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Mount Carmel College, Bangalore

Coordinates: 12°59′35.5″N 77°35′17.4″E / 12.993194°N 77.588167°E / 12.993194; 77.588167
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Mount Carmel College
East entrance of MCC, pictured in April 2024
MottoAd Jesum Per Mariam
Motto in English
To Jesus through Mary
Established1948; 76 years ago (1948)
Location, ,
12°59′35.5″N 77°35′17.4″E / 12.993194°N 77.588167°E / 12.993194; 77.588167
Campus58, Palace Road, Bangalore

Mount Carmel College (MCC) is an autonomous college located in Bangalore, India, affiliated to Bengaluru City University. Its ultimate aim is to empower women with the help of education. MCC has been featured on ‘India Today’ since its conception and has continued to claim its ranking as one amongst the top twenty colleges of India every year.[1] The college is owned and administered by the Carmelite Sisters of Saint Teresa (CSST). As a minority institution, it continues to enjoy the rights and privileges guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. CSST was founded on 24 April 1887 by Mother Teresa of St Rose of Lima in the town of Ernakulum in Kerala.

Academics and accreditation[edit]

The college offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in arts, science and commerce. The college is Re-Accredited with an A+ Grade (4th Cycle) by NAAC. A College with Potential for Excellence by UGC, Star College Status by DBT, Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India. The college has a sister institution Mount Carmel Institute Of Management which offers Post Graduation Diploma in Business Management for women. The Centre for Education Growth and Research has declared MCC as the Best Women’s College in Karnataka for its ‘outstanding and exemplary contribution towards education, skill development and research’.[2]

In 2008, it was ranked by India Today as one of the top three colleges in Karnataka in the fields of arts, science and commerce.[3]

Student festivals[edit]

Cul Ah is the cultural fest of the college that includes events such as dance, drama, music and academically driven contests like quizzes.[4] Cross Currents is a national level Commerce Fest and Carpediem is a national level management fest, along with Manan which is a national level Humanities fest. These are to name a few of the fests hosted by the college.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MCC About Us – Mount Carmel College, Bangalore". Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Mount Carmel College, Bangalore – MCC Bangalore". Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Ranking 2008 of Colleges in Karnataka". 4 June 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Mount Carmel campus turns into a cultural melting pot". DNA. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2016.

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