Rev. Fr. Johnson R Pinto, SJ
Karnataka Jesuits opted to work in Mundgod Taluka, since it was one of the most backward Talukas of Uttara Kannada district. While working for the welfare of the poor, the Jesuits felt the need of starting formal education with residential facilities. The poor transport facilities, seasonal migration total illiteracy in some of the villages and absence of schools close-by had kept the people away from formal education. So Loyola institutions were established in Mundgod with a motto of educating the economically and socially deprived people of this region.
Hence in 1991under the pioneering leadership of Fr. Lawrence Pinto Loyola Higher Primary School was started with only 34 students. In 1994 High school was established. And later this High school
was upgraded to Composite PU College in 2003. Small sapling which was planted in 1991, today it has blossomed as a big tree catering the educational needs of more than 900 students. During the past 31 years thousands of students have passed out of the school. A large number of these children who otherwise would have been totally deprived of education have not only passed the school final exam but also have found gainful employment. The spirit of the founder and the vision of the Society of Jesus is still motivating us to work with the same vigour.