Carmel College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), established in 2014, is a Catholic Self Financing Professional College born out of the educational vision of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of CMI congregation. Saint Chavara was a great educationalist and a social reformer of the 19th century.


He could foresee the changes in the environment and make strategic moves to build a better society based on fatherhood of God and brotherhood of humanity.Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous religious congregation of India with a membership of around 3000, renders its service to humanity in educational, social, health care and other activities aiming at the integral development of the society.

CCET is rooted in Gospel values, and is committed to provide Holistic education through the development of intellectual competence, personal skills, inter-personal skills and societal skills. CCET welcomes to its fold students from all over the country in an environment of religious harmony and secularism

We, the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, after the example of our founder Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, consider education as the integral formation of the human person for the fulfilment of his/her individual and social responsibilities.

Mary-of-CarmeliteOur educational endeavors 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, culturally sensitive 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 unity are 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 the right to get acquainted with the person of Jesus Christ and his Gospel. Being institutions established and administered 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 are also open to society at large by making their resources available for the ongoing education and growth. For the realization of this CMI goal of education, we invite students, parents and teachers to share this vision and to cooperate with us wholeheartedly.


Moulding Engineers par Excellence with Integrity, commitment and human values, who are competent to meet the global standards in business, industry and research and would act as catalysts for the transformation of the society.


We seek to develop this institution into a centre of academic excellence creating an atmosphere of intellectual excitement and scientific inquisitiveness and transforming the students into wholesome personalities and competent technical professionals with sound engineering knowledge, good managerial skills, high moral values and capable of assuming leadership in the society for the betterment of the nation.


Enlightening for excellence

Carmel College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Punnapra, Alappuzha, is a premier educational institution offering excellence in engineering education and research. CCET is affiliated to the University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.


CCET, managed by the St. Joseph’s Educational and Charitable Trust of CMI (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate), is a sister concern of Carmel Polytechnic College, Punnapra, Alappuzha. The institution has consistently found a position in the lists of best engineering colleges within the state and the country.

CCET provides its students with the right balance of intellectual, psychological, moral, and spiritual growth, and ensure that its graduates not only have an advanced engineering education and practical experience, but are also highly attuned to social needs and demands, cultural mores and traditional values. The institution focuses on engendering in its students a high level of social, professional and humanitarian commitment, and towards building up a society of ethical work and enterprise, and high end research contributing to national and global growth and welfare. The thrust is to mould the minds of the students to respond imaginatively and ingeniously to the challenges posed by globalization, evolving technology, and changing economic trends. CCET seeks to create an academic community united in its spirit of inquiry, love of knowledge, and passion for truth, confidence in reason and social responsibility. The focus is on promoting academic excellence and personal growth, developing an ethical fabric for the new millennium, and ensuring its graduates are global citizens of the highest order with concern, responsibility and commitment beyond boundaries.

The institution currently offers three undergraduate programmes – Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

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The Founder of the CMI Congregation : Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara

chavara-achanSaint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on 10 February 1805 at Kainakary, Kerala. At the age of five he began his studies in a village school, called kalari. When he was 13, he joined the seminary at Pallipuram for his priestly training. While he was in the seminary, his parents and his eldest brother died of an epidemic. On 29 November 1829, he became a priest.

Saint Chavara was instrumental in founding two Catholic Religious Congregations – one for men, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), and the other for women, Congregation of Mother of Carmel (CMC), for the spiritual renewal and all round development of the society.

Starting seven ashrams and a convent in different parts of Kerala, Chavara initiated a spiritual movement among the people of Kerala. He established the first Catholic Sanskrit School, a major seminary and a printing & publishing house at Mannanam. He directed that every church should start a school attached to it and encouraged children even poorer sections to attend the schools by supplying midday meal and dress for them. He founded a ‘Home of Charity’ to take of the destitute, the beggars, the uncared sick and the old. He also organized the first voluntary charitable association in Kerala for self-help among the needy.

Even in the midst of such manifold activities, he found time to write several literary and spiritual books in prose as well as verse. Among them, ‘Anastasyayude Rakthasakshyam’ is the first narrative poem and ‘Nalagamangal’ the first chronicle of history in Malayalam. He knew seven languages – Malayalam, Tamil, Sanskrit, Syriac, Latin, Italian and Portuguese.

Essentially, however, Saint Chavara was a man of prayer and great charity. He lived for 65 years and died on 3rd January 1871. His sanctity was officially recognized by the Church, when Pope John Paul II declared him ‘Saint’ on 08 February1986. Saint Chavara is the heavenly patron of all CMI and CMC institutions. Let us pray to him to intercede before God for all our needs, especially for success in our studies.
Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara was officially declared Saint by Pope Francis on 23rd November 2014.

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