The C.M.I Education Policy Statement
We, the Carmelities of immaculate after the example of our founder, St.Kuriakose Elias Chavara, consider education as an integral formation of the human person for the fulfilment of his/her individual social responsibilities. The education imparted is characterized by thoroughness, high principles and a freedom, which helps the students to grow in responsibility, self-reliance and the ability to make wise decision. The pursuit of excellence according to each one’s potential is of paramount importance.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 human in dealing, and who grow in the true vision of education.
We aspire towards creating a just and human 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 their joys and sorrows and to help them to 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 helped to grow in their culture, social and religious tradition. As they will also have the right to get acquainted with the person of Jesus Christ and His Gospel. As the institutions are being 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 Christian youth. Our institutions have to be open to society and the world at large by making their resources available for the on-going education and non-formal teaching.