Milestones and Galaxy of Eminence

1962

  • Loyola College founded by Joseph Edamaram S. J.
  • Shri. V. V. Giri, Honourable Governor of Kerala, lays foundation stone on 2l June

 

1963

  • Loyola College accorded permanent affiliation by University of Kerala
  • Master’s Degree in Sociology offered

 

1964

  • The M.S.W. Degree Program and Junior College launched
  • Social Service League engages in flood disaster relief in the low lying areas of Trivandrum

 

1966

  • Junior College shifted to St. Xaviers’ Campus, Thumba.
  • First social service camp and socio-economic survey at Harveypuram Colony.

 

1967

  • The Alumni Association founded
  • Visitation by Pedro Arrupe S. J, Superior General, Society of Jesus

 

1968

  • Indo–Danish Oral Cancer Research Project
  • “The Loyolite” – The Alumni News Bulletin launched

 

1969

  • The first National Service Scheme Rural Live-in Camp at Cheruvickal

 

1970

  • Govt. of India appoints Loyola College as Technical Training and Orientation Centre for the National Service Scheme

1971

  • Loyola Ladies Hostel was commissioned by Sir Laurie Baker
  • ICSSR sponsored Research Methodology Training for Ph.D. Scholars
  • Shri. V.K. Krishna Menon visits Loyola Campus

 

1972

  • Social Service League engages in the One Lakh Housing Scheme.
  • Sutter Hall commissioned and completed by Sir Laurie Baker

 

1973

  • Loyola College recognised as approved Centre for Ph. D. Research in Sociology and Social Work, by the University of Kerala
  • Mother Teresa, the Saint of Calcutta visits the Campus

 

1975

  • Medical and Psychiatric Social Work specialisation was introduced in M.S.W.

 

1977

  • Department of Social Work accorded permanent membership in the Association of Schools of Social Work in India (ASSWI)

 

1978

  • Collaborative research on ‘System and Indebtedness of Marine Fishermen’ with University of Namur, Belgium.

 

1980

  • Loyola College engages with National Adult Education Programme

 

1986

  • Loyola Extension Services commissioned as NGO
  • Loyola Family Counselling Centre commissioned

 

1987

  • N. S. S. Unit No. 17-A assigned to Loyola College
  • His Excellency Shri. P. Ramachandran, Governor of Kerala inaugurates Silver Jubilee Celebrations
  • First issue of the Loyola Journal of Social Sciences released

 

1988

  • Silver Jubilee Valediction by His Excellency Dr.Shankar Dayal Sharma, Vice-President of India on 10th February

 

1989

  • Ministry of Human Resource Development appoints Loyola College for Supervision and Monitoring of Creches

 

1991

  • Demographic and Socioeconomic Census Study for Kayamkulam Super Thermal Project (NTPC)

 

1993

  • Govt. of India selected LES as the Field Training Institute (FTI) under UBSP programme (Urban Basic Services for the Poor)

 

1996

  • Loyola College is declared first “AIDS AWARE College” under University of Kerala
  • Loyola Alumni Association launch regional chapters of Kanyakumari and Kollam,
  • Government of India recognizes LES as the Regional Resource Centre for the Prime Minister’s Integrated Urban Poverty Education Programme
  • Dr.Armaity Desai, U.G. C. Chairperson visits campus

 

1997

  • Loyola College was appointed Nodal Agency by C.S.W.B, for monitoring and supervising the Family Counselling Centres in Kerala

 

1998

  • NSS Campers mobilized resources and constructed pucca house at Chirayilkulam

 

2001

  • Department of Personnel Management constituted
  • Community Development started as the second specialization for MSW
  • NAAC Accreditation award Loyola College at Five Stars

 

2002

  • LES undertakes international consultancy for UNICEF Nepal

 

2003

  • Collaborated with NSS to launch the Hariyaali(greening the roads)project
  • Loyola co-hosts International Conference on Lifelong Learning with University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Loyola entrusted by European Union Action Research Project

 

2004

  • Engagement with Tsunami Psychological rehabilitation in collaboration with Government Medical College, Trivandrum

 

2005

  • Loyola Student Counselling Center (LSCC) launched
  • Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Launched

 

2007

  • Reaccredited with NAAC on A Grade, with CGPA of 3.7 on a four point scale which was highest in India.
  • Vision and Mission reoriented to Research, Teaching and Extension
  • MoU with Kudumbashree for field work of students
  • His Excellency Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam visits Campus
  • Vandana Shiva delivers Dominic George Memorial Lecture

2008

  • hosted the COJAK, the National Jesuit Alumni Congress
  • ICSSR sponsored Major Research Project

2009

  • Loyola Hall Inaugurated at LES
  • 2 UGC sponsored Major Research Project
  • Rated as 5th Best Social Work College by Outlook-MDRA National Survey

2010

  • 4 sponsored Major Research Projects of UGC were carried out

2011

  • Rated as 7th Best Social Work College by Outlook-MDRA National Survey

2012

  • DayaBhai visits Campus
  • Rated as 6th Best Social Work College by Outlook-MDRA National Survey
  • His Excellency ShriPranab Mukherjee, The Honourable President of India, visits college as the part of Golden jubilee celebrations on 30 October, 2012

2013

  • Rated as 3rd Best Social Work College in India by Outlook-MDRA National Survey and The Week magazine

 

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