St. Peter's Pontifical Seminary Bengaluru St. Peter's Seminary which started functioning in Bangalore from 1934 was in no way a new institution it was the happy development of the former "Grand Seminaire" of Pondicherry founded in 1778. "Grand Seminaire" of Pondicherry. When the Society of Jesus was suppressed in 1773, the Carnatic, Madura and Mysore Missions in India were entrusted to the care of the Paris Foreign Mission Society (MEP). To cater to the spiritual needs of these missions and to foster indigenous vocations to priesthood, the Paris Foreign Mission Society started a Seminary in 1778, at Ulgarpet, about 2 miles away from the town of Pondicherry. Rev. Fr. Busson, the ex-Jesuit, was made the first Rector of this Seminary. After him, Fr. Magny took charge of the Seminary and stayed for 40 years as Rector. It was in 1788 that the first ordination to priesthood took place. St. Peter's Regional Seminary, Bangalore With the further division of dio