Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Well-Wishers
I am delighted to welcome you all to Loyola Degree College nestled in the beautiful Mount St Joseph Campus, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru. Over the past 40 years, Loyola Group of Institutions has played a pivotal role in shaping the future of numerous deserving children. It is with great pride and joy that we continue this noble endeavour.
Loyola Group of Institutions is part of a global legacy of educational institutions operated by the Jesuits. Their commitment to academic excellence, character formation, social concern, and human development serves as a guiding light for our institution. We, at Loyola, remain firmly rooted in these values as we strive to empower our students to become men and women dedicated to the service of others. Our motto, "Rooted in God's Love," encompasses the essence of our institution. Love and compassion are the driving forces behind all our endeavors. We believe that education should go beyond the acquisition of knowledge; it should be a catalyst for positive change in society. To this end, we provide opportunities for our students to analyze and understand society and its structures, equipping them with the tools to work towards a humane and just society.
Academic excellence forms the bedrock of our institution. We foster a culture of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity, with dedicated faculty, and abundant academic resources. Our goal is to nurture a passion for lifelong learning and equip our students with the skills necessary to succeed in their chosen fields. Character formation holds equal importance in our educational philosophy. We aim to cultivate ethical values, integrity, and leadership skills in our students. By instilling qualities of empathy, compassion, and ethical decision-making, we prepare them to make a positive impact on the world around them.
Social concern is deeply ingrained in our institution's ethos. We encourage our students to actively engage with social issues. Through outreach programmes, we aim to develop a sense of social responsibility and create a more inclusive and equitable society. Lastly, human development lies at the heart of our mission. We believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals who not only excel academically but also possess a strong sense of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and resilience.
In conclusion, I extend a warm welcome to all students, parents, faculty, staff, and well-wishers who are a part of the Loyola Group of Institutions. Together, let us continue our journey towards academic excellence, character formation, social concern, and human development. By working collaboratively, we can create a better and more compassionate world. Wishing you all the best.
Fr Dr Alphonse Pius Fernandes SJ, Principal, Loyola Degree College