St Philomena College was founded by Msgr Antony Patrao who felt that a College in this part of the state would save the people of the inconvenience of moving to distant places for higher education. He set out to realize his dream and the mission was accomplished in the year 1958.
St. Philomena College, Puttur is affiliated to Mangalore University and it is managed by the Catholic Board of Education, Mangalore
Astronomers use telescopes because they are much better than our eyes. The College has a telescope of model Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro which is used for long exposure deep sky astrophotography. This Sky-Watcher computerized mount includes a user-friendly menu which allows the observer to automatically slew to 42,900+ celestial objects. The telescope is located in the Department of Physics and is extensively used by the Physics fraternity of the College and amateur astronomers of the Puttur along with the general public.