Jamshedpur despite a number of good schools and a large population of students willing to pursue graduation lacks a good university. Many students have to find their way to other cities, usually in other states far away from home, to pursue their academic dreams. This is specially true for Loyoleans.
Soon after their board exams the graduating class gets busy searching for colleges and courses they'd like to join. It is a crucial and complex decision taken at best with incomplete information, with a major impact on the their career and life. The shift, from the simple, comfortable and predictable confines of a school and home to the uncertain and unknown world of a college outside, is a source of much anxiety for the students and their parents.
Every successive batch goes through this. LAA decided to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of Loyoleans already enrolled in different campuses in India and abroad to assist the passing out batch of Loyoleans with resect to college courses, admission process, and residential options.
This unique program was started in 2008 and is an annual excerise. The Jamshedpur Telegraph presented it in this story.