The first semblance of an organized Old Boy’s association was started in 1978 by Jimmy Antony (’69 batch) who was the first Secretary, Joseph Jacob (’68 batch), the first President, and Simon John (’68 batch), the first Treasurer.
When the activities of LOBA fell into a lull, in the late 80′s the late Rev. Fr. Pulickkal S.J. who was the then Director of LOBA, stepped in, took things into his hand and injected new life into the LOBA or Loyola Old Boy’s Association. From then onwards LOBA has grown from strength to strength, gaining in membership mostly under the guidance and drive of Rev. Fr. Joseph EdasseryS.J.
LOBA is now an integral part of the worldwide network of Jesuit Alumni Associations all over the world, and an important part of JAAI or the Jesuit Alumni Associations of India. JAAI was conceived at the Jesuit Alumni Congress in Chennai in 1995. Since then it has taken shape as an organisation, with a Governing Council, Constitution, and a rotating Secretariat in place. It has also hosted six national congresses and an international congress. The 5th National Congress was held between September 7-9, 2007 in Trivandrum at Loyola Institutions on the theme "Role of Jesuit Alumni in A Resurgent India".
The Immediate past National President of the Jesuit Alumni Associations of India is our very own Alumnus Dr. Santhosh Rollands.
LOBA having students who have reached a wide spectrum of careers and quite a few have reached the top echelons of society. It is of course quite heartening to be in their presence and definitely a matter of pride that we share the same Alma Mater.
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