Richard Coelho
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Born 1960 or 1961 (age 57 or 58)
Attur, Karkala
Residence Shirva

Richard Coelho is the current parish priest of Our Lady of Health, Shirva. He has been appointed as the administrator for Fr. Muller Medical College and Hospital with effect from July 25, 2010. He will succeed outgoing administrator Fr Stany Tauro, who will be taking charge of Shirva parish and institutions.

He has earlier served as assistant director of Fr Muller Hospital for four years during 1989-93. Hailing from Attur, Karkala, Fr Coelho was ordained priest in 1988. Thereafter, he served in Vittal parish, Mandanthyar, Fr Muller’s, Nainad, Bajjodi, Udyavar, and Shirva.

Under his leadership, Shirva St Mary's PU College introduced statistics and computers as optional subjects instead of history. He introduced a fully-equipped computer lab in the PU college. For 28 years, St Mary’s Degree College had only BA and BCom as options, but Fr Coelho introduced BBA and BBM courses in 2009, which are running to full capacity. He also introduced a fully-equipped computer lab in the college. Post graduation courses were started in 2009 under Fr Coelho’s guidance with MSW courses being introduced and this has successfully completed two semesters. Now, the college has received permission from the state government to begin an MCom course.