Andhra Loyola College is managed and administered by the members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), a Catholic religious order, which has rendered signal service in the fields of education and service to humanity for over 450 years. The college was founded in December 1953 at the request of the Catholic bishops of Andhra Pradesh and began its academic sessions in July 1954. The college offers Intermediate (+2), Degree, and Postgraduate courses as well as conducts research programmes in collaboration with several reputable universities.
In 1988, the college was accorded the status of Autonomy for the Degree-level programmes by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in recognition of its excellent contribution to the cause of higher education. The degrees for both UG and PG programmes are awarded by Krishna University to which the college is affiliated.
In 2004, the college won the prestigious ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ (CPE) status from the UGC.
In September 2008, the college was re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, with Grade A (CGPA 3.65 out of 4.00).
During 2016, the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi, has selected our College under Star College Scheme to extend financial support to six of our Science Departments viz. Botany, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Zoology, Chemistry and Physics. Ours is the first and only College in both the Telugu states so far to have been selected under this Scheme
In its 66-year-long history of operating socially relevant academic programmes in an environment at once disciplined and eco-friendly, given its vast and verdant campus, the college has remained steadfastly committed to its mission of producing men and women of both academic excellence and human excellence. That a large number of the alumni of the college have distinguished themselves by their signal contribution to their own professions as well as society (details under ‘Alumni’) does indeed vouch for the excellence the college has achieved.
Students’ strength The total number of the students in the College is 6146, representing 24 out of the total 29 states in our country from Meghalaya to Maharashtra and Kashmir to Kerala.
Andhra Loyola College - ALC Vijayawada Highlights
Name of the Institute
Andhra Loyola College – ALC
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Krishna University – KU
Andhra Loyola College Courses
Andhra Loyola College UG Admission 2022
Andhra Loyola College offers various B.Sc., B.A., and B.Com. courses at UG level. The basic eligibility is to have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam in the relevant subjects. The following table gives the eligibility as well as the selection criteria for the courses:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Economics, Politics & History
10+2 or equivalent
Merit in qualifying Exam
Economics, Telugu Literature & History (Telugu Medium)
English Literature, Politics & History
Economics, Mathematics & Statistics
10+2 Group with Mathematics as a Subject combination (Maths, Physics, Chemistry / Maths, Economics, Commerce)
Music/Dance (Classical)-animation design-sound
10+2 with knowledge of Music and Dance
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
10+2 or equivalent
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
10+2 with CEC (Civics, Economics, Commerce) or MEC (Math, Economics and Commerce)
Self – Financed
10+2 with MEC (Math, Economics and Commerce) or CEC (Civics, Economics and Commerce) or MPC (Math, Physics and Chemistry)
Bachelor of Science – Self Financed
Computer Science Engineering
10+2 with MPC (Math, Physics and Chemistry)
Mathematics, Electronics and Computer Science
Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics
Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
10+2 with MPC (Math, Physics and Chemistry) / MEC (Math, Economics and Commerce)
Visual Communication and Electronic Media
10+2 or equivalent
Animation with VFX Effects
Food Technology, Microbiology and Chemistry
10+2) with BiPC (Biological Sciences, Physics and Chemistry) or MPC (Maths, Physics and Chemistry)
Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry
Biotechnology, Microbiology, Chemistry
10+2 with BiPC (Biological Sciences, Physics and Chemistry)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Aided
Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry with DIT
10+2 MPC (Math, Physics and Chemistry
Mathematics, Statistics & Physics with DIT
Botany, Zoology & Chemistry with Diploma in Medical Lab Technology/Medical Transcription/Bioinformatics
10+2 with BiPC (Biological Sciences, Physics and Chemistry)
Andhra Loyola College PG Admission 2022
Andhra Loyola College offers M.Sc., MCA, and MBA courses at the undergraduate level. The basic eligibility is to have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant subjects.
The application form and prospectus can be obtained from the College Office between 9 AM to 5 PM by paying Rs.150/- or by post by paying INR 170/-.
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
B.Sc. degree in the relevant subject with at least 50% aggregate marks
KRU – CET
Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.)
Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3 Pattern) in Science, Commerce, Management, Social Sciences or Engineering with at least 50% marks aggregate And Mathematics background at least at 10+2 level
CET conducted by A.P. State Government
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3 Pattern) in Science, Commerce, Management, Social Sciences or Engineering with at least 50% marks aggregate
The admission to MBA and MCA courses is granted on the basis of rank obtained in the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by Andhra Pradesh Government. The question paper of AP ICET will be the objective type. It is the paper and pencil based examination having test duration of 2 and a half hours. The question paper consisting of three sections viz Analytical Ability, Mathematical Ability and Communication Ability.
Section A) of Analytical Ability will consist 20 questions from Data Sufficiency and 55 questions from Problem Solving. Section B) of Mathematical Ability will contain 35 questions from Arithmetical Ability, 30 questions from algebraical and Geometrical Ability and 10 questions from Statistical Ability. Section C) will be the communication ability consist of Vocabulary (10 questions), Business (10 questions) and Computer Terminology, Functional Grammar (15 questions), Reading Comprehension (15 questions).
The admission to M.Sc. courses will be granted on the basis of Krishna University Common Entrance Test (KRU – CET). There will be one question paper for 1 1/2 hours (90 Minutes) duration. The question paper will be in Telugu & English except languages. The question paper will carry a total 100 marks. The question paper will contain a total of 100 questions with Objective type and Multiple Choice. Each question carries out of one mark. MCQs with four alternatives A, B, C, D. Candidate can mark one option out of the given options, the candidate gives more than one answers will be ignored while awarding marks.
