News and Events


The celebration of Teachers’ Day at Carmel began from September 2nd 2023. Students of the council organized various events like treasure hunt, squid games and fun games on 3 different days. Teachers were divided into 5 groups and each group named themselves based on a theme. The team members also came dressed in attire according to their chosen theme.Seven stars , Southern stars , fury, and so on. It was overwhelming to see the teachers take part sportively in all events. On the final day the students conducted a brief program highlighting the essence of the day, dedicating special songs for their teachers,  appreciating each teacher about their uniqueness and by gifting them scroll of  honor with beautiful words of admiration. The student council  planned the entire event and made each teacher feel special


The Management of Carmel organized a special event Mentor Marvel on 5th September to mark Teachers’ Day. Special invitees Mrs. Bernadina and Mr. Nerry D’silva were present on the occasion. Carmel Institution celebrated Teacher’s Day on 5th September by felicitating teachers those who have served the institution for 10 years & above. ‘Mentor Marvel’, a fun filled event was organized by the management, where teachers walked the ramp, displayed their talents, wit & wisdom. Teachers were awarded Carmel Raja & Rani and many more titles.


Carmel Education Society in association with Vakeelara Vahini conducted an awareness programme on Cybercrime & Social media on 2nd September 2023. Smt. S. R. Anuradha, Senior Advocate & Mediator, High Court of Karnataka and Sri S. Trivikram, Advocate, High Court of Karnataka educated students regarding usage of social media platforms & potential harm due to cybercrimes. Students interacted well with the domain experts.


Carmel NSS Unit, in association with Lions Club of Bangalore, Gokula had organized a Blood donation camp on 2nd September, 2023. The camp was inaugurated by lion Rakesh, Secretary, Lion Venkatesh, DC for Blood Donation and Principal Mrs. Sandhya Menezes. Our NSS volunteers brought in donors from various walks of life. Lions Blood Centre, a unit of Bangalore Lions Service Trust conducted the camp. The event raised awareness about the importance of voluntary blood donation. A total of 86 units of blood was collected in the camp.


Army attachment camp was attended by 5 SD/SW cadets of our unit. The objective of the camp was to have the military knowledge and skills of the cadets and help bolster camaraderie discipline and integrity. Special focus was laid on weapon training, map reading, firing drill and other military subjects. The camp was held at MEG  center where cadets were benefited by the camp in character building and imbibing self discipline .


Students of NSS were given an opportunity to participate experience and enjoy various sporting events at Kanteerava Stadium on 27th August 2023 on the occasion of National Sports Day. The theme was “Sports as an enables of an inclusive and fit society”.


Carmel PU College in association with Anubathi Foundation organized a dry waste collection drive on 24th August 2023. A total of 520.9 Kgs of dry waste was collected by the students.   


Sadbhavana Diwas, also known as Harmony Day, was observed on August 20th to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime minister of India. Principal Mrs Sandhya Menezes administered a pledge to the students to promote national integration, communal harmony and peace among all the citizens of India. NSS coordinators and volunteers took the oath to work for the unity and betterment of society.


On 19th August 2023, Baldwin’s Boys high school , conducted workshop on UID – study abroad for the students who are interested in the field of designing, 40 students of Carmel PU College attended the workshop with great ambition.


“Tanuja”  an inspirational movie, set against the backdrop of Carmel PU College, beautifully narrates the remarkable journey of Tanuja, a young girl who defies the odds to pursue her dream of cracking NEET exam. The film beautifully captures Tanuja’s struggles and triumphs as she navigates through challenges with unwavering determination. This movie show, organized by Carmel PU College, not only showcases Tanuja’s pursuit of success but also reflects the College’s commitment in motivating and empowering its students to overcome obstacles and reach for their aspirations.


The 77th Independence Day was celebrated in Carmel in the presence of staff and students. The day began with flag hoisting by our principal. Later, the Staff organized an interesting event of Anthakshari of Patriotic songs followed by Quiz. The sounds included were monuments, recognizing achievers and identifying the States. The day ended with distribution of sweets and greeting each other.


Har Ghar Tiranga is a campaign that promotes the idea of every household displaying the National Flag. To mark the 77th Independence Day celebration the Students’ Council members, NSS Volunteers and NCC cadets were handed over the National Flag by our Principal. Students hoisted the flag at home, took selfies & uploaded on the website of Ministry of Culture, Govt of India to mark Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. This gesture brought in a sense of National pride and solidarity among the students.


