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Loreto College

Facilities
Kolkata
West Bengal
Accredited By
NAAC
Established Date
1912
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Total Students
Private
Type
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Fees Range

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Loreto College is situated at 7, Sir William Jones Sarani (formerly Middleton Row) Kolkata - 700 071 West Bengal,India in Kolkata.

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Courses Offered

B.A. in Education (Honours)
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
B.A in History, Political, Science Education
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
B.A in Economics, History, Education / Political Science
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
B.A in Geography, Political Science, English / Hindi / Bengali
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Politics / Law / Humanities
B.A. in Psychology (Honours)
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
B.A in History, Education English / Hindi / Bengali
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
B.A. in Geography (Honours)
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
Bachelor of Arts
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
B.Sc. in Geography, Economics, Mathematics
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Science-B.Sc.
  • Sciences
B.Sc. in Psychology, Education, History
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Science-B.Sc.
  • Politics / Law / Humanities
B.Sc in Economics
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Science-B.Sc.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
B.Sc in Geography
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Science-B.Sc.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
B.Sc in Political Science
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Science-B.Sc.
  • Politics / Law / Humanities
Bachelor of Arts
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Media Films / Mass Communication
B.Ed
  • 1 Years
  • B.Ed.-B.Ed.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature

Loreto College - LC

Loreto College, Kolkata, was established in 1912 by the Religious of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (I.B.V.M.). The order was founded by MARY WARD (1585-1645), a dynamic English Catholic lady, in an age when Catholics were persecuted in England. Europe was torn by religious dissension and women’s rights were generally ignored. A determined visionary, she managed, with the help of some devoted companions, to set up schools for young women. In 1625, she established a religious order for women with very unusual features. Women religious were usually cloistered, under the jurisdiction of the local bishop, Mary Ward envisioned a very active order, working in the society at large for the education and upliftment of both rich and poor women. She asked for self-government under direct Papal jurisdiction. Mary Ward faced condemnation within the Catholic Church and suppression of her order, as her plans were far ahead of her times. However, she remained convinced that "women in time to come will do much". A second institute, known as the ’Institute of Mary’ was established in her lifetime but its Rule was approved in 1703, when Pope Clement XI declared "Let women be governed by women". In 1877, Pope Pius IX sanctioned the Institute. It was in 1909 that Mary Ward was publicly acknowledged as the Foundress of the Institute. Plans drawn up in the 17th century by "that incomparable woman" (as Pius XII called her in 1951) became the model for most modern women’s congregations. Meanwhile, Mary Ward’s own legacy had spread throughout Europe, where they were known as ’the English Ladies’. Amongst these, the Irish Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary was founded in 1822 at Rathfarnham, under Reverend Mother Frances Mary Teresa Ball. The nuns of the Irish Foundation came to be known as the "Loreto nuns", from the name of the famous Italian shrine where Mary Ward had often worshipped. In 1841, one year after a grand church dedicated to the Sacred Heart was erected at Rathfarnham, Reverend Mother Ball faced an unusual request. The Archbishop of Calcutta, Mgr. Carew, conveyed to her the necessity of sending volunteers to Calcutta. On August 23, 1841, Reverend Mother Ball sanctioned the request. A band of 12, led by Mother Mary Delphine Hart, set sail on September 1, 1841 from Ireland and reached Calcutta on December 29, 1841. A great civic reception was held the next day, and after a formal welcome and religious ceremony at the Cathedral on Portuguese Church Street, the nuns were conveyed to their new residence at Middleton Row.

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Why join Loreto College

Facilities

The institute has modern infrastructure with all latest equipments.

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Placement

16 Type Courses Available

  • 15 UG Courses
  • 1 Certificate Courses

Loreto College Placements

The Placement Cell provides information regarding job prospects and opportunities for progression to Higher Study in India and abroad. Campus presentations and interviews are regularly conducted. Final year students are encouraged to register for enrollment opportunities. Personal Counselling is an integral part of the College.Personal Counselling is offered by a designated counsellor and by teachers. More Professional counselling is available to students from Sanhita an NGO working for women’s issues. The services of a Lady Doctor are also available for students who need counselling. Career Counselling is also provided by the college. The students are exposed to various career options - academic or otherwise. Students are helped with lectures and short term courses to groom them for interviews and group discussions. HRD sections from industry conduct campus visits. Academic Counselling is provided for all students within their departments, at every stage of their progression through the college. Remedial classes are conducted by all departments.

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Infrastructure

Loreto College

The Loreto College library is a fully computerised and is an open access lending library containing about 50,000 books on various disciplines. Each department also has a large collection of subject specific books, journals, periodicals and newspapers. A CD collection, computers and Internet access are part of the facilities. The Loreto College Mary Ward Computer Center was set up in 1986 for computer literacy, skill enhancement and proficiency in up-to-date courses at nominal fees. Curriculum design and planning is executed with the objective of imparting basic knowledge of computers on the latest version of Windows operating system, the MS Office package and Internet Applications. All students of Loreto College are eligible for the compulsory courses. The department also conducts optional training on advanced application packages such as Photoshop, HTML & Web Designing.

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