St. Claret College

By Dr. Sabu George, Principal
Dr. Sabu George,Principal Established in 2005 by Claretian Missionaries, an international society of Catholic Priests and Brothers, St. Claret College provides quality and holistic education to the student community of the northern belt of Bangalore city. Indeed, St. Claret College is an extension service by the Claretian Society towards upliftment of higher education, as they are already running a school and PU college addressing the primary and secondary educational need of the locality. Now a front-runner in imparting cutting-edge education, the college hosts students from different parts of India and abroad.

"At St. Claret College, teachers act more like mentors and render the students with a strong knowledge base"

The college is affiliated to the Bangalore University and follows the curriculum and programmes prescribed and curated according to the University norms. "Apart from the set curriculum, putting additional efforts, we regularly conduct specialization as well as add-on programmes in association with reputed organizations and keep our students abreast with the industry demanded skills," shares Dr. Sabu George, Principal, St. Claret College. Owing to the long existence of the Claretian Missionaries Society in the educational domain, the college relishes a healthy relationship with the industry. Having tie-ups and MoUs with organizations like Dell EMC, Computer Society of India, Bradford Aviation, Amazon Web Services, ISDA and so on, the students of St. Claret College earn solid industrial exposure during their course period.

"Our students are encouraged to go for
regular industrial visits along with gaining insights from expert talks given by industry professionals on the campus," says Dr. George. There are seven departments in the college viz. Commerce, Science, Management, Computer Science, Social Work, Travel & Tourism, and Humanities where the students are offered varied long-term and short-term courses classified into PG, UG, Diploma and PG Diploma level. "We are committed to including more programs shortly after having a thorough discussion with the industry experts so as to make our student's industry ready," pinpoints Dr. George. The flexibility of choosing a course from the wide range of options available assists the students to pick subject according to their desire and interest.

Innovative Learning Methodologies

The teaching team of the college is another asset for the students, as each one of the teaching members is equally talented and dedicated to giving a productive shape to the career of the students. At St. Claret College, teachers act more like mentors and render the students with the strong knowledge base. "Ensuring their complete professional growth, the students are propelled to attain Professional Skills Development and Life Skills Development programs arranged by the faculty members. Eventually, this holistic development approach will give our students an extra-edge over others," mentions Dr. George.

Emphasizing the importance of learning by doing, the college has introduced an experimental learning strategy 'Anusandhan' wherein the knowledge is created through the transformation of experience. "This practice provides a platform to our students to develop and get involved with new projects themselves via experiential learning," opines Dr. George. To inculcate a research aptitude among students, another innovative practice, "Lakshya" is embraced by the college with the motto of inspiring the students to formulate research papers followed by presentations at students' level, based on a particular field of study with the assistance of teachers.


Nurturing Careers
The campus of St. Claret College is placed amidst of greenery and space, appropriate for serious academic pursuits and professional training. The campus has been designed keeping in mind both the academic and co-curricular requirement of the students with facilities like well-stocked library, Computer labs, Language lab, Electronic Lab, Auditorium, Conference hall, Seminar halls, Audiovisual rooms, playgrounds and so on. Students of St. Claret College are known extensively among peers for the excellence they maintain in curricular as well as co-curricular activities. Dr. George claims, "Our students have been winning university ranks every year. This year we have five ranks including one first rank and two-second ranks."

Assuring a first-rate career graph to the students, the Placement Cell on the campus organizes exclusive Professional Skill Development Programmes. Students are also urged to undergo internship which will strengthen their confidence level during the final placement round. Prepared to be job-ready from day one, the students of St. Claret College are recruited by top-notch companies like Wildcraft, Amazon, Wipro, and IBM, just to name a few. "We are on a mission to form professionally skilled, spiritually vibrant, morally responsible, and culturally sensitive global citizens through holistic Claretian education to advance a civilization of love and harmony," concludes Dr. George.

Dr. Sabu George, Principal

A Doctorate in Business Administration from St. Ambrose University, USA, Dr. Sabu George completed his MBA from Bangalore University and has an M.Phil Degree in Business Administration from Madurai Kamaraj University. Currently serving as the Principal of St. Claret College, previously he was the Principal of St. Claret Undergraduate College, Arunachal Pradesh. His research interests include employee engagement, corporate social responsibility, and ethics.