Principal’s Message

I am immensely pleased to invite you to the official website of St. Philomena’s Autonomous College, Mysore.  Being the first degree college in the city of Mysore offering Science education, St. Philomena’s stands apart for its exemplary commitment to impart quality higher education.  We at St. Philomena’s, take care of holistic development of our students, catering to their intellectual, emotional and moral needs.  Students from 19 states of India and around 32 countries around the world make this college a global village. This facilitates the student community to experience a rich cultural, linguistic and lifestyle diversity, a very unique feature in itself.  The huge royal buildings of the college stand high on a lush green, beautiful and vast  campus of nearly 25 acres. Spacious, well lit and aerated class rooms , well equipped laboratories, fully furnished auditorium, a richly stacked library, canteen, cafeteria,  a stationary store make the campus highly student friendly. 
 
A strong contingent of dedicated and enthusiastic teachers along with a committed support and technical staff have carved a niche in  the arena of education. Professionalism and perfection in whatever we do has given a brand image to the college.  The college has all the modern facilities for imparting ICT enabled education. In addition to classroom teaching, several co-curricular and extracurricular activities, regular field and industrial visits make learning an interesting task for the students. Involving students, the major stake holders, in decisive matters of the college has been a healthy practice of this institution. 
 
Erosion of human values and inadequate emotional quotient pose serious threat to the society today.  In view of this St. Philomena’s College has taken a novel step as all the students, irrespective of the course they opt for, will have to do a six month course on Human Values and their significance in making one’s life meaningful.  To address the problems due to religious intolerance, a menace of modern society, students of final year have special sessions on Inter Religious Dialogue(IRD), where local, national and international issues related to the theme are discussed.
 
Students in Philomena’s College have enormous scope for physical activities and sports.  The outdoor as well as indoor stadium, the gym and the spacious sports ground is the hallmark of the college.  Our students win several medals at university and intercollegiate levels  and bring laurels to the college.
 
Various associations like nature club, literary club, dramatic club and cultural club bring out the latent talents of the students, there by contributing to their holistic development.  They are involved in eco friendly activities like paper re-cycling, maintaining the butterfly park Botanical garden to facilitate them to understand their responsibility in eco-conservation. On specific occasions students script and enact street plays sensitizing their peers to socially relevant issues.
 
St. Philomena’s College since its inception has grown by leaps and bounds.  Started with a student community of 380 in number, today it attracts thousands of students studying in a wide array of UG  and PG programmes in arts, commerce & management, science, computer applications and tourism & hospitality management.  The college is a recipient of UGC funds for conducting B.Voc. and  Community College offers programmes for the under-privileged and marginalized sections of society. In recognition of the dedicated contribution in the field of higher education the college was reaccredited with ‘A’ grade (3.58 CGPA on a 4 point scale) during 2014.  UGC conferred Autonomous status to the college during 2011-12 and the latter has ventured many academic  innovations since then.  In 2015 the college was elevated to be a College of Excellence, one of the fourteen institutions in the whole nation.
 
In tune with the vision and mission of this great institution, nurtured by the sacrifice of  many  dedicated   lives for higher education and the welfare of the less fortunate in the society,  St. Philomena’s strives to mould it’s students into socially responsible and morally upright citizen of India.
 
Once again a hearty welcome to St. Philomena’s college.
 
 
Dr. T. Ruth Shantha Kumari
Principal