Historical Timeline

Timeline

1921

1921

The College comes into being under the name St. Ann’s College.

  • B.A. – English, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit and French, Economics, History and Mathematics
  • Intermediate – English, Kannada, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Hindi, French, Ancient History, Modern History, Logic Household Arts, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Natural Science
  • Pre-University Class – English, Kannada, Hindi, World History, Psychology, Logic, Household Arts, Physical Science, Natural Science

1922

1922

Sr. Annunciata A.C.takes over as the Principal with Junior Intermediate and Senior classes

1923

1923

Established Convent Chapel which is renovated in 1965

1924

1924

The College secures affiliation with History Economics, attains the status of First Grade College and changes its name to St. Agnes College

1927

1927

The College and Convent Building (L shape)

1929

1929

  • The Statue of the Sacred Heart (from France)
  • The College is granted affiliation in French, Kannada and Malayalam for degree classes

1934

1934

Sr. Theodosia A.C. takes over as the Principal and established Avila Block 

1936

1936

Affiliation secured for Mathematics and Basic Sciences

1939

1939

  • Introduced Physics
  • Established Stage Hall and Hostel (Avila Block)

1942

1942

  • Chemistry and Physics are offered as subjects completing the Science section.
  • Another New block houses Physics & Natural Science;
  • Dewan Bahadur P.C. donates the Home Science Block.
  • Established Veronica block for Science

1947

1946 – 1947

  • SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
  • Introduced Sanskrit for the B.A course and Sanskrit and Household Arts for the  intermediate class

1950

1950

Introduced Psychology

1954

1954

A Magazine published as a joint venture of the college and the High School

1956

1956

A two year Diploma Course by the Social Work Dept. inaugurated by the Bishop

1956

1956 -1958

  • Marks the affiliated status of the College under the three universities – Madras, Karnataka and Mysore.
  • Psychology is introduced as a subject

1957

1957

Introduced M.A. (Social Work)

1958

1957 – 1958

  • B.Sc. – Home Science
  • Pre-University Class – Arts and Science

1959

1959

The completion of a new block with the capacity to house Physics and Chemistry depts., makes way for the introduction of Science courses at Degree level.

1963

1963

Sr. Scholastica A.C. takes over as the Principal

1965

1965

  • Establishment of the Science Block under the auspices of the UGC
  • Introduced Botany and Zoology

1969

1969

Introduction of Commerce at PUC level

1970

1970

Establishment of Hostel and Non-Resident Student Centre (NRSC)

1971

1971

Agnes Special School for the differently-abled, as a memorial of GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS and Introduced the NSS Wing

1972

1972

  • Establishment of Open Air Stage
  • The college receives the COSIP (College Science improvement Programme) grant by the UGC
  • Geography is introduced at the PUC level

1974

1974

Introduced Secretarial Practice at Degree level

1975

1975

  • Sr. Hedwige A C takes over as the Principal
  • Establishment of Spacious Auditorium and the Commerce Block
  • Humanities and Social Science Improvement Programme (COSHIP) is sanctioned by the UGC

1976

1976

Launching of ‘Earn While You Learn’ Scheme

1977

1977

Sr. Aloysius A.C. takes over as the Principal – Direct payment of salaries

1978

1978

Establishment of College Canteen and Opening of Syndicate Bank Extension Counter

1980

1980

Affiliation to Mangalore University

1981

1981

Augmenting the learning resources of the college with the construction of a new building

1982

1981 – 1982

DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

1984

1984

Parking Shelter for two wheelers and Installation of the gas-plant and the generator.

1985

1985

Establishment of New Library

1988

1988

Introduced BBM & PGDCA

1990

1990

  • Introduction of Computer Science & Statistics for the PUC & Degree and Electronics for the PUC
  • Introduction of Data Processing, English & Kannada major for the Degree

1991

1991

  • Dr. Sr. Olivia A C assumes the office of the Principal
  • Establishment of the Carmel block

1992

1992

The College received State Level Best NSS Unit Award from the Agricultural University, Dharwad when Sr. M. Supriya A.C. was the NSS Co-ordinator.

1993

1993

Introduced Electronics and Microbiology with special Lab Facilities

1994

1994

Started Vocational Courses – Computer Applications for the B.Sc

1995

1995

  • Started Secretarial Practice and Vocational Course in Office Management for B.A.
  • Marked the Silver Jubilee of NSS Unit

1996

1995 – 1996

CELEBRATED THE PLATINUM JUBILEE

1996

1996

  • Visit of Blessed Mother Teresa to mark Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
  • Introduced a plethora of new disciplines like  Microbiology, Electronics, Statistics, Computer Science and Computer Applications

1998

1998

  • Computerized the College Library
  • Started the Career Guidance Cell

1999

1999

  • St. Agnes College has the pride of being the trail blazer as the first college under the
    Mangalore University to be assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the Five Star Status.
  • Introduction of Carmel Counseling Centre

2001

2001

  • Sr. Carmel Rita A. C. takes over as the Principal
  • PU and Degree colleges were bifurcated.
  • Hosting of College Web Site
  • Launching of Water Shed Management Project
  • Introduction of R & D Cell
  • Setting up of Chemistry & Botany Research Lab

2003

2003

  • Introduced Biotechnology at the Degree level
  • Inauguration of Carmel Gym
  • Inauguration of Peace Cell
  • Introduced Honours Programme
  • Computerized the College Office

2004

2004

Inception of  Women Centre – Sumangala, to train and empower women with Skill Development Programmes, leading to self-  employment

2005

2005

  • Introduced Second batch of B.Com. Vocational Course, Honours Programmes and Credit-based ECA
  • St. Agnes College has reaccredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘A’ Grade.

