Spread your wings and soar! “Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.” (Victor Hugo) The world has your name on it!
The Heritage of Jesuit Education! By joining in Loyola Hostel, you share in a heritage nearly five hundred years old, a gift given to thousands of students across the ages by St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. The campus is about nothing less than empowerment and transformation: Cared! “CuraPersonalis!” “Personal Care of the Individual” is a hallmark of Jesuit education. You are “Challenged - Awakened-Empowered” to be “Men of Competence, Conscience and Commitment to the cause of Human Family with a difference and to make a difference.” “The measure of Jesuit universities is not what our students do but who they become.” - V. Rev. Peter- Hans Kolvenbach, S.J. Remember that this hostel is not “Jesuit” just because there are Jesuits walking around campus. Ignatius' legacy is for all men and women. As partners in the heritage of Ignatius something you share with hundreds of thousands of other students educated at Jesuit universities and colleges around the world. With this heritage comes a certain privilege, to be responsible! You must help shape the living tradition of which you are now an important part.
In all you do, strive for the magis, for excellence, not as the world defines it, but as it is illustrated in the rules and regulations. Ignatius wrote thousands of letters in his lifetime, offering direction to Jesuits whom he sent throughout the world on various missions. He often closed his letters with words intended to challenge as much as to inspire. They are fitting words to leave you with now as you look forward to your years at Hostel: “Go, and set the world on fire!” and I add with another “Spread your wings and soar!
The hostel is like a nest, your safety zone, a place of comfort. This could be your home, a familiar face, with a routine to follow, or whatever else it is that makes you feel safe. Sometimes you have to head out into areas you are not familiar with, doing things you haven't done before. Sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone especially if you want to grow and really live your life. And that's when you need to spread our wings, like a majestic bird high in the sky, spread your wings and soar! Maybe you'll crash the first few times, but the more you keep at it, the sooner you will be soaring; “Soaring to new heights in your life!”
“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be”- George Sheehan. You all have awesome talents and treasures within, waiting to come out. Let them free! Let your true colours shine, let your spirit say “I will”, let your life be an example of what is possible! “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”- Wilma Rudolph. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”- Edmund Hillary. Your life is full of amazing opportunities. Embrace these opportunities that Loyola Hostel gives you! And you will lead a life full of abundance, filled with moments that deeply connect you with yourself and the world around you!
Rev. Dr. S. Samuel Jeyaseelan, SJ
Director, Loyola Hostel,
Loyola College, Chennai - 600 034.
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Loyola in H.E.
Unique Contributions of Loyola
College to Higher Education
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
4.2. Loyola Students Support
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
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
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
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
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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