The mission of education and the promotion of human culture is the commitment of the church throughout the centuries. It is support and the goodwill of the people that enables the church to keep on exercising its mission for better world.

We, the sons of the Prophet Elijah, belong to the prophetic school. The concept of the relationship of school, master and disciple are thus a unique characteristic of Carmel in the whole of biblical history. The Order of Carmel has imbibed this Elijah tradition and continues to be one of the best schools of spirituality and learning at the heart of the Church and in every local context.

There are no sufficient colleges in Paravur to accommodate the students who pass their high school examinations. There are many schools but no regular colleges. With heartfelt gratitude we acknowledge the wonderful works that Mr. and Mrs. Cappellutti have been rendering to the youth of our time in Europe and outside Europe. It is a privilege to join our hand with them towards the same goal. We, the Carmel in India thank the couple for realizing a Chris Cappell College at Paravur, in remembrance of their beloved son, Chris (Christian Cappellutti, or Chris Cappell) as he chose to be called as a stage-name, and a unique figure of a young musician. He was born in 1975, and left this world in August 1998 when he was barely 23 years old.  Most Rev. Fr. Joseph Chalmers, O.Carm. Prior General of the Order of Carmel and his council initiated the project for the Carmelites to start an educational apostolate with Chris Cappell College in the Carmelaram complex, Paravur, which also houses the Carmelites mother house and seminary.

So, Chris Cappell College envisages imparting knowledge, transmitting culture and moulding personalities through the plus one, plus two, degree and other courses. The college also aims at disseminating information on development programs and involving and improving the participation of traditionally deprived people can, at the very least, afford transport costs in order to come to this well-appointed infrastructure in their vicinity. They can also afford to obtain a qualified education, which will enable them to take their rightful place proudly in any urban setting.

In his address at the inauguration of Chris Cappell College, Very Rev. Fr. Albertus Herwanta, O.Carm., General Councilor of the Order in Asia, enlightened the participants as to the Carmelite Charism in the fields of education. We continue to be a college of excellence for less privileged youth of growing India.

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Chris Cappell College is community of dedicated educators and community-oriented educationalists who believe in the search for truth that leads to wisdom. It aims to become a leading institute that values innovation, high quality service, and professionalism at every level serving the people by working together in faith towards the holistic development of the person, …

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Chris Cappell College commits herself to provide education, by sharing her human and material resources primarily with the economically disadvantaged but deserving rural youth. The general well-being of these youth is the end of her curricular programs to enable them to live fully a quality life as children of the loving father.

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Produce graduates who are God-loving, law abiding, environment-friendly, and morally principled, well-rounded professionals who by their able response to the call of duty, actively participate in positive transformation of the communities.

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Chris Cappell

Christian Cappelluti, or Chris Cappell as he chose to be called as a stage-name, is a unique figure of a young musician. He was born in 1975, and left this world in August 1998 when he was barely 23 years old. It was a brief life, but one that was full, full to overflowing even, …

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