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The behemoths behind Loyola's high standards.


"Governance at Loyola is not about authority, but about love. We implement an ethos of care and empathy."

- Rev. Fr. Raju Soosaimanickam SJ, Rector

Governance Structure

| Main persons implementing our ethos
Governance at Loyola Academy is about ensuring that the values the college aspires to are part of everyday life on campus. The management team works towards keeping an ideal atmosphere in the college to carry out its vision:

    / Looks after the overall management


    / Liaison between Loyola and the World


    / Manages overall academic affairs


    / Manages academic affairs of the UG courses


    / Manages academic affairs of the PG courses

Each member takes on new roles for overall exposure, personal growth, and fresh perspectives so as to improve the standards of Loyola. These are the current members of the Loyola Academy Governing Council:


| Rev. Fr. Raju Soosaimanickam SJ
"Loyola is a second home. I love the brilliant young people that are around all the time!"

Rev. Fr. Raju Soosaimanickam SJ Rector

Father Raju has been associated with Loyola for a long time and is one of the most revered persons today in the Loyola campus. He heads the management team at Loyola and instills a common vision that everyone at Loyola work towards.

He is one of the foremost authorities in the Andhra Jesuits Society. He is a think tank and skilled at planning and execution of projects. He is instrumental in bringing about quality standards in both teaching and administration.


| Rev. Fr. J. Thainese SJ
"It's hard to think of anything else Iead rather do than groom the extraordinary young people here."

Rev. Fr. J. Thainese SJ M.Sc. (Statistics), M.S. (Computer Sc. & Engineering)

Born in 1948, Father Thainese joined the Society of Jesus in 1967 and has been associated with Loyola Academy since 1982. Not only has he been instrumental in the infrastructure development of the college, but his footprints can also be seen in the farm and the Computer Science Department.

Father Thainese completed his bachelors degree in Statistics from Loyola College, Chennai and his M.Sc. in Statistics from Madras Christian College. He also has a M.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Namur, Belgium. He had done a postgraduate diploma in Internet Technology in Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA in 1998 and worked in the same University for software design and development in Information Technology Services. He has served the college in various capacities, from Lecturer and Warden of the boys hostel to the Director of Computer Department and the Rector (two terms)

Apart from his passion for teaching, he is deeply interested in gardening and landscaping and is fluent in four languages. He has also spearheaded the relief and rehabilitation work in the cyclone hit regions of Krishna District of then undivided Andhra Pradesh.


| Rev. Fr. Dr. Pothireddy Anthony SJ
"At Loyola, we rarely sermonize or dictate - governance is about making people think."

Rev Fr Dr Pothireddy Anthony SJ M.Sc. (Zoology), Ph.D.

As an academician Fr Dr. Anthony has always pursued excellence. He completed his M.Sc. in Zoology from University of Madras and was awarded a Ph.D. in the year 2015 from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur.

Fr Dr Pothireddy Anthony has served in various key positions in Andhra Loyola College as the Director, Asst. Director of Xavier Hostel, Gogineni Hostel and New Hostel, as the Superior of Sanjeevan Hostel, as the Rector of Andhra Loyola College, as the Provincial of Andhra Jesuit Province from 2008-2014. He oversees and steers almost every aspect of the institution, including academics, internal quality, and the Planet Program. His contributions have been tremendous and he is the one of the most loved and respected persons on campus. As the academic head he insists on continuous development.

Vice Principal UG

| Rev Fr Dr L. Joji Reddy SJ
"Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life."

Rev. Fr. Dr L. Joji Reddy SJ M.Sc., MBA, M.Phil., Ph.D. postdoc on Cancer Biotechnology, Mitchell Cancer Research Institute (University of South Alabama, USA), President-Xavier Board of Higher Education, A.P. & Telangana., Associate professor in the Dept. of Biotechnology

Fr. Dr. L. Joji Reddy, SJ., is a scholar in thought and human in deed and has crossed many milestones in the education sector. As a scholar he emerged as a great philosopher and theologian. He is a scientist and educationalist too. As a scientist he developed fervour for research. He had published over 26 international papers, 3 national and 20 conference publications in the field of biotechnology and conducted various national and International seminars. He attended many national and international seminars to present his papers. For the past six years onwards he is serving, Xavier Board of Higher Education (Association of Catholic Institutions of higher Education in India) as president and brought a lot of reforms in the education sector both in T.S. and A.P.

Having a strong passion to serve he used his forte to serve the society by educating the people. He was appointed as Associate professor Loyola Academy Degree and P.G. College by the Osmania University in the Department of Biotechnology. He worked from 2004 onwards as the Principal of both Andhra Loyola and Loyola Academy Junior Colleges and as a Vice Principal of Loyola Academy Degree & P.G. College till 10th June 2016. He also worked as Principal I/C from Dec 2015 to March 2016 in Loyola Academy Degree & PG College and set the trend in giving a face lift to the academic standards, discipline, sports and games and extracurricular activities and celebrated different events in a high profile manner. He was Conferred “RastriyaGaurau Award” by the International Friendship Society, at India International Center, New Delhi on 29th Aug 2012, for the Meritorious Services, Outstanding Performance and Remarkable Role by Dr.Bhishma Narayan Singh, Former Governor of Tamil Nadu and Assam. As an educationalist his Vision is to transform the students to be “Men and Women for others” and to mould the students as global citizens with competence, conscience and compassionate commitment towards economically educationally poor students. His goal is to impart knowledge with integral formation which involves academic excellence, spiritual growth, social commitment and value based leadership. His aim is to take the educational Institutions to reach the unreachable targets by imparting values for life to live.

Vice Principal PG

| Rev. Fr. K. Anil Kumar SJ
"In spite of a short span, I feel like I belong at Loyola."

Rev. Fr. K. Anil Kumar SJ M. B. A (Human Resources & Marketing)

Father Anil is a preacher by profession and a teacher by passion. He completed his M.B.A in HR and Marketing. Father Anil has also completed his bachelors degree in Philosophy from Pune. He has served in the ministry at Kurnool and focused his preaching towards the spiritual needs of people there. Father Anil served mankind in places like Assam & Nagaland.

Father Anil created ripples in the very first month that he was here and implemented many ideas to make Loyola's UG & PG education better than the best. His priority for his students is to build character along with knowledge and skills.

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