St. Ann’s College of Education, (Autonomous)
(Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate and Ph.D Centre), Mangaluru

St. Ann's College of Education, established in 1943 has several firsts to its credit: It is the first College of Education along the West Coast under Madras Presidency, the first private College of Education as well for women in Karnataka State, the first College of Education that sought Assessment and Accreditation in Karnataka and only one to be given the FIVE STAR status in 2001, re-accreditation in 2009 with CGPA 3.63/4 and ‘A’ Grade in 2014 with CGPA 3.71/4, by NAAC. It is the highest among all reaccredited Colleges of Education in India and among all the colleges under Mangalore University and finally the only College of Education that has been granted the Autonomous Status by the UGC with the approval of the Government of Karnataka.

It surely proves the comment exclaimed by Dr. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar, the Vice-Chancellor of Madras University and later the Chairman of the Mudaliar Education Commission (1952-1953), when he visited St. Ann's with a high ranking team, on 5th March, 1943, as the Chairman of the Inquiry Committee for the Affiliation of St. Ann's Training College: "If your secondary trained teachers are so good, how much better your graduate trained teachers will be!". Hence, the College is a Government Aided, Autonomous and Christian Minority College, under Mangalore University and is managed by the Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation who pioneered the cause of women’s education and empowerment in India in 1870. The college is administered by the Apostolic Carmel Educational Society, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India.
The College is involved basically with under-graduate pre-service teacher training for secondary schools since 1943, the M.Ed. Degree Course since 1992. The UGC, State Government of Karnataka and Mangalore University bestowed the ‘Autonomous Status’ to the college in 2007 and the Mangalore University granted the ‘Ph. D. Research Centre’ to the college in 2008. Nineteen scholars have obtained Ph. D. degree and thirty scholars are pursuing their research study.

The institution has very rich human and material resource potential. It includes flexibility in effective curriculum transaction, variety in teaching methods, high caliber of work in Research, informal Consultancy and Extension, action oriented plans for value based education, its latest hardware and software resources and periodic feedback evaluation procedures, competent and highly qualified staff working in a team spirit etc.  The publication of project reports, innovative research based instructional material and research reports are the major highlights of the institution.  The institution continues to excel in providing teachers of caliber to our country and respond to the CALL, to break the fetters of ignorance and illiteracy.


St. Ann’s College of Education
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Year of Establishment : 1943 Aided St. Ann’s College of Education
Opp. Head Post Office, Mangaluru – 575 001
Status : Professional Affiliated : Autonomous under Mangalore University



01. Sr. M. Clarissa A.C.

02. Sr. M. Carmelita A.C.

03. Sr. M. Vera A.C.

04. Sr. M. Beatrice A.C.

05. Sr. M. Mariella A.C.

06. Sr. M. Aquilina A.C.

07. Sr. M. Hedwige A.C.

08. Sr. M. Vincenza A.C.

09. Sr. M. Linus A.C.

10. Dr. Sr. Lydia Fernandes A.C.

11. Dr. Sr. Leonilla Menezes
(Sr. M. Clare A.C.)

2003 -2020

12. Sr Maria Zeena A.C.