Andhra Loyola College
|Andhra Loyola College|
Andhra Loyola College Entrance Bridge
Service of God through Service of Country
|Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
|Established||9 December 1953|
|Principal||Fr. G. A. P. Kishore SJ|
Andhra Loyola College was established in 9 December 1953 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits"), an international religious order of Catholic Priests and Brothers founded by Ignatius of Loyola. Jesuits run over 200 colleges and universities worldwide and a much larger number of secondary schools, along with their pastoring, retreat and spirituality centers, and other Christian and social services.
As an Autonomous College, Andhra Loyola College has adopted the Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) for degree courses, and the semester system. Instructional methods include lectures and classroom instruction, IT-based sessions, guest lectures, seminars, symposia, and field study. Loyola College is affiliated with Krishna University, The competitive admissions policy uses the KRU-CET for M.Sc.Courses and I-CET for MBA & MCA Courses.
The college has 16 research guides from Telugu, Hindi, English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, History, Botany, and Political Science Departments who are recognized as Research Supervisors by Acharya Nagarjuna University and other universities such as JNTU. Research scholars may enrol through the respective universities and pursue their research at Loyola College.
- Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Ex-Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
- Ramalinga Raju, Ex-Chairman, Satyam Computer Services Limited, presently Mahendra Group
- T.R. Prasad, Former Cabinet Secretary, Govt of India, Member 12th Finance Commission.
- Jayaprakash Narayan (Lok Satta), President of Lok Satta Party and Ex.IAS officer.
The college is situated on an 11-acre campus. It has two main blocks – North Block and South Block – each with 60,000 sq. ft. of floor space. The undergraduate classrooms and all science laboratories are located in these blocks. There is a separate Intermediate Block and separate Postgraduate Block with a floor space of 10,000 sq. ft., and a separate building for the Computer Centre with a floor space of 5,000 sq. ft.
Loyola Computer Centre (FIT Lab) is located in a building of 5,000 sq. ft. floor space. There are around 120 systems connected through LAN, and 25 licensed software packages are available. The Computer Centre is open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.
- "Origin & History". Andhra Loyola College.
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