Loyola Degree College is run by the Center For Non-Formal and Continuing Education for the education of Catholic youth, which has also been at the service of others without any distinction of caste or creed.
Success in Loyola is not defined just in terms of academic excellence, but in directing its educational efforts to make future leaders, with a holistic combination of intellectual prowess, social concern, personal and moral values, with the leaders marching towards building a just and equitable society.
Loyola offers a wide range of course combinations for pre-university education and promises exciting and rewarding opportunities that ensure holistic development in a student. Here, you will be an active partner in a shared enterprise to face the ever-changing world with greater confidence.
We offer you the excellent to make the right choice.
Ignatius of Loyola was born in 1491 to a noble Basque family in northern Spain. During his youth, he served as a soldier in the Spanish army and had the experience of life at the royal court of King Ferdinand. In 1521, while defending the castle of Pampalona against the French, a cannon ball shattered his leg. It was during the ensuing long and painful convalescence that he experienced an inner transformation that made him renounce his ambitions of knightly glory and dedicate himself to love and serve Jesus. On recovering from that painful experience, he went to Manresa. He spent a few months in a cave living of intense prayer, mortification and reflection on the life and teaching of Jesus. His carefully worded notes on these deep spiritual experiences which have become a book called “The Spiritual Exercises.”
In his attempt to share his spiritual experience with others Ignatius felt the need for good education. This led him to the school of learning in Spain and later to the University of Paris. It was here that he gathered around him a group of friends who later became his followers. Finally, in Rome, in 1540, Ignatius formally founded the Society of Jesus and his companions came to be known as Jesuits. Ignatius was elected as its first General or Superior. He also personally drew up the norms and rules that were to govern the life of this group of dedicated men. These rules have become the Constitution of the Society of Jesus. Ignatius passed away at the age of 66 on July 31, 1556.
Today the Jesuits are spread all over the world committed to a life of service of people through different types of works. Our schools and colleges are managed by the Jesuits of Karnataka.