Mr. Rajesh Fernando, Renowned Value Communication Trainer, a Guiness Record holder, uses illusion to illustrate the mantra of Success on August 14th 2023. He taught the lessons of achieving goals in life by adapting the ‘S’ formula i.e., Start, Setright, Steady, Sustain and Shine to Succeed. Mr. Rajesh said students should overcome fear to face challenges in the life as fear destroys mind, feelings and ultimately life. The session was taken well by the audience. End of the session brought in realization among students the value of their parents. The event was observed by The Indian World record observer for the maximum number of Ambassadors of Character building.


Sunita, a trainer from Mindler conducted a session on 4th August for First PU students on ‘Profile building’. She explained in detail regarding building a strong profile which should include Skills, participation in co – curricular activities, involvement in social activities in addition to academic records. She guided them how to build a portfolio.


Our College had hosted an Intercollegiate Throwball Tournament for girls ( U-19 ) category  on 4th August 2023. 24 teams of various colleges across Bengaluru participated in the tournament.

Mrs. Mahitha Bhat, National Throwball player and Alumni of our institution inaugurated the tournament and addressed the players that sports play a vital role in fostering physical fitness, teamwork, discipline and mental well being. The day witnessed the teams battling it out for cup. The players demonstrated their mastery of throwball techniques and put up an intense competition that kept the audience at the edge of their seats. The final match was a thrilling showdown between the finalists Claret  PU College and Carmel PU College. The hosts Carmel PU College lifted the cup of winners. The Best player of the tournament was Simran of the winners teams and Deepika, Captain of Claret PU College.


COMBINED ANNUAL TRAINING CAMP (CAT) was held at Brindavan College, Bangalore. Mrs.  Gurupreet Sharma, Associate NCC officer with 26 Cadets of our College attended the camp spanning over 10 days which proned to be a transformative experience equipping cadets with life skills . Through a blend of rigorous activities like  weapon drills and theoretical session on service subjects, outdoor activities , physical fitness session and cultural programmes, the camp aimed to instill discipline and time management, leadership qualities, team work and promote community service and development among the cadets. We are bestowed with BEST INSTITUTION award by the camp commandant


Malhar – an Intra Collegiate fest was held on 28th July 2023. The event was inaugurated by the chief guest of the day, Mr. Siddharth Kamath, a multigenre keyboardist, music producer, Audio Engineer and an alumni of our Institution.
Mr. Siddharth shared his valuable insights and urged the students to enrich their knowledge and enhance skills to meet the challenges and to explore their talent. Malhar provided a platform to the students to feature their talent in arts, literature, music, dance, photography, science and many more. Cultural extravaganza with the theme ‘Navarasa’ was presented by all I and II PU classes with great enthusiasm. It was indeed a tough battle among the classes to win the trophy. Malhar trophy was lifted by students of II PUC.


Carmel PU College organised District-Level “Tennis Volleyball Tournament” on 26th July 2023 at Carmel Playground. 16 teams(boys) and 10 teams(girls) participated in the tournament. The deputy director of Pre-University Bangalore North District, Sri Palaksha T inaugurated the tournament.


The Carmel Swachh Bharat Programme is a year-long program, scheduled on every Wednesday between 8:30 A.M and 9:15 A.M. During this program, students ensure cleanliness is maintained in and around the campus. The waste collected is segregated into “Garden Waste” and “Plastic Waste”. This Garden Waste is then used for leaf mulching.


Every year July 26th is observed as Kargil Vijay Diwas in India to commemorate the victory of the Indian Armed forces in the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan. Our NCC Cadets attended an event organized by Akhila Karnataka ex-servicemen Association to pay tribute to the heroes and remember their remarkable courage and determination. The cadets took part in parade with jeep rally and a 100-meter National Flag March with Military band to inculcate patriotism among the youth.


On July 18th 2023 NCC and NSS volunteers in a bid to spread awareness on dangers of single use plastic, a plogathon was organized. The volunteers collected 68.5 Kgs of plastic from the neighbourhood. This event was conducted in collaboration with ITC, WOW (Well being Out of Waste).


