Loyola Academy, Secunderabad


Loyola Academy, Secunderabad

:"For other institutions named Loyola Academy, see Loyola University"Loyola Academy is a Catholic minority institution, situated in Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh), India. It is run by the Jesuit priests of the order of the Society of Jesus. This college is affiliated to the Osmania University and was granted the status of autonomy in 1992 by the U.G.C.

Initially started with an Intermediate course in 1976, followed by a three-year course called Associate Degree of Chemical Technology (ADCT) in 1977, it today has two aided and nine unaided courses at the Under Graduate (UG) level and 6 unaided courses at the Post Graduate level. All the courses at the UG level are job-oriented.

The campus is spread over 120 acres and includes six blocks- the Computer Block, the P.G Block, the Agricultural Block, the Administrative block that houses the college office and the Principal's Office and the Inigo block, inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradeh, Dr. Y. Rajashekhar Reddy on 5th September, 2005. The intermediate block is located at a slight distance from the other blocks and comprises over half a dozen buildings that were built in the initial days.The campus also houses a bio-reserve, an agricultural farm including vineyards and orchards, a church which also serves as the Parish church for the surrounding Fr. Balaiah Nagar, multiple gardens, a huge percolation tank and a turf cricket ground.

The college is noted in the twin cities for its academic excellence, impressive placement and its eco-friendly campus, rich in biodiversity and illuminated by solar-powered lights.

The institution was accredited an "A" by the NAAC in 2006 and recognised at a College with Potential for Excellence by the UGC, Govt. of India.

Administration

Rector and Correspondent: Fr. Casimir, S.J

Principal (Under-Graduate and Post Graduate): Fr. Francis Xavier, S.J

Minister: Fr. I. Lourduraj, S.J

Principal (Intermediate): Fr. Stan D'Paul, S.J


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