UGC has awarded Stella Maris College with "College with Potential for Excellence" (CPE) status in the year 2015 in recognition of the following parameters for excellence.
Excellence refers to a state of exceptional or outstanding achievement in one's field of activity. Excellence of an academic institution involves reaching outstanding levels of performance in teaching, research and related academic pursuits and attaining peerless position in the areas offered for study and research.
Excellence is achieved in stages through a process of continuous improvement in content and quality of the pursuits. A dedicated academic community and adequate infrastructural facilities are essential ingredients of excellence.