School of Languages


French was taught by Rev.Fr.Auguste Sauliere, the founder of Loyola Hostels at Loyola right from the inception of the college in 1925. Many Jesuit Fathers like Rev.Fr. Pujo, Rev.Fr. Amescua, Rev.Fr. Pays, Rev.Fr. Varaprasadam and Rev.Fr. Paul de la Guérivière have taught French in the college. Lay stalwarts like Professor Maria Gabriel, Prof. Divien, Prof. Gopalakrishnan and Prof. Miranda have taught French to thousands of young Indians in the college. Chevalier Dr. Francis Xavier Raj, was the Head of the Department of French from 1972-2005. It was under his headship that B.A.French was revived in 1998 and the Department grew steadily. Beginners are admitted in B.A.French (as in Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi) and girls are admitted since 2001.

Courses Offered


  • B.A. (French Lit.)


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HOD Desk

Dr P.S. Durga Devi

Head of the Department,
Department of Foreign Languages,
Loyola College (Autonomous),
Chennai - 600 034.
Tel: +91 44 2817 8200 (Ext 319)