Loyola Academy, Secunderabad

LOYOLA ACADEMY

(Degree & PG College)

Our Vision – | What we want to get

The vision of Jesuit education is :

To impart higher education with integral formation which involves academic excellence, spiritual growth, social commitment and value based leadership.

Our Mission – | What we want to do

The above-mentioned vision is realized by Loyola Academy:

It is to form “men and women for others” and mould our students as global citizens with competence, conscience and compassionate commitment. Special concern is shown towards the socially and economically underprivileged students.

Our Objectives – | How we aim to do it

We fulfill this Vision-Mission:

01 :Through a more integrated formation in academics and spirituality, as well as through value-based training and social commitment.

02 :By creating an ambience for Ignatian Pedagogy Paradigm, namely “Learning, Experience,Reflection and Action”, and

03 :By implementing the following:

– Developing students’ knowledge as well as skills

– Guiding them to grow in wisdom and harmony

– Nurturing in them a deep sense of right values

– Directing them in fostering healthy relationships

– Celebrating with them diverse forms of faiths and culture

– Helping them to develop as holistic persons andFor and through all this, we seek God’s help.

History

Loyola Academy (LA) is managed and administered by the Jesuits of the Andhra Jesuit Province, belonging to the Society of Jesus, an international Catholic Religious Order. Loyola Academy Degree and Post Graduate College as well as Loyola Academy Junior College were founded by Rev Fr T. Baliah SJ in 1976 in Alwal, Secunderabad, Telangana, India.

The Loyola educational philosophy is characterized by 4 objectives:

1 : Quality : We will offer the best facilities and teaching

2 : Commitment  : We will monitor each student’s growth

3 : Values : We will follow and infuse the highest values

4 : Careers : We will aim for the best jobs for our students

It is in line with this philosophy, that we have built a huge resource-rich campus and a reputation for the highest standards.

Background

Loyola’s genesis

Loyola Academy (LA) is managed and administered by the Andhra Jesuit Province, belonging to the Society of Jesus, an international Catholic Religious Order. Loyola Academy Degree and Post Graduate College as well as Loyola Academy Junior College were founded by Rev Fr T. Baliah SJ, in 1976 in Alwal, Secunderabad, Telangana, India.

Original Plan

After the immense success of Loyola Chennai the Andhra Jesuit Province decided to intensify its efforts and focus on setting up a world class academy at Hyderabad. Hence, the idea of Loyola Academy was born. The support received from Loyola Chennai alumni and other sources only strengthened the project.

An Effusion of Support

Many alumni, from Loyola Chennai, came forward to lend a hand in the making of this Academy. These influential alumni knew the importance of setting up a state-of-the-art college in Hyderabad and proactively participated in the inception of Loyola Academy.

Big Help from Unexpected Quarters

Noble causes attract help from others and the LA project was no exception. Education being the noblest of causes attracted many supporters who helped build the LA campus. These supporters from the government and non-government sectors shared a vision common with the Andhra Jesuit Province.

Governance Structure – Main persons implementing our ethos

Governance at Loyola Academy is about ensuring that the values the college aspires to are part of everyday life on campus. The management team works towards keeping an ideal atmosphere in the college to carry out its vision:
RECTOR : Looks after the overall management

CORRESPONDENT :Liaison between Loyola and the World

PRINCIPAL :Manages overall academic affairs

VICE-PRINCIPAL UG :Manages academic affairs of the UG courses

VICE-PRINCIPAL PG :Manages academic affairs of the PG courses

Governance

Each member takes on new roles for overall exposure, personal growth, and fresh perspectives so as to improve the standards of Loyola. These are the current members of the Loyola Academy Governing Council:

Rector – Rev. Fr. Raju Soosaimanickam SJ

“Loyola is a second home. I love the brilliant young people that are around all the time!”

Rev. Fr. Raju Soosaimanickam SJ, Rector

Father Raju has been associated with Loyola for a long time and is the Rector of Loyola Academy. He heads the management team at Loyola and instills a common vision that everyone at Loyola work towards.

He had worked in various capacities in Andhra Jesuit Province. Before joining Loyola Academy as Rector, he served as the Correspondent of Andhra Loyola College at Vijayawada. Apart from being busy with his administrative responsibilities, he also teaches English to the UG students.

Correspondent: Rev. Fr. J. Thainese SJ

“It’s hard to think of anything else lead rather do than groom the extraordinary young people here.”

