Prabhu Jisu Residence, P.O. - Matigara, P.O. Box No. - 3, Siliguri, West Bengal, India - 734010
Loyola College of Education, owned and managed by the Darjeeling Jesuits of North Bengal, is situated at Namchi, the South District of Sikkim on a sprawling, picturesque campus of some 4.3660 hectares of land at the foothills of the Himalayas. It was started in response to the request of the Government of Sikkim.
The concept of Loyola College of Education in Sikkim was originally conceived by Fr Cherian Padiyara, the then Regional Superior of the Darjeeling Jesuits. The vision was subsequently concretized, and professionally as well as aesthetically designed by Mr Kiran Rasaily. Its foundation stone was blessed by Fr Peter Hans Kolvenbach, the then Superior General of the Society of Jesus, on March 03, 1993. The construction of the college building was supervised and got ready for use by June 1994 by Fr Giles Goluckmu and the first batch of students for B.Ed. was admitted in July 1994.
The college in the beginning was affiliated to the University of North Bengal but in 2007 with the establishment of the Sikkim Central University, it was delinked from the university of North Bengal and granted affiliation to the Sikkim Central University.
The college aims to prepare committed, conscientious, competent, and compassionate school teachers with a sense of mission. Hostels for girls and boys are located in the campus itself.
The college administration has a plan to start M.Ed. and M.A. (Education) programs under the IGNOU from 2014. Beside these, the college plans to set up, on a priority basis in a phased manner, a language laboratory, smart classrooms and E-library.