The story of any ground-breaking community is the story of torch-bearers and extraordinary human beings. Our founders were driven by a sense of mission – for them education was not just an investment in future career opportunities; it was a means to self-realization and a guide to wholesome living.
These pioneers laid the foundations and over the years, the temple of learning built by them has grown, drawing students from every corner of India and some from across the seas. We have students from 23 different states of Indian and 20 different nationalities. Together, they represent a microcosm of our country, with its rich composite culture.
They come to study – first the conventional subjects and later the more current disciplines. They come also to sing, dance and play – hockey, cricket, football, volley ball, basketball, shuttle badminton and table-tennis. Their sporting talents come to the fore at the college’s Annual Athletic Meet and some go on to represent the college at state and national Athletics and Games.
Expanding its horizons, the college, in collaboration with the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, has introduced Distance Education programs in Bio-technology and Information Technology (Post-graduate courses), Bio-informatics and Hotel Management (Under-graduate courses) and a P.G. Diploma in Hospital Management. St. Philomena’s is also a Study Centre for the P.G., U.G. and Diploma Courses in Science, Arts and Commerce offered by Kuvempu University, Shimoga. The College also offers a number of courses of Indira Gandhi National Open Univerity (IGNOU) under the Convergence Scheme.