Salesian College is secular in its outlook and welcomes students from all castes, religions, creeds and languages to be a part of the Salesian family in the Don Bosco Way.
The Academic engagement at Salesian College is intense and rigorous. The deaneries & departments, centers & offices coordinate and collaborate for constant academic innovation.
Salesian college has large and green campuses with Libraries, Tech enabled class rooms, Laboratories, Auditorium, AV Halls, Reading Rooms, Knowledge Centres, Learning Commons and facilities for indoor & outdoor sports.
Students can now pay their fee online!
Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc)
Under the National Skill Qualification Programme of University Grants Commission, New Delhi, the new-generation B. Voc Courses based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) approved by AICTE are offered to address the critical knowledge and skill-sets required to make the candidate “industry ready” and also shape “young entrepreneurs” in the relevant sectors. The Skill-Development component will provide students with appropriate domain based skill, knowledge, practice and professional attitude, so as to become work ready. The General Component which is about 40% of the total curriculum gives adequate emphasis to current affairs, languages and communication skills. These new generation courses which are based on contemporary curricula provide a new direction and thrust to skill development in the various sectors which operate in a globally competitive environment.
Salesian College provides two new courses in Bachelor of Vocation: B. Voc. in Retail Management and B. Voc. in Tourism Management approved and sanctioned by UGC, New Delhi in the year 2019. These courses aim to help the studentsto become confident and proficient and make them ready for job in Retail and tourism sectors.
Saint John Bosco, popularly known as Don Bosco (Italian expression for ‘Father Bosco’) was born at Becchi, in Piedmont, Italy on August 16, 1815. From a very young age, he had decided that he had been called to work for the poor boys of that era when Europe was under the grip of the Industrial Revolution, and many young people who came to the cities to study or in search of work fell an easy prey to the many social evils of the time.
After being ordained a priest of the Catholic Church in 1841, Don Bosco came to the rescue of these poor boys with his novel method of educating youth through total dedication and personal involvement in their lives and problems. To continue his mission of serving the young, in 1859, he founded a Roman Catholic Religious Congregation of Priests and Brothers called the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), with its headquarters in Italy. Currently serving in 136 countries across the globe, Don Bosco Fathers and Brothers are at the service of young people, shaping their career and accompanying them as friends for a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Don Bosco visualized education as a matter of the heart rooted on the principles of loving kindness and selfless service. He created a unique system of education that moulds the whole person – body, heart, mind and spirit. He strongly believed that the hearts of young people can easily be won through love, patience and empathy and not with intimidation and punishment. Don Bosco’s paradigm of education, globally recognized as ‘Preventive System’, is embedded on 3 Rs, namely, REASON (Intellectual Growth– IQ), RELATIONSHIP (Emotional Growth – EQ) and RELIGION (Spiritual Growth – SQ).
The Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of Don Bosco institutions is the family ambience, a home-away-from-home setting. Don Bosco used to say, “It is not enough to love the young. They must know that they are loved.”
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ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Salesian College is a Government recognized minority educational institution of the Catholic Church, run by Salesians of Don Bosco, Kolkata Province where over 1400 students do their regular B.A., B.Com & B.Sc studies under the North Bengal University.
Salesian College, established in Shillong, in 1933, was shifted to Sonada, in 1938. It comes under section 2(f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act, 1956. In 1935, SCS received affiliation to the Calcutta University for I.A., and in1948 for B.A. 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…
The educative community of Salesian College endeavours to excel in the preparation of noble citizens and leaders who are intellectually competent, socially sensitive, morally upright and emotionally balanced. We seek to be a Transformational force through advancement of scholarship in diverse disciplines, providing services and championing justice, accountability and collaboration, thereby, becoming flamma ardens et lucens – a flame that enlightens and enlivens.
1. Preparation of Noble Citizens
2. Advancement of Academic Scholarship
3. Providing Professional & Social Services
4. Providing right-based education specially to disadvantaged groups
5. To equip the students with skills for employability
1. Intellectual Competence and Reasonableness
2. Moral Uprightness
3. Social Sensitivity and Emotional Balance
Educating for a happy life in Don Bosco’s Way is a unique contribution to the science of holistic education. Beginning in 1841, it has proved its versatility across continents, cultures and contexts, regardless of the differences and challenges so typical of grass-root implementation – from formal educational institutes of higher learning to non-formal programmes for children on the streets; from lobbying for child-rights at the United Nations to safeguarding those same privileges in the favellas of San Paulo or the bastis of Mumbai.
Message from the Principal
Welcome to Salesian. Welcome to pursue Art and Arete: Art, originally a Latin word, meant in the earlier centuries of its usage ‘the ability to make an artifact’; the skill to do painting or sculpture or dance and got extended to mean developing any of your skills. Arete is a Greek word in its origin and means Excellence or Quality. Arete, as quality and excellence is the essence of the Universe, and it is a potential in You.
Congratulations on embarking on this Journey in Salesian. Enjoy what you Do. Perfect What you Do. Be the Spark of Quality. A Flame that Enlightens and Enlivens!
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Salesian College Sonada (SCS), Darjeeling a Don Bosco Institution established in 1938 is 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) and Guwahati (KK Handique Open University & Gauhati University). The SCS web radio was launched on 28 October 2016 as a Diwali gift to Nepali people all over the world.
Don Bosco started his work to help needy young people on the streets of Turin a hundred and seventy years ago, with few pennies in his pocket and lots of good will in his heart. Others saw his daring to care for those in need and came forward to help. The same has been the story behind every Don Bosco Institution worldwide. Salesian College, began in Shillong …
Work with us
Teaching and assisting young people in their formative years is a commitment and calling and a dedicated profession even this very day. If you have the aptitude and the qualifications, and the readiness to keep learning and “give of your best” as the founder of this college, ‘a visionary and tireless worker’, Don Bosco had as his motto, you are welcome to apply, to work with us.
Research with us
Salesian College is presently partnering with Brookes University, Oxford, MNIT, Jaipur and IIIT Hyderabad, on RESIDE (Residential Building Energy Demand Reduction in India) a longitudinal study spanning three years in which the college is a knowledge partner for higher altitude housing consturction and energy utilization pattern study …