The feast of our lady of Mount Carmel, the patroness of our institution was celebrated on July 15th this year. The mass liturgy was conducted by Fr. Dennis Veigas of Dena Sevashram, Theology professor for Copuchin Congregation and was attended by the management and all the staff members of the institution. Luncheon was served after the mass.


The NSS unit of Carmel was inaugurated on July 14th. The newly selected NSS volunteers were briefed by the Principal on objectives of NSS and the benefits of being a NSS volunteer. The Chief Guest Mr Shaji Antony Principal of Carmel High School appealed to students to develop a sense of social responsibility and to involve with sincerity in all the events planned. Sadik, a NSS volunteer of II PUC shared his experiences of being a NSS volunteer and Vijay Varshith highlighted the events planned for the year. Mrs Sasikala Jude, Programme Officer, administered the pledge where students took pledge to work with dedication and service mindedness.


On 6.7.2023, an interactive session on Mental Wellbeing of youth and adolescents was conducted for the students of our college to help them understand the various symptoms of mental disorders and how to deal with them. Ms. Anvesha Fomra, Program Director, Drishti Counselling was the resource person.


The new student council of Carmel PU College assumed office at the Investiture Ceremony presided over by Mr Roshan Menezes, the administrator of the Institution. He administered the oath of office and gave valuable tips on becoming a good leader. The council headed by Ms Sonal Sharma pledged to uphold the honour of the Institution and strived to make Carmel a hub of activity. Plans for the forth coming academic year was also shared by the various clubs. The toppers of II PUC board examination 2023 were honoured on this occasion. The entertainment module put up by the council was innovative and promised an exciting year ahead.


ADDRESS HEALTH conducted an annual medical check – up camp in our campus. 545 students were screened. The camp was conducted to ensure that all our students are healthy and informed about any concerns regarding their present health condition. The screening included recording of height, weight, blood pressure, eye, dental and ENT examination. The camp was conducted for over 3 days in the first week of July.


A program was organized to present the awards for outstanding Science Teacher Program at CNR Rao Hall of Science – a unit of JNCASR. The programme was facilitated by Vidya Vardhaka Sangha, Rajajinagar, Bangalore. Mrs. Anitha T.P, Dept. of Biology and 10 science students were selected to attend the programme which comprised of lecture on ‘The extraordinary Elephant’ by Prof. Raman Sukumar, IISC, Bangalore, fun with Science experiments by Dr. Pratap Vishnoi  and Vinayak Pattar. A musical Recital by eminent musician Pandit Ronu Majumdar enthralled the audience.


International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit trafficking is marked on 26th June and this year students of our College involved themselves actively in various events towards making our world free of drug abuse. NSS Volunteers participated in a 3 km walk from Vidhana Soudha to Kanteerva Stadium to create awareness among the public. NCC volunteers took pledge to make India drug free by saying ‘No to Drugs’. The Department of Police, Vijaynagar Division spoke to students on various types of drugs available in the market and how to stay away from addiction of drugs.


Students’ council election was held in a democratic manner where every student was given a right to vote the best leader among them. The elections were conducted in two rounds, in the first round class representatives were elected. Further, the elected representatives, Staff members and nominee cast their votes to elect the office bearers of the Student Council. Sonal Sharma was elected as President. Swetha R A was appointed as the Student Advisor.


The question of this month discussed was – What are the mental health issues that teenagers face? The discussion was moderated by our Administrator. Students voiced their opinions and there was a healthy interaction among them. They expressed that teenagers face fear of failure, anxiety, fear of acceptance and in order to overcome the above disorders they also suggested practical ways of sharing problems with parents, making lifestyle changes and so on. It was a good session of exchange of ideas.


A Career guidance organization supports and guides our newly joined students in choosing right careers.  Mr. Parikshit D from Mindler gave an introduction to the year long programme

International Yoga Day

International yoga day was celebrated  at Vidhana Soudha.15  Cadets of Carmel PU College represented 39 Kar INF BN at Vidhana  Soudha.  NSS volunteers performed Surya Namaskara on the day to mark the occasion.  Mrs Nethravathi, yoga instructor   spoke about   benefits of NCC.


Sports department of Carmel college held selection process for various sports teams for the academic year 2023-24. An overwhelming response from students eager to be part of the college sports teams. The teams formed in Table tennis, Chess, Badminton Volleyball, Throwball, Basket ball, Kabaddi and Tennis Volleyball will represent our college at Intercollegiate events.

