Women’s Hostel

Brief history of  Women’s Hostel

The long silent dream of late Msgr. Antony Patrao, a great visionary and founder of all Catholic Educational Institution in Puttur, of starting a hostel for women was awakened after about three decades in the mind of another far sighted visionary Rev. Fr. Fred Mascarenhas, the principal of St. Philomena College in the year  1999. The first batch of girls entered the hostel on 1st June 2000.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes are in-charge of the hostel from the beginning of the hostel and the immediate control of the Sister Warden. The hostel has good accommodation facilities with share spacious rooms, common spacious dining hall. Each one is provided with a bedstead, a table, a chair and wall shelf, roofed area for laundry, good kitchen and cooks.

The life in hostel is organized in such a way that it fosters the ideals for which the college stands. It also strives to provide for the students ‘a home away from home’ where they can grow and develop into mature and responsible personalities. It hopes to further in its residents a deep appreciation of Christian responsibility to self and to others. In order to achieve this, the students are expected to enter whole heartedly onto the various aspects of the hostel life.

Hostel Officials:

Very Rev. Fr. Alfred J Pinto Correspondent
Mr. Leo Noronha Principal S.P.C
Rev. Fr. Antony Prakash Monteiro Campus Director
Rev. Fr. Vijay Lobo Principal P.U.C.
Rev. Sr. Flora Machado Warden

Postal Address:

St. Philomena College Women’s Hostel

Phiolonagar, Darbe – 574202

Puttur, D.K., Karnataka, India

Ph: (08251) 236450

Phone Numbers:

Hostel Office: 08251- 236450

Helpful Phone Numbers:

Correspondent 08251- 230570, 234570
PUC Principal 08251- 230390
PUC Office 08251- 236340
Priests Residence 08251- 230640
SPC UG Office 08251- 230340
SPC Principal 08251- 236460


The admission is done by taking into consideration the background and the academic performance of the student. The student should come along with their parents/guardians at the time of admission and it is done for only year. A student may be readmitted to the following year on the record of his performance in study as well as discipline / character in the hostel. The warden may refuse admission to any one without assigning any reason. if the parents work abroad or cannot come as and when called they need to represent the guardians while admission. No influence of any person shall be entertained during admission.

General Time Table:

Since a sense of order is necessary for instance assiduous study, everyone needs to strictly adhere to the common time table.

Timetable brings order into one’s life, helps ineffective time management and promotes a fair sense of predictability and planning. In a house of study, since we have live with others, a common order has to be strictly followed by all the students. Arbitrary life style cannot promote hard and industriousness.

The General Time Table is given below. 

5.30 a.m. Rising
6.00 a.m. Study/Holy Mass for Catholics
7.45 a.m. – 8.15 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Leaving for College
12.30 – 1.00 p.m. Lunch
1.20 p.m. Leaving for College
4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Tea/Games/Wash/Bath
5.00 p.m. Rosary for Catholics
6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Study Time
7.30 p.m.-8.00 p.m. Supper
8.00 – 9.00 p.m. T.V.
9.00 – 10.30 p.m. Study Time
10.30 p.m. To bed/Lights off


Prayer and Spirituality:

Hostelers are expected to have a sound and fine spirituality of their own. Prayer & meditation is an integral part of any human being. Hence personnel prayer is an integral part of any human being. Hence personal prayer is necessary to being the day well. It is mandatory for catholic students to attend daily mass in the morning and rosary in the evening. Moreover they are expected to attend other spiritual exercises like confession, retreat, catechism etc.

Telephone Facility:

Cell / mobile phones are discouraged in the hostel.

The rooms shall be subjected to regular raids by the hostels authorities. Use of cell phones found will be given back only at the end of the term with fine. There is a coin phone facility for the hosteler’s use. In coming phones can be given to the students only 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. according to the batches.

Hostel Mess Bills:

Mess bill is shared on dividing system. It includes total amount spent on food, Salary of the staff, electricity, generator, water etc. Mess bills of the month will be displayed on the first week of the next month. Students can pay the mess bill without any fine till 15th of that month, after which Rs 10 per day will be charged as fine. Bill deductions are possible only in the absence of continuous 7 days. Mess bill should be paid either in cash or D.D. No cheques shall be accepted.


Hostel fees are to be paid in the beginning of the year in one installment. Only those who have obtained due permission can pay the required amount in second installment.

If someone wishes to leave the hostel during the year or is expelled from the Hostel, no claim could be made for the refund of the Establishment fee. Fee once paid can never be claimed back under any circumstances. A deposit of Rs. 500/- will be refunded only after vacating the room and if any damage is done to the hostel property double the amount of the repairs will be claimed  from the person.


Ragging is a criminal offense those who indulge in ragging or encourage those who do, even for fun or in a friendly way, in any form, inside the campus or outside the campus, will be dismissed immediately both from the hostel and also college and official complaint will be logged with police by management. No justification of any kind or pleading innocence on any ground will be acceptable in this ground.



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