mLAC is located strategically in the vicinity of national institutes of repute such as Indian Institute of Science, Institute of Wood Science & Technology, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Raman Research Institute and Central Power Research Institute. These institutions of repute provide an excellent academic model for developing various facilities. Being located in the heart of Bangalore city,the institution has used the available area judiciously and optimally. The various departments of the institution are spread over three floors with ICT enabled classrooms and labs. All the labs are adequately provided with ergonomically designed furniture and fixtures,equipment, lighting and ventilation, so as to facilitate students and teachers to work with ease. The quadrangle is a hub of students’ activities and the lounge provides an ambiance for students to unwind.
If an institution’s commitment is viewed through the depth of its resource base, we surely will show up in flying colours. Some of the greatest strengths of our institution are transparency, accountability and good management practices. So, with the right academic policies and innovation, we have been able to build an infrastructure that is comparable to the best. We have excellent laboratories in:
We have proved that innovation plays a crucial role in infrastructure creation. When a young member comes up with a unique idea and if it needs investment in physical space and equipment, the idea is taken up seriously and executed successfully. In fact, several initiatives such as Biotechnology Finishing School, Bio-informatics Facility and Animal House are the results of such a culture of urgency.
We believe in leveraging the power of the latest technologies to stay ahead. We have deployed a revolutionary mobile-based institution management system, created by a new generation firm, ipomo. The mobile-based system is easy, foolproof and enables us to make quick decisions, because it gives us the right reports without much of human intervention.
The computer science lab and well equipped biotechnology labs are the one among the best in the city and the institution is a pioneer in establishing the Business Lab which is visited by many contemporaries for its design and content. A fully equipped gymnasium managed by a trainer and a first aid facility staffed by a qualified nurse are student support services available in the campus. An air-conditioned auditorium, an open air theatre as well as a seminar hall are available for extracurricular and co-curricular activities. The UGC Network Resource Centre, ED Centre, Business Lab, English Language Lab, Bio Informatics Facility, Animal House, Zoology Museum, Ramanujan Math Foss Lab, Counselling Centre, Placement Centre, Psychology lab, Reprography centre and Cafeteria are also located in the campus.
The institution has an in-house first aid centre with a full time qualified nurse to provide emergency medical aid to staff and students. A Memorandum of Understanding with RMV hospital has been signed for inpatient, outpatient, emergency care facility and ambulance at call to meet health care requirements.
Physical health is an important aspect in the holistic development of an individual. The institution caters to the physical well being of students and staff by encouraging them to use the fully equipped gymnasium during their free hours. The gymnasium is managed by a trainer which is equipped with treadmills, cycles, dumbbells,steppers, multi-gym and twister. The trainer ensures that the gym equipment is appropriately used so as to provide maximum benefit to the users.
The institution has an air-conditioned auditorium equipped with high quality sound systems. The seating capacity of the auditorium is around 300. The auditorium is optimally utilized for conducting various events such as guest lectures,seminars, workshops, inter-class and inter-collegiate fests and many other programmes by all the departments.
With each passing year, more and more students aspire to study at mLAC. While this may sound good, we constantly ask of ourselves, “Can we do justice? Can we do justice to the additional students?” That is because excellence is a core value in this institution. It just does not remain in the policy book in the boardroom.
It is practiced down to the last individual. Excellence means complete commitment to the all-round development of every student. This is our deliverable. It means individual attention to every student through all the years she spends with us. It is not easy to achieve this. But we are always trying. We try to bring in innovative ways of keeping a tab on the progress of every student on campus.
We believe in adopting newer paradigms in learning. We believe that parents know their wards better from a behavioural perspective. They have a closer understanding of the girl’s responses to different stimuli. This helps the teacher in devising and implementing customized learning programs for each student.
We are aware that every individual is capable of doing so much more. As Swami Vivekananda said, “Each soul is infinite.” We are forever trying to bring out the best from them. Not just in academics, but in their overall progress, we are leaving no stone unturned.
We encourage the girls to hear the voices within and pursue the passion of their choice. There is freedom and there is responsibility to achieve their stated goals. Over time, they realize the importance of independence and of their responsibility to the other stakeholders in their lives.
The best reflection always comes from our alumni. We do not expect them to sing praises of their alma mater. We work hard to make them our brand ambassadors. And we seek their honest opinion to make our output even better. Our stream of achievers every year adds glow to our stature and reinforces our commitment to those on campus.
mLAC has a tradition of excellence in sports. Our students have the distinction of playing at the highest levels in several sports. These include chess and carrom among indoor sports. In outdoor sports, our students have represented university and state in cricket, hockey, volleyball, throwball, netball, and kabaddi. Our students have excelled in several events in athletics as well.
