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. Chiluvuru Amar Rao SJ, Rector
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:
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:
"Education has to train the future capable of warming people’s hearts, of walking with them in thick and thin, of dialoguing with their hopes and disappointments, of mending their brokenness through their academic excellence, technological skills, digitalized discretion and creative research which ensures joy for our present and future"
M.Sc (Chemistry), M.A, M.Phil (Sociology)
Father Amar Rao has been associated with Loyola for a long time. He is thoroughly Jesuit, thoroughly Ignatian. Having been a Vice-president and Correspondent of Loyola Public School, Nallapadu an ICSE affiliated Education Institution for six years; he moved to Seethampeta Mandal, of Srikakulam District to be with the Adivasis called Savaras who are scheduled as Particularly Vulnerable Tribes (PVTGs). Before assuming the Rectorship of Loyola Academy for three years he rendered Socio-economic and Pastoral services to the same only to empower and affirm their dignity and promote life. He honestly believes that the Education has to be an Experiential Event in the lives of the Teaching (Faculty) and the Taught (Students) based on Trust that paves the path to discover Self, Others, Cultures, Religions, Languages, Genders, Ecology and variety of Experiences in order to accept the Other, celebrate Diversity, promote Communal Harmony and nurture the Nature. Education that humanizes, enables to encounter the Other to dwell in peace, expresses solidarity with the Marginalized, Poor and Vulnerable, instills awe filled reverence to mysterious beauty of Nature and questions the commercial attitude towards the Natural Resources is the need of the hour. To actualize humanizing education he advocates four operative principles that are to be part and parcel of Loyola Academy way of Education vis-à-vis Ethical Living, sense of Service to the Other, constant Search for Truth and never dying Passion for Justice.
He is very familiar to the Ignatian Pedagogy and Spiritual Conversation. He has been a Formator of Jesuit Scholastics. Earlier he has taught Environmental Chemistry at Loyola College, Pulivendula. He has Masters in Chemistry and also Masters plus Master of Philosophy in Sociology. He has set our Institution on a trajectory of change that our faculty and students are ever Contextual Conscious with Technology Tenacity, Digital Discretion only to be loadstar men and women for others wherever they land, whatever they embrace and whichever field they choose.
"It's hard to think of anything else lead rather do than groom the extraordinary young people here."
"At Loyola, we rarely sermonize or dictate - governance is about making people think."
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.
"Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life."
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.
"Life is much bigger: Be committed in a given mission, be optimistic towards everything, be a blessing to others and thereby live the life in its fullness"
MBA (HRM & Marketing)
Father Anilkumar is a man of few words and a man, fulfilling greater things for the greater glory of God. He holds a first class with distinction in BBA and procured a first class in his M.B.A in HR and Marketing. He also completed his bachelor degree in Philosophy (B.Ph.) from Pune and Bachelor degree in theology (B.Th.) at Delhi. He was ordained a priest in 2013 and worked among tribals of Srikakulam and served as an assistant parish priest at Infant Jesus Church at Kurnool Diocese. He also served indigenous people in places like Assam & Nagaland. He has travelled far and wide in the country and abroad and visited Poland in 2016 as a delegate of Indian Jesuits for World youth programme and Jesuit MAGIS immersion activities. He has also specialized in Psycho-Spiritual Training and has participated/preached Ignatian retreats/leadership training programmes to go beyond the realms of traditional education and explore spiritual and Ignatian dimensions in the field of higher education. He organized a number of secular and spiritual training programmes for the religious and the laity.
He joined Loyola Academy in 2014 in multidimensional roles of vice-principal (PG) for four years, Vice-principal (UG) for a year, Youth in charge on the campus and the director of Sports and Games from 2014 to 2018. Having served here, he went to Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering Technology (ALIET), Vijayawada and worked there for a year as the Assistant Director, Head Of the department (MBA), Faculty (MBA), and Warden (New Hostel). He went for six-month rigorous spiritual formation (tertianship) at Stanislaus College, Hazaribagh in the academic year 2019-20. Now, he is back to Loyola academy again to serve as the Vice-Principal (UG), director of sports and games and faculty for Business Administration. His priority for his students is to accompany them in their being, doing and make them grow in conviction that “Life is much bigger than anything/anyone/any situation: Be committed in a given mission, be optimistic towards everything, be a blessing to others and thereby live the life in its fullness.”