Loyola College, Chennai
Established in 1925 by Jesuits, i.e., the Society of Jesus, Loyola College is one of the oldest colleges in Chennai. The main objective of Loyola College was to provide a catholic atmosphere to students. Even though the college was established only for Catholics, now a day’s Loyola College admits students irrespective of their creed and caste. Loyola College boasts of training its students to master all walks of life. Although in July 1978 Loyola College became autonomous, it still remains affiliated to the University of Madras. Students passing examinations in their final year are awarded university degrees. Loyola College in Chennai offers a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level and post graduate levels. The various courses offered at the post graduate levels are MSc in Visual Communication, Medical Sociology, Medical Lab Technology, Food Chemistry and Food Processing, Computer Science, Bio Technology, Zoology, Statistics, Mathematics, Chemistry, etc. Post graduate courses are offered in Arts stream as well. Undergraduate courses are offered in science and arts stream. Each semester follows a credit based pattern. All students require a minimum of ninety credits to be awarded the degree. Social service and extracurricular activities fulfill the non academic credits that are required by each student. Loyola College has a large campus situated at Nungambakkam, Chennai. The campus is approximately one hundred acres in size with steepled gothic chapel and academic buildings, tree line pathways which make Loyola University a landmark in Chennai. Loyola university had received ten million rupees grant from the university grants commission in 2006 and a status of College with Potential for Excellence. Some of the notable alumni from Loyola College include former President of India RamaswamyVenkataraman, former governer of RBI C Rangarajan, Management writer C K Prahalad, Grand masterand chess champion VishwanathanAnand.
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