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.
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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LC Vision and Mission
JESUIT EDUCATION – ORIENTATIONS 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 ...
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) In 1999 Accredited with 5 Star Status. In 2006 Re-accredited with ...
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