Brief History of Sampurna Montfort


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. It is affiliated to Bangalore University and accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade. Its curricula entail teaching, evaluation, therapy, counselling and research in different sub-disciplines of psychology.

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