(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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Superior, Rev. Fr. Chiluvuru Amar Rao SJ,
Correspondent, Rev. Fr. Gnanadevan SJ
Principal, Rev. Fr. Dr. Pothireddy Anthony SJ
Vice Principal, UG – Rev Fr Kataru Anil Kumar SJ
Vice Principal, PG – Rev. Fr. Dr. L. Joji Reddy SJ
Principal, Junior College – Rev. Fr. M. Arul Jothi SJ
AN ENDURING VISION
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. Tharigopula Balaswamy is a parish priest of St Francis Xavier’s Church, Alwal. It is a recently erected parish and Jesuits take care of the Spiritual needs of the community.
St. Francis Xavier’s Church
Loyola Academy, Alwal
Secunderabad – 500010
Loyola Academy Junior, Degree & Pg Colleges
Secunderabad – 500010
Tel-Jr Coll off:040-27864620
Tel-Deg Coll off:040-27860077