We, the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, after the example of our founder Blessed Kuriakose Elise Chavara, consider education as integral formation of the human person for the fulfillment of his/her individual and social responsibilities.
Our educational endeavours aim at forming leaders who are intellectually competent, spiritually mature, morally upright, psychologically integrated, physically healthy and socially acceptable , who will champion the cause of justice, love, truth and peace and who are ever open to further growth.
The secret of the success of our educational institutions, is a community of teachers who are committed to their vocation, professionally competent, morally upright, just and humane in dealings, and who grow in the true vision of education.
We aspire towards creating a just and humane society where dignity of the human person is respected, where unjust social structures are challenged, where our cultural heritage of Ahimsa, religious harmony and national integration is upheld, and where the poor and the marginalized are specially taken care of.
We have to reach out to the families, primarily of the students, to assist them in their needs, to share in their joys and sorrows, and to help them experience love and freedom so that the students realize that our educational institutions are an extension of their homes.
Our institutions are open to all students irrespective of caste and creed; they are accepted and cherished as they are and are helped to grow in their cultural, social and religious traditions. As they are privileged to be in our institutions, they will also have right to get acquainted with the person of Jesus Christ and His Gospel. Being institutions established by and for a minority community based on religion, they will give preference to Christians in admissions and appointments and have a special concern for the faith formation of the Christian youth.
Our institutions have to be open to society at large making their resources available for the ongoing education and non formal teaching.
For the realization of this CMI goal of education we expect students, parents and teachers to share this vision and cooperate with us wholeheartedly.
The Ideals of Sacred Heart Degree College
Formation of the human person rather than the dissemination of information is the ideal of Sacred Heart Degree College. Jesus said “…learn from me, for I am gentle and meek in heart ….”(Mt 11:29). The student of Sacred Heart Degree College should shine before all by the gentle behaviour. Faith in God, hope in divine providence and human goodness and love for fellow beings are their core values. They tread a path of excellence , moral uprightness and social responsibility. Sacred Heartians strive for academic excellence , professional competence and holistic human development. They are aware of their responsibilities to the society, to the culture and to the heritage of our mother land. They are also aware of the need for conserving the environment and the ecosystem.