Rev. Dr. S. Ignacimuthu, S.J., succeeded Rev. Fr. Thamburaj, S.J., as the Principal in the year 1997. The year 1998 saw the change of guard in the Jesuit administration, Rev. Fr. L.X. Jerome, S.J., as a Rector and Rev. Fr. Francis Vazhapally, S.J., as Secretary of the College.
The College celebrated the Platinum Jubilee with the Governor Shrimathi Fatima Beevi inaugurating the yearlong celebration. The final celebration for statewide competition held on Religious harmony took place on 6th February 2000. Honourable Chief Minister Dr. M. Karunanidhi, presided over the function and distributed the prizes.
Education minister Mr. Anbazhagam inaugurated the Platinum Jubilee exhibition and it attracted several college and school students in and around the City of Chennai. Several past Students who are in the Cine - Field were felicitated during a musical evening by Gangai Amaran.
Platinum Jubilee year witnessed the visit of the Superior General of the Society of Jesus - Very Rev. Fr. Peter Hons Kolvenbach, who blessed the Platinum Jubilee Building and addressed the Staff and Students of the College.
The first NAAC assessment took place between 27 - 30 July 2000 and Five Star Status was conferred on the College.
MOU's were signed with IGCAR and LIFE, Loyola College, for collaborative Research and training. Loyola also signed an MOU with South Bank University, London to conduct a joined M.Sc in Business International. Loyola College signed an MOU with the Pondicherry Central University was also signed to offer some attractive PG and various Diploma Courses through Specialised contact classes. The twinning programme was inaugurated on 19th September 2000.
Rev. Dr. S. Ignacimuthu, S.J., took over as the Vice Chancellor of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Subsequently in June 2002, he was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Madras University. He became the first Indian Jesuit to occupy the full time post of the Vice Chancellor.
Rev. Dr. V. Joseph Xavier, S.J., succeeded Rev. Dr. S. Ignacimuthu, S.J., as the Principal of College.Rev. Dr. B. Jeyaraj, S.J., and Rev. Dr. Francis M Peter, S.J., took over as Rector and Secretary of the College respectively in 2001.
In 2004 Rev. Fr. A. Albert Muthumalai, S.J., and Rev. Fr. F. Andrew, S.J., took over as Principal and Secretary of the College respectively.
The University Grants Commission, in its communication dated September 2, 2004, selected Loyola College for the award “College with Potential for Excellence” (CPE).
There was blessing of the new buildings “School of Media Studies” and additional floor in J.D.Block in 2005.
The Inauguration of School of Physical Sciences was in 2006.
The college was reaccredited A+ the top rank by the NAAC in 2006.
The Jesuit Jubilee celebration commenced in Loyola campus on 2nd December 2006.
Rt Rev. Dr. Lawrence Pius, Auxiliary Bishop of Madras-Mylapore, blessed the renovated church on 3rd December 2006.
The guest rooms & IOB, Loyola branch were accommodated in new premises in 2007.
Rev. Fr. Amal Kulandaisamy, S.J., succeeded Rev. Dr. B. Jeyaraj, S.J., as the Rector of the college and Rev. Dr. S. Peter S.J., succeeded Rev. Fr. F. Andrew, S.J., as the secretary of the college in 2007.
Rev. Dr. C. Joe Arun, S.J., succeeded Rev. Dr. S. Peter, S.J., as the Secretary of the college and Rev. Dr. B. Jeyaraj S.J., succeeded Rev. Dr. A. Albert Muthumalai, S.J., as the Principal of the college in 2010.
Rev. Dr. M. Albert William, S.J., succeeded Rev. Dr. C. Joe Arun, S.J., as the Secretary of the college in 2012.
In 2013 Re-accredited (3rd Cycle) with A Grade with CGPA of 3.70 on a four point scale by NAAC.
Rev. Fr. A. M. Francis Jayapathy, S.J., succeeded Rev. Fr. K. Amal, S.J., as the Rector of the college and Rev. Dr. G. Joseph Antony Samy, S.J., succeeded Rev. Dr. B. Jeyaraj, S.J., as the Principal of the college in 2013.
Rev. Dr. S. Lazar, S.J., succeeded Rev. Dr. M. Albert William, S.J., as the Secretary of the college in 2015.
Rev. Dr. M. Arockiasamy Xavier, S.J., succeeded Rev. Dr. G. Joseph Antony Samy, S.J., as the Principal of the college in 2016.
Rev. Dr. D. Selvanayakam, S.J., succeeded Rev. Dr. S. Lazar, S.J., as the Secretary of the college and Rev. Dr. F. Andrew, S.J., succeeded Rev. Dr. M. Arockiasamy Xavier, S.J., as the Principal of the college in 2018.
Rev. Dr. Francis P. Xavier, S.J., succeeded Rev. Fr. A. M. Francis Jayapathy, S.J., as the Rector of the college and Rev. Dr. A. Thomas, S.J., succeeded Rev. Dr. F. Andrew, S.J., as the Principal of the college in 2019.
