Reverend Anotony Prakash Monteiro takes charge of St Philomena College, Puttur




Reverend Anotony Prakash Monteiro takes charge of St Philomena College, Puttur

Puttur: Reverend Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro has taken over as Principal of St Philomena College, Puttur. The Very Reverend Father Jerome Lawrence Mascarenhas, Correspondent of the College, congratulated and blessed the new Principal.

Father Antony Prakash Monteiro is from Shirva in Udupi district. He was educated first at Shirva, BSc with fifth rank from St. Philomena College and MSc in Physics from Mangalore University with first rank and gold medal. He did research in Theoretical Particle Physics at the University of Mangalore under the supervision of Prof. KB Vijaya Kumar and obtained a PhD in 2011, then joined St. Philomena College as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics. He was director of the College campus and also president of the College’s PG Study and Research Center. He played a decisive role in the creation of the postgraduate departments of physics, mathematics, computer science and economics of the center.

Reverend Father Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro is an active researcher and has published the research papers in renowned national / international journals and presented the results at national / international conferences. He established the “Theoretical Physics Research Laboratory” at the College and completed the major research project funded by the Nuclear Science Research Council. He received the ‘VGST Award for Research Publications (ARP) in 2018 for his outstanding research publications by the Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST), Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Karnataka Government, which is constituted under the chairmanship of the eminent scientist Bharat Ratna Prof. CNR Rao. VGST also awarded him a grant worth Rs 20 lakhs to establish the “Center for Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics for Advanced Studies” at the PG Center of St. Philomena College, Puttur.

Reverend Antony Prakash Monteiro obtained priestly ordination in 2006. Prior to joining St Philomena College, he was assistant pastor at St Francis Xavier Church, Bejai Lady Church, Maria Ashram, Talapady, Sacred Heart Church, Maril . He is the author of books in Kannada, Konkani and English related to religious and educational fields. He has two physics books published by international publications. He recently obtained an MA in Kannada from Karnataka State Open University in Mysore.

Reverend Antony Prakash Monteiro is popularly known as the “Quiz Priest” among Christians in the Diocese of Mangalore. So far he has authored five Bible quiz books in three languages ​​- Konkani, Kannada and English. Campus Director of the College Fr Stany Pinto the Principal of St Philomena PU College Fr Vijay Lobo, Hostel warden Fr Ashok Rayan Crasta, Management Board members, Dr Norbert Mascarenhas, Prof Paul Herald Mascarenhas, Mr John D’Souza, Mr. Everest Rodrigues, Mr. JP Rodrigues, Mr. Valerian J. Fernandes, Prof. Xavier D’Souza, Mr. John Cutinho; IQAC Coordinator Dr AP Radhakrishna, Alumni Association President Mr AJ Rai, PTA Member Mr Jayakumar Rai, and other teaching and non-teaching staff were present occasionally.

College Staff Secretary Prof. Ganesh Bhat K led the program


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