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Student Support Services

Counselling Centre

The counselling Centre, an integral part of our college, is a student support service intended to help students adapt and make the best of their learning environment. It is common that when students have problems that are unresolved, it reflects in their attendance, academic performance and ultimately with their personality development. The Centre therefore attempts to provide a nurturing environment wherein each student is empowered to face life challenges and move ahead to achieve their academic goals.Personal counselling is provided to all students by a trained counsellor at the centre.

Religious and value education

It is essential that students imbibe the appropriate values commensurate with social, cultural, economic and environmental realities, at the local, national and universal levels.Value based education is one of the main goals of the Institution. To achieve this goal, the practices followed are: -

Celebration of the Eucharist: At the beginning of each year an inaugural Mass/prayer service is celebrated to invoke God`s blessing for the new academic year.  A thanksgiving prayer is also celebrated at the end of the academic year to thank God for His bountiful blessings and guidance.

Every day half an hour is allotted for Value Education class.

The Student Trainees during their practice teaching devote one class only for Value Education.  This is a practice followed only in this Institution.

Occasional guest talks.

Periodical Renewal Programmes

Annual Retreat: opportunities are provided for all Christian students to attend a retreat during the course of the academic year.  Spiritual discourses are also given to non-Christian students. 

Every Wednesday 45 minutes is devoted to conduct Inter religious Prayer Programme for Communal Harmony and World Peace.

Awareness Programmes on Pro-life, Aids, Drug addiction, Women Trafficking, Adolescent Problems, Environmental Problems, Human rights, Negative influence of Media, Globalization and Consumerism.

Placement cell

The Institution has a placement cell and it displays the available vacancies all over India.  The following activities are conducted by the placement cell:-

1. On-campus recruitment

It Arranges interviews with employers in the campus and helps trainees to get employed as soon as they complete the course.

2.  Alumni Interaction

The centre maintains a close relationship with the alumni for placement. It uses an effective mailing system through which it helps the alumni in locating high level jobs. Alumni also contribute by providing information about additional jobs available through the placement officer by using the same network

3.  The Career Corner

The Career Corner gives career counseling and arranges workshops on personality development, communication skills, soft skills etc.

Remedial Programme

The weaker students are spotted out and are given additional coaching both for theory and practicals outside the class hours. For the last five years Remedial coaching was carried under the sponsorship of UGC.  

Grievance Redressal Mechanism

Mount Carmel College of Teacher Education aims at providing life oriented education that empowers trainees through a humanizing and liberative process to be agents of transformation.  The Overall development of each one is of utmost significance to the institution.  Hence curricular and co-curricular activities are provided to the students to realize the goal of optimum development.  The Institution is ever ready to redress any grievance raised by students, faculty and non teaching staff regarding the functioning at various levels. The Grievance Cell functioning in the Institution is the authority to redress any matters raised against the functioning of the institution.  The members are as follows:-

Dr. Pushpa Marian (Principal)
Dr.Suma Joseph ( Programme Co-ordinator)
Sr. Bindhumol T. (Student Advisor)
Dr.Lissy Koshi (Staff Advisor)

Sr. Sr. Juliet Petreeshya Dost (Junior Superintendant)

Scholarships and Endowments for the talented

            1. Sr. Fidelis Memorial cash award for the top scorer in B.Ed Degree examination.

2. Sr. Crucifixa Memorial cash award for the top scorer in Education.
3. Sr. Scholastica Endowment cash award for the top scorer in Psychology.
4. Sr. Jean Francis Endowment cash award for the top score  in Physical Science.
5. Sr. Estelle Endowment cash award for the top scorer in English.
6. Sr. Alcantra Memorial cash award for the top scorer in Social Science.
7. Mrs. Rose D`Lima Thankam cash award for the top scorer in Mathematics.
8. Reena Zachariah memorial cash award for the top scorer in Natural Science

9. Sr. Lydia Fernandaz Endowment cash award for the top scorer in M.Ed Degree examination.

10. Sr. Crucifixa Memorial cash award for the top scorer in Christian Education.

11. Sr. Scholastica Endowment cash award for the top scorer in Value Education.

Tutorial System

Tutorial System is implemented systematically so as to assist students who experience difficulty in dealing with academic subjects.  The teachers-in-charge see to it that arrangements for remedial teaching is carried out, giving special focus to the marginalized.

Mentoring

Mentoring is practiced in the Institution for the past few  years.  It is a systematic and planned attachment of students to staff of the Institution and of the Practice Teaching Schools.  There exist clarity of purpose of such attachment.  All the faculty members function as MENTORS to 12 students each.  A MENTOR is a guide, accompanier, a friend and a counsellor to her wards in the campus.  She closely accompanies the students in their academic, co-curricular and extra curricular pursuits, records their progress in these areas and gives counselling and guidance whenever necessary.  She keeps a personal record of each student and visits their homes at least once a year.

