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Alumnews - Nov-Dec 2022

Dear Friends in the Alumni of Salesian College, The Season of Happy Holidays is here again. The inclusive nature of traditional greetings is noted. Acknowledging the faith and beliefs of the participants in a cultural forum inspires because it’s a mode of preserving the diversity which is the foundation of Indian civilisation as Padmashree Prof GN Devy reminded us powerfully at the third of the Salesian Lecture Series 2022 he delivered at Sonada on 23 November 22. His own lifelong commitment to marginal linguistic communities and in mapping the languages spoken in India and are endangered was inspiring to all his listeners in all four venues – SCSC, SCS, Sikkim Central University and NBU between 21-24 November 22.

I would like to congratulate Nihal Sarkar the recipient of Gold Medal from Sikkim University for his Masters in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies. Academic activity and especially pursuing research is something that is motivational for many,especially new generation of students. May we all prepare to wish good bye to 2022 with this sense of contentment and satisfaction arising from the good we have done individually and collectively as Alumni. My sincere appreciation for all who led the events – Promnight, Sports, Gift of Smile and other events.

The coordinator and executive committee have shown much dedication in living up to the motto: flamma ardens et lucens – a flame that shines brightly (in order to enlighten and

The Joys of the Season

Fr. George Thadathil sdb
Rector & Principal
Salesian College Siliguri and Sonada


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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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