It gives me a sense of pleasure, pride and privilege to present an account of our institution, Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women. We, as an educational institution of higher learning with a focus on women’s empowerment, have been in the academic arena of the State of Goa for over half a century, steadily shaping women to play leadership roles in the multitude spheres of life, besides education. It is a great challenge to transform our raw human resources into educated, professionally skilled and socially responsible citizens, who are the true wealth of a nation.
The pioneers of Carmel College Goa, were Mother Theodosia A.C., the then Superior General of the Con-gregation and Sr. Amabel, then Superior of Fatima Convent, Margao. Sr. Amabel felt the need to start a wom-en’s institution of higher learning in Goa and she shared her dream with Dona Thelma da Costa Lourenco of Margao, who herself was working extensively in the field of education for several years in Bombay. Dona Thelma donated 35 acres of land at Nuvem for a women’s college as it was her deep longing to see Goan girls pursue higher education. Thus was born Carmel College, a second home to innumerable students who have passed through its portals for more than 50 years.
“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence” – Rabindranath Tagore. At Carmel, our vision of education extends far beyond the class-room. We exhort our students to invest their time on the campus between curriculum, sports and co-curricular activities and also be sensitive to our national priorities and mandates through the portals of NSS and NCC. Since its inception, Carmel College has laid stress on imparting a value-based education that manifests in our academic programme. While imparting quality education at an affordable cost, our institution focuses on syn-chronizing tradition and modernity as well as blending values and ethics with strong global competence in the contemporary universal scenario.
The preparation of the present Self Study Report is the result of the continuous endeavour of the college in general and the IQAC in particular. The Governing Body of the college has been very much encouraging and supportive to the expectations of the college community. Several sub-committees were formed for the purpose of preparing the SSR and they took pains to collect all the required data and analyse the same in close consul-tation with all the stakeholders of the college. It is hoped that the present report is indicative of the dreams, expectations, endeavours and performance of the college. It has been prepared with a futuristic vision keeping in mind the needs of the present generation.
To my great satisfaction, my staff has been cooperative, receptive and responsible. They have left no stone unturned to see that every aspect of the College has been presented. The in house IQAC Working Committee members took willing leadership to head each of the criterion committees. Our documentation is an ongoing, regular process. For the purpose of the self-study report, collating and digitizing has been efficiently complet-ed through teamwork under the able leadership of the coordinators.
With deep faith in God, a strong infrastructure, efficient staff and hardworking students, the college is on its way to achieve greater success and to accomplish bigger goals in the field of education. The college eagerly awaits the scrutiny and inspection by the NAAC team and accords a warm welcome to its members.
Dr. Sr. M. Aradhana A.C.