Carmel Convent School

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Carmel Convent School refers to a group of Catholic schools in India. Branches operate in Delhi, Giridih, Gorakhpur, Bhopal, Rourkela, Khopoli, Faridabad, Chandigarh, Gwalior, Kolkata, Durgapur, Mancherial, Lucknow, Ujjain, Nathan, Gujarat and Andaman Islands.


These schools were developed in England mainly for the purpose of educating orphans. Parents unable to educate their children would leave them in front of the church and the church would take complete responsibility of the orphan.

The school was founded in Bayonne, France on 16 July 1868, by Mother Veronica .


The Educational Institutions of the Congregation of the Apostolic Carmel, a Catholic Minority (under Article 30(1) of the constitution of India) is of a Catholic-based school. , which is open to anyone.[3]


Carmel Convent School, New Delhi, founded on 16 July 1957, is one of the institutions conducted by the Congregation of Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel. It is a girl's school with approximately 2000 students.[citation needed]


Carmel Convent School is a girls-only school and is located in Mahanagar, Lucknow (UP). The school is promoted by the same missionary which is running the Carmel school in Delhi and elsewhere.[citation needed]


Carmel Convent School is located in Jharkhand, India. It was established in 1954 and is affiliated to Indian Certificate of Secondary Education board, New Delhi.[4]


Two schools - one affiliated to the Board of Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi. And the other - affiliated to the U.P Board, Allahabad - are established in close proximity to each other in Civil Lines, Gorakhpur.

CARMEL SCHOOL, GORAKHPUR - started on 21 January 1941, then known as St. Mary's School in Civil Lines, Gorakhpur, is a Christian English Medium School, affiliated to the Board of Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, on 7 August 2005.

Carmel School is administered by the Carmel Sadan Society of U.P. in the Roman Catholic Church. The school is under the religious jurisdiction of the Catholic Bishop of Gorakhpur.


Carmel Inter College, then known as St. Mary's School, was founded on 21 January 1941. It began as a Primary school with English as its medium of instruction. The sisters Sr. Marie Antonette, Sr. Joan and Sr. Bernadette lived along with the boarders in St. Joseph's church compound, Civil lines. In July 1945, class VII was opened for the wards of the Anglo- Indian railway officers with the idea of preparing the students for the Senior Cambridge but due to the political situation, it had to be changed to matriculation. In 1957, the medium of instruction for classes VI – X was changed to Hindi medium and the school was recognized and got affiliated to the U.P Board, Allahabad. St. Mary's was renamed ‘CARMEL’ in 1970 and in 1971 school opened Intermediate classes in response to growing pressure. It was granted recognition for Arts in 1972 and for Science in 1973. Due to increasing demand for English medium Carmel Inter College was recognized in 2001 by the education department from class VI-XII as an Intermediate College with Hindi and English as the medium of instruction. Later in 2003, it started the commerce stream too. At present the school is governed by religious jurisdiction of the Catholic Bishop of Gorakhpur and is administered by the Apostolic Carmel Educational Society, U.P. with its headquarters at Lucknow.


Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh founded on 16 July 1959, is one of the institutions conducted by the Apostolic Carmel Sisters.

The school is recognised by the Directorate of Education of the U.T. Administration. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.[citation needed]


Carmel Convent School was established by the Sisters of the Congregation of Mother of Carmel in 1968, a religious congregation with a focus on women and children.[5]

The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi w.e.f. April 1994 and managed by the Carmel Convent Education Society to cater to the educational needs of the children of the BHEL Township and the surrounding localities.

The school aims at the integral development of the personality of the students to fulfill a noble role in life. Hence the intellectual, cultural, physical, psychological and moral advancement receives the utmost care from the initial stages of the academic career.


Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School Gwalior was founded in 1957. It is managed by the Teresian Carmel Education Society. It is a girls school having classes from LKG to XII. The school is affiliated by the CBSE[clarification needed] board, New Delhi.[6]


The Carmel Convent School of Jorhat is located at Cinnamara area of Jorhat. It was founded in 1973. The School is affiliated to the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education.[citation needed]


Carmel Convent School of Digboi is a Secondary School located in Muliabari, Digboi. It was established in 1966 and is affiliated to Indian Certificate of Secondary Education board, New Delhi.[citation needed]


The Carmel Convent School of Ujjain is located at the famed area of Ujjain. It was established in 1997 and it is affiliated to CBSE board, New Delhi.[citation needed]

Carmel group of schools are known all over India, like their other counterparts around the world.


The Carmel convent school in Gujarat is been located in the city Junagadh. The school was established in the year 1964.

Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Islands)[edit]

The Carmel Senior Secondary School in Port Blair was founded in the 1970s.


Under the aegis of the Apostolic Carmel Education society way back in 1944 Carmel High School, Patna was established. The school will forever remain indebted to the pioneering efforts of Mother Theodosia and Mother Josephine. Carmel Patna is proud to have produced all through these years women of substances who can face the challenges of life with unflinching faith in their values. 2 October 1948 was the red letter day when this school came into a proper building. Carmel, Patna is situated on the impressive Bailey Road of Patna, right opposite the High Court.

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  3. ^ Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh website
  4. ^ "CISCE: LocateSchool". Archived from the original on 17 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Carmel Convent Sr. Secondary School, Bhopal". Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School Gwalior". Retrieved 25 November 2017.

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