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Alumnews - February 2016

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Princeton Library where I am these days, most of the time. I had just finished going through Princeton News magazine – a glamorous one indeed – when I received the articles for this upcoming issue. While thanking all those who have contributed, want to make a point as to how we envisage our AlumNews to grow.

It is an occasion, each month, to share the news of what is happening to each of us – our concerns and status – and a reflection out of it, with a view to strengthen our bonds, irrespective of the batch or campus to which we belonged. However, our target is to make it as light and easy a reading as possible, given the hectic schedules o which most are subject.

As our roles differ, our works differ and our perceptions differ, so also the news we share often differs in content and intensity. This particular issue is a clear example of it: moving from picnic spot on the Balasun to the disabled in Bangkok and from Ice climbing in Seoul to Adivasi status rehabilitation in Guwahati. We jointly congratulate the more recent generation of students who have brought laurels to the college, and of course, the faculty who backed them and encouraged their efforts.

Let this attempt to keep connected with one another – wherever we are and whatever we do – flourish and keep bringing joy and cheer to all. The snow that fell a week ago during the winter storm has not yet melted around here.

Fr George Thadathil
Principal, Salesian College














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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.

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