Dean of Research
Loyola College has created a well-defined system to promote research. Exclusive research centers such as Entomology Research Institute and Loyola Institute of Frontier Energy and department level research units to support the faculties and the research scholars of the college are the examples of the system. At present, 423 scholars work under 65 research supervisors in different disciplines. 63 research projects (major: 35 and minor 28) to the tune of 9, 58, 20,923/- worth research were sanctioned during the academic year 2015-16. These research projects are funded by UGC, DST, DBT, DRDO, ICMR, AYUSH, CSIR, MoEF, ICSSR and also private agencies. In addition, Rev. Dr. A. Thomas S.J. and Dr. R. Ravindhran have been bestowed with UGC research award for their excellence in their respective field. Currently a few of research scholars have been awarded with Maulana Azad National fellowship for minority students (10), Rajiv Gandhi National fellowship (08), DST Women Scientist (1) Post-Doctoral Fellowship(1).
To carry on these research programmes and projects successfully, the required and well-equipped infrastructure in the college is supported through UGC/DBT/DST-FIST programme. Many research findings from the projects undertaken are translated to the benefit of the common people. Patents as well as publications in reputed national and international journals are the products of extensive research work carried out in the institution. Current Science ranked Loyola College as 81 st among 200 top research-intensive higher educational institutions in India. Loyola College is the only Arts and Science College among India's IITs, IIMs, Central and State Universities (Current Science Vol.107, No.03, 10 AUGUST 2014).
Based on distinct achievements in research, Loyola College has been recognized as Scientific Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) in the year 2011 by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Department of science and technology, Government of India and extended up to 2019. Ministry of Finance , Govt. of India has also recognized the productive and proactive research done in science departments and approved Loyola college society for 175% income tax exemption under clause (ii) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Loyola College is the first institution to receive this honor at the college level. Times of India sponsored five crores and 50 lakhs to Loyola College to support 18 innovative scientific research projects in Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Plant sciences and Animal Sciences.
During the academic year 2014-15, Loyola Research Park was inaugurated to promote learner centered academic activity. Thus, a research centre was made available for t he students at all levels, whether they have any project of their own or intend to experiment their creations to do their research. Loyola College has also initiated a multidisciplinary research hub to pursue and promote world-class research and get training at the frontiers of Science, Liberal Arts and Commerce to harness research aptitude and develop intelligence of every student who enters the portals of Loyola College.