, and houses over 20,000 books and has a wide variety of magazines and Journals. This hub of knowledge mesmerizes the students and help in developing love towards reading and to flourish creative ideas.

In 1985, the new double storied hostel building with all necessary facilities was inaugurated. Another hostel building was built with the UGC fund and was inaugurated in 2015.The college Auditorium cum Indoor Stadium provides a seating capacity for 1200 people. It also provides ample space to practice shuttle,badminton and volley ball games during the monsoon season. Our college is equipped with two Conference Halls, a Multipurpose Hall and Audio-Visual Room.

Our students, with their diligence and consistency in the academic as well as non- academic pursuits in State and National Levels, have brought glories to our college in the form of University Ranksand awards/recognitions in both Arts and Sports competitions.