Education

A vast majority of CMC Nirmala sisters are engaged in the apostolate of education through which process the young generation is formed in the integrity and freedom of Christ. The spirit of the Founder Father Bl. Chavara Kuriakose Elias was preserved and kept alive by the generations of sisters who entered the apostolate. The educational institutions and their history of growth are proofs of the same.

At a time when there were neither definite rules nor guidelines with regard to the functioning of the schools from the Government, with clear motivations and within precise framework, CMC engaged herself in the educational field. The first school of the Province is that of St. Mary's Convent Ollur which was started in 1901. Later as the number of schools increased, for the effective administration of the schools, School Council and Education Committee were organized in 1964. On 20th May 1966, the Corporate Agency -Management of Carmelite Congregation of Sisters came into existence. The CMC Educational Code formed in 1980-1982 and the Education Cell was instrumental in reforming the educational field.

Aided Schools
LP
9
UP
6
HS
7
HSS
3
Colleges
2
Parallel Colleges
1
Mission Schools
LP
3
HS
3
Unaided Schools
CBSE
2
HSS
2
HS
2
LP
2
Other Schools
TTI
1
Special School
1
Industrial School
1
Nursery
29

CMC Nirmala entered the higher education field in 1946 by founding the pioneer First Grade Women's College in the Thrissur district- St. Mary's College Thrissur (Motto: Knowledge and Discipline), affiliated to the Madras University. It is established and maintained by the CMC Educational Society of the Province. In 1967 the College got bifurcated into St. Mary's and Vimala College (Motto: Truth and Love): the Pre-Degree section remaining in Thrissur and the UG and PG courses being shifted to Vimala. Both these Colleges are functioning quite successfully and smoothly maintaining a high standard of academic and non-academic matters.

Both Vimala and St. Mary's Colleges are nationally re-accreditted by NAAC at A Grade level in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

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