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Loyola College, Vettavalam

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Loyola College, Vettavalam
TypeJesuit, Catholic
Established2009; 12 years ago (2009)
Academic affiliation
Thiruvalluvar University
RectorA. Maria Joseph
PrincipalGilburt Camillus
Vettavalam, Tamil Nadu

Loyola College, Vettavalam, was founded by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 2009 to serve the rural poor in Northern Tamil Nadu, India.[1] It is a self-financing, co-educational college of arts and sciences affiliated with Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore.[2]


The college began with 195 students distributed amongst five Bachelors courses: English, commerce, business administration, computer applications, and computer science.[2]

In 2014 the library had 10,800 books and subscribed to 23 journals.[3] There is a teaching staff of about 60 and administrative staff of about 32.[4] There are hostels for boys and girls, each able to accommodate about 135 students.[5]


The Eco Club attends ecological awareness camp, works to green the campus, and raises the awareness of the college community to ecological issues.[6]
The National Service Scheme (NSS) report 2014-15 showed students active in various causes: cleaning of the campus and planting trees, conducting rallies for issues such as peace, pro-life, and anti-pollution, and attending health and service camps. The aims of the club are to develop social and national consciousness, to promote the dignity of labour among the educated, and to strengthen the spirit of service.[7]
The Youth Red Cross Society involving 327 students in 2015 conducts blood donations, environmental activities, awareness programmes, and other social services.[8]
Red Ribbon Club spreads HIV/AIDS awareness and encourages positive health behavior, while supporting those who have contracted AIDS. It also increases voluntary blood donation among youth and develops a cadre of peer educators.[9]
Tamil Literary Association develops Tamil literary skills through national and state level seminars and essay and poem competitions.[10]
Loyola Outreach develops Evening Study Centres in the very villages from which the students come. It sponsors sports and cultural activities, career guidance, and gives assistance to nearby schools. Since 2014 all second year students have been required to participate.[11]


  1. "Inauguration of Loyola College". Jesuit Chennai Mission. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Introducing Loyola". www.lcv.edu.in. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  3. 2014 Report
  4. "Staff details". Jesuit Higher Education Commissio. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  5. ""Loyola College,Vettavalam"". www.lcv.edu.in. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  6. "ECO". www.lcv.edu.in. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  7. NSS
  8. "Untitled Page". www.lcv.edu.in. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  9. "RRC". www.lcv.edu.in. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  10. "Tamil Ezhakiamantram". www.lcv.edu.in. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  11. "Out Reach". www.lcv.edu.in. Retrieved 2017-10-15.

Coordinates: 12°7′22.83″N 79°13′31.19″E / 12.1230083°N 79.2253306°E / 12.1230083; 79.2253306

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