Christ College, Pune is a noble venture by Carmel Vidya Bhavan Trust formed by the members of the congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous religious congregation in India. A great visionary and pioneer who left his footprints in the fields of education, social reform, communication, culture and religious formation – Saint Chavara is our inspiration. Having a great legacy in the field of education, Christ College strives to impart quality education without distinction of religion, caste or creed. Inspiring them to become men and women of integrity, the motivated faculty ensures that the students are trained in tune with the latest developments in the subject.
Inspired by the perennial response to the age old aspirations of the Rishis of our Arsha Bharatha expressed in the Upanishadic prayer; “Thamasoma Jyothirgamaya”, Christ College, Pune as taken “Enlighten to Excel” as its Motto. The attainment of true knowledge makes one enlightened so that one can lead oneself and others on the path of truth and achieve intellectual and ethical excellence.
As a C.M.I. Educational Institution, the college regards education as integral to the formation of the human person for the fulfillment of his/her individual and social responsibilities. The college aims at forming leaders who are intellectually competent, spiritually mature, morally upright, psychologically integrated, physically healthy and socially responsible, individuals who are open to grow and champion the cause of justice, love, truth and peace.
The values our students imbibe are an integral part of their personal growth. As part of our value-clarification, we have prioritized our core values as follows and they help us all in conflict resolution.
♦ Faith in God
♦ Moral Uprightness
♦ Social Responsibility
♦ Pursuit of Excellence
CARMELITES OF MARY IMMACULATE
CMI, the first indigenous religious congregation of India with a membership of 2000, renders its service to humanity in education, social, health care and other activities aiming at the integral development of the society.
Christ College, Pune was born out of the educational vision of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of CMI congregation. Saint Chavara was a great educationist and a social reformer of the 19th century. He could foresee the changes in the environment and make strategic moves to build up a better society based on the fatherhood of God and brotherhood of humanity
Christ College, Pune is a Christian institution. Though it is a minority institution, Christ College, Pune is secular in its outlook. Students of all castes, religions, creeds and languages are encouraged to be part of this temple of learning. Christ College is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, one of the largest State Universities in India.