The college is abuzz with one or the other cultural activity on virtually every working day. Be it the heritage club, or Kannada theatre, ethnic day celebrations, folk dances, Rangoli, Mehendi, hair styling, cooking, classical dance, music, fashion, … the energy is simply infectious.
The college is always playing an inspirational role in the growth of the intellectual faculties of the students. We encourage our students to play an active role in any activity that can spark their aptitude. In fact, such activities can in future become the central part of their careers as well. These include street play, quiz, debate, pencil sketching, treasure hunt, inno-waste, bio-remix, poster presentation, face painting, entrepreneurship, collage, ad design, e-painting, mock stock…
mLAC is committed to building a youth force that is healthy and well equipped to provide responsible leadership in the digital era. Students become sensitized to the environment they are part of by pursuing one or more of the following:
NCC (National Cadet Corps):
mLAC was given authority to function independently from 1 KarBn NCC. Our students are very active and have won several laurels for excellence at different occasions.
Bharat Scouts and Guides:
Guiding is one of the world’s largest youth movements, with over 8 million members. We have vibrant guiding activities.
NSS (National Service Scheme):
Our college initiated the NSS unit in 1975. Our students organize and participate in NSS workshops.
At mLAC, we take our students beyond the conventional curriculum, so they can extend the limits of the possible.
The main library on the ground floor, the PG library on the third floor and the department libraries provide ample learning resources for students and faculty. The library has a reading room, reprographic and internet facilities and also a good collection of books, journals and CDs. Library resources are enhanced every year with newer editions and titles. The institution utilizes the National Knowledge Network connectivity through membership with INFLIBNET and DelCON – DBT – e-library consortium. The Library caters to the needs of students, teaching and non-teaching staff in the college by:
A well maintained animal house facility has CPCSEA approval to carry out experiments involving animals.
The Biochemistry Laboratory is sufficiently ventilated and provided with fuming chambers, incubation chambers, first aid unit and has convenient place to shelf analytical and corrosive chemicals. The laboratory is a hub to carry out practical experiments as prescribed by the university and is also equipped with high end gadgets. The infrastructure of the lab complies with the bio safety measures. The students,faculty and lab assistants are well oriented with the knowledge of safe handling of the chemicals, equipment and proper disposal of biochemical waste.
The botany lab is well equipped with space for display of specimens and charts and each student is provided adequate attention and supervision during practical sessions. The lab provides an appropriate ambience for teaching staff and students to carryout research.
The Chemistry lab is well equipped with relevant chemicals for students and staff to undertake practical experiments. All safety measures are followed to ensure safe lab practices.
The computer laboratories have several facilities to equip and update the students with the latest technologies. The department owns latest versions of licensed softwares such as Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2007, Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Server.Students taking up project work in companies are able to design and develop projects using the latest version of the software. Adobe Master Collections is a special collection of software used exclusively for high end multimedia &web projects. The latest version of anti-virus software is purchased every year to protect the computers from new virus and worms. The NetSim simulation software helps students to learn the concepts of computer- networking in an easy and efficient manner. All the computers provide high-speed internet surfing via BSNL broad band connection with unlimited free downloads. Linux Server provides access to Linux Operating System through TELNET to all the computers. Three high end servers with rack server & data storage, efficiently manage a centralized database system.
The research lab is a state of art lab with high end equipment to carry out quality life sciences research projects. Faculty members and students of the institution engage in research that has social relevance for the benefit of the community. Teaching staff and students of other institutions are also encouraged to use the facility as an outreach initiative to carry out research in cutting edge areas.
Entrepreneurship Development Centre was established in the year 2005. It is a platform for students to become self employed by strengthening entrepreneurial skills and competencies with a view to empower women as potential entrepreneurs. In order to encourage and inspire the students, Entrepreneurship Development Centre organizes various activities such as Guest Lectures, Inno Waste Competitions, Jewellery Making workshop, etc. and provides opportunities for them to put up stalls and sharpen their entrepreneurial acumen. They are also provided with guidance to start their own ventures.
The language lab is a well-equipped laboratory with internet facility. Extensive learning material is available for students in the form of videos, CDs, DVDs and books. Students can take online tests on various concepts. Communicative English course, a UGC sponsored Add -on course designed for undergraduate students is offered by the language lab. The primary focus of this course is to help students to communicate and express themselves in English proficiently,and to give them an edge over others in securing good placements. Speaking,Listening, Reading and Writing skills of the students are developed to reinforce the interpersonal communicative ability.
The Ramanujan Foss Lab (Math Lab) was inaugurated in 2010 with the main objective of inspiring students to understand the practical application of Mathematics in research and business. The lab is equipped with relevant software and hardware. The Department also conducts remedial sessions for students in a friendly environment so as to build confidence in learning and enjoying the study of mathematics.