Brief Description of St. Vincent College of Commerce, Pune
The St. Vincent College of Commerce was started in 1972 by the Society of Jesus (or "Jesuits' as they are more popularly known as), a Christian Religious Order founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. St. Ignatius of Loyola was born in the Basque province of Spain in 1491. In his youth, young Ignatius was filled with thoughts of valour and chivalry. He had joined the forces of the Duke of Navarre and while defending a fortress at a place called Pamplona in 1523 against French troops, his left knee was shattered by a cannon ball. During the period of his convalescence, he had a deep conversion experience and decided to join God's forces. From then onwards, he went through a process of trying to concretise this calling, eventually resulting in the formation of the Society of Jesus.
Since its inception, the Society has been active in the field of education throughout the world. Worldwide, the Society of Jesus is responsible for over 665 Educational Institutions in about 65 countries, engaging the efforts of approximately 70,000 teachers and educating approximately 15,00,000 students every year. The Jesuits could undoubtedly be called the global leaders of education.