Alumnews – September 2016
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Dear Friends,

There are lots on your plate for this month. This itself is an indication of the way Alumni is growing and your presence in the world and little actions to make a difference is being acknowledged.

At SCS, on 5 September 16, the gratitude day and the International Charity Day, Mr Robert Lepcha, was felicitated for his 25 years of service in the College, as the Office Clerk and in the earlier years also as the Librarian.

This month will go down in the history of India as a glorious one with the canonization of Mother Teresa of Kolkata. I was recently at the Mother House, the Pilgrim Centre in
Kolkata, and it was a touching experience. A place and a city that has brought glory to the country because of one person’s daring interaction in the lives of the poorest of the poor.

Let me leave you with her words: “If I had not picked up that first dying person from the street I would not have picked up the thousand afterwards.”


Fr George Thadathil sdb
Salesian College Sonada and Siliguri

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.