Andhra Loyola College Ph.D. Admission 2022
Though Andhra Loyola College is an affiliated College, their well-qualified and highly research- oriented faculty keep registering tremendous growth on research front with the research output being in tune with the demands of higher education. The college has 51 Ph.D. holders among its faculty including 16 approved Research Guides, which is very rare for an affiliated College, in different disciplines.
Quite a number of the faculty members have won a good number of Awards and Recognitions, including some faculty members being nominated as Editor-in-Chief, Members of Editorial Board as well as Reviewers of reputed International and National Journals, Adjudicators of Ph.D. theses of different universities, Members of the Boards of Studies of various Colleges, Subject Experts and Consultants for various assignments
To apply, candidates can get the application forms from the office of Intermediate Block immediately after the SSC results are announced by paying INR 150/- for an application. Candidates can also download the application form from the college’s website. If candidates are sending the downloaded Application form by post, they have to attach a Demand Draft (D.D) for INR 100/- drawn in favor of “Principal, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada’’. The filled in application form along with internet copy of SSC marks sheet and Xerox copy of your 10th class Hall ticket is to be sent to:
Fr.Vice Principal, Intermediate Section
Andhra Loyola College
Vijayawada- 520 008, A.P
The application form should reach Vice Principal’s office within 15 days of announcement of SSC result.
The overall criterion for admission is merit. However, special consideration will be given to Catholics and candidates from socially and economically backwards sections of the society.
After receiving the filled in application of the candidate, if the admission team is satisfied with the marks within one or two days the candidate will get a phone call to attend an interview for the group he/she applied for. Candidates will have to prepare and come for the interview in concerning subjects of the group they prefer from SSC syllabus only.
If the candidate is selected then his/her admission will be confirmed provided they pay the full admission fee immediately.
ALC, Vijayawada Fees & Eligibility
₹54,000 (Total Fees)
₹60,000 (Total Fees)
Andhra Loyola College has various facilities which make students life easy and help them in academic pursuit. These facilities include a library, computer lab, hostel, conference room and auditorium. The college also has the facility of sports and gym. The details of these facilities are given below:
Library: Loyola College library has the latest volumes, in all the fields of art, commerce, science computer applications and management. It has the membership for e-resources and has a subscription to national and international peer-reviewed e-journals. The digital library can be accessed on your mobile phone, tablet or laptop once you get a student ID.
Language Lab: The language lab helps students to remove the language-related hindrances and achieve mastery over it.
Cafeteria: The cafeteria of Loyola has a multi-cuisine food court to cater to the varied taste of students and to provide various food items in a hygienic environment.
Sports: Loyola promotes sports for the physical well-being of the students. The Sports Wing of the college provides excellent opportunities and facilities in a variety of outdoor sports and indoor games. It regularly organises tournaments and annual sports. The college has a well-furnished football field and cricket fields. It also has a hockey field, handball, volleyball and badminton court.
Seminar Hall: The hall is equipped with the latest teaching aids like LCD projector, slide projector and overhead projector. The hall is used for conducting guest lectures, symposiums and seminars.
Computer Centre: The computer centre of Loyola maintains and manages campus networking and internet facility. It provides both wired and WiFi connectivity to students and staff. The centre is equipped with the latest system/application software, operating system and various utility software. All students & staff are allowed to access the internet for academic and research purposes.
Career Development Cell: This cell of the College endeavours to provide the platform to the Graduates and Postgraduates by professionally working and reaching to the best companies for them. The cell has a tie-up with various organisations including the start-ups and multinational companies etc. which in turn help the graduates to discover and grab the various opportunities and to be a part of the industrial world.
NSS: NSS volunteers of the College actively take part in a variety of activities, which include blood donation, HIV-AIDS awareness, family life education, functional literacy, help for the visually impaired, college-campus cleanliness, skill development and leadership and personality development.
The college has boy’s hostel facility which provides good hostel accommodation for the students.
The college has girl’s hostel facility which provides good hostel accommodation for the students.
The college has Gym facility for the students.
There are separate libraries for undergraduate and postgraduate students. U.G. Library (Father Gordon Library). This library, named after one of the founding fathers of the college, is one of the best in the entire university area and has a collection of 83,700 volumes, 63,800 Textbooks, 18,000 reference books and 1818 CDs for e-learning. The library subscribes to 200 periodicals and Journals and maintains a book bank for poor students. Among the activities of the library should be mentioned the competitions it organizes for the students, apart from the ones organized by the Literary and Cultural Association.P.G. Library. This library has a collection of 9,134 books on subjects related to the PG Courses. It subscribes to 200 journals. It has a spacious reading room with a seating capacity of 100. Every year, new books and journals are added to the library in a substantial way. The “Loyola Reviewers Association”, launched last academic year with the objective of inculcating in the students the habit of reading, has conducted seven Book Reviews by the students so far this academic year.
Adequate facilities are available on campus for the physical training of the students: a football ground, a cricket field, a hockey field, 4 volleyball courts, 2 basketball courts, 1 handball court, 3 lawn tennis courts, 4 table tennis tables, a ball badminton court, 4 shuttle badminton courts (indoor) and 1 multi-gym in a spacious indoor stadium.
The college has a canteen facility for staff and students.
The college has health center with first aid facility for the students.
The campus is also equipped with Wi-Fi facility.
Loyola Computer Centre is well equipped with state-of-the-art computers. It is located in a spacious buildings with 6 blocks. There are around 620 systems connected through LAN, and 25 licensed software packages are available. The Computer Centre is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. So sufficient hands-on computer-hours are provided to the students.
The college has excellent classrooms facility for the students.
The college has departmental based laboratories facility for the students.
The college has a good networking for alumni association.