NET Coaching

Every year the institution organizes NET coaching for the M.Ed students for a period of one month along with classes on Research Methodology and Statistics. These classes are handled by Dr .D N Sansanwal, Former Head, Department of Education, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore , for the last 4 years.

Anti-Ragging Cell

Regulations of the College on Curbing the Menace of Ragging.Ragging is a criminal offence as per the Supreme Court Verdict. The Kerala Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1998 prohibits ragging in educational institutions in the State of Kerala. The UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 define ragging as

Any conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing , treating or handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course and which has the affect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely effect the physique or psyche of a student".

Ragging in all its forms is totally banned in this institution, including its constituent units, all its premises (academic, residential, canteen etc.) whether located within the campus or outside and in all means of transportation of students whether public or private. The institution shall take strict action against those found guilty of ragging and / or of abetting ragging. An offence of Ragging may be charged either on a written complaint by the affected or on independent finding of the Anti Ragging Squad. The institution is bound to the UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions 2009.


Punishable Ingredients of Ragging

     Abetment / Instigation to ragging

Criminal conspiracy to ragging

Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging

Public nuisance created during ragging  Violation of decency and morals through ragging.

Injury to body, causing hurt/mental trauma or grievous hurt.

Wrongful restraint

Wrongful confinement

Use of criminal force.

Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences.

Extortion

Criminal trespass

Criminal intimidation

Offences against property

Attempt to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim.

Physical or psychological  humiliation.

Any act/ abuse by spoken word, e-mails, sail-nails, blogs, public insults etc.

Any act that  prevents, disturbs the regular academic activity of a student.

All other offences following from the definition of Ragging.

PUNISHMENTS AGAINST RAGGING

Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti- Ragging  committee of the institution, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any combination of the following.

      Suspension from  attending classes and academic privileges

Withholding / with drawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits.

Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.
With holding results.

Suspension/expulsion  from the hostel 

Cancellation of admission

Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 2 semesters

Expulsion form the  institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specific period.

Fine ranging between Rupees 25000/- and Rupees 1 lakh

When the person committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.

In addition, in case of every single incident of ragging  are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.
In addition, in case of every single incident of ragging a First Information Report   (FIR) will be filed with the local police authorities. The possible punishment includes rigorous imprisonment (in compliance with the order of Supreme Court of India).

Helpline:

Dr. Pushpa Marian   - 9496223724
Dr. Suma Joseph - 9447242200
In the case  of any ragging incident, the students may immediately call and bring it to the above persons notice for necessary help, guidance and action.

The Institution level Anti-Ragging Committee

1. Dr. Pushpa Marian - Principal
2. Dr. Suma Joseph -Associate Professor, B.Ed Department
3. Dr. Soosamma P.A -Associate Professor, M.Ed Department
4. Sr. Juliet Petreeshya Dost - Junior Superintendant
5. Sheena Susan Baby  -  B.Ed student
7. Smitha Skaria   - M.Ed student
8. President, PTA.  - Sri. C.S. Ashok Kumar

The Institution level Anti-Ragging Squad:

1. Pushpa Marian   - Asst. Professor, B.Ed Department
2. Dr.Lissy Koshi  - Asst. Professor, B.Ed Department
3. Mrs. Liz Kuriakose  - Asst. Professor, B.Ed Department
4. Mrs. Ginu P george - Lecturer, M.Ed Department
5. Sr. Dyna Periera  - Junior Accountant
6. Chairperson of the College Union - Sheena Susan Baby

7. University Union Councillor – Neethu Susan

Hostel Level Anti Ragging Squad

1. Sr.Dr.Alice Mathew  - Hostel Warden
2. Ms. Nimisha Thomas  - B.Ed student 
3.  Sheeba Susan - M.Ed student

SC/ST Monitoring Cell

SC/ST Monitoring Cell constituted in  Mount Carmel College of Teacher  Education for Women takes care to protect the rights and previlages of SC/ST students. The SC/ST Monitoring cell endeavours to resolve issues/grievances in this regard.  The institution is happy to comply the directives of UGC.   No complaint has been received from SC/ST students.

The members of the SC/ST monitoring cell

1. Sr.Dr. Alice Mathew      : Chairman,                 Mob. No. 9747712820
    Principal

2. Dr. Susamma George P. :  Secretary                Mob. No. 9447868863
    Associate Professor

3. K.R.G. Warrier             :    Member         
    
Municipal Councillor,  Kottayam                       Mob. No. 9447420612

4. Dr. Pushpa Marian        :   Member                   Mob. No.  9496223728
    Associate Professor  

5. Sr. Juliet Petreeshya Dost    : Member

    Junior Superintendant                                    Mob. No. 9447678409

Dining hall for students/canteen

The Institution has a dining hall and rest room, adequate number of washrooms and a canteen.

