Andhra Loyola College is a Jesuit educational institution in Andhra Pradesh, India, founded on 9 December 1953.HistoryAndhra Loyola College was established on 9 December 1953 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), an international religious order of Catholic priests and brothers founded by Ignatius of Loyola, who run over 200 colleges and universities worldwide. By 2008 the College had faclties in Science, Arts, and Commerce offering 17 undergrad and 8 postgraduate programs.Education systemAs an Autonomous College, Andhra Loyola College has adopted the Choice-Based Credit System for degree courses, and the semester system. Instructional methods include lectures and classroom instruction, IT-based sessions, guest lectures, seminars, symposia, and field study. Loyola College is affiliated with Krishna University. The competitive admissions policy uses the KRU-CET for M.Sc. courses and I-CET for MBA & MCA courses.The National Assessment and Accreditation Council in its 2008 review and report on the College mentioned its institutional strengths as autonomous status, identified as potential Centre for Excellence by UGC;dedicated management, committed faculty and active and disciplined students;good infrastructure for teaching, research, extra-curricular and extension activities;placement training facility through government-sponsored JKC. The chief weakness noted was limited research activity in many departments.This latter has since been addressed. The college now has 16 research guides from Telugu, Hindi, English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, History, Botany, and Political Science Departments who are recognized as Research Supervisors by Acharya Nagarjuna University and other universities such as JNTU. Research scholars may enrol through the respective universities and pursue their research at Loyola College.