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Rev. Fr. Dr Pothireddy Anthony SJ is the Principal of Loyola Academy Degree & PG College


"Loyola should be the first name that comes to mind when people think of quality arts and science education in India. The only thing more important should be the values we impart."

- Fr Dr Pothireddy Anthony SJ -Principal


| Key information about Rev Fr Dr Pothireddy Anthony SJ
Rev Fr Dr Pothireddy Anthony SJ is the Principal of Loyola Academy Degree & PG College. He has been with Loyola since 1993 and served under various key positions.


Fr Anthony received his Ph. D. from National Institute of Technology, Warangal. Prior to his Ph. D he had completed his M. A in English from the prestigious Bharathidasan University. Fr Anthony has also finished PGCTE from Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages.


Fr Anthony is also the author of numerous articles, book chapters, cases, working papers, and notes. He has served in various key positions in Loyola including Director of gents hostel, Vice Principal Loyola Degree College Rector & Correspondent, Director of Sports and Director of National Green Corps. He has taught courses across Loyola's Degree and PG colleges.


It is top priority for Father Anthony that Loyola be counted among the top 10 arts and sciences colleges in India by 2020. These are his specific priorities for the college:
  • 01
    Innovation in course design and delivery
  • 02
    100% placement
  • 03
    Top 10 national rankings


Fr Anthony is a sports enthusiast and an earnest reader. He likes to keep himself updated about the latest developments across the globe.


The State Minorities Commission honoured Rev Fr Dr P. Anthony on 11 November 2015 for his dedicated services in the field of Education.

Career Progression

| The landmarks in his rise
Here is a gist of his illustrious career: :
  • 1989

    Completed M. Sc. (Zoology) from Loyola College, University of Madras, Chennai

  • 2003

    Awarded his M.Phil Degree from Acharya Nagarjuna University in Zoology

  • 2005-2006

    Superior of Sanjeevan Hostel

  • 2006-2008

    Rector of Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada

  • 2008-2014

    Provincial, Andhra Jesuit Province, Tarnaka, Secunderabad.

  • 2015

    Awarded Ph.D. from Acharya Nagarjuna University in Zoology

  • 2017

    Joined Loyola and currently Principal of Loyola Academy Degree & PG College, Secunderabad, Telanagana.

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