Health Centre

The health room runs under the physical Education department is equipped with first aid box, sphygmomanometer, steadiometre and weighing balance.  The annual medical checkup of the students and staff is carried out under the guidance of the health centre.

The Institution is located in the heart of the town and since number of Hospitals and clinics are situated in the vicinity of the College, facilities for Medical Aid is easily available.

Health service programmes are arranged in the College campus and made available for the staff and students.

The Institution conducts Medical Examination for the staff and students, once a year.

First Aid facilities are available.

Periodic awareness programme by experts on Health& Hygiene.

Sports Club

The sports club is meant to create healthy minds within healthy bodies. All the students of the college shall be members of the club and all the members of the staff shall be honorary members. Intramural competitions in sports and games and inter departmental throw ball competitions are conducted under the auspices of the sports club.

Following are the means used by the Institution to encourage students to participate in sports and games: -

1 Sports Day is celebrated Every year.
2 Individual championship trophy is awarded to the student who gets the   highest points in the sports competitions.
3 An ever-rolling trophy is given to the winner as well as runners up in sports and games.
4 The winners in the individual and group events are given prizes and certificates of excellence.
5 The students are encouraged to participate in inter collegiate sports meet and the winners are duly congratulated at the College day function.

Excursions and study tour

Excursions and study tours to various places of interest are conducted every year.  These outings help the students to see the different parts of the country, to enjoy the companionship, to experience travel and to learn more about their respective spheres of study.

Social Get-together

Usually the students organize a "farewell" at the end of the year to bid `adieu` and to offer reminiscences on their experiences in the College.

Interfaces

The need to confront each other and to interact was felt over the years, so as to gauge the mettle of the B.Ed. course conducted in the institution.  These interfaces have been an eye-opener in properly assessing the efficacy of the B.Ed. course and in bringing about innumerable innovations in the organizational climate of the institution especially in the teaching practice sessions.  From 2003 onwards, interfaces are arranged involving various Heads of Institutions/senior teachers of various practice teaching schools.  Those interfaces provide feedback about the performance of the former B.Ed. students at the various schools as well as give an opportunity for the present batch of students to express their queries and doubts about their internship programme.

Clubs and Associations


The different clubs and associations functioning  in the college are:

1. Daffodils - The English Club

This literary nook is an annexe for the creative output of students. It is often a venue for letting out hidden literary talents as well as for conducting seminars, film reviews, competitions and the like.

2. Ganithika - Maths Club

It conducts various programmes like inter class, inter school Maths Quiz Competitions, Maths related Exhibitions and Recreative Programmes. The aim of this club is to make Mathematics an interesting subject for all, to bring the public and practice teaching schools closer and to familiarise them with the functioning of the college.

3. Scientia - The Physical Science Club

The science club functions with the aim of organising future scientists. The various activities of the club are conducting seminars, field trips, quiz competitions, debates and publication of manuscript.

4. BIOS - The Natural Science Club

The various activities of the club are conducting seminars, project competitions, inter school poster competitions, exhibitions, herbal garden arrangement,  Plant of the week programme, Azolla cultivation etc.

5. The Archives - The Social Science Club

The Archives is a place of collection of historical documents. The intention of the club is to popularize and make the subject interesting through the different activities of the club.

6. Eco Zone - The Nature Club

The members of the Nature Club are led with the motive of providing awareness towards environmental protection. Various community awareness programmes, seminars, film shows, plant of the week programme and exhibitions are henceforth arranged.

7. Carmel Debating Forum - The Debate Club

Various intercollegiate debates are conducted every year under the auspices of the debating club. It is a practising ground for young minds for sharpening their wits and for developing communication skills.

8. Evita - The Women’s Cell

"The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world".  To prove that this saying has not become a cliched adage and to find out a voice for women to express herself, to share her problems and ideas, a women`s cell, "EVITA" started functioning in Mount Carmel Training College in 1999.

        The aim of the Women’s Cell is to empower the teacher trainees to play their appropriate role as women teachers. The women’s cell makes the trainees capable of discharging their responsibilities and to make use of their potentialities to the maximum extent. Scholarly talks by eminent educationists, interviews with distinguished women leaders, participation in the activities organized by various voluntary organisations, arranging classes on cooking, flower arrangement, stitching, candle making, counselling and so on, integrating the dual role as mother and as employed woman are the various  activities of the Women’s Cell.

9. Tourism Club - Globe Trotters

The aim of this club is to develop leadership qualities, to know about different places, their culture etc. To fulfil this aim, study tours and one day picnics are arranged.

10.Health Care Club

The aim of the Health Care Club is to develop health awareness of personal hygiene,  communicable and non-communicable diseases to teacher trainees and thereafter for their future career. Health care club organizes awareness classes on Breast cancer and health and hygiene.

11. House Activities

The whole student community in the college is divided into four groups - Freobellians, Montessorians, Parkhursts and Platonians. Each group has a leader who will organise and monitor the related activities.