The history of St. Ann’s as an educational institution goes back to 1859. The Apostolic Carmel has shaped its destiny for over a century and more, carrying out the vision of its great pioneer Mother Aloysia of hallowed memory. In 1964 a unique honour was conferred on the most outstanding schools of South Kanara District and St. Ann’s High School which was one among them was upgraded into Higher Secondary School. Even though the Higher Secondary Section was discontinued, to accommodate the pressing need for starting a women’s Junior College in Mangalore, the Management decided to open the Two year Pre – University Course with all the three disciplines - Science, Commerce and Arts in 1997.The torch of education lit in 1870 is still a living flame and the motto ‘EXCELSIOR’ indicates the goal - Always Higher, Always Greater and Always Nobler.
The Institution strives to promote Holistic Development in all Students with specific focus on their Spiritual, Intellectual, Emotional, Social and Aesthetic Growth while pursuing Academic Excellence and preservation of Environment.
Well qualified and dedicated Staff strives towards the all round development of the students. Spiritual formation is a part of a student’s integral growth and is given primary importance.
The day in college begins and ends with prayer to the One who is the source of our life activity. An integral part of education in St. Ann’s Pre-University College is to provide the students with sound value system that is essential for the growth.
Academic Excellence is one of the primary objectives in the institution. The Academic progress of the students is monitored and proper guidance and coaching is provided to the students according to their individual capabilities. Spoken English classes are conducted for students coming from other medium to enhance their communication skills and for their better understanding of the academic syllabus. To prepare students to gain entry into Professional colleges, CET classes are conducted in the college.
Today the role of an educational institution is not only to pursue academic excellence, but also to motivate its students to discover, explore and nurtur their hidden talents in the global society. Students here are given opportunities to showcase and improve on their talents.