Mangaluru: St Aloysius College (Autonomous) gets University status

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Mangaluru, Jan 25: The University Grants Commission (UGC) and Ministry of Education, government of India, has approved the proposal for the status of Deemed to be University by the well-known St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru and granted university status. With this coveted status the institution will from now on be called St Aloysius (Deemed to be University) Mangaluru.

The management of the institution expressed its delight at the prospect of the unique opportunity provided to serve the cause of higher education in this part of the world.

Addressing the media, Fr Praveen Martis SJ, principal of St Aloysius College, expressed his gratitude on this momentous occasion, stating, "In a historic move, St Aloysius Autonomous College becomes St Aloysius Deemed University. With a century-long legacy, this achievement showcases our constant commitment and excellence in education. As Principal, I am grateful for everyone's efforts in achieving this esteemed University status. Our journey includes four successful NAAC accreditation cycles, notable achievements in sports, drama, and culture, collaborations with TEDx, and international events, and numerous memorandums of understanding (MoU). We are also gearing up for admissions to PhD programs, which will commence very shortly."

Fr Melvin Pinto, rector of St Aloysius College, shared the joy, highlighting the college's excellence, and said, "We regularly receive high NAAC ratings, including an A++, the district's highest. Achieving deemed University status aligns with our long-term goals, which have been recognized by the UGC for digital design, graduate outcomes, and placements. According to central regulations, only first-year students will be admitted. This changing advancement represents a new chapter in our institution's history. We are grateful to our alumni and supporters and look forward to an ongoing rise as St Aloysius Deemed University."

Addressing questions from the media regarding the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) and other regulations, Fr Praveen Martis said, "We follow the Central regulations, and deemed-to-be University students will only be first-year students, while the second and final year students will be under the affiliated university. Admissions will start from now onwards, and the academic year will commence in June."

"The UGC and the ministry of education, after making a thorough study of the college proposal on various parameters like physical and digital infrastructure, curricular design, research and innovation, graduate outcomes, student attainment levels, placements, vision and mission of the institution and its impact on the society along with the considerations of the higher levels of successive NAAC accreditations, NIRF and distinctive rankings and achievements, has granted the university status to the college. This status enables the institution to create a sustainable ecosystem driven by globally competitive curricula, high-end research, innovations and entrepreneurship initiatives. It provides unprecedented opportunities to explore possibilities for robust collaborations with regional, national and global partners to facilitate interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies with joint and twinning programmes providing cross cultural learning exposure to students", her added.

On this occasion, Alwyn D'Sa, registrar of St Aloysius College, members of the Aloysius Board, and other teaching and non-teaching staff were present.

About St Aloysius College

Established in 1880 by the Jesuit fathers, St Aloysius College has been a premier higher educational institution having several distinctive achievements serving the youth of this region moulding them into persons with commitment, competence, compassion and conscience. The college was elevated to the autonomous status in 2007 considering its national and global presence. It has been the consistent endeavour of the institution to set higher benchmarks in all criteria governing higher education and function like a university. Further, the institution has consistently maintained top notch credentials in all the four cycles of NAAC accreditations at the national level reaching A++ grade with a CGPA of 3.67 out of 4 and NIRF rankings showing the college within the top 100 Colleges for 3 consecutive terms. The university status granted to the college is the result of the dedicated and tireless efforts of the management, staff, students and all stakeholders who shared the long and sustained dream of the well-deserved status of a university.

As the college embarks on a new and exciting journey spearheading its educational endeavours towards creating men and women for and with others, it places on record its immense gratitude to all the collaborators, men and women of goodwill, esteemed alumni and recommits itself to serve the society with greater dedication and take utmost efforts to create a difference in the society.






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  • Sunil.s.rao, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 27 2024

    Congratulations, all the best 👍, one of the best college with all facilities.

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  • Sunil.s.rao, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 27 2024

    Congratulations, all the best 👍

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  • Haleema, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    A moment of pride, emotions overwhelming.... My Alma Mater.... Another feather to your journey of success. The journey of St. Aloysius will be always a story of inspiration to many generations to come❤️❤️❤️❤️💐💐💐💐

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  • Valerian Coelho, Dubai

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    A Massive congratulations to the entire St Aloysius Team, I was truly privileged to have studied there, i can confidently say its the best college i could have studied in.

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  • Jenifer Dsouza, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    St Aloysius is a college that is operated by Jesuit priests and I am proud that this institution has achieved the status of a university. There are numerous Catholic institutions in and around Mangalore that are run by religious, but unfortunately, many lack a professional approach and fail to reach the highest standards. Among these institutions, Fr. Muller, which boasts a history of over 150 years, is now nowhere to be found in the list of the top 500 medical schools in India. Many other new managements, such as Yenepoya University, Srinivasa University, and AJ University (soon) , have also emerged. However, it is commendable that the Jesuits demonstrate a complete dedication to excellence, setting aside any personal ambitions.

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  • Mariette Lewis Mistry, Mangalore/ Tulsa, OK, USA

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    Congratulations......This is Well Deserved.

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  • CA Abdulla, Mangalore/California

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Congratulations! My alma mater 50 years ago.

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  • Arthur Machado, Shirva/Dubai

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Proud to be St Aloysion. Congratulations to the management,Staff,students and all those who are St Aloysian...

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  • Jigmig, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Congratulations to everyone who are part of this college. We'll deserved recognition.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore Kudla

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Congratulations! This recognition is long overdue for their discipline, hard work, and tireless service to the general public in the field of education, devoid of any caste or religious discrimination.

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  • Terrance D'Sa, Balmatta, Mangalore.

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Congratulations to Frs. Dr Praveen Martis Principal and Melwin Pinto Rector whose untiring efforts bore great success. Keep the fire burning to achieve greater heights and glory in the field of education.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    In its long journey another feather in its cap ... ST ALOYSIUS .. A great institution.. finest and. Teachers who took great interest .. The priests. Father / Brother....who took great interest in sports/ studies Discipline .. /. All round growth .. we did not feel at all that we were belonging to any religion. Caste Financial status .. it was a golden period .. ( NO WHATSAPP UNIVERSITY GARBAGE SADLY TODAY ‘s Main features ).... On a lighter note ... The diameter of the cane and caning force while in school was same regardless of .. whether one was Christian Hindu Muslim. Sikh etc etc (No one got special .. treatment .. meaning ..)..

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  • Nirmala Maria D'souza, Croatia

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Congratulations to Management, all staff members and students ( past and present )

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    The best with dedicated teachers and staff, do not loot in the name of education but still provide world class education not just literacy

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  • Melwyn Lobo, MANGALORE

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Congratulations to Management and all staff members past and present who have put their effort into bringing St. Aloysius College to St. Aloysius University

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    St Aloysius & St Agnes are the finest Colleges in Mangaluru ...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    proud to be an Aloysian...fortunate to be a student during its centenary in 1980. one of the best colleges for all round development till date in mangalore...others are only PUSTAKADA BADANEKAYI

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  • VINOD WILFRED TAURO, Madanthyar, Dubai

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Congratulations to the Management, staff and students being accredited as a AUTONOMOUS status as an University.Very old institute with 144 years of vast experience deserve to be a University. We wish all the best to St. Aloysius College(Autonomous) University.

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