The fourth online event of Bricolage II, a series of readings, talks and conversations organised by the research scholars of the Department of English, University of Hyderabad was a lecture delivered by Shruti Sharma, doctoral candidate at CSSSC, and Bikash Sarma, researcher (JNU) and teacher, Salesian College, Siliguri on the 13th of February, 2021. Over the last year, Sharma and Sarma have co-written a series of articles analysing the bio-political, social and spatial dynamics of the pandemic, and they shared some of those insights through the course of this lecture. Titled “Frantic Spatio-temporality of CoVid-19: Social Isolation and/in the Home”, the talk deliberated upon the reconfiguration of domestic space in the light of the pandemic and the lockdown that followed, primarily along the fault lines of gender. They reflected on the theme of the “self-at-home” in post-lockdown India, and in particular“the gendered experiences and expressions of the self” within the uncanny/unhomely quarantine-home.

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Salesian College, Sonada 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.
The College retained its A Grade under the New stringent Format of Accreditation in May 2019 and it is valid till 2024.
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 the 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.