Calling Alumni of Salesian College Sonada, Siliguri

SCSKolkata, (