Accredited at A level by the NAAC with a CGPA of 3.72 on a 4-point scale in its 3rd Cycle of Re-accreditation in 2014, is an advanced institute for Social Sciences, the only one of this kind in the University of Kerala. The college offers postgraduate courses in Social Work, Sociology, Human Resource Management and Counselling, besides the doctoral programme. Social research is a priority area of the college that has a strong department of extension and outreach which functions as the live-lab of the college wherein the classroom texts are contextualized and field-tested.
The leadership, governance and management of the institution from its very inception have been anchored in the cardinal Jesuit ideal of magis (striving for ever greater excellence). As a Jesuit institution, Loyola College Trivandrum is part of a network of nearly 150 higher education institutions across the globe. At the global level the International Committee for Jesuit Higher Education (ICJHE), headed by a Secretary for Higher Education, oversees the Jesuit educational mission and periodically brings out documents related to Jesuit education to inspire, sustain and enrich the quality and characteristics of the Jesuit education in a rapidly changing and challenging global environment (ref. With Renewed Vigour and Zeal 2008, Challenges to Jesuit Higher Education Today 2010). At the national level, Loyola belongs to the Jesuit Higher Education Apostolate South Asia (JHEASA), a consortium of 50 Jesuit higher education institutions in the country. In 2013, Loyola, Trivandrum had the privilege of hosting a three-day national workshop on the campus for JHEASA on Jesuit Branding and Identity. At the state level, the institution belongs to Kerala Jesuit Province, headed by the Provincial as its custodian, who ensures that the institution always upholds quality as its hallmark, being faithful to the Jesuit ideal of magis and the cherished values of the nation. The Administrative Council comprises of the top leadership of the Jesuit Province that monitors the quality initiatives of the institution.