With a view to transform the educational scenario in Bihar / Jharkhand where there was an acute shortage of trained and well qualified teachers, Fr. Kenneth Judge, S.J. an American Jesuit missionary started Loyola College of Education in the year 1976 at XLRI campus, in Jamshedpur. The college was shifted to its present campus at Telco, Jamshedpur with 11.39 acres of land in 1992 and is about 12 km away from Tatanagar railway station.
NATURE OF THE COLLEGE
Loyola college of Education is a self financed co-educational institution. Since 1976 the college was affiliated to Ranchi University. At present the college is affiliated to newly formed Kolhan University, Chaibasa. The college is registered under the local title “Loyola College of Education, Jamshedpur Society” under The Societies Registration Act, 1860 vide letter no. 381 – 2005-2006. After the college received NOC from Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of Jharkhand, it is also recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) New Delhi from session 2003 – 04 vide order no. ERC/7-44 (ER-44.5.3) 2004/1553 (1) dated May 13, 2004 and is re-accredited by the National Assessment and accreditation Council, Bangalore in 2010. It has also received Minority Status from the National Commission for Minority Educational institutions (vide F.No. 1045 of 2006 dated Aug 17, 2007). This is a Catholic college where goals and activities are pervaded with a strong sense of God who alone gives meaning to life. The diverse religious beliefs of staff and students are fully respected. It is expected that they live up to their own spiritual values and ideals.
It is important to note that Loyola College of Education receives no government or private aid, and fees are its only source of income. Hence, fees have to be adjusted from time to time to keep up with the rising costs and salaries.
THE NAME, LOYOLA
Loyola College of Education derives its name from its Patron, St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. Today in India, many colleges, schools and institutions are named after this great saint.
EMBLEM OF LOYOLA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
From falsehood, lead me to truth,
From darkness, lead me to light,
From death, lead me to immortality!
THE CROSS : symbolizes spirituality and healing. It is seen as the meeting place of divine energies. The 4 points of a cross represent self, nature, wisdom, and higher power or being. Crosses suggest transition, balance, faith, unity, temperance, hope and life.
THE BOOK : symbolize the importance of education in leading us from falsehood to the truth. It is through books that we inherit the wisdom of the ages.
IHS : The true meaning of IHS is the first three letters of the Greek spelling of the Holy Name of Jesus. The insignia is nothing more than the symbol of the Holy Name.
TO BE MEN AND WOMEN FOR OTHERS: following an Ignatian path are working to become “Men and Women for others” which was popularized by Pedro Arrupe, the then dynamic Superior General of the Jesuits. The prime objective of Jesuit education is “TO BE MEN AND WOMEN FOR OTHERS”. It insists that our life must include concrete action to help socially other people in the invitation of Christ to all of us to join him in his work to save and heal the world.
GREEN LEAVES: depict hope, renewal and revival. They are symbolic of fertility and growth. The term 'turning over a new leaf' symbolizes offering people a chance to start anew and amend their past mistakes.