Rev. Fr. J. Thainese SJ M.Sc. (Statistics), M.S. (Computer Sc. & Engineering)

Born in 1948, Father Thainese joined the Society of Jesus in 1967 and has been associated with Loyola Academy since 1982. Not only has he been instrumental in the infrastructure development of the college, but his footprints can also be seen in the farm and the Computer Science Department.

Father Thainese completed his bachelors degree in Statistics from Loyola College, Chennai and his M.Sc. in Statistics from Madras Christian College. He also has a M.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Namur, Belgium. He had done a postgraduate diploma in Internet Technology in Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA in 1998 and worked in the same University for software design and development in Information Technology Services. He has served the college in various capacities, from Lecturer and Warden of the boys hostel to the Director of Computer Department and the Rector (two terms)

Apart from his passion for teaching, he is deeply interested in gardening and landscaping and is fluent in four languages. He has also spearheaded the relief and rehabilitation work in the cyclone hit regions of Krishna District of then undivided Andhra Pradesh.

Principal – Rev. Fr. Dr. Pothireddy Anthony SJ

“At Loyola, we rarely sermonize or dictate – governance is about making people think.”

Rev Fr Dr. Pothireddy Anthony SJ M.Sc. (Zoology), Ph.D.

As an academician Fr Dr. Anthony has always pursued excellence. He completed his M.Sc. in Zoology from University of Madras and was awarded a Ph.D. in the year 2015 from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur.
Fr DrPothireddy Anthony has served in various key positions in Andhra Loyola College as the Director, Asst. Director of Xavier Hostel, Gogineni Hostel and New Hostel, as the Superior of Sanjeevan Hostel, as the Rector of Andhra Loyola College, as the Provincial of Andhra Jesuit Province from 2008-2014. He oversees and steers almost every aspect of the institution, including academics, internal quality, and the Planet Program. His contributions have been tremendous and he is the one of the most loved and respected persons on campus. As the academic head he insists on continuous development.

Vice Principal UG – Rev Fr D. Balaswamy SJ

“Education to the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

Rev. Fr. D. Balaswamy SJ MA, B.Ed, MBA(Finance &HR)

Fr. D. Balaswamy, SJ is a teacher by profession and a preacher by passion.

In the year 1998, he resigned his teacher’s job at Carmel Matha EM High School near kothagudem and joined the Society of Jesus. Later after his initial formation, for an year he served as the Vice Principal of Loyola Polytechnic College & Asst. Warden of Loyola Boys Hostel in Pulivendula before he came to do his MBA studies at Loyola Academy.

After all his secular and religious studies and formation, he was ordained a priest for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) on 8th November, 2014. Before joining Loyola Academy, he served as the Principal of Loyola EM High School & Warden of Loyola Boys Hostel, Amalapuram for 3years.

Fr.Balaswamy’s idea of education is very much in tune with Jesuit idea of education which says that “it is to form ‘men and women for others’ and mould our students as global citizens with competence, conscience & compassionate commitment; and to have special concern towards the socially and economically underprivileged students”. In the present context of the globalized world where everyone is busy acquiring knowledge, settling well in life with good job, craving for more money, aspiring for an independent and comfortable life, having no time to communicate with the other, losing a sense of concern, becoming more individualistic, selfish, insensitive to the other and the nature around us, Fr.Balaswamy insists that our education, specially the higher education should help us to form ourselves at both the levels of the mind and the heart, the idea which is very much close to the Aristotelian idea of education i.e., “education to the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”.

Vice Principal PG – Rev. Fr. Dr. L. Joji Reddy SJ

“Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.”

Rev. Fr. Dr. L. Joji Reddy SJ M.Sc., MBA, M.Phil., Ph.D. postdoc on Cancer Biotechnology, Mitchell Cancer Research Institute (University of South Alabama, USA), President-Xavier Board of Higher Education, A.P. & Telangana., Associate professor in the Dept. of Biotechnology

Fr. Dr. L. Joji Reddy, SJ., is a scholar in thought and human in deed and has crossed many milestones in the education sector. As a scholar he emerged as a great philosopher and theologian. He is a scientist and educationalist too. As a scientist he developed fervour for research. He had published over 26 international papers, 3 national and 20 conference publications in the field of biotechnology and conducted various national and International seminars. He attended many national and international seminars to present his papers. For the past six years onwards he is serving, Xavier Board of Higher Education (Association of Catholic Institutions of higher Education in India) as president and brought a lot of reforms in the education sector both in T.S. and A.P.

