The Salesian Research Centre, set up in 2010 as part of the decadal growth and interface with the local communities of scholars in the Salesian College Sonada Campus, endeavours to promote and facilitate research of the highest standards in the Darjeeling, North Bengal region. The Centre encourages research in all disciplines and areas with a view to connecting scholars in the region with the wider academic world and also by opening up the region to scholars from other parts of the country and the world. It also aims at furthering an understanding of the North Bengal region by encouraging research in its various aspects. The Centre is actively engaged in providing a platform for the discussion of new trends in research through regular interdisciplinary or discipline centric workshops, seminars and conferences. It regularly hosts visiting national and international fellows and academicians.
1) Salesian Research Centre shall be an extension/outreach programme of Salesian College coordinated from both its campuses.
2) The committee of coordination of the Research Centre shall consist of a Director and a team selected from among the permanent staff holding/perusing a PhD degree and minimum of five years teaching/research experience.
3) The management of finances and its moveable and immovable property shall be the responsibility of the College after due consideration of the proposals made by the coordination/purchase committee.
4) The Committee shall meet at least thrice a year to plan and evaluate the progress of the activities of the Research Centre which include Publication.
- Enhance the intellectual capital of the teaching community of the region
- Generate locally relevant knowledge for policy making and societal transformation
- Promote and further a spirit and culture of research in the region
- Facilitate research into lesser known communities, disadvantaged groups and cultures of the region
- Further and promote inter and trans-disciplinary research in the region.
- Build a research community by providing research facilities to scholars
- Bring together scholars doing research on Darjeeling, North Bengal and surrounding regions.
- Provide a hub for scholars from the region doing research in overlapping areas.
- Collaborate with groups and individuals seeking research opportunities in the region.
- Promote research capabilities in the location specific disadvantaged institutions of higher education.
- Bring the available resources from various governmental and non governmental agencies across the country and in different parts of the world for research related activities.
- The Salesian Research Centre welcomes research proposals in all disciplines and areas (Sciences, arts and humanities) from students, faculty members and independent research scholars.
- It encourages research in the social, economic, geographic, historical and other aspects of the North Bengal and surrounding region.
- Special focus on the literature and culture of the region encompassing the visual and performative arts and traditions of its diverse communities.
- Encourages interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research proposals.
Research in Translation studies in collaboration with the Salesian Translation Centre.
Fr (Prof) George Thadathil, Principal, Salesian College
Fr Tomy Augustine sdb
1. Dr Gunjeet Aurora
2. Dr Dipankar Rudra
3. Dr Suvradip Dasgupta
4. Dr Bhawana Khati
5. Fr Dr Saju P.T, sdb
6. Mr Privat Giri
7. Mr Vasudeva Naidu
1. Mr Bikash Sharma
2. Dr Terence Mukhia
IFCU Project Director
1. Fr Dr George Chepakathinal, sdb
1. Ms Helena Lepcha
Mindfulness Research Project
1. Dr Parimita Dutta Rej
1. Fr Prof George Thadathil, sdb
1. Dr James Chacko, sdb
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1) Office space /Website
2) Work station for the fellows/scholars admitted on specific tasks for the duration as shall be specified in the admission contract for research fellowship
3) Library and access to Inflibnet Digital Resources of NLIST Consortia
4) Internet Facility
6) Special assistance for the Other-abled
The Research Centre will provide professional and research development support through:
- Semester Research Exchange Sessions
- Applications for a series of three grants : LoGroi, Vincent and Lourdes (named after the former Rector/Principal of the College)