St. Aloysius College (Mangalore)

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Coordinates: 12°52′23″N 74°50′45″E / 12.87306°N 74.84583°E / 12.87306; 74.84583

St. Aloysius College(Autonomous)
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Administrative block
Motto Lucet et Ardet
Motto in English
It shines and it burns
Established 1880
Type Autonomous
Location Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Campus Urban

St. Aloysius College is a Jesuit college in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. It is situated on a 37-acre (150,000 m2) campus atop Light House Hill, overlooking the Arabian Sea.

The college was affiliated to Mangalore University, becoming autonomous from 2007. It offers graduate and post-graduate diploma and Ph.D. programmes in a wide variety of subjects in the humanities, sciences, commerce, and management. The College also has a primary, middle school, high school and offers pre-university courses in science, commerce and arts.


The College traces its origins to 1880 when European Jesuits who had landed in Mangalore three years earlier set up a college for the education of the local Mangalorean Catholic youth. Along with the college was built a chapel dedicated to St. Aloysius Gonzaga and painted by a Jesuit Brother, Antonio Moscheni, who came from Italy specifically to do the work. This unique work of Baroque art in India is visited by thousands of people every year.[1]St Aloysius College has been conferred with autonomous status in the year 2007. The College has adopted credit based semester system for the U.G. and P.G. Courses. Autonomy has bestowed this college with academic freedom to prescribe syllabus, design new courses and subjects of study. It has given the college the freedom to frame rules, bylaws and regulations, freedom to start honors, diploma and certificate courses both at U.G and P.G. level under the seal of the college and the freedom to devise methods of evaluation. Each student is encouraged to take part in the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.


St Aloysius College is run by the Jesuits of Karnataka Province. It is headed by a Rector who is also the head of all the institutions within the campus. The College has her sister institutions in 1. St Aloysius College Primary School 2. St Aloysius High School, 3. St Aloysius Pre University College, 4. St Aloysius TTI, 5. St Aloysius Institution of Education, 6. St Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT), 7. St Aloysius Gents' Hostel, 8. St Aloysius Ladies' Hostel(UG and PUC), 9. St Aloysius PG Ladies' hostel 10. St Aloysian Boys Home.


The St.Aloysius College,(Mangalore) is managed by the Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society which is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and admits students without discriminating against any religion, caste or creed and seeks to establish a collegial environment in which those of diverse cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs can participate in the community in a spirit of co-operation and mutual respect.[1]Currently 14,000 students study in this institution. Apart from academics the college is well known for National level fests such as Composite, ACME, Art Beat, Imprints, Media Manthan, etc.


The placement cell interacts with the Industry and to ensure employment of qualified students. Ninety percent of MBA graduates have been placed in companies like NOMURA,IBM, Bank of Maharastra, UNION BANK, E&Y, AMDOCS, South India Bank, IndiaBulls, Kotak Mahendra, ICICI Bank, ICICI Prudential, IDBI, 24/7Customer, Infosys, Symphony, Mekaster, Cambridge, HDFC and other leading banks and financial Institutions. [2]

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