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 SOCIETY OF JESUS

          The Society of Jesus, a Christian Religious Order founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola in 1540, has been active in the field of education throughout the world since its origin. In the world, the Society of Jesus is responsible for over 1865 Educational Institutions in 65 countries. These Jesuit Educational Institutions engage the efforts of approximately 98,000 teachers. They educate approximately 17,92,000 students.


 

The Seal of the Society of Jesus
 

 JESUITS AND EDUCATION IN INDIA



         
In India, the Society of Jesus is responsible for 153 High Schools, 38 University Colleges, 14 Technical Institutes and 5 Business Administration Institutes with 8,095 teachers educating 2,34,388 students, belonging to every social class, community and linguistic group. These Institutions are part of the Catholic Church's effort to share in the country's educational undertaking.

           The Jesuit College aims at the integral, personal formation of youth. To accomplish this, special efforts are made:

  • to help the students to become mature, spiritually-oriented men and women of character;

  • to encourage them continuously to strive after excellence in every field;

  • to value and judiciously use their freedom;

  • to be clear and firm on principles and courageous in action;

  • to be unselfish in the service of their fellowmen; and

  • to become agents of needed social change in their country.


          The Jesuit College thus aims at making its own contribution towards a transformation of the present-day social condition so that principles of social justice, equality of opportunity, genuine freedom, and respect for religious and moral values, enshrined in the Constitution of India, may prevail, and the possibility of living a fully human existence may be open before all.
(Jesuit Educational Association of India)

Source: The College Calendar
 

For more information about the Society of Jesus log on to:

www.goethals.org, www.puffin.creighton.edu

 

Author's Name: Ayan Sarbadhikari
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First uploaded: 1st August 2004

Last Revised : September 03, 2005