The Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I) had its beginnings in the first half of the 19th century. When two zealous priests, Fr.Thomas Palackal and Fr.Thomas Porukara sought to live in retirement and prayer, their Ordinary, the Vicar Apostolic, Bishop Maurelius Stabilini advised them to found a religious house so that they might do good to the people in the world too.
CMI Congregation has a huge and wide network of various types educational institutions; according to the latest statistics (2012), we have 151 Kindergartens, 170 Lower Primary Schools, 150 Upper Primary Schools, 136 High Schools, 77 Higher Secondary Schools, 30 Arts, Science, Commerce and Education Colleges of varying sizes and enrolments, 6 Nursing Colleges/ Schools, 1 Polytechnic, 6 Industrial Training Centers, 2 Engineering Colleges, 1 Medical College and 1Deemed University. We have also entered into other “forms and areas of education demanded by the special needs of our times, like training the handicapped, adult education and various types of non-formal education”; today we run 12 institutions for the training of the differently challenged and have 55 non-formal education centers and 24 cultural centers.
Rev.Fr.Thomas Aykara C.M.I
Rev. Fr. Dominic Nattunilath C.M.I
Fr. Mathew Thadathil C.M.I