Salesian College, Darjeeling

Salesian College, Darjeeling (SC) is a Government recognized, minority educational institution of the Catholic Church, run by Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB),[1] Kolkata Province[2] where over 1800 students do their Arts/Humanities, Commerce, Science and Professional Courses (Under Graduate & Post Graduate) under the North Bengal University (NBU[3]).

Salesian College
Salesian College Sonada & Siliguri
Logo SCSC.jpg
MottoFlamma ardens et lucens
Motto in English
a flame that enlightens and enlivens
TypePrivate College offering Post Graduate and Under graduate programmes
Established1933; 89 years ago (1933)
AffiliationUniversity of North Bengal
President(Dr.) Nirmol Gomes
PrincipalFr. (Prof.) George Thadathil
Students1800+
Location
Sonada and Siliguri
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734004
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26°44′49″N 88°26′41″E / 26.7470377°N 88.4448553°E / 26.7470377; 88.4448553Coordinates: 26°44′49″N 88°26′41″E / 26.7470377°N 88.4448553°E / 26.7470377; 88.4448553
CampusUrban
LanguageEnglish
Websitehttps://salesiancollege.ac.in/
College Building 1.png
Salesian College, Darjeeling is located in West Bengal
Salesian College, Darjeeling
Location in West Bengal
Salesian College, Darjeeling is located in India
Salesian College, Darjeeling
Salesian College, Darjeeling (India)

SC was established in Shillong in 1933, before being shifted to Sonada, in 1938. It comes under section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of University Grants Commission (UGC) Act of 1956.[4] In 1935, SC received affiliation to the Calcutta University for I.A., and in 1948 for BA Course in English, History and Latin followed by Economics in 1950. In 1962 its affiliation was transferred from Calcutta University as one of the founding colleges of NBU. It was in 1970 and 1979 that SC received affiliation for BA Honours Course in English and History respectively followed by the introduction of Education and Philosophy as B.A subjects. In 2006 it received affiliation for Education Honours course. The College opened a Computer Skills Department in 2002, offering the DIT and ADIT courses of C-DAC, Pune, and the Computer Application Certificate Course of NBU in 2004.

SC, Siliguri Campus was inaugurated on 9 July 2009. The Siliguri Campus offers BA /B.Com / B.Sc / BBA / BCA / BSW Honours & General courses with Career Oriented Programme (COP) courses in Travel & Tourism Management, Computer Application, Music, Sports Management and Communicative English. SC is also recognized as an IGNOU Study Centre (from May 2005 in SCS and 2010 in SCSC) offering courses in BA, B.Com., CIC, CLP, M A, M.Com., BSW & BCA. SC was accredited by NAAC on 16 September 2004, with an Institutional score between 60-70%, receiving the Grade C++.[5]

On 26 February 2010, Salesian College was conferred the status of a ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ (CPE)[6] by the University Grants Commission and now is in its Second cycle from 1 April 2014. In March 2012, in its Second Cycle, the College was re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade. The college has retained its ‘A’ Grade in the Third Cycle starting from May 2019, the first College to receive such grade under the University of North Bengal. The college has started MA in English from 2016–17 and MA in Education and Psychology from 2019. From the academic session 2019-2020 Salesian College Siliguri campus has initiated Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Bachelor Vocational Studies in Retail and Tourism Management.

Salesian Publications,[7] Salesian Research Centre[8] and Salesian Translation Centre[9] offer opportunities for capacity building for aspiring teaching and research personnel of the region.[10][11][12] Salesian College Extension Activities Centre has trained and placed over 600 youth of the region in collaboration with Ministry of Rural Development and Don Bosco Tech, New Delhi. The College also caters to 28 villages of surrounding region as part of its extension activity. Salesian College invites young people and their parents to partner in nurturing an ideal society.[13]

Salesian College Sonada (SCS) is also the first college under University of North Bengal and entire northeast India to operate a Community Radio. Other neighbouring Community Radio stations are run by universities in Kolkata (Jadavpur University)[14] and Guwahati (KK Handique Open University[15] and Gauhati University[16]). The SCS web radio was launched on 28 October 2016 as a Diwali gift to Nepali people all over the world. With due permission for Wireless Operation, the official broadcast of Radio SALESIAN 90.8 FM was held on 8 December 2016.Radio SALESIAN 90.8 FM broadcast can be heard live in parts of Darjeeling and Siliguri as well as Kurseong, Mirik, Salugara, Sonada, Sukna, Pashupati (Nepal), Sukiapukuri, Balsun Valley and several other places.[17][18]

Programmes OfferedEdit

Under Graduate Programmes (UG) Post Graduate Programmes (PG)
Arts and Humanities

English, Education, Economics, History, Geography, Philosophy,

Mass Communication and Journalism, Political Science, Psychology,

Sociology, Social Work (BSW) and BA programme with

Physical Education

English ,

Education,

Psychology

Sciences

Economics, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics(GE), Computer Science

and Bachelors of Computer Applications (BCA)

Commerce & Management

Studies

Commerce - B Com Honours, B Com Programme,

Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) and

Bachelors of Vocation (BVoc) in Tourism and Retail Management.

Career Oriented

Programmes

Certificate, Diploma & Adv. Diploma in Travel & Tourism,

Computer Applications, Communicative English,

Sports Management & Music.

PublicationsEdit

  1. JOURNALS -
  2. BOOKS -
  3. MAGAZINES -
  4. NEWSLETTERS -

GalleryEdit

AccreditationEdit

The college is recognised by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) & University Grants Commission (UGC).[32]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SDB.ORG". www.sdb.org. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  2. ^ "SALESIAN PROVINCE OF KOLKATA" (in American English). Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  3. ^ "University of North Bengal". www.nbu.ac.in. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Welcome to UGC, New Delhi, India". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Salesian College" (in American English). Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  6. ^ "University Grants commission ::Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Area". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Publication – Salesian College : Siliguri & Sonada" (in American English). Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Salesian Translation Center – Salesian College" (in American English). Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Salesian Translation Centre – Salesian College : Siliguri & Sonada" (in American English). Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Salesian College Publications Portal". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Salesian Research Center – Salesian College" (in American English). Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Salesian Translation Center – Salesian College" (in American English). Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Logo – Salesian College" (in American English). Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Welcome to Jadavpur University website". www.jaduniv.edu.in. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  15. ^ "JNAN TARANGA". jnantaranga.kkhsou.in. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  16. ^ "radioluit". sites.google.com. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  17. ^ "Radio Salesian 90.8 FM – Salesian College" (in American English). Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  18. ^ "History – Salesian College : Siliguri & Sonada" (in American English). Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  19. ^ "Salesian College – A History that Speaks Today". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  20. ^ "Triumph of Failure: John Henry Newman". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  21. ^ "Krist". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  22. ^ "The Teesta on the Run". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  23. ^ "Brahmarshi Sree Narayan Guru". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  24. ^ "The Clash". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  25. ^ "Being a Priest in India : A Manifesto". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  26. ^ "Sparkle 2020". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  27. ^ "SCSpeaks 2020". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  28. ^ "ESSENCE 2020 Edition 1". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  29. ^ "Elements 2020 Volume I". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  30. ^ "TST November 2020". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  31. ^ "Alumnews - February and March 2021". Publications Portal of Salesian College (in American English). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  32. ^ Colleges in West Bengal, University Grants Commission

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