St Aloysius College belongs to a network of educational institutions administered by the members of the Society of Jesus, a religious order which runs schools, colleges and universities in more than 105 countries in the world.
In 1880, nine Jesuits landed in Mangalore at the request made by Mangaloreans to start an institution of quality higher education. St Aloysius College prides itself in its history of 140 years with the motto, “Lucet et Ardet” which means “shine to enkindle”.
The College has inspired countless students to become men and women for and with others thus bring light and joy into their lives. It is for this reason that Jesuit education has become a touchstone for evolving new paradigms in higher education.
Despite its status as a minority institution, the college has imparted high quality education to all sections of society regardless of caste, color or creed.
The college celebrated its centenary in 1980 in a grand manner for which our former President of India, Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy was the chief guest and a witness. In the year 2002, the campus witnessed the arrival of our beloved former President, late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam for the inauguration of the Information Technology Block.
The College has seen tremendous growth after it became autonomous in 2007. The college offers a variety of courses across disciplines both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The College offers 7 undergraduate programs: Bachelors of Arts with 15 combinations, B.Sc with 16 combinations, B.Com, BBA/BBM with 8 batches & 4 batches respectively including embedded programs, and BCA with two batches, B. Voc with 3 courses and BSW. There are 21 postgraduate programs across disciplines along with research studies. Besides this, several Postgraduate Diploma, Diploma and certificate programs have been introduced.
Konkani Institute, established in 1980, is another example of the efforts of the college to promote research in Konkani language, literature and culture. It also offers diploma and PG diploma in Konkani. The college is the first to offer Konkani as a second language at the under graduate level since 1992 in the state.
The college has two research Centres for promoting research. Two more research Centres have been sanctioned by the affiliating University. The college publishes three Research Journals.
The College has more than 6,500 students at various levels. Our students have excelled not only in academics but also in cultural, sports & games and many other fields of performance. The college has all three wings of NCC and NSS units. In fact, our college is the only one college in the university area to have all the three full-fledged wings of NCC. Students have been offered facilities like sports, recreation, photocopying, health check-up, disabled-friendly structures, drinking water and sanitation. There are separate student hostels in each of the centres for both men and lady students.
The Vision and the Mission of the college lays thrust on social consciousness. The College has created an exclusive Centre for Social Concern (CSC), which regulates, facilitates and promotes social empowerment activities. Each undergraduate student has to fulfill social service activity as specified for 20 hours in each of the first two years. The program is titled “Sahaaya”. Postgraduate students have to spend a minimum of one week in a remote village selected for this purpose under “Village Exposure” program.
Radio Sarang 107.8 FM, the Community Radio reaches out to the surrounding areas of Mangalore for 16 hours a day in five different local languages through several programs promoting and spreading awareness on local culture, language, health & hygiene, economic and social aspects of life. The community radio has bagged multiple National Awards for promoting local language and culture.
The college has a vibrant Alumni base engaging itself continually in the projects and activities of the college. It has been responsible for bolstering the infrastructure, public image and liaising with the Alumni networks all over the world.
The world renowned paintings in the college chapel attract thousands of foreign and domestic tourists. The college museum with rare collections is an added attraction.