The Jesuit view of Higher education has never been a simplistic and one-sided one. It concerns all round development with a special focus on critical praxis that engages student to yoke their academic excellence, their character development and their personal concern to the transformation of a society deeply disturbed by inequality and injustice. The student that passes through Jesuit higher education cannot remain isolated from the economic, political and cultural fabric of his/her society. It is integral to higher education that he/she becomes aware of and is involved in the everyday realities of society. It is the Jesuit ideal that solidarity with the people can only be achieved by 'contact' and 'participation' in the daily life of the marginalized. It is therefore the firm conviction of Jesuit Higher Education that 'personal involvement with innocent suffering, with the injustice others suffer, is the catalyst for solidarity which then gives rise to intellectual inquiry and moral reflection'.
In alignment with the Jesuit Higher Education purposes, the University Grants Commission, the Highest Education Authority in India, has recognized the relevance and importance of the purpose and practice of 'Extension' as integral to the process of learning. Hence it expects universities and colleges, given their knowledge, human resources and infrastructure, to become positive change-makers who would empower the marginalized of society.