Welcome to St Aloysius (Deemed to be University)

Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ
Vice Chancellor in-charge
St Aloysius (Deemed to be University) belongs to a network of educational institutions administered by the members of the Society of Jesus, a religious order which runs schools, colleges and universities in more than 105 countries in the world.
The members of the order, popularly known as Jesuits, have acquired a reputation for excellence in the quality of education.
Some of the distinguished Jesuit institutions of higher education in India are St Xavier’s College in Kolkata, St Xavier’s College in Mumbai, Loyola College in Chennai, St Joseph’s College in Trichy, Xavier Institute of Labour Relations (XLRI) in Jamshedpur, and Xavier University in Bhuvaneshwar. These and many other highly acclaimed centres of learning are managed by the Jesuits and deeply rooted in Jesuit values of commitment and excellence.

Established in 1880, St Aloysius (Deemed to be University) prides itself in its history of 144 years.  Thousands of students who have passed through the portals of this institution have rendered outstanding service to humankind not only in India but across the globe. 

Despite its status as a minority institution, the college has imparted high-quality education to all sections of society regardless of caste, colour or creed.  The motto of the college, “Lucet et Ardet” which means “shine to enkindle” has inspired countless students to become men and women for and with others, thus bringing light and joy into the lives of people. 

Inculcating social awareness and enhancing social concern is one of the main thrusts of the college. We are extremely proud of our alumni/ae who have turned into agents of radical social change.

The context we live in today is marked by profound changes, acute conflicts and new possibilities. The world needs to build a future of solidarity with all sections of society. We have to fine-tune higher education to the needs of the society.

Creativity, critical thinking and conscience are the imperatives for bridging the ever-widening gap between communities and cultures. We invite you to join us in our endeavour by being an integral part of forming men and women for and with others.

Colleges generally strive hard to teach students how to think critically, reason analytically, solve problems practically and communicate clearly. But St Aloysius (Deemed to be University) will ask for something more from its students by educating and forming them to become men and women of faith, wisdom and service to their communities. This is the “Value Addition” of Jesuit Higher Education.


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