Having a strong passion to serve he used his forte to serve the society by educating the people. He was appointed as Associate professor Loyola Academy Degree and P.G. College by the Osmania University in the Department of Biotechnology. He worked from 2004 onwards as the Principal of both Andhra Loyola and Loyola Academy Junior Colleges and as a Vice Principal of Loyola Academy Degree & P.G. College till 10th June 2016. He also worked as Principal I/C from Dec 2015 to March 2016 in Loyola Academy Degree & PG College and set the trend in giving a face lift to the academic standards, discipline, sports and games and extracurricular activities and celebrated different events in a high profile manner. He was Conferred “RastriyaGaurau Award” by the International Friendship Society, at India International Center, New Delhi on 29th Aug 2012, for the Meritorious Services, Outstanding Performance and Remarkable Role by Dr.Bhishma Narayan Singh, Former Governor of Tamil Nadu and Assam. As an educationalist his Vision is to transform the students to be “Men and Women for others” and to mould the students as global citizens with competence, conscience and compassionate commitment towards economically educationally poor students. His goal is to impart knowledge with integral formation which involves academic excellence, spiritual growth, social commitment and value based leadership. His aim is to take the educational Institutions to reach the unreachable targets by imparting values for life to live.

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AN ENDURING VISION

First Inspiration

It is a tribute to any institution which had a humble beginning but stood the test of time and dares to surge ahead spreading its full grownwings to step into the new millennium with ardent hope and unflinching loyalty to its first inspiration. First inspiration has its origin in the founding fathers that have become of happy memory- The lion-hearted Fr. Balaiah is the first inspiration whose brain child is the present LoyolaAcademy. To write about him is to tell the tale of the building up and final establishment of by Loyola Academy comprising a P.G. College, a Degree College and a Junior College with two separate hostels for boys and girls and a well manicured farm in its sprawling campus of 144 acres of picturesque land.

When the call came from the more illustrious alumni of Jesuit Colleges particularly that of Loyola, Chennai, who held responsible positions in the Government of Andhra Pradesh, to start a college akin to that of Loyola College, Chennal, it was a happy coincidence for Fr.Balaìah. For quite some time he had been harbouring an idea that had been hatching in his mind a job-oriented university college which would combine general education with professional training.

NEW VISION FOR LEARNING

To prepare ‘Employable graduates’ through this new institution, rather than churn outunemployed graduates was the main objective. Fr. Balaiah was a visionary with a heart to listen to others. When the idea of vocational education was proposed, he grabbed it with both hands. In this connection, we must remember the stellar role played the Rt. Rev. S. Arulappa, the then Archbishop of Hyderabad. When he went to Rome, he made it a point to meet Very Rev. Fr. Arrupe and impressed upon him the necessity of starting a University College at Secunderabad. The Archbishop, himself an alumnus of Loyola College, Chennai, takes pride in repeating in public on several occasions, his timely intervention with the then General.

ARRIVAL OF A NEW COLLEGE

Given his influential connections with government officials, Fr, Balaiah obtained from the government 144 acres of land in Alwal on the outskirts of Secunderabad. Sri.Krishnasamy I.AS., Sri. Rama Murthy, IAS, Sri. Venkatratnam, IAS and Sri.Santhanam, lAS were instrumental in this favourable gesture of the then government headed by Sri. Vengal Rao, a good friend of Fr. Balaiah. Thus Loyola Academy was born.

Fr. Koppala Abraham Stanislaus SJ is the superior of the community from 5th June 2012. We have Junior, Degree and PG colleges, hostels for the boys and girls, home for the elderly Jesuits and a recently established parish called Balaiah Nagar parish in the campus. Today it is one of the prestigious colleges in the city of Hyderabad.

Baliah Nagar Praish

Fr. John Packiaraj soosaidoos is a parish prist of St Francis Xavier’s Church, Alwal. He is assisted Fr.Devadas Mariasusai it is a recently errected parish and Jesuits take care of the Spritual needs of the community.

Parish Address

St.francis Xavier’s Church

Loyola Academy, Alwal

Secunderabad – 500010

Tel:040-65456956,27862044

Address

Loyola Academy Junior, Degree & Pg Colleges

Alwal

Secunderabad – 500010

Tel-Res:040-27862044

Tel-Sup:040-27872365

Tel-Jr Prin:040-20081620

Tel-Jr Coll off:040-27864620

Tel-Deg Prin:040-27872367

Tel-Deg Coll off:040-27860077

Fax:27867939

Tel-Hostel-boys:27862883

Tel-hostel-girls:27862882

Tel-Parish:65456956

Web:www.loyolaacademyjuniorcollege.ac.in

Web:www.loyolaacademymyuppg.ac.in

Hyderabad