Tuesday September 27 , 2022

About Us

Our Inspiration

Saint Vincent de Paul is the Patron and the Inspiration of De Paul College. Born in Pouy, France in 1581, Saint Vincent had his early education with the Franciscans at Dax and was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1600. He completed his higher studies from the University of Toulouse in 1604 and began his services for both the spiritual and social development of the people.

Saint Vincent initiated a spiritual awakening in France with his discourses and sessions which came to be known as Popular Missions. To meet the overwhelming demand for these services, he founded a society of men called the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) in 1625 whose members, over 3500, are working today in nearly 90 countries in the world.

Another notable and imitable contribution of Saint Vincent de Paul to humanity is the organized services for the care of the poor and the underprivileged in the society. He organized these services through the Confraternities of Charity, an association of laywomen who used to visit, feed, and nurse the sick and the poor. The movement could motivate many noble and wealthy women who aided him in establishing hospitals and homes for the foundlings. The countless services undertaken by these Confraternities of Charity led to the founding of a religious society of women known as the Daughters of Charity in 1633 who dedicated their entire lives for the care of the sick and the poor. Saint Vincent’s vision, services and political interventions also influenced public servants and social and spiritual leaders to be mindful of the less privileged while making polices and organizing programmes. He motivated millions to engage in community services and to contribute for the care of the economically backward sections of the society.

De Paul College upholds and teaches The Dignity of Human Beings, taught and practiced by its founder. The values of inclusivity, human dignity, service and professionalism, which are the essential ethos of Vincentian Personalism, shape the distinctive culture of the college.

vision

To create a world-class institution of Higher Education; bound by Practice and driven by Values.

Mission

To provide a learner-centred environment to effect;
Enlightening with Prudence, Cognition and Perception
Empowering Self and Society
Emerging with Spontaneity and Preparedness

Core Values

Integrity, Justice, Respect, Empathy, Service, Teamwork

Management

De Paul College is founded and managed by the Vincentian Mysore Society of the South Indian Province of the Congregation of Mission (CM). The management of the institution is carried out through two administrative bodies, namely the Local Education Board and the College Governing Council.

Local Education Board

The Primary administrative body of the college is the Local Education Board constituted by the Vincentian Mysore Society. The members of the board are Vincentians (CM) who hold administrative positions in the college.

– Dr. Baiju Antony CM : Principal, De Paul College
– Rev. Fr. Estheppan Thomas CM : Vice-Principal, De Paul College
– Fr. Santoy Kurian CM : Financial Administrator
– Fr. Biju Scaria CM : Principal, DPIRS, Belagola
– Fr. Peter Martin CM : Dean, DPIRS, Belagola
– Fr. Stephen Antony CM : Provincial Auditor

College Governing Council

The Governing Council of the college functions as a consultative body that helps in the formulation of academic and non-academic programmes of the institution. It consists of members of the management, academicians, university representative, advocate and industrialists.

  • Dr. Anil Thomas CM President (Provincial)
  • Dr. Baiju Antony CM Secretary (Principal, De Paul College)
  • Fr. Santoy Kurian CM Member (Financial Administrator, De Paul College)
  • Fr. Estheppan Thomas CM Vice-Principal (De Paul College)
  • Fr. Biju Scaria CM Member (Principal, DPIRS, Belagola)
  • Dr. E C Ningaraj Gowda University Nominee
  • Dr. K S Rangappa Member (Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore)
  • Mr. Joshy PJ Member (Faculty, De Paul College)
  • Dr. A C Augustine Member (Industrialist)
  • Mr. Gerald Castelino Member (Advocate & Consultant)
  • Mr. Abel Boaz Member (Financial Analyst)

Principal’s Message

Warm Greetings from De Paul College, Mysore!
Education is an enlightening, empowering and emerging process. Every individual seeks knowledge and acquires skills to be enlightened and to attain fulfilment in life. Here, at De Paul College, we enable our students to discover themselves and strive to empower them for a healthy life and successful career.

Through education an individual becomes a responsible person and committed towards the society, especially for the wellbeing of the poor and less-privileged. The Vincentian origin and setting of De Paul College make education here socially-conscious and personally-engaged. The blend of curricular learning with co-curricular and extra-curricular events makes the students focus in learning and become professionals. Through the Future-Ready Graduate Programme (FRGP), we coordinate the co-curricular activities through various centres of the college on a “Explore-Empower-Emerge” philosophy and work towards the holistic progression of the students.

Efficiency and efficacy are pivotal to the extra-curricular programmes at De Paul. Student-centred associations and forums are unique to the learning experience and are thoughtfully integrated into the educational culture of the institution. These platforms promote student engagement, and facilitate the wellbeing and the flourishing of the Depaulians. De Paul assures our students a multi-cultural educational setting with students from different cultures and backgrounds enriching the campus environment and life. All these aspects of the college enable the Depaulians to live in a global society.

The enchanting natural harmonies and the serene ambience of the campus provide the students a healthy and reflective mood for learning. On behalf of the De Paul family, I cordially welcome you all to this promised-land to live, learn and grow together.

God bless you all!

Curricular and Co-Curricular Features

  • Undergraduate programmes in Arts, Commerce, Management and Computer Science
  • Qualified and Talented Teaching Faculties
  • ICT enabled Learning Environment
  • Guest Lectures and Industry Interactions
  • Experiential Learning through Internship and Field Visits
  • Interactive Student Associations and Clubs
  • Add on Courses and Coaching Programs
  • National and International Seminars, Conferences and Fests
  • Choice-Based Credit System of Curriculum
  • Computer Lab
  • Voluminous Library and Reading Rooms

Infrastructure

  • Co-educational and residential facilities
  • Well protected campus with 24×7 security
  • 50 acres of natural and creatively designed campus
  • 15 acres of playgrounds with football stadium and 400 meters running-track
  • Indoor badminton courts, synthetic tennis courts, basketball courts, hockey and cricket grounds
  • De Paul Aquatic center of international standard
  • State of the art auditorium
  • Well-equipped gymnasium
  • 600 seater dining hall

Student Support System

  • Financial Assistance (Merit, Service Men/women and Sports)
  • Financial Assistance to Economically weak
  • Individual Mentoring Program
  • Future Ready Graduate Program (FRGP)
  • Human Value Development Program (HVDP)
  • Soft Skill Training
  • Career Guidance Cell
  • Placement Cell
  • Equal opportunity Cell
  • Human Rights Protection Cell
  • Grievance Redressal Cell
  • Anti-Ragging Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell