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Enhancing the intellectual capital of the teaching community of the region and generating locally relevant knowledge for policy making and societal transformation

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Creating harmony and understanding in society by promoting translations across languages of the region and beyond.

Community Radio

Salesian College, Sonada (SCS), Darjeeling, a Don Bosco Institution is the first college under University of North Bengal and entire northeast India to operate a Community Radio.

The Verzotto Memorial Lectures 2018 Schedule

25 October 2018:      Prof Loren Weybright arrives to Campus
26 October 2018:
             14.40 pm:      “Reflections on Becoming Your Very Best in                                     College Teaching” (Prof. Loren Weybright)
                                       (AV Hall, SCS)
27 October 2018:      Faculty Development Workshop on                                                    “Innovating/Implementing Best Practices in College Teaching”
            09.30 am:       Session I
            11.00 am:       Break
            11.30 am:       Session II
            13.00 pm:       Lunch Break
            14.00 pm:       Session III
            15.30 pm:       Concluding Session
29 October 2018:
            10.00 am:       “Reflections on Becoming Your Very Best in                                      College Teaching” (Prof. Loren Weybright)
                                      (AV Hall, SCSC)
30 October 2018:      Faculty Development Workshop on                                                    “Innovating/Implementing Best Practices in College Teaching”
            09.30 am:       Session I
            11.00 am:       Break
            11.30 am:       Session II
            13.00 pm:       Lunch Break
            14.00 pm:       Session III
            15.30 pm:       Concluding Session

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Ethnic Day Marked Pre-Puja Celebrations

Salesian College Sonada Sociology department organised Ethnic Day 2018 with an hour-long program consisting of speeches and dances as well as Powerpoint presentations on ethnic groups of Darjeeling, Monday 15 October. The auditorium event was followed by ethnic food fest by 10 departments putting up ethnic food stalls. The fest was a pre-puja (pre-phool patti) […]

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Darjeeling — A community radio in the Darjeeling Hills marked International Day of the Girl Child with a live talk show featuring first girl who climbed world’s highest peak Mount Everest in May 2016. On the show with Radio Journalists Bryan and Smriti of Radio Salesian 90.8 FM – Voice of the Hills were Deputy […]

Nehru-Fullbright Scholar speaks to final year students on US higher education

Mr. Joseph Millward born in California addessed the final year students of Salesian College Sonada on Monday 8th October 2018. There were some 100 plus 3rd year students participating in the event. Mr Millward completed Bachelors in Economics and Mathematics at Seattle University and for almost two years gained work experience in public health, economic […]

From the Classical to Harlem Literature

On 8th October 2018 the Department of English organised a Student’s Seminar. It started at 10:15 in the morning with Father Principal’s speech and guidance with announcement of Departmental programmes in the morning assembly. Mr. Vasudeva Naidu addressed the gathering. Seminar papers were presented by three representatives from each batch. III year speakers Mingmar Tamang, […]

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Salesian College is a Government recognized minority educational institution of the Catholic Church, run by Salesians of Don Bosco, Kolkata Province where over 1400 students do their regular B.A., B.Com & B.Sc studies under the North Bengal University.

Salesian College, established in Shillong, in 1933, was shifted to Sonada, in 1938. It comes under section 2(f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act, 1956. In 1935, SCS received affiliation to the Calcutta University for I.A., and in1948 for B.A. Course in English, History and Latin followed by Economics in 1950. In 1962 its affiliation was transferred from Calcutta University as one of the founding colleges of NBU.

It was in 1970 and 1979 that SCS received affiliation for B.A. Honours Course in English and History respectively. Later on SCS introduced Education and Philosophy as B.A. subjects. In 2006 it received affiliation for Education Honours course.

The College opened a Computer Skills Department in 2002, offering the DIT and ADIT courses of C-DAC, Pune, the Computer Application Certificate Course of NBU in 2004. In 2005, Career oriented programmes of Communicative English and Tourism & Travel Management have been initiated followed by Certificate course in Music from June 2007. SCS is also recognized as an IGNOU study centre from May 2005 offering courses in B.A., B.Com., CIC and CLP.
Salesian College, Siliguri campus was inaugurated on 9th July 2009. Siliguri campus offers B.Com Honours courses in Accountancy and Management, B.Com General, B.Sc Computer Science Honours with Statistics & Mathematics as electives. The COP courses in Travel & Tourism Management, Computer Application, Communicative English and Music are also offered as options.

SCS was accredited by NAAC on 16 September 2004 and was given the Grade C++ (Institutional Score between 65-70%). On 26 February 2010 Salesian College has been conferred the status of a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) by UGC, New Delhi and into its 2nd Cycle from 1st April 2014. In March 2012, the College was re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade (CGPA of 3.16 out of 4) to be the first College to receive such grade under the University of North Bengal.

Salesian Publications, Salesian Research Institute and Salesian Translation Centre offer opportunities for capacity building for aspiring teaching and research personnel of the region. Salesian College Extension Activities Centre has trained and placed over 600 youth of the region in collaboration with Ministry of Rural Development and Don Bosco Tech, New Delhi. Salesian College invites young people and their parents to partner in nurturing an ideal society.

Salesian College endeavours to be recognized nationally and internationally as
(1) a model in the preparation of leaders in education, the arts and self management;
(2) a transformational force in advancing the scholarship of humanities and social sciences; and
(3) an unyielding champion of access, excellence, service, equity, justice, student engagement, accountability, citizenship, and collaboration.

We Emphasize life-oriented and value-based teaching and nurture a culture of solidarity. The educators and the educated join hands to mould intellectually competent, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired persons capable of building a more humane social order within the context of the nation’s plurality of religions and diversity of cultures.

The motto of the college is representative of the desire of Staff and Students to strive for genuine excellence whereby each one becomes: “A flame that enlightens and enlivens”

  1. To prepare and develop socially committed and value oriented leaders for the society.
  2. To provide quality education to those aspiring from among socially, economically, culturally and educationally disadvantaged in the region.
  3. To prepare and mould honest citizens of  character committed to transforming society through career oriented programmes.
  4. To advance the love for learning through teaching, research, and innovative modes of self-learning .
Educating for a happy life in Don Bosco’s Way is a unique contribution to the science of holistic education. Beginning in 1841, it has proved its versatility across continents, cultures and contexts, regardless of the differences and challenges so typical of grass-root implementation – from formal educational institutes of higher learning to non-formal programmes for children on the streets; from lobbying for child-rights at the United Nations to safeguarding those same privileges in the favellas of San Paulo or the bastis of Mumbai.
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