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Alumnews - October 2015

Dear Friends from Bhutan,

Yes, as quite a few of you have reminisced, its almost as if a dream-like existence had been gone through those years in Sonada. The mountains and the mist, the quiet ambience and the hectic lifestyle, in an out of the way locale, with no cities and restaurants around, probably contributed to the kind of special feel those days and years had on most of you.

I recall with special thanks, Chencho who was one of the first to have come and the dexterity with which he guided all the students from Bhutan and even the others in moments of crisis. His talents and leadership continue to shine in the field of his choice – film acting and film making.

Similarly, each one, those who have contributed and others, has made a mark in their respective fields and places of work. Congratulations to each one of you, and we do look forward to greater contact and interaction over the years ahead.

We all stand to gain, in our youthfulness and ability to cope with life, in just being connected, networked and occasionally daring to visit the past friends not only virtually, but truly and really.

Welcome to the Salesian Alumni Network. Your suggestions are most welcome.

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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