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Monday, December 2019
Over the last nine decades, the contributions of Loyola College to higher education has been highly influential and remarkable as a pioneer in the field of education that has created an avalanche of innovative and best practices for other educational institutions to inspire and emulate.
1. Educational Policies and Autonomy
In 1978, Loyola was one of the first eight colleges to receive autonomous status which helped the college to uphold its educational policies concerning admissions that aim at providing University Education in a Christian atmosphere for deserving students, especially for Catholics, Dalits and the underserved sections of the society.
2. Pioneering Programs
Loyola has been known for its path-breaking ventures like bringing forth some innovative programs and courses that have inspired many institutions to adopt them into their teaching and learning environment.
2.1. Visual Communication Program
One of the flagship programmes of the college and the only one of its kind that emerged as a precursor in the 1970s was the two-year Diploma in Visual Communication offered by Loyola Institute of Visual Communication (LIVCOM) as an evening program. Owing to the remarkable recognition from the media industry, the college started a full-fledged Degree in Visual Communication in 1989.
2.2. Foundation Course
Emphasizing the Ignatian pedagogy and spirituality, the Foundation Course was designed to inculcate values in the future leaders of our nation. The program is run by an exclusive academic unit, the School of Human Excellence (SHE), committed to guiding students in their values-centred pursuit of becoming men and women for and with others in society.
3. Research and Innovation
Loyola has a strong research culture. It is the only Arts and Science College which figured in Current Science magazine for research contributions to national development. Loyola is the only Arts and Science College in India to be recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India.
4. Student Support Services
A very significant contribution that Loyola College makes to higher education and society is the avalanche of Good Samaritan services it renders to the student community.
4.1. Resource Centre for Differently-Abled (RCDA)
Loyola College has set a trend nationally in stepping first to help the differently-abled students. There is an exclusive facility, Resource Centre for the Differently Abled (RCDA), established with the fund received from UGC-HEPSN and the National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH), Ministry of Social Justice and empowerment, Government of India. RCDA was chosen to serve as the Model Resource Centre of Disability Services (MRCDS), the first of its kind in the nation to fulfil the needs of the Differently-Abled students with specialized digital devices and resources.
4.2. Loyola Students Support Services (LSSS)
An exclusive service unit, LSSS, was established to offer academic, financial and personal support services, such as Scholarships, Management Concession, Free Noon Meal, Special English Program, Supplementary Education, Special Coaching, Remedial Programmes, Personality Development through Life Skills, Art and Literature and a Special Assistance to Foreign Students. One of its chief focus is empowering students from marginalized section of the society especially, the Dalits, to face the challenges in life with dignity.
Loyola pays a great deal of attention towards personal and mental wellbeing of the students through counselling which is predominantly carried out by AURA, the Centre for Counselling at the college. Loyola is proud to be a pioneer among educational institutes that have professional counsellors serving fulltime to attend to the needs and problems of the students at their intrapersonal, interpersonal and social levels.
Loyola has a staunch commitment to moulding the students through academic mentoring. The Academic Staff are trained exclusively to handhold the young aspirants as their mentors to guide, support and sort out the academic and personal issues and help them complete their studies successfully.
4.5. Financial Supports
Loyola offers a tremendous financial support to economically disadvantaged students. Every semester, the college management provides fee concession through Jesuit Educational Support (JES) to students from poor families. In 2018-19, the college has issued around 1.60 crore rupees as a management fee concession to 2600 students.
5. Reaching out to the Neighbourhood
One of the best practices for which Loyola has been well-known in the national higher educational arena is the effort constantly made to reach out to the local community in total humanitarian service.
5.1. Loyola FM 107.4
The college had ventured into an exceptional service by establishing Loyola FM 107.4, a community radio frequency over a radius of 15 km. Through Loyola Community Radio, the college addresses various issues related to the neighbourhood airing a variety of special programs for Transgender, gipsies, widows, visually challenged, street vendors, slum dwellers, auto drivers, etc.
5.2. Loyola Rain Relief Service (LRRS)
Another very unique service that has set trend among educational institutes across the country is establishing LRRS during the November 2015 rain, which initiated to provide the rain-affected people living in the slum areas of the city of Chennai with food materials and clothes. Loyola Rain Relief Services had 30 staff, and 250 energetic student volunteers, and a medical team consisting of 8 doctors offering medical treatment to nearly 1750 flood victims housed in Loyola premises. Through LRRS, a rain relief camp was initiated for Post Graduate students to offer their service to rain-affected areas especially the Gaja cyclone-hit areas in November 2018.
Another exceptional venture of the college is pioneering in community service through the Outreach Program that functions under the School of Service Learning. The college had taken up around 50 slums (urban villages or sub-standard settlements) around the college campus falling under the zones 5, 7 and 8 of the Chennai Corporation. The UG students are required to complete 120 hours of community service and PG students visit villages and experience life at the grassroots level to prepare themselves to serve these underserved people in their future.
Since 1925, Loyola College has been making impactful contributions to the economic growth of the country, formation of the brilliant minds, and shaping the young leaders of tomorrow in alignment with the motto of the college forming men and women in service of others.
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