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Title: Organiational purpose and distinctive character of colleges:A study of jesuit colleges in india
Authors: Macia, John
Keywords: Suma Chitnis
School of Social Sciences
Issue Date: 1982
Publisher: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Abstract: This thesis deals with three colleges conducted by the Jesuits in widely separated 'parts of India. It is comparative study seeking to find the similarities among these colleges that arise out of a common management and a common system of higher education, and the differencesthat arise out of the particular local and regional , environments in which they are situated. It is a descriptive as well as an explorator,y study. Against the historical Background of the world-I,ide Society of Jesus, the' modern.Indian education system, and the rise of the ,three cities, it describes how these colleges pursue their educational objectives today. It explores the ,interrelationS existing between these colleges and their context.The study consists of three parts. The first reviews the context of the colleges,which is made up of the'sponsors -the Jesuit society, the supporters -the Indian university system, and the beneficiaries -the communities in and around the cities of Tiruchirapalli, Calcutta, and Bombay. The second part analyses the colleges as organizations in 'terms of their principal components: the goals they pursue, the structures they set up to embody these goals, and the social base formed by, the student population. The third part explores the linkages between the colleges and their triple context. The investigation of these colleges proves of some sociological logically it as well as practical significance. Socio-offers-an understanding of a college as a social organization. the composition Particularly it points out the bearing the educational objectives of the Jesuit society on colleges located in very different settings. Pragmatically it can prove helpful to those responsible for the management of these colleges. The findings of this study indicate that all three colleges share several features in common, such as a liberal-humanistic philosophy of, education, a concern for academic excellence and institutional prestige, efficiency in management -features that reflect the' ethos of the Jesui t'┬Ěsociety. The peculiar features of each college are also identified, specially the different type of student to which they cater, a greater or lesser concern for the promotion of social justice, varying degrees of westernization. These reflect the specific characteristics of their 'respective localities.
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