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Andhra Loyola College - Vijayawada ( Andhra Pradesh )

5000 Square Feet
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Established Date
Total Students
Rs. 4900 - Rs. 20000
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Andhra Loyola College - ALC

After Independence, the demand for higher education greatly increased, and many young men of Vijayawada and the surrounding towns and villages set out for Tamil Nadu in search of quality education. Grieved by their plight, the Catholic Bishops of Andhra Pradesh, in particular, Bishop Ignatius Mummadi of Guntur Diocese, requested the Jesuits, members of the Society of Jesus, who had already made outstanding contributions to education in India, to establish a college in Vijayawada. In response, a committed band of Jesuits, headed by Fr Karnam Deviah, SJ, came to Vijayawada from the then Madurai Jesuit Province in Tamil Nadu. Thanks to the generous financial support of local philanthropists, Andhra Loyola College was established on a 110-acre land in the year 1953 (classes commenced on July 22, 1954) with Rev Fr Theo Mathias, SJ, (who later became a professor at Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur) as its first Principal. The college was affiliated to Andhra University till December 1976 and to Nagarjuna University thereafter. It is now affiliated to Krishna University.  Throughout these 58 years, Andhra Loyola College has unfailingly occupied a premier position in higher education, producing men and women of “competence, conscience, and compassionate commitment”, which is the goal of Jesuit education. The alumni of the college occupy high positions in different fields in India and abroad, and they hold fast to this vision. The various committees which have reviewed the autonomous functioning of the college, including the UGC Review Committee, have recorded their appreciation of the achievements the college has made and the high standards it has consistently maintained. In 2002, the college was accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which re-accredited the college in 2008 with Grade A (3.65/4). In 2003-2004, the college celebrated its golden jubilee.  In 2004, the college was recognized by the UGC as a ‘College with Potential for Excellence' (CPE). It is one of the 47 colleges in India which, in the first phase of the CPE scheme of the UGC, gained this status.

Overview Courses

List of entrance exams UGC NET - UGC National Eligibility Test
Pass percentage 95%
Percentage students passed first class 75%
Percentage students passed with distinction 50%
Faculty student ratio 1:20
Total faculty 50
Average Graduation percent 50.8333333333%
Average PG percent 51.0%
Average fresher's score 50.8695652174%
Eligibility For Transfer None
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Overview Campus

No. of nearby joints 20
Area 5000 Square Feet
Built up area 100 Square Feet
Classrooms 85
Sport Grounds 5
Total cost of living 2500 per month
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Overview Placement

It takes a leap of both thoughts and courage to break away from the way things are into, the things should be and will have to be in future and also facilitate a transformation from mediocrity to brilliance. The present age is the one where competition controls everything. It is really gratifying to note that the society has moved on from the conventional professions and accepts life paths created through clever choices. At this juncture it is very significant for the students to identify their strengths and weakness, understand one’s own aptitude and attitude to succeed in the globalized competent world. Students should be trained to evaluate and discover themselves. The most venerable institution, Andhra Loyola College situated in the heart of the city offers training to the undergraduate and post graduate students. Jawahar Knowledge Center offers intended courses in computer, reasoning and communication skills to make the students equip themselves to face the challenges. To derive the best from students rather than forcing them, an applicative approach was followed by the placement cell to implant the necessary outputs. The mentors of Jawahar Knowledge Center and Placement cell instill the confidence in the students to face the interviews by conducting mock sessions. Around 150 students were enrolled in JKC training in Andhra Loyola College for the academic year 2014-15. As every skill is vital, unfortunately for the students with rural background, communication skills have become stumbling blocks to place them in the vast universe. In order to overcome this, much emphasis is laid on this part to bring out their hidden potentials and build up their confidence levels for better communication. The four skills of Listening, speaking, reading and writing are concentrated to improve the self-reliance of rural students by introducing them to various sessions like newspaper reading, drafting articles, jams and group discussions. JKC and placement cell had organized some workshops inviting the experts to share their views on the present scenario of the needs of the national companies.


Placement Ratio 100.0%
Number of visiting companies 35
Average Salary 3.0 lacs
Min Salary 100000.0
Max Salary 5.0 lacs
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Awards Awarded as the prestigious "College with Potential for Excellance" from UGC.
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