Salesian College – A History that Speaks Today
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Trophy D’ Souza







Salesian College:  A History that Speaks Today is a chronicle, a retrospection and a reflection on the eighty years of its existence. It is the saga of transforming a dilapidated brewery into an excellent institution of human, intellectual, religious,and Salesian, formation that fashioned generations of Salesian educators for the country and the world. Its students and staff were drawn from Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Poland, England, Ireland, Australia, Burmabesides India. The proud alumni of this institution, true to its motto ‘FlammaArdens et Lucens’,now serve the world and spread the beams of compassion and competence as, pioneers, leaders, missionaries, academicians, administrators, professors,  and professionals. In 1999 it opened its doors to students other than Salesians and in 2009 launched a new campus in Siliguri thus expanding and sharing its expertise with the wider world. The present volume contains the views, opinions, observations and experiences a large number of people who have been part and parcel of this institution either as staff or students, making it truly ‘a history that speaks today’.

About the Editor

Trophy D’Souza, an Author & TEFL Consultant, and former faculty at Salesian College Sonada, currently lives in London. He has spent his lives dealing with people first as teacher then as a youth worker and later as a manager and advisor. He has worked at education projects in India, Tanzania, Qatar, the UAE, and the USA. Based in the UK he spends his time teaching courses in English and writing life stories, and contributes to sports, music and news blogs. He occasionally runs projects in ESL and in advanced English for teachers in India and for groups in the UAE. Some strands of his Quantified Assessments are currently used in two colleges in the UK and two in India for student recruitment.

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.