About

St. Aloysius Degree College is a venture of the Bangalore Archdiocesan Board of Education. Affiliated to the Bangalore University, the college offers three year course in commerce, business, computers, social work and humanities. The Catholic Church has a long history of two thousand years in higher education. Right from the days of their first appearance in Europe, Catholic schools have generously served the needs of the socially and economically disadvantaged and have given special attention to those who are weakest. The Church offers her educational service in the first place, to those who are poor in the goods of this world or who are deprived of the assistance and affection of a family.

➟ College Emblem
The college has inherited a rich emblem. At the center of the emblem is a Cross, a symbol of struggle and pain but also of triumph and victory, the universal Christian symbol. Pain and struggle cannot go wasted. Over the cross is the torch with flame. In Greek mythology, the original “torch-bearer” was Prometheus, who brought fire from the gods in order to give it to humanity. Fire was considered by ancients as being a tiny spark of the sun, which was considered to be the physical manifestation of God. By bringing fire to humankind, Prometheus enabled humans to partake in “all things divine”. Education is a divine activity. The act of “carrying the torch” is symbolic of human awareness of “divine spark” within every individual and represents his aspiration to become what one ought to. The flame has come to symbolize the light of spirit, knowledge, and life. On the two sides of the cross is a lotus and a star. The lotus is one of the most poignant representations of Buddhist teaching. The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment. Though there are other water plants that bloom above the water, it is only the lotus which, owing to the strength of its stem, regularly rises eight to twelve inches above the surface. The five pointed star is used in the flags of some 35 countries. This star is also the most widely used military symbol Stars with wavy points are emblems of God’s goodness. Books are potential instruments of emancipation from customary prejudice.

➟ College Motto
The motto of the college “Luceat Lux Vestra”, “Let your light shine” is a call to every Aloysian to be a witness of God’s life to others by their life of concern, compassion and conscience.