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News and Events: 2019-2020


A Career Guidance program was organised in association with Banjara Academy on 17th August 2019. Dr Ali Khwaja, Renowned Counsellor, Director of Banjara Academy addressed the students and told them to choose their career based on their interest and aptitude. Students could make informed decisions about their subject choices and career pathways. Resource persons of various fields - Engineering, Medicine, Para medical courses, Legal studies, Commerce, Sports, Armed forces, Design and Creativity, Drone related courses, Journalsm, Theatre and Dramatics were available in the campus for the students to explore and take guidance. Students had an opportunity to have one-one interaction with Dr Ali Khwaja and his team. Neighbouring schools and colleges also attended the programme.


As India marks its 73rd Independence Day, celebrations were held in the campus with unfurling the tricolor flag by our Principal Mrs Sandhya Menezes. Later the principal in her speech said that Unity in Diversity has given risen to the great National Integration characteristic to our country which has become the foundation of strong and prosperous India. It is everyone’s duty to preserve the rich cultural heritage of India. The celebrations came to an end by distributing sweets to the students.


On 1st August 2019, a workshop was conducted for II PUC students in association with Deccan Herald on the topic- Motivation and Confidence Building. Mrs Sushma Kashi, soft skills trainer told students that Self Confidence means believing in oneself. Students need to be confident to face and overcome the fears. She advised students to follow 3P’s i.e, Passion, Perfect Practice and Perseverance. Motivation is a driving force that results in action.

On 5th August 2019, personality development programme was conducted for I PU students in association with The Hindu. Mrs Hemalatha, soft skills trainer spoke on “Stress Management”. She emphasized that Stress Management can help students become more competent and efficient. Students can reduce their level of academic stress by improving time management.


Carmel Community Service centre in association with Lions Club of Bengaluru Royal Palace and Lions Club of Bengaluru, Gokula had organized Blood Donation camp on 27th July 2019 in sports Arena Basement. The Camp was a success as 137 units of blood was collected. Thanks to the members of Community Service for their voluntary work in spreading awareness on donating blood.


Feast of our Lady of Mount Carmel, the patroness of Carmel Education Society was celebrated on 16th July 2019. The celebration began by seeking the Almighty’s blessing through a prayer service. The rendition of soulful numbers by the choir was appealing. Rev. Fr. Vijesh Menezes , the chief celebrant spoke on the significance of the day. In his address, he urged the teachers to become the beacons of light of the world who dispel the darkness of ignorance in the young minds. Teachers are magicians who transform the lives of an individual and made them responsible citizens. He also said Teaching is neither a fancy nor a job but a divine commitment. Mr Roshan Menezes, Administrator thanked the gathering for their gracious presence on this auspicious day. Mrs Dorothy Menezes, Director of Academics,Mrs Sandhya Menezes, Principal , Carmel PU Collge, Mrs Florence D’souza, Principal , Carmel High school were also present. SAMHITHA – Annual Magazine 2018-2019 was released on 16th July 2019. ‘Samhitha’ means putting together . An humble attempt has been made by the Editorial Committee to present the galore of events i.e both curricular and other activities conducted during the academic year. It also makes a record of the staff and students achievements.


Malhar, an Intra-collegiate festival was held on 29th June 2019. The event was inaugurated by an alumni, Ms Jeevitha Sagar, model and an Actress. Malhar provided a platform to Carmelites to showcase their talent in Literature, art, science, marketing, music, dance, photography, fashion show and lots more. The day also witnessed a parade by Carmel NCC wing to create awareness among students about ill effects of the drugs.


Carmel Institutions, Basaveshwarnagar organized a plastic picking campaign on 3rd July 2019.Understanding the social responsibility of making a plastic free society, staff and students of Carmel Eco Club, Community Service and NCC girls unit actively participated in the Plogging event. Around 120 volunteers picked waste plastic bags, tetra packs, PET bottles and all plastic and dry waste found on main streets empty sites and around residential areas in our locality with a radius of about 200 meters around the college campus. The activity highlighted the plastic crisis in our locality of Basaveshwarnagar. Students also educated the shop keepers and residents about the havoc created by single use plastics. 138.4 Kilograms of waste was collected and handed over to the BBMP officials.


Taking care of the Earth is not just a responsibility – it's a privilege. World Environment Day was observed in the campus on 7th June 2019 with a theme Avoid Plastic Be Fantastic. The Carmelites took a pledge to make Carmel campus plastic free zone. Principal Mrs Sandhya Menezes addressed the students and told them to reduce the usage of plastic by giving up plastic bags, bottles and plastic cutlery. Mr. Roshan Menezes gave a call to the students to reduce on single-use plastics as getting rid of plastic waste is a primary problem and it is each one's responsibility to contribute to make the earth a better place.


The teaching faculty had an orientation programme on 28th May 2019 at The School of Ancient Wisdom, Devanahalli, Bengaluru. The programme was conducted in three sessions. In the first session certified Zentangle teachers, Mr Dilip Patel and Mrs Malathi Karpur taught the benefits of practising zentangle. ZENTANGLE is a fun way to create beautiful image by drawing repetitive patterns. Zentangle stimulates creativity and improves one's focus. In the second session teachers were taught YOGANIDRA that helps to relieve stress. In the noon session Mrs Fathima spoke on MINDFULNESS in which teachers were made to know how to use their senses to anchor their mind. On the whole the teachers were enriched with new experience.

Parents Orientation

An orientation programme was organized for the parents of I PU students on May 26th 2019. Principal Mrs Sandhya Menezes welcomed the parents. Mr Roshan Menezes, Administrator made parents know about the special features of the institution like personality development programmes, leadership training programmes and other various activities oraganised for the students. He also gave the parents the general structure and importance of PU education. Ajit Kaykini, proficient speaker from Buoyancee, oriented the parents about parental behavior with teenagers. He advised parents to work on creating trust in their children and to train them to deal with the situations. Parents were told to create hope, faith and fan the burning desire in their children and should never display negativity. Later the speaker answered the queries of the parents. On the whole the session was educative and an enlightening one.

Students Orientation

On May 18th 2019, Carmel campus was brim with new vigour and energy as the I PU students set foot to pursue their Pre-university Education, carrying their dreams and aspirations. Principal Mrs Sandhya Menezes, formally welcomed the freshers and this was followed by the introduction of the teaching faculty to the students. In the first session of the orientation programme, Mr Roshan Menezes, Administrator briefed on the rules and regulations of the institution. He told students to make most of their student life as Carmel tutors young individuals to a holistic growth. In the second half of the session Mr Mayank Solanki, Value Educator motivated the young minds to take a proactive role in their learning. He advised students to explore beyond academics and also to remain consistent in their learning process and in turn earn their experience to be successful in life.

Investiture Ceremony

The newly formed students council of Carmel PU College, Basaveshwaranagar was inducted at the Investiture Ceremony. Adrian D’Souza, founder, Deccan Group of companies, presented badges and sashes to new office bearers. Principal Sandhya Menezes indicated the new members, while Roshan Menezes administered the oath. The students who excelled in Board Exams 2018-2019 were also felicitated.