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Salesian College Sonada, Darjeeling is an Educational Institution of the Catholic Church, belonging to and managed by the Salesians of Don Bosco Educational Society (Registered under the societies Registration Act, S/88195 of 1997-98).
The College since its inception in 1933 and arrival at Sonada in 1938 has served the Indian Church and Salesian Society by providing able men to manage its various institutions. Since 1998, its portals have been open to select non-Salesian students. Though 69 years old, it is on to an experiment of expansion and reaching out to the needy in the locality of Greater Sonada
It was affiliated one time to Calcutta University and later with the birth of North Bengal University to the latter. The College presently has a staff strength of 12 (residential) and 12 fulltime (day) besides visiting faculty engaged in the University education of students from three Salesian provinces, ten Dioceses, two religious orders of women and six different states of the country.
Besides the academic courses on campus, the students and staff also engage in extension activities catering to the youth of the locality. These are the weekly youth centre animation, training in Spoken English,Typing and Computer literacy programme. The College offers for the session 2008-2009 Graduate Course (Three Year Degree) in the Arts Stream and Computer Education. The college is also recognized as Special Study Centre of IGNOU and Extension Centre of NBU Distance Education Wing.
This article has been also included in the 'Christian Institutions'