“We aim to form leaders in service,men and women of competence, conscience and compassionate commitment.”
Education is not mere intellectual formation or instruction; it is the formation of the whole person: body, senses, memory, imagination, intellect, and will. It is developing, disciplining, and directing all the capacities of the human personality. Jesuit education moves the learning experience beyond mere information-gathering to the development of the more complex learning skills of understanding, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. It is a call to human excellence, to the fullest possible development of all human qualities. It is a call to critical thinking and disciplined studies. Jesuit education strives to give learners ongoing development of their imagination, feelings, conscience and intellect, and to encourage and help them recognize new experiences as opportunities to further growth. Learners are encouraged to see service to others as more self-fulfilling than personal success.
Jesuit education also aims at the transformation of the present-day social conditions, so that principles of social justice, equality of opportunity, genuine freedom, and respect for religious and moral values, enshrined in the Constitution of India, may prevail, and the possibility of living a fully human existence may be open before all. Achieving these goals rests on the commitment of the teachers. A genuine teacher moves students to action, intellectual or physical, whatever the case may be. To have such teachers is the first means of transforming any society. The Jesuit ministry since the time of St. Ignatius has always accorded top priority to education. Carrying on the Jesuit legacy, we strive to impart quality education to working youth making them future leaders of our country.
AMDG – All for the Greater Glory of God
Fr. James Selvaraj, S.J.
St. Vincent College of Commerce, Pune