2006

2006

  • Introduced BCA Course
  • Established Carmel Studio
  • Planted Herbal/Medicinal Garden
  • Established Sophia Block and started Conference Hall, Language Lab, MASCOM Lab and Internet Lab
  • Women’s Studies centre – Sumangala
  • Agneseum – inter disciplinary museum
  • Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award  – The college won the prestigious International Award for the path-breaking work in the field of Watershed Management undertaken as Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) which greatly benefitted villages in the suburbs of Mangaluru.
  • The College received Best NSS Unit Award from at the University and State Level
  • The college was recognized as the College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) by the University Grants Commission (UGC)

2007

2007

  • Sr. Dr. Prem D ‘Souza A. C. takes over as the Principal
  • The College received the Autonomous Status from the Govt. of Karnataka as well as from the Mangalore University

2008

2008

  • Introduced BSW (Social Work) Course
  • Establishment of a full-fledged PG Studies and Research Centre with male students
  • Introduced M.A. English & M.Sc. Psychology

2009

2009

  • Inaugurated (New Building ) Centre for Post Graduate Studies & Research
  • Introduced M.Com.
  • Introduced ‘C’ batch of B.Com.
  • Inception of Women Studies Centre
  • Introduced French as II Language

2010

2010 

Introduced M.Sc. Clinical Psychology & M.Sc. Chemistry

2011

2011

Collaboration with Concordia College, New York, American Transfer Programme

2012

2012

  • St. Agnes College has reaccredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘A’ Grade with CGPA  3.53.
  • The College received the grant under the Star College Scheme from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
  • Introduced Malayalam as II Language

2013

2013

  • An annual in-house Research Journal, Echo Research: AMulti-disciplinary Journal, was initiated.
  • Mother Mary Aloysia AC Endowment Lecture Series was introduced.
  • Introduced ‘D’ batch of B.Com.

2014

2014

Sr. M. Supriya A. C. takes over as the Principal

2015

2015

  • The college was Awarded Appreciation Certificate by the Father Muller Medical College for continued blood donation campaign
  • Recognition to St. Agnes Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Research as a Research Centre by Mangalore University
  • Establishment of Navachethana Counselling at the P.G. Centre
  • Renovation of the Canteen, IQAC room
  • Technologically enabled Board room was set up for all official meetings
  • Shifting and renovation of Examination centre
  • An additional 6 washrooms were constructed near Avila Block
  • A new gate was constructed at the entrance of the college

2016

2016

  • Sr. Dr. Jeswina A. C. takes over as the Principal
  • Introduced a new twinning programme of Association of Chartered certified Accountants (ACCA) integrated with B.Com, in association with ISDC, UK

2017

2017

  • St Agnes College has received the status of “College of Excellence” from the University Grants Commission. The college is the first college under Mangalore University to receive this recognition from UGC.
  • St Agnes College has been assessed and accredited by NAAC with ‘A+’ Grade CGPA 3.65 out of 4 in Cycle 4 in 2017. This is the first college in the whole country to go for 4 cycle reaccreditation
  • Solar Panels were installed on Carmel Block roof ( 15KV)
  • Dress Code: Uniform (Formals) of 3 colours for three different classes
  • The College has been awarded STAR COLLEGE STATUS by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India for the outstanding progress made by the College in the field of Science and Technology.
  • Our College NSS Units secured “National Young Leaders Award” from Mangalore University
  • Introduced Journalism Course
  • Started New NCC Army Wing
  • PG centre was recognized as Research Centre by Mangalore University for Ph.D studies
  • International Seminars: For the first time 3 International seminars were organized. Two by PG departments – M.Com and MA in English (PG)
    At the UG level History, Economics and Political Science Departments
  • Introduced Journalism Course
  • Adopted Someshwar Gram Panchayat with 4 villages
  • Avila Block corridors IQAC room were renovated with tiles

2018

2018

  • Launching of the centenary Celebrations
  • MASCOM Lab and Internet Labs were renovated and equipped with modern technology as computer lab for Big Data Analytics
  • Big Data Analytics – Diploma Programme
  • Introduced Commerce Professional (CA) in B.Com stream
  • Introduced a new combination in B.Sc. with Mathematics, Statics and Economics, Diploma in Big Data Analytics
  • Physics & Chemistry (UG) labs of UG were renovated and upgraded
  • Three Faculty members of Post Graduate of Psychology, Commerce and English received guide ship by Mangalore University
  • Started a NCC Air Wing
  • Three new labs for PG Chemistry are set up and inaugurated
  • PG new Chemistry labs are set up and equipment procured from USA & UK for research – FTIR Spectrometer – $ 17,899 (USA)
  • Gil AC electrochemical corrosion – 9000 pounds (UK)
  • Construction and Inauguration of PG Research Block – The High and Praxedes Pinto Research Block gifted by the Pinto Founds, USA, – by Dr. Brian & Nancy Pinto, brother of Dr Gerlayn Pinto.
  • Laying of the Foundation of Mother Mary Aloysia A.C. Memorial Centenary Block
  • The road inside the campus was interlocked
  • MOU was signed with Karatina University, Kenya
  • M.Com organized II International seminar