EDU EXPO- Times of India's Mission Admission

The Times of India’s Mission Admission had hosted a seminar and expo aimed at guiding pre- University  students towards making informed career choices at  JN Tata Auditorium, IISC Campus. Our students of Science stream attended the expo which comprised seven sessions, including topics such as studying abroad, guidance for CET and Comed – K and panel discussions on Engineering design and Architecture.


To build a healthy community and encourage fitness among the staff and students of Carmel School and College, ‘CARMEL RUN 2023’ was organized on 11th June 2023. The categories included 10K, 5K, 3K Fun Run and 10K cycling.

Nearly 700 participants buzzed around the Bala Gangadharanatha Swamiji ground for this mega event. The Chief Guest, Ms Greeshma Sridhar, National Swimmer and Actress, Ms Pragati Gupta, Marathon Coach and IT Professional flagged off the event. Mr Arjun Devaiah, an ex-Olympian and the brand ambassador of Carmel Run graced the event.

2023-24 NCC ENROLMENT DAY – 39 Kar Bn NCC

The selection of new cadets for NCC was conducted on 9th June 2023 in Carmel grounds. The Principal addressed the young aspiring students about the long-term value that NCC can bring to their life. An overwhelming response of around 90 students was witnessed on the day. Permanent Instructor CHM Bhagawan Singh and NK Parmeet Singh from 39 Kar Bn NCC conducted the selection procedure. The various rounds were physical tests, fitness tests and height & weight check of boys and girls. Finally 18 Boys for SD and 10 Girls for SW were selected.

The A.N.O Mrs Gurpreet finalized and announced the list of cadets.

World Environment Day Celebration

On 5th June 2023, we celebrated World Environment Day with a series of impactful activities aimed at promoting environmental consciousness and sustainable practices. The event witnessed active participation from the students of NSS (National Service Scheme) and NCC (National Cadet Corps). The central activity of the celebration was the paper bag making initiative. Under the theme “ Beat Plastic Pollution “.  students enthusiastically engaged in crafting eco-friendly paper bags. They used recycled materials and creative designs to produce attractive and sturdy bags as an alternative to plastic. The students demonstrated their commitment to reducing plastic waste and its harmful impact on the environment. Once the paper bags were ready, the students took the initiative to distribute them to nearby vendors and shops. This step aimed to raise awareness among local businesses and the community about the importance of using sustainable alternatives to plastic bags. The distribution of paper bags received an overwhelmingly positive response, with vendors appreciating the students efforts and pledging to adopt eco-

friendly practices. The tree plantation initiative symbolized their dedication to preserving the environment and combating deforestation. To conclude the event, a pledge was taken by all the students to protect the environment in their everyday lives. They vowed to minimize their carbon footprint, conserve resources, and spread awareness about environmental sustainability among their peers and the community at large.

Orientation Programme about NCC

On 3rd June 2023, an Orientation Programme was organized to educate parents about the significance of their child joining the National Cadet Corps (NCC). The event aimed to enlighten parents on the benefits and opportunities provided by the NCC and encourage them to support their childrens participation. During his address, Captain Sampath Kumar emphasized that NCC fosters discipline, leadership qualities, and a sense of patriotism among the youth. He explained how the NCC develops physical fitness, instils a spirit of camaraderie, and enhances overall personality development. Furthermore, he highlighted the NCC’s  role in fostering a sense of social responsibility and contributing to the community through initiatives like blood donation drives, cleanliness campaigns, and disaster management activities. The Orientation Programme served as an enlightening platform,  about the immense value and advantages their child could derive from joining the NCC.

I PUC Parents’ orientation Programme

On 3rd June 2023, an Orientation Programme was organized for the parents of I PUC (Intermediate First Year) students at Carmel PU College. The event aimed to familiarize the parents with the college facilities, policies, and the academic journey their children would embark upon. The programme featured guest speaker Mr. Ajit Kaikini, who delivered an insightful speech. The orientation commenced with the principal and the administrator sharing detailed information about the college facilities, infrastructure, and the policies set by the institution. They provided an overview of the college commitment to academic excellence, student welfare, and the importance of a collaborative relationship between parents and the college. Following their addresses, Mr. Ajit Kaikini, a renowned speaker and mentor, took the stage. He spoke about the importance of parents accepting their children as they are without placing great expectations on them. He emphasized the significance of nurturing a supportive and loving environment at home, where children feel valued and encouraged to pursue their passions and dreams. Furthermore, Mr. Kaikini shared insights on creating a happy home, discussing the significance of effective communication, setting boundaries, and fostering emotional well- being within the family. He provided practical tips and strategies for parents to enhance their relationship with their children and create a harmonious and nurturing home environment.

