Mercy College was established in 1964. It is the first-grade postgraduate women college affiliated to Calicut University. The Carmelite sisters of Jai Christo CMC Education Agency manage the college and comes under Palakkad’s Bishops’ religious jurisdiction. It has received a reaccreditation from NAAC at grade A. The college has an expert faculty of more than 250 members who teach more than 20 courses in the college. Admissions are done through the University of Calicut Centralised Admission Process.

Mercy College Palakkad Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1964 | Public
Affiliated to University of Calicut
Application Mode Online and Offline
Admission Criteria Merit-based
Campus Area 25 Acres
Facilities Available IT Centre, Auditorium, Sports & Fitness, Library, Hostel, Canteen
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Mercy College Palakkad Courses

Mercy College Palakkad offers UG and PG courses in Arts, Science, commerce, computer applications, and social works. Moreover, it also offers some add-on certificates and job-oriented courses. The courses imparted at the college are mentioned below:

Course  Specializations Details
B. A. History, Economics, English Eligibility: Completed 12th in a recognized board of education
Duration: 3 years
B. Sc. Science subjects
B. Com. Commerce
B.C.A. Computer Applications
M.A. English Language & Literature Economics Eligibility: Completed Bachelor’s course in a relevant field
Duration: 2 years
M. Sc. Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Mathematics
M. Com. Finance
M.S.W. Social Work

In addition, job-oriented courses such as Computer courses, C.A. & C.P.T. courses, type-writing courses, Chavara darshan programs are offered. Photography, Home science, Soft skill, and Latex courses are also offered as certificate courses.

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Mercy College Palakkad Admissions

Admissions at Mercy College are done annually through the University of Calicut website. The merit lists are displayed on the college’s website and notice boards. Admissions are done both offline and online by getting the application form. Admissions are done on the basis of the prior qualifications’ final year marks. No entrance tests are required for admission to the college. 

How to Apply? 

  • Students need to register online on the Calicut University website. Alternatively register at the college office.
  • Community and management quota students have to submit the filled application form. 
  • Prospectus along with application forms are issued after payment of applicable fees.
  • Attach all relevant documents, certificates, reservation quota certificates, and photographs.

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Mercy College Palakkad Placements

Career Guidance and Placement Cell takes care of placing students in good jobs. Students have been placed across different organizations like Wipro, Infosys, T.C.S., C.T.S, All-Sec Technologies, HDFC, and ICICI Bank in the past years. Students who wish to clear UPSC/ PSC exams are given suitable training and notified through notice board. Opportunities are provided in the finance sector to train with Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning ability, Group Discussions, Personal interview skills. The cell also conducts a Mega job fair every year for employers and job seekers to connect.

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Mercy College Palakkad Scholarships

The college administration facilities the poor and needy with different kinds of scholarships, freeships, and stipend. 

  • Students from the SC, ST, and OEC categories can get concessions in fees and also opt for a stipend. Students have to provide income, nativity, and community certificates attested by the tehsildar.
  • OBC students, whose family annual income is less than INR 25,000 for undergraduate courses or INR 42,000 for postgraduate courses.

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Mercy College Palakkad Facilities

The college has a wide range of facilities available for those wanting to excel in their curriculum.

  • IT Centre: Inaugurated in 2009, the center aids the students in Printing, Designing, and Computer courses. Free internet access is provided.
  • Auditorium: A large main auditorium constructed in theatre style. It accommodates up to 2000 persons at a time.
  • Sports & Fitness: Students are trained in various indoor and outdoor games. A separate fitness center is also present for students to keep up with fitness.
  • Library: The college library comprises a wide range of books, journals, periodicals for the students’ reference.
  • Hostel: Two hostels are available in the college for students. One major hostel presents inside the campus and accommodates about 370 students. The minor hostel outside the college campus accommodates up to 50 students.
  • Canteen: A canteen is available within the college and provides meals, snacks, and soft drinks to both students as well as the faculty members.

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Mercy College Palakkad Faculty

A complete women faculty of around 85 faculty members both fresh talent and experienced staffs are present. 

Dr. Sr. Lilly P.V. is the principal of the college. The college has 18 Head of Departments, along with assistant professors and elected members. There are 3 Laboratory technicians, 3 Librarians along with other support staff.

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Mercy College Palakkad FAQs

Ques. What are the different modes of reaching college?

Ans. The different ways by which one can reach the college are through land, rail, and air. The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport which is approximately 70 kilometers away. Palakkad has 2 railway stations, Palakkad Junction and Palakkad Town railway stations. These stations are on Jolarpettai–Shoranur line and Palakkad-Madurai railway lines. The Palakkad Bus stand is only 1.6 kilometers away from the college.

Ques. Which indoor games are available in the college?

Ans. Indoor games like Shuttle badminton, Table tennis, Chess, and Carom are available for the students to get the training from a very experienced person.

Ques. How many students can share a single room in a hostel?

Ans. 3 or 4 students are allowed to share a single room in the hostel.

Ques. Are non-vegetarian foods are served in the canteen?

Ans. Yes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are served in the canteen for the students residing in the hostel.

Ques. Is the college is accredited by NAAC?

Ans. Yes, the college is accredited with A grade by the NAAC Committee.