Updated January 5th, 2024 at 12:40 IST
Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru Opens Admissions to Boys from 2024
Bengaluru Mount Carmel College announced that starting from the upcoming academic year 2024-25, admissions would be open to male students across all courses.
Mount Carmel College (MCC), a renowned women-only institution in Bengaluru celebrating its 75th year, recently made a groundbreaking announcement. The college administration declared that, starting from the upcoming academic year 2024-25, admissions would be open to male students across all courses.
The decision to include boys in all courses signifies a significant departure from the college's long-standing tradition. The management emphasized that this transition won't occur abruptly; instead, the institution will undergo academic changes gradually to accommodate the new policy.
Principal George Lekha, speaking to a leading news paper, highlighted the broader objective behind this decision. He mentioned the college's aspiration to acquire a deemed-to-be university status from the University Grants Commission (UGC) and stressed the importance of introducing diversity to the campus.
Interestingly, MCC had taken a preliminary step towards this shift back in 2015 when it opened up select post-graduation courses to boys. Thirteen male students were among those who took advantage of this opportunity.
Reports indicate that Mount Carmel College presently hosts approximately 8000 students and employs a teaching staff of around 350 members. However, specific details regarding the percentage of seats allocated to male students in the college are yet to be clarified.
This move by MCC not only marks a significant evolution in its institutional history but also seeks to broaden educational opportunities and create a more inclusive academic environment.
Published January 5th, 2024 at 12:40 IST