I PUC Students’ orientation Programme

On 31st May 2023, an Orientation Programme was held for the I PUC students at Carmel PU College. The event aimed to familiarize the students with the college environment, introduce them to the rules and regulations, and provide them with valuable insights for their academic journey. The programme featured a guest speaker, Mr. Ajit Kaikini, who delivered an inspiring speech. The orientation began with the college principal addressing the students. The Administrator  highlighted the college’s vision, mission, and expectations from the students. The Principal emphasized the importance of discipline, academic commitment and active participation in extracurricular activities. Following the Principal’s address, Mr. Ajit Kaikini, a renowned speaker, and mentor, took the stage. He shared valuable advice on how to perceive, practice, and progress. Mr. Kaikini emphasized the significance of adopting a growth mindset and encouraged the students to set goals, develop a strong work ethic, and strive for excellence in their academic pursuits.

World No Tobacco Day

On 31st March 2023, we celebrated World Tobacco Day with great enthusiasm. One of the key highlights of the event was a poster making competition, where students showcased their creativity and knowledge by creating posters on the topic “ Ill  Effects of Using Tobacco”. The students actively participated in the competition, displaying their artistic skills and raising awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco. The posters highlighted the detrimental impact of tobacco use on physical health, mental well-being, and social relationships. Following the poster-making activity, a pledge-taking ceremony was conducted. Students took an oath to refrain from tobacco use throughout their lives. The pledge served as a reminder of their commitment to lead a healthy and tobacco-free lifestyle. The ceremony created a sense of unity among the students, motivating them to support each other in staying away from tobacco.

Orientation Staff Programme

On 27th May 2023, the Management organized a staff orientation program to enhance the teaching skills and pedagogical knowledge of its faculty members. The session was conducted by Mr. Ronald Stanley, the esteemed Academic Head of Tata Class Edge, who delivered an enlightening talk on the “ Essentials of Learning “. During the orientation, Mr. Stanley covered several key points that are crucial for effective teaching and learning. He began by discussing the concept of memory learning and emphasized the significance of creating meaningful connections and associations to facilitate long-term retention of information. The staff members were encouraged to adopt innovative teaching methodologies that promote active engagement and retrieval-based learning. Furthermore, the speaker delved into the importance of mindset in the learning process. He highlighted the role of a growth mindset in fostering resilience, perseverance, and a passion for continuous improvement among both students and teachers. Mr. Stanley shared practical strategies to cultivate a growth mindset in the classroom and inspire a positive learning environment. The session also focused on effective teaching strategies. Mr. Stanley shared insights into instructional techniques that enhance student engagement, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. He emphasized the need for incorporating technology and multimedia resources to create interactive and dynamic learning experiences for students.


Carmel Pre-University witnessed the batch of 2022-23 graduating from the portals of Carmel. The Students of II PUC were charged with mixed emotions of great excitement and despair as it was officially the last day at Carmel.

The day began with sharing of views by students, staff & Administrator. At the same time, our Principal applauded students for their memorable moments and insisted they thank their teachers for their support throughout their learning phase.


The Founder’s Day was celebrated on 10th January 2023—the Chief Guest, Mr Gururaj. S addressed the students highlighting the difference between being literate and being educated. The Principal presented the Annual Report of activities. The Annual newsletter ‘CARMEL INSPIRATION’ was released on occasion. Many students were felicitated for excelling in Academics, Sports, Literature and creativity. Ranjan V and Meena P were announced as Best Outgoing students. Every year an unsung hero is complimented by the Management. This year our area Postman was selected to be honoured and applauded, and the day ended with a cultural extravaganza.


On 2nd December 2023, the energy levels were relatively high as the campus was bursting with vibrant energy and enthusiasm. Students came dressed in costumes from various regions of India. The audience was left astonished by the contestants’ poise and confidence. All finalists were equally charming and intelligent, making a tough decision for the judge’s panel. Ms Carmel was Harshitha V ad Mr Carmel was Sanjiv B R, who impressed all the genuine and witty answers.