Alumnews – August 2019
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Dear Friends,

The message from Tony Moester at 92, reminiscing the years in Salesian College in 1952-54 humbles our attempt to glory in the 50 issues of AlumNews we have rolled out. Well, we do need such humbling perspectives to make the journey longer and truer.

I want to thank each and every reader, for taking time off, from whatever else could have been done that time, just to keep alive the ‘association’ as Mahima, reminds us so poignantly. Being ‘connected’, being remembered, being acknowledged are the simple joys that carry us through life day by day, is a hard and soft truth we have all come to realize some time or other.

Many times, the good work done by many within the institution presently and those who have gone by have been unacknowledged and sometimes I feel ‘guilty’ or personally ‘responsible.’

Let me take this occasion to say Thank You, once again, for all you have done to make Salesian College what it is today.

You can look forward to the release of the Salesian College: A History That Speaks Today, sometime soon.

Warmly, in Don Bosco, on his 203rd Birthday,

Fr George Thadathil sdb
Principal
Salesian College

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.