St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangaluru, as every year took part in India Today – MDRA 2020 survey this year. The results announced in the July 6, 2020 edition of India Today Magazine, brought joy to all stakeholders of the college. The college had filed its participation in Arts, Science, Commerce,  Management, Computer Applications categories among the Undergraduate and Social Work and Mass Communication category in the Postgraduate Sections.
India Today-MDRA team does survey of Best Institutes in these categories along with Engineering, Medical, Dental, Hotel Management, Media, Fashion Design, Law and Architecture. The survey result was based on objective questionnaire evaluation and also perceptual evaluation, having a weightage of 50:50 for general programmes and 60: 40 for professional programmes.

In the country the College stands in the 50th place for arts education out of the top 120 ranked Colleges. In Science category, the College bagged the 55th place out of the top 120 Colleges ranked. In the Commerce section, the College is in the 64th place out of the top 160 listed.
Among the professional programmes, in Computer Applications (BCA) Category, the College is in the 20th place out of the top 110 colleges listed in the country. For Management (BBA) Program, the College has secured 39th rank, out of 120 ranks announced. In The Social Work programme (MSW), out of the top 35 institutes, the College stands in the 17th place and in Mass Communication it has bagged Rank -33.

The objective questionnaire include components like, student selection process, student diversity, fees and funding, teacher quality, living experience, personality development and leadership, Academic progression, internship and placements, new age courses etc
The Management of the College - Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society (MJES) has expressed its high appreciation for the efforts of the College in maintaining the first place among the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Coorg and applauded with gratitude all stakeholders responsible for this achievement.

It is to be recalled that the College is in the 101-150 band in the NIRF ranking 2020 conducted by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Govt. of India. St Aloysius is the only college to appear below 150 rank in the undivided Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Districts
According to the latest statistics from UGC there are 41,435 affiliated Colleges in the country out of which only 621 are Autonomous Colleges and 314 Colleges are Colleges with excellence or potential for excellence. St Aloysius College is an Autonomous Institute with Potential for Excellence Status given by UGC, Star Status awarded by DBT, Govt. of India, NAAC Accredited with a CGPA of 3.62 out of 4, Centre for Research Capacity Building under UGC-STRIDE, College with DDU Kaushal Kendra and is on the threshold of becoming a Deemed to be University in the near future.

Table showing the College Ranks in various disciplines

Discipline   Rank
  BA 50
  BBA  39
  BCA  20
  Commerce (B.Com)  64
  Mass Communication (JMC) 30
  Science (B.Sc)  55
  Social Work (MSW)  17