Hostel at Loyola College

Loyola Men’s hostel and Loyola Women’s hostel are closely-knit units of Loyola family. They are run by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus.
The main concern of two hostels is character formation coupled with intellectual formation of the students. Our hostel is a home away from home, a temple of learning and a family that has a long living tradition.
All the inmates are expected to co-operate fully with the Director and Assistant Directors and with one another in achieving these objectives. They should not engage any activity which may be detrimental to realizing these two objectives.



Students will be admitted to the Hostel only after admission to the College and a personal interview with the Hostel Director. The parent of the candidate has to be present at the interview by the Director. Application for admission in the form prescribed should be accompanied by a certificate from the Parish Priest (for Catholics) and from the authorities of the hostel or institution where the student previously resided. Membership of the Hostel is for only one year. Senior students wishing to be readmitted will repeat the same procedure for readmission. Those who have not shown sufficient improvement in their studies and have been failing consistently in the examinations may be denied renewal of membership. Dismissal or suspension of a member from the College will involve automatic dismissal or suspension from the Hostel also.


Wholesome food is supplied in the hostel mess with the intention of helping the students to happily pursue their studies. We expect the students and parents to understand and appreciate the difficulties involved in running a mess for a big group of students. Meals will be served at the following hours:

Breakfast: 8.00 am. to 8.30 am. Lunch: 1.00 pm. to 1.30 pm. Supper: 8.00 pm. to 8.30 pm.

Responsibility and self-discipline are the only means to success in life and these are necessary for community living. To help the students acquire responsibility and self-discipline and with a view to providing order and harmony in the hostel campus and an atmosphere for hard work and study, the following guidelines are presented.

Study and Silence

All are expected to be present on the reopening day of the College i.e. whenever the College reopens after a break. All should attend classes punctually and be present in their rooms during study hours. The hostel should be a place where at certain hours, all the students are able to do quiet, undisturbed and serious study.
Everyone should cultivate the habit of hard and consistent work. Strict silence is to be observed from 9.00 pm. to 7.30 am. on all days. At the beginning of the silence time, the hostellers pray together when a prayer song is played over the public address system. Students should stand outside their rooms during this sacred time. Everyone should be in his room immediately after prayer with at least one of the shutters open. Group discussions and consultations are not allowed during study hours. In general the study atmosphere in the hostel is to be maintained to help one another.
Absence from the hostel at night without written permission from the Director is a serious fault. If anyone has a good reason to go out or expects to return late, he should obtain a late-chit either from the Director or the Asst. Director.
Hostellers are obliged to attend all the functions held in the Hostel campus. Whistling or howling in any function in the Hostel campus is to be avoided. Smoking and consumption of alcoholic drinks in the Hostel campus is strictly prohibited. Day scholars are not allowed inside the hostel premises during silence hours and during class hours.

Leave and Absence

All are expected to attend classes regularly. Prior permission is needed for one to absent oneself from class. If one has to absent oneself from class one should meet the Director and apply for leave of absence. If anyone is absent from class for more than ten days without prior permission he will be summarily dismissed from the hostel.

Christian Life

Importance is given to the faith formation of the Catholic students. All the Catholic students are encouraged to attend the morning mass on alternative days and the Litany on Wednesday evening. Those who are not able to attend for valid reasons should report themselves to Fr. Director.
Thus it is a common and united endeavour to help the students to be physically fit, intellectually alert, morally upright, emotionally integrated, socially aware and religiously oriented persons.