Men’s Hostel

Hostel Officials:

Very Rev. Fr Jerome Lawrence Mascrenhas Correspondent
Mr. Leo Noronha  Principal
Rev. Fr Ashok Rayan Crasta  Warden


Postal Address:

St Philomena College Men’s Hostel
Phiolonagar, Darbe – 574202
Puttur D.K., Karnataka-India
Ph: (08251) 230540
E-mail: [email protected]


Helpful Phone Numbers:

Correspondent 08251- 230570, 234570
Director 230640
PUC Principal 230390
PUC Office 236340
SPC Office 230340
SPC Principal 236460


The Institution:

The St Philomena College Men’s Hostel was founded by Rev. Msgr Antony Patrao in 1959 along with the support of then Bishop of Diocese of Mangalore, Most Rev. Raymond D’Mello. The Hostel is established to provide board and lodge, inculcate study atmosphere and enhance the talent in sports & games of the students who come from neighboring districts and states to pursue their higher education at St. Philomena College, Puttur. The Hostel is completed its glorious 60 years of establishment.

Former wardens of the Hostel:

Name Term
Fr Alexander Lobo 1959 to 1962
Fr Henry Castelino 1962 to 1976
Fr J.B. D’ Souza 1976 to 1981
Fr Wilson Vitus D’ Souza 1981 to 1985
Fr Francis Xavier Gomes 1985 to 1990
Fr Fred Mascarenhas 1990 to 1996
Fr Stany Lobo 1997 to 1998
Br Arogya Swamy 1998 to 2000
Fr Michael Lobo 2000 to 2005
Br Richard Pinto 2005 to 2007
Fr Francis Xavier Gomes 2007 to 2008
Fr Vincent Crasta 2008 to 2010
Fr Ivan Rodrigues 2010 to 2011
Fr Vijay Lobo 2011 to 2014
Fr Rithesh Rodrigues 2014 to 2020
Fr Ashok Ryan Crasta 2020 to till date



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
8.00-8.30 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 – 5.30 p.m. Tea/Games/Wash/Bath
6.00 – 8.00 p.m. Study
7.30 p.m. Rosary for Catholics
8.00 – 9.00 p.m. Supper/T.V
9.00 – 10.30 p.m. Study
10.30 p.m. To bed/Light off


Prayer and Spirituality :

Hostellers 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.


Recreation and Games :

Students are allowed to watch TV everyday from 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. and also on Sundays and on holidays after 11.00 a.m. till 5.30 p.m.

Essential games materials are provided by the hostel. Due Care is to be taken to return the materials immediately after the games. Indoor games are not allowed during college and study hours.

Telephone Facility :

Hostellers are not supposed to telephone during study hours. In coming phones can be given only between 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. daily and on Sunday’s 11.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. there is a coin phone facility  for the hostellers’ use. PUC Students are not allowed to use Cell phone in the Hostel. Cell phones are allowed to the U.G. and P.G. Students, on an experimental basis subject to the following conditions.

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.

Fees :

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

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.

Helpful tips to the Parents :

Use of Cell phone is allowed to the undergraduates. While mobile phones are convenient means of fast communication, there is a real danger that they might become toys for entertainment. A lot of time can be wasted playing with the mobile, listening to music, etc. Please communicate with your son only between 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. mobiles used during the study hours and in the room will be confiscated and will be given back only at the end of the term.

No student residing in the hostel is allowed to go to tuition outside during the year. Those who want tuitions are asked to attend tuition to attend in our own college.

Please call the Hostel office at 08251-230540 for any clarification.

Ragging :

Ragging is a criminal offence 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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