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JESUIT EDUCATION


The Society of Jesus, a Christian Religious Order founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540, has been active in the field of education throughout the world, since its origin. Worldwide, the Society of Jesus is responsible for 1865 Educational Institutions in 65 countries, 356 of them being secondary schools. These Jesuit educational Institutions engage the efforts of over 98,000 teachers among whom over 91,000 lay people – men and women belonging to different religious communities and the rest members of the Society of Jesus. They educate approximately 17,92,000 students.

In India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, the Society of Jesus is responsible for 153 High Schools, 38 University Colleges, 14 Technical Institutes and 5 other Institutes with 8,085 lay teachers educating 2,34,338 students belonging to every social class, community and linguistic group. They are taught through the medium of English and other regional languages. These institutions are part of the Catholic Church’s effort to share in the country’s educational undertaking.

  1. Jesuit education is based on the principles of character formation.
  2. We intend bringing into realization the Ignatian motto,”The Magis” meaning “More”or “Better.” In simple words, Doing more for Christ and therefore, doing more for others.
  3. We believe in…
    • * Fostering and developing the whole person, head and heart, intellect and feeling.
    • * Placing knowledge, talents, skills at the service of others.
    • * Creating an environment to question, reason and explore new ideas and foster academic excellence.
    • * Developing the habit of critical thinking and disciplined studies and applying the skills and knowledge to face the pressing challenges of our times.
    • * Catering to their life long spiritual and intellectual growth and teaching them to use their freedom judiciously.
    • * Being clear and firm on principles and courageous in action – Dare, Do and Win.
    • * Grooming  students of all cultures, castes, beliefs and capabilities in the high ideals of humanism and unselfish service to humanity so as to enable them to have a happy coexistence in a multi-cultural world.
    • * Helping students to become mature, spiritually oriented men of character, free from egoism and above all become the tools of social change as we move along the path towards our 150 years.
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