Published: 03rd April 2017
Loyola's Perfect 100: Research on water, cancer and science helped Chennai College be the only one to score a ton in research component of NIRF ranking
Besides being ranked the second best college in the country, the best in TN and South India, Loyola managed a perfect score in the MHRD's research index. Here's why
Loyola College's Principal Dr Arockiasamy Xavier is thriled with Loyola bagging top honours in the NIRF ranking released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). He says the committed staff of the college are one of the major reasons why they've aced the research rankings. "We lay emphasis on Research related work which is why we managed to get a score of 100 in Research, Professional Practice & Collaborative Performance (RPC). We have roughly 305 publications and 1673 citations in the Web of Science. We have students working on waste water treatment, cancer cell research and much more," he says and adds, "Also, we make sure mentoring sessions and remedial classes are conducted for students who are first generation learners and marginalised families or from a socially disadvantaged background," says Dr Xavier.
He also adds that the college makes sure that students participate as a part of their curriculum in outreach programmes which give them exposure to the deprivation and ground realities that exist in society. He also says that the diversity of students who study in the college opens them up to different perspectives. Loyola College also includes a fair ratio of female students in their PG programmes.
We are not yet aware of any grants that may be given to the colleges (that were ranked very high in the NIRF rankings). There has been no communication regarding that yet
Rev Dr Arockiasamy Xavier, Loyola College Principal
He also mentioned that Loyola College was one of the few institutions in the country to be awarded the DDU KAUSHAL Kendra Project which was founded by UGC in 2014 that works to give need based quality education to students and mould them into a qualified and skilled workforce. This initiative was started to meet the increasing demand for skilled students.