Founders





Founders

1.      RT. REV. DR. RENE FEUGA (founder of the college:1941-64)

 Bishop Rene Feuga, the First & last European Bishop of the French Foreign Missions of  Paris founded St. Philomena’s College in 1946. He was ably helped by his very capable &  far-sighted Vicar General, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Maurice Queguiner. He generously handed  over all his Valuable property to the college, contenting himself, for his residence, with two  tiny rooms in the Cathedral Compound-the gesture of a big heart & mind. Any visitor to the  central quadrangle of the main building will find there the stump of a strong vine tree. The  seedling was imported from France, planted & watered by the bishop himself.

 

2.      RT. REV. DR. MATHIAS FERNANDES (patron of the college:1964-85)

3.      RT. REV. FRANCIS MICHAELAPPA (patron of the college:1987-93)

4.      RT. REV. DR. JOSEPH ROY (patron of the college: 1995-2003)

5.      RT. REV. DR. THOMAS ANTONY VAZHAPILLY (patron of the college 2003-17)

6.      RT. REV. DR. K. WILLIAM

1.      Rev. Fr. C.A Brown (1946-48) :-

 He came to the college with a vast amount of administrative experience. He secured  a fine team of  teachers for the college, he also inspired them with his vision & thus  they served the college with  dedication & absolute loyalty.

 

 

2.      Chevalier C.J. Varkey (1948-51) :-

 He was indeed a colossus among men.

 

 

 

3.      Rev. Fr. J.B. Freeman (1951-52) :-

 He was a scholar, an astronomer, a Physicist & a Mathematician.

 

 

 

4.      Rev. Fr. F. Audiau (1952-60) :-

 He always had a twinkle in his eye, a smile on his face & a charismatic aura about him.  He  encouraged the  students to display their talents, & to speak in their own language.  The unity in  diversity characteristic of this  country was a lived experience under him.

 

 

5.      Rev. Fr. N.T. Thomas (1960-66) :-

 He was the first old student of the college to become its Principal. Simple, humble, &  lovable, he  served the  college with distinction.

 

 

 

6.      Rev. Fr. A. Fleury (1966-71) :-

 He served as a Principal with sincerity leaving the college upon attaining  Superannuation.

 

 

 

7.      Rev. Fr. Frank D’Souza (1971-77) :-

 He was a no-nonsense Principal, a strict disciplinarian, a hard task master, a person  who would speak  his mind on any issue, with no attempt to hide bitter truths with  polished diplomacy. But he was fair &  kind.

 

 

8.      Rev. Fr. Thomas Vazhapilly (1977-79) :-

9.      Rev. Fr. Thomas Ezhanikat (1979-80) :-

 He endeared himself to both the staff & students because he showed real concern for  their welfare.  He gladly released funds to provide fans for the staff rooms & badly-needed equipment for the college  labs.

 

 

 

10.  Rev. Fr. Valerian W.D’Souza (1980-92) :-

 He humanized the college calling himself the “Pincie”, writing a weekly chatty letter to the students  called “Princie’s Platitudes”, offering his stray thoughts on men & matters, on events of current  interest & snippets from both Indian & foreign newspapers & magazines. He encouraged the  students to indulge in  dialogue & to avoid confrontation. As we look around the college campus  today, we are impressed by the greenery- the tall trees, the grandeur of the surroundings & many  more are the parting gifts of Rev. Fr. Valerian W.D’Souza to the college.  

 

11.  Rev. Fr. Leslie Moras (1992-2015) :-

12.  Mr. Krishnegowda (2015-17) :-