About Montfort College

Montfort College, Bangalore – affiliated to Bangalore North University – is an institute for Post Graduate studies offering programs at the Masters and Ph. D levels. Its curricula entail teaching, evaluation, therapy, counselling and research in different sub-disciplines of Psychology. The Motto of Montfort College is “Liberation with Enlightenment“. Though not long established, Montfort College maintains a strong foundation in scholarship and research which adapts effectively to cultural diversity and the needs of the youth.

There is an increased reliance on professional agencies and experts to provide support, guidance and opportunities for the individual to learn to cope and equip themselves with skills to meet demands, and safe interactions for seeking counsel. The programmes at Montfort College aim at helping and equipping students with both conceptual inputs and hands on skills training to recognize, identify and respond effectively to the needs of individuals and social systems in the present society.

At Montfort College, we pride ourselves on our tradition of maintaining personal contact among staff and students, encouraging a family atmosphere, conducive for studies as well as personal growth.

MONTFORT COLLEGE located in Bangalore city is one of the 160 educational institutions in 20 States of India managed by the Institute of the Brothers of St Gabriel which is the parent organization of the Montfort College Society. The Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel have been involved in academic, technical and special education in India since 1903 mostly for the poor and the rural population.

Presently, there is an increased reliance on psychological agencies and experts for support and guidance. The programmes at Montfort College aim at helping and equipping students with both conceptual inputs and hands-on skills training to identify and respond effectively to the needs of individuals and social systems in the present society. In order to address the large requirement for trained mental health professionals in educational, family, health-care and industrial settings, Montfort College Society has pioneered counsellor education training in India.

Montfort College was established in the year 1995 to offer Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Psychological Counselling. From 1998, it has been conducting M Sc. in Psychological Counselling and later, in 2005 M Sc. in Psychology was included. Its curricula entail teaching, evaluation, therapy, counselling and research in different sub-disciplines of psychology.

Milestones

JULY – 1995

Started a one-year diploma in Holistic psychological counseling

JULY – 1998

Affiliated to Bangalore University and Started M.Sc. Holistic psychological counseling

JANUARY – 2004

Family counseling Centre started with the support of Social Welfare Board

SEPTEMBER – 2004

Accredited by NAAC with B++ Grade

DECEMBER – 2004

M. Sc psychology started

JUNE – 2005

Recognized as Research Centre of Bangalore University

NOVEMBER – 2006

New college building was inaugurated

AUGUST – 2009

Started the Montfort Centre for counselling and psychotherapy

JUNE – 2010

MOU signed with CDCP (Centre for Diversity in counselling and psychotherapy), university of Toronto for ResearchCollaboration.

JANUARY – 2011

College was included under 2 (f) of the UGC Act, 1956

JULY – 2012

Reaccredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade

AUGUST – 2016

Permanent Affiliation received from Bangalore University

JANUARY – 2018

College has been included under section 12 (B) of the UGC Act,1956