St Aloysius College is the oldest college in this part of the country. It is a Christian Minority Institution run by Jesuit Fathers. Although the Institution is run primarily for the education of catholic youth, the institution also caters to all students without distinction of caste, colour creed and language. It gives special preference for the students belonging to SC/ST and socio-economically marginalized group. St. Aloysius College is managed by Mangalore Jesuits Educational Society (MJES), which runs 16 institutions. SAC aims at an integral formation of the youth, striving to form individuals who are academically competent, morally strong, artistically accomplished, physically fit, socially concerned and personally balanced. St Aloysius College has been conferred with autonomous status in the year 2007. The College has adopted credit based semester system for the U.G. and P.G. Courses. Autonomy has bestowed this college with academic freedom to prescribe syllabus, design new courses and subjects of study. It has given the college the freedom to frame rules, bylaws and regulations, freedom to start honors, diploma and certificate courses both at U.G and P.G. level under the seal of the college and the freedom to devise methods of evaluation. Each student is encouraged to take part in the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.