Loyola College, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Chennai

Established

1925

Streams

Arts, Commerce, Computer Application, Literature, Science, SocialWork

Ownership

Private

Status

Autonomous

College Type

Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Overview

Founded in 1925, Loyola College, Chennai is a Catholic minority institution that has morphed into one of India’s most respected undergraduate colleges, reputed for empowering the socially disadvantaged through high-quality education. Situated on a 79.5-acre verdant campus in the southern port city of Chennai, Loyola College is a landmark higher education institution of this bustling metropolis.

For the past ten years, this autonomous arts, commerce and science college has consistently been ranked among the top 10 colleges of India and since 2006, among the country’s top three arts, science and commerce colleges by the Delhi-based weekly India Today. In the latest India Today-Nielsen survey (June 2011), Loyola is ranked second in science and third in the arts and commerce streams.

Placement:

Loyola’s sustained focus on academic excellence and life skills development has paid off by way of India Inc rolling out the red carpet for its alumni. In the academic year 2011-2012, 900-1,000 students were campus-recruited by over 25 companies who are regular visitors to the campus. These include Facebook, Google, HCL, Infosys Technologies, Wipro, HSBC Bank, Goldman Sachs and others which offer pay packages ranging from Rs.200, 000 – 500, 000 per annum.

Campus

The 79.5-acre college campus hosts spacious classrooms, an auditorium, multipurpose hall, well-furnished and digitalised library, computer cum language laboratory, biological science classroom with laboratory, smart classroom, seminar hall, psychology lab, maths classroom and physical science classroom with laboratory.

The central library houses a collection of more than 1,02,624 books, 102 journals, 15,580 e-journals and 3,78,000 e-books. The Loyola Digital Library is accessible 24/7 to the students.

Other facilities include:

Prayer Room

Loyola Health Centre

Food Court

Wi-Fi

Recreational Centre

Sports Pavilion

Gymnasium

Campus Ministry

Student Counseling Centre

Training and Placement Cell

Centre for Women’s Studies

RCDA Centre for differently-abled students

Loyola Students Support Services (LSSS)

Other facilities include a music room, arts & craft room, sports and games room, spacious grounds to play outdoor games and to conduct annual sports day.

Academics

Courses offered by the college are-

Undergraduate courses-

Arts-

B.A. in Economics, English Lit., History, Sociology, Tamil Lit.

Commerce-

B.Com. (General)

Science-

B.Sc. in Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology), Statistics, Visual Communication

B.Voc. (3D Animation)

B.Voc. (Digital Journalism)

Postgraduate Courses-

Arts

M.A. – Economics | English Lit. 

M.A.- Social Work

Specialisations:

– Community Development

– Human Resource Management

– Medical and Psychiatric Social Work

– Welfare of the Disadvantaged Sections

– Human Rights

Commerce

M.Com.

Science

M.Sc. (Chemistry)

M.Sc. (Mathematics)

M.Sc. (Physics)

M.Sc. (Statistics)

M.Sc. (Zoology)

M.Voc. (3D Animation)

M.Voc. (Digital Journalism)

For more details please refer http://www.loyolacollege.edu/admission/courses-offered.php 

Besides academics, the college offers space for all the students to identify and develop one’s potential to the maximum. The college has created a system of both academic and personal mentoring, besides counseling. It strives to instill a strong spirit of research among its students and encourages graduate students to engage in research for which it has also created a Research Park. Students are encouraged to develop empathy and concern for social causes through the outreach programme which is mandatory for all the students.

Placements:

The training and placement cell of Loyola College provides students with various career advancement avenues and to train them with all the required skills to excel in the corporate world. Loyola College fosters an environment where collaboration with industry thrives, generating breakthrough discoveries, science, and technology that can support continuous innovation and growth. The college boasts a perfect record of accomplishments pf productive relationships with corporations of all sizes, from start-ups to established multi-national companies.

Training and placement cell of the Institute centrally handles campus placements of the graduating students of the college. The cell provides complete support to the visiting companies at every stage of placement process. The college is well equipped with ample infrastructure in terms of halls for presentations, pre-placement talks, written tests, and labs for online test, rooms for mock interviews etc. The objectives of the training and placement cell are to develop students to meet corporate expectations and place them in reputed companies based on the expected job profiles of each student; to create awareness among students regarding available career options and help them identify their career objectives; to guide students in developing skills and job-search strategies required to achieve their career objectives; updating students about current market trends periodically to prepare for industry expectations and to act as a bridge between students, corporates and alumni.

Recent placement highlights- 2019: A total of 804 students were placed into various reputed companies in the 2019 placement drive which saw a participation of 100 companies, some of the prominent companies being Amazon, Wipro, TCS, IBM and Cognizant. The average CTC offered was INR 5.5 LPA, while the median CTC stood at INR 2.5 LPA.

General Information

Accomodation
Available
Min Fee
1000
Max Fee
30000
Library
Yes
Transportation
Available
Student Mix
Men and Women
No of Students
10381
Campus Size
79.5 acres
Labs
Yes
Internet Wi-Fi
Yes
Sports
Basketball, Cricket, Football

Admission

Undergraduate Admission-

Selection Criteria: Academic merit in qualifying examination (10+2) and performance in interview.

Eligibility: 10+2 in relevant stream from a recognized board.

Admission Procedure:

  • Candidates have to register for admissions by filling out the online application form from the college website along with the submission of required documents and payment of application fees.
  • Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their academic merit in 10+2 examinations will be called for an interview.
  • Candidates’ final selection will be based on their academic merit in qualifying examination (10+2) and performance in interview. Selected candidates may verify documents and pay the fees to confirm their admission.

Postgraduate Admission-

Selection Criteria: Entrance test scores and performance in personal interview.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline and specialization from a recognized university.

Admission Procedure:

  • Candidates have to register for admissions by filling out the online application form from the college website along with the submission of required documents and payment of application fees.
  • Candidates will first have to appear for the entrance test conducted by the college. This is followed by a personal interview round.
  • Candidates’ final selection will be based on their entrance test scores and performance in personal interview. Selected candidates may verify documents and pay the fees to confirm their admission.

Doctoral (Ph.D.) Admission-

Selection Criteria: Entrance test scores and performance in personal interview.

Eligibility: Master’s degree in relevant discipline and specialization from a recognized university.

Admission Procedure:

  • Candidates have to register for admissions by filling out the online application form from the college website along with the submission of required documents and payment of application fees.
  • Candidates will first have to appear for the entrance test conducted by the college. This is followed by a personal interview round.
  • Candidates’ final selection will be based on their entrance test scores and performance in personal interview. Selected candidates may verify documents and pay the fees to confirm their admission.

Fees: Please contact the university for detailed information on the programme-wise fee structure.

Achievement

Loyola College has been accorded recognition as Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India with effect from January, 2011.

Loyola College was conferred the status of“College of Excellence”by UGC for the period April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019.

India Today Magazine has ranked Loyola College among India’s Top 10 Arts, Commerce and Science colleges since 2006.

Accommodation

The Loyola Men’s Hostel and Loyola Women’s Hostel together have 836 rooms and can accommodate 1650 students.

Information

Website : http://loyolacollege.edu/

Address : Sterling Road, Nungambakkam

Email : [email protected]

Contact : +91 4428178200

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