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The Institute of the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (CSST), was founded in 1887 by Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima ( of Chennai) in Ernakulam, Kerala. Mother Teresa an educationist with a spiritual and social thrust started a school at Ernakulam. Within a short span of her life as Foundress (1887-1902) she set up an orphanage for the poor and abandoned children, she personally nursed the sick during the epidemics of cholera and small pox prevalent at that time. A dispensary, an industrial school and a Home for the aged poor, were also started. She was a pace setter, who visited even the prison and attended to the spiritual needs of the prisoners. She brought about liberation from the chains of casteism and poverty. Imbued by her spirit, the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (CSST) serve in the field of education, social action and health care. St Joseph’s College of Teacher Education, Mandya is one of the many institutions administered by the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (CSST) in India and abroad. All our institutions are inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ. St. Joseph’s is a minority institution. It tries to promote the holistic development of young people. The Management and the Staff, faithful to the spirit of the Foundress - Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima - strive to form young people into responsible citizens with a global outlook.