Student Development

Loyola College of Education

Student Development


  Awareness of AIDS, Donation of Organs and Blood was given to the student-teachers during Citizenship Camp.

 Awareness of Communicable Diseases by Apollo Shine Foundation help the students to understand the communicable diseases in April 2016.

 Awareness of health & hygienegiven as a preparationfor their rural immersion programme enable the student-teachers to talk about the importance of health & hygiene to the rural people.

 Vigilance Awareness Week Programme by Central Bank of India in October 2015 enlightens the minds of our students. The organisers conduct slogan competition and distribute the prizes to the winners.

 Awareness ofthe need to protect the Mother Earth and nature is given to the student-teachers.
 Theatre Pedagogy: Introduction of Theatre Pedagogy as part of the curriculum to enable student-teachers to adopt theatre techniques for effective teaching-learning is one another important milestone in the annuls of Loyola College of Education. An eight day intensive workshop on Theatre Pedagogy by Mr.Shanmugaraja, Actor and Director of Nigazh was organised in August 2015. All the students took active interest in it and made use of them during practice teaching.

 Guidance & Counselling: A two day workshop on Guidance and Counselling by Jesuit Centre for Counselling (JESCCO) was organised exclusively for the student-teachers in April 2016. Counselling sessions by Dr.Emmanuel, SJ is arranged to married student-teachers and to flood affected victims to enjoy good mental health.

 Yoga: A one day workshop on Yogaby Sr.Christie, a professional of yoga art was organised for the student-teachers on 18th March 2016. The student-teachers were given training in different asanas. The resource person conducted a guided meditation in which all the student-teachers took interest.

 ICT Skills: A one day seminar cum workshop on ICT skills was organised on 19th March 2016. The student-teachers had a hands on experience

 National Integration, Safety and Security of School Children, and Learning Strategies: A day workshop on National Integration, Safety and Security of School Children, and Learning Strategies was conducted by Dr. M. Periyakaruppu of Research and Action Centre for National Integration and International Cooperation (RANIICO) on 9th April 2016. A Certificate of Participation was given to the student-teachers.

 Value Education: A one day workshop on Value Education was conducted by Institute of Dialogue with Cultures and Religions (IDCR) in collaboration with Loyola College of Education on 29th April 2016 for the

 Self-awareness and Personality Development: In the very beginning of the academic year self-awareness and personality development programme conducted for enabling the student-teachers to discover themselves and to strengthen their personality.
 Seminar on Socio-Cultural Analysis is arranged for the student-teachers to look at the society critically and understand the intricacies of the society in detail.

 Seminar on Time-management, Enhancing Teaching Skills, MHRD report and Environmental Concerns was organised on different occasions for student-teachers to be in touch with the current issues, to manage their daily schedule effectively and to improve their teaching competencies.

 Seminar on Pope’s Encyclical on “Laudato Si” was conducted and the student-teachers made posters displaying the quotes of Pope Francis.

 Seminar on Life Skills was organised to help the student-teachers to develop their soft skills.

 All the student-teachers participated in one day Seminar on Interreligious Harmony conducted by IDCRas well as in Symposium on Justice organised by Satya Nilayam.
  Interactive Sessions with Transgender enable the student-teachers to appreciate their goodness and develop an empathetic attitude towards them.

 Interactive Sessions with Film Directors like Bramma and Vettrimaran give the student-teachers a scope to look at the media critically and make an objective judgement about the themes portrayed.

 Interactive Sessions with Foreign educationists enable the student-teachers to kindle their curiosity to learn new things and to make a comparative study on Education system in Germany, France and China.
 Medical Check-Up: With the help of Apollo Shine Foundation, a health Check-up was done to all the students and staff. RRC and YRC of the institution help in the smooth conduct of the programme.

 First Aid Certificate Courseis offered to the student-teachers by Apollo Shine Foundation in March 2016.
The institution organises a six day rural immersion programme for the student-teachers (totally 120 students) at three different villages in Tiruvannamalai district from 26th to 31st December 2015. In order to understand the social realities, socio-cultural analysis is given to them. Local social activists enlighten the student-teachers on a particular social issue. They visit homes, converse with the elders, give an awareness programme and maintain a daily log of the activities.
The institution provides an opportunity for the student-teachers (totally 40 students) to make a visit to Homes for Differently Abled, for Children and Street Children consecutively for six days from 26th Dec to 31st Dec.2015. The student-teachers stay whole day with the differently abled children and street children from 9.00am – 4.00pm. The primary purpose of such visits is to be with them; to observe the teaching-learning methodologies adopted for special children; and to assist the street children in their learning. The student-teachers also visit the RCDA at Loyola Campus to become familiar with the modern tools
During flood in Chennai in December 2015, our hostel students both men and women join hands with the students of Loyola College of Arts & Science and get involved in the flood relief work. One of the students shared that she could not keep quiet after seeing the plight of the people during floods in Chennai when being interviewed by The Times TV. The students contribute Rs.35,000/- towards the Flood Relief Fund. The institution visited the flood victims and provided those provisions and utensils, beddings and clothes.
The management allots Rs.60,000/- for noon meal scheme. It identifies the deserving men and women student-teachers with the help of the staff. There are about 20 students benefit from this noon-meal scheme. The management makes an arrangement with the hostel directors for providing the lunch to the student-teachers. They take their lunch in the respective hostel meant for men and women.
The management takes sincere efforts to help the student-teachers who would like to avail educational loan offered by Central Bank of India. One differently abled student has got educational loan
God Experience& Life Orientation is arranged every year for the student-teachers to renew themselves spiritually.
Concept Enrichment Programme is conducted by respective pedagogy teacher educator every year in the beginning of the academic year to refresh the memory of the student-teachers and to make them familiar with the basic concepts.