We Believe That

The Philosophy of St. Philomena’s College of Nursing and School of Nursing, developed by the faculty in congruent with philosophy and mission statement of the Sisters of JMJ and is in accord with Catholic Philosophy, which manifests Love, Care, Share, Justice and truth for the people we serve and with whom we work.

Our Great Vision & Mission

A Center for excellence in nursing education, which is geared towards the preparation of creative caring, competent and dedicated nursing professionals to meet the needs of the society by an expression of Christian concern for the sick and suffering.

To bear witness to Christ’s compassionate love with a sensitive heart and to render selfless, efficient and comprehensive nursing care to the poorest and most abandoned among the sick.

Our Historical Timeline


Sr. Dr. Mary Veronica Pitt , an Australian qualified Gynecologist, who joined the congregation of JMJ Society, started St. Philomena’s Hospital with a small group of JMJ sisters in 1937.

Started as a small Health Center with 2 beds which slowly grew up to the present 400 bedded General hospital over the past 75 years.


In 1951, Sr. Dr. Pitt started Midwifery Training for the under privileged girls in the locality.


In 1965, this developed into Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery Training Center.


In 1969, Sr. Marie De Montfort, the then Superior General, gifted a 100 bedded block for the poor.

The Dr. Pitt’s medical center attracted people from all over the city, and the maternity department of the Hospital records showed more than 3000 births per year.

The hospital has grown up to be a Post Graduate medical training center fulfilling the requirements for accreditation by the Royal College of OBG in UK & Diplomat of the National Board, New Delhi, India.


2000, upgraded to College of Nursing.


2009, started M.Sc Nursing programme.

Medical surgical Nursing (5 seats).

Mental health Nursing (5 seats).


In 2010 started OBG Nursing(4 seats).