Loyola College of Social Sciences

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Loyola College of Social Sciences
MottoExcellence in Life
Through Engaged Learning
Established1963; 56 years ago (1963)
PrincipalSaji P. Jacob
AffiliationsUniversity of Kerala
Jesuit (Roman Catholic)
WebsiteKerala[permanent dead link]

Loyola College of Social Sciences was founded by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1963. It is affiliated to the University of Kerala and prepares students for a PhD in sociology, social work, and management studies.[1]

The College celebrated its golden jubilee in 2012, in the presence of the President of India Pranab Mukherjee.[2]


  • 1993 – Government of India selects LES for field training under UBSP programme[3]
  • 1996 – Government of India recognizes LES as regional Centre for Urban Poverty Eradication Program[4][5]
  • 2007 – re-accredited by NAAC with A Grade,[6] with CGPA of 3.7/4


  1. ^ "History". Loyola College of Social Sciences. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  2. ^ "Address by the President on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Loyola College of Social Sciences at Thiruvananthapuram". pib.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  3. ^ "Poverty Alleviation through Community Participation - UBSP (India)". www.unesco.org. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  4. ^ Chandra, Ramesh (2004). Social Development In India. Delhi: Isha Books. p. 72. ISBN 9788182050259.
  5. ^ Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication Program
  6. ^ "Accreditation List". web5.kar.nic.in. Retrieved 2017-10-15.

Coordinates: 8°32′36.39″N 76°54′45.66″E / 8.5434417°N 76.9126833°E / 8.5434417; 76.9126833