St. Agnes College, Mangalore, Karnataka is one of the leading first grade colleges for women in South India. It is a Christian minority institution founded by Mother Mary Aloysia, in 1921, and managed by the Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel. Though it was founded primarily for the education of Catholic women, it has reached out to all sections of women in society. Over the years, it has grown steadily in strength and infrastructure and has stood the vicissitudes of higher education and has kept aloft its banner 'God is Our Strength'. The focus now is on student centered learning, throwing open newer avenues and challenging courses to suit the student community.
Mission of the College:
Relying on God's strength a competent, dedicated and committed Team of Educators provides the students with integral, value-based and quality oriented learning experiences and academic and life-related programmes as also Faith Education to the Catholics, in an environment of integrated and interactive learning.
The Admission is open to all with special consideration shown to the less privileged, scheduled castes and tribes, backward community, physically challenged and the Christian minority.
St. Agnes, the Virgin - Martyr is the patroness of this Institution. Her purity of life, modesty, truthfulness and steadfastness are the virtues, which our young women are called to live out in their lives.
To promote academic excellence in teaching and research, the Management of St. Agnes College has accepted the status of academic autonomy for the College from the year 2007-08. In the autonomous set up, the college is free to frame its own Syllabi for the various courses and adopt suitable innovative methods of Teaching, Learning and Evaluation. The Mangalore University confers the degree or gives the diploma to the qualified candidates presented by the College. The government will continue to provide financial assistance in this set up. With autonomy, the College will be more efficient to teach job oriented subjects, conduct examinations and announce results within the prescribed structures of the Semester pattern.
The College offers the Semester degree programmes in B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., B.B.M., and B.C.A. In addition to these regular programmes, there is scope for students to choose from an array of Certificate or Diploma Courses. The Honours Programme is introduced to circulate research culture and earn extra credits.
Education to be:
Everyday and each hour begins with a spiritual orientation of silence leading to prayer. One's attitude to the divine, in relation to God as Father is strengthened by the realization that we are his children. To live as worthy citizens and be effective role models to others. It is emphasized through the prayer over the PAS, weekly religion and moral science classes, value education classes and programmes pertaining to inter-religious peace and harmony.
Education to do:
Each (core) subject combination is supplemented amply by co-curricular and extra curricular programmes. Learning by doing encourage the students to plan, probe, verify, and experiment on a wide spectrum of issues. Dialogue, discussions and debates provide awareness for thinking and action.
Education for Interaction:
Education builds the student and through her the society in which she lives. The socio-economic and cultural programmes invite our students to forge new relationships and strengthen those that exist in a mature, responsible way. While education forms persons, the college makes special efforts to mould them into individuals who are called to bear, to care and to share.