The Jesuit Schools are established and run by the Society of Jesus, which is a religious order founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. Jesuit Educational Institutions exists all over the world and in India they are responsible for over 450 schools and 150 colleges in which over one million and fifty thousand students are being educated.
Jesuit educational institutions are part of the Catholic Church’s effort to share in the country’s educational undertaking. The schools are run by the minority community, and while being responsible towards the catholic community, also care of other students to the extent possible.
Jesuit institutions show a preference to students from economically disadvantaged groups, especially the poor and the socially marginalized in the neighborhood.