Rev. Fr. Louis Savenien Dupuis Founder of FIHM
Rev. Fr. Louis savenien Dupuis, the honourable founder of th the Congregation, was blossomed on 18 August 1806. He was brought up by his parents with exemplary codes of Conduct and good behavior. Amicability was his in-born nature. He dedicated himself enthusiastically to serve God. He sensibly studied and realized that enlightening the womenfolk will surely lead to the development of a family, house village, town, city and even the universe.So he intended to form a women congregation, to facilitate the welfare of the women folk, consequently the immaculate Heart of Mary th congregation, Pondicherry, was founded on 16 October 1844. This fervent desire was to make an ignorant woman literate in order to empower the family and the society. More and more schools flourished and permeated in all the downtrodden and educationally backward villages.
After the triumphant service of 150 years in the schools, the congregation established colleges to facilitate higher education for the suppressed women folk. Immaculate college for women, Viriyur is one of his cherished dreams. It was founded on 15 July 2003 with only 63 students. Now with 900 students the college is stepping into eleventh year (2013-2014). May his dreams, vision and charism be lived forever.