St Ignatius Loyola is the founder of the Jesuit Order that runs thousands of Educational Institutions all over the world. Born in Spain Ignatius gave up his career as a solider under the then king to become a solider of Jesus Christ and wanted to establish a world of humanity and justice. There are 16,000 Jesuits in the world today in different works for humanity with a heavy concentration in higher Education. The renowned worldwide Jesuit Universities are Loyola University Chicago, Fordham University, University of Washington in USA, Sophia University in Japan, and Loyola Universities in South America and so on.
In the campus of Mount St Joseph, the first educational institution was Loyola School in 1982 for the economically poor students of the neighbourhood. In 1989 Loyola Primary and Higher Primary school were established. In 1992 another institution that was added was Loyola Industrial Training Institute, where poor students are given training in fitter trade, motor mechanic, driving, electrical maintenance, carpentry etc.Hundreds of students have been given training to make a living through these trades and have excelled in society. In 2008 Loyola High School was upgraded to Loyola Composite Pre -University College. Today the Pre -University College has a strength of 600 students with Science, Commerce and Arts streams.
After several years of discernments and discussions the Jesuits of Karnataka Jesuit Province finally decided to start a degree College in the name of their Founder, St Ignatius Loyola. The Loyola Degree College started functioning from the academic year 2017-18 with B. Com and BA (Journalism,Communicative Englishand Psychology) courses. The College is affiliated to Bangalore University. The College is a unit of BANGLORE JESUIT EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY, Jesuit Nivas, Museum Road, Bengaluru - 560025. The Campus has a spacious building, a large playground with facilities for cricket, basketball, volley ball and other sports and games.