About Loyola College (LC), Chennai

Chennai (Tamil Nadu)   Estd : 1925 Approved by : UGC, NAAC, AICTE Type : Private

About Loyola College

Loyola College, a Catholic Minority Institution, was founded by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1925, with the primary objective of providing University Education in a Christian atmosphere for deserving students irrespective of caste and creed. 
It started functioning in July 1925 with just 75 students on the rolls in three undergraduate courses of Mathematics, History and Economics.
Loyola College, though affiliated to University of Madras, became autonomous in July 1978. It is autonomous, in the sense that it is empowered to frame its own course of studies and adopt innovative methods of teaching and evaluation. The University degrees will be conferred on the students passing the examinations conducted by the college.
UGC conferred the status of “College with potential for Excellence” on Loyola College in 2004 and confirmed the same in 2010. 
NAAC's re-accreditation score in 2012 (Third Cycle) is 3.70 out of 4.00 CGPA.  
UGC has elevated Loyola College to the status of College of Excellence for the period from April 1, 2014 till March 31, 2019. 
Today, there are 19 P.G courses and 19 U.G courses (Arts, Sciences and Commerce) and 12 special Institutes offering various programs to 12,107 students. 11 departments are offering M.Phil. programs and 12 departments offer Ph.D. programs. At present, 117 teaching staff members out of 286 hold doctoral degree. There are 182 non-teaching staff in service.

Awards & Rankings

  • 2nd Rank in NIRF-2017 and always among the top 5 colleges in India.
  • Loyola College has secured 100/100 for research in NIRF ranking – 2017 by MHRD, Government of India.
  • UGC awarded the “College of Excellence” status to LoyolaCollege, Chennai
  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
  1. In 1999 Accredited with 5 Star Status.
  2. In 2006 Re-accredited with A+ Grade. 
  3. In 2013 Re-accredited (3rd Cycle) with A Grade.


Loyola College Vision and Mission


Jesuit Education in the Madurai Province today draws its inspiration from the two epoch making statements :

Vision Statement and Preamble to Jesuit Higher Education that originated in the Madurai Province Meet of 1985.

Excerpts From the vision Statement:

The political freedom of our country achieved in 1947 has failed to break the bondage of our people over the years. Today about 60% of our people have been made poor and kept illiterate. They are deprived of the basic necessities of life and education, of human dignity and the power to decide their own future. There is a degrading inequality caused primarily by caste discrimination...... We understand that the contemporary equivalent of the mission of salvation is the integral liberation of man...which is crystallised for us today in an ardent desire to work TOWARDS LIBERATION - TOGETHER WITH THE POOR. The preferential option for the poor means that we cast our lot with them through concerted social action. Our love is, indeed for all human beings, but assumes different forms. We love the oppressed by espousing their cause and we love the oppressor by emancipating him from his greed and domination which dehumanize him.


The primary aim of the College is to provide University education in a Christian atmosphere to deserving students, especially those belonging to the Catholic Christian Community. Although this college is meant primarily for Catholics, it does admit other students irrespective of their caste and creed. The college aims at training young men and women of quality to be leaders in all walks of life and serve their fellowmen with justice, truth and love. It is expected that this training would play a vital role in bringing about the desired change for the betterment of the people of our country, more particularly the poorer and marginalized sections of the society and especially dalits. Further, it will foster an atmosphere of intellectual vigour and moral rectitude in which the young men and women of our country may find their fulfillment and achieve greatness as eminent men and women for others.

Why join

UGC has elevated Loyola College to the status of “College of Excellence” for the innovative teaching and quality research activities and for holistic development. The courses are of international standards and the facilities are world-class. Loyola college is the only Arts and Sciences college that has been ranked in all sections of Arts, Sciences and Commerce in the Top Ten Colleges list for the last two decades. It is a matter of pride and privilege for every student to study at Loyola. 

  • The status of “College of Excellence”

  • NAAC reaccreditation, 3rd cycle with 3.70 CGPA out of 4.00

  • Among Top Five colleges in India

  • ICT enabled campus

  • Mandatory internships and training programmes and good record of placement

  • Sharpening the mind through employability skills and innovative courses

  • Financial support to economically poor students

  • Seasoning the heart through service learning (students clubs and outreach)

  • An incredible compendium of academic programmes, innovative methodologies, intensive research, committed faculty and good infrastructure facilities.

  • Inherits rich tradition, imparts discipline, empowers the disadvantaged and offers quality education 

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    Sterling Road, Near Nungambakkam Railway Station, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034