Alumnews – December 2015
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Last month of the Year

Entering into December is every year a nostalgic moment. The last month of the year. A sudden sweep of all that happened in the past year and the little time to make good the plans and dreams for the year overwhelms most of all. Each year, for that matter each month and day of life is unique. However, summing up the year begins as we enter into December.

As for the Alumni of Salesian College, this summing up of 2015 is a pleasant experience: to recall the gathering of the batch of 2005 coming back for a reunion in Sonada, the formation of the alumni council in Siliguri, the meeting to plan up celebrations for the bicentenary of the birth of Don Bosco, the initiation of a full-time alumni office, Fr Mathew Pulingathil his vast network of connections with past students of Salesian College offering to lead the office with Ms. Priyamrita Chatterjee assisting full time, the monthly production of the e-Newsletter, the Children’s programme, the sports events, and outreach activities are all speaking of a year that was indeed vibrant.

The experience of being in a Don Bosco College, as lived out by Tony, and beautifully expressed in this issue sums up the spirit of Salesian College Alumni. To feel and know, that one can be connected with a precious part of one’s past as equally alive and active in the present as well, is what the Salesian Alumni network seeks to offer.

May the season of Christmas following upon the festival of the Lights illumine all of us to turn our world and our lives into fragrant offerings as Deepika reminds us.

Yours affectionately,

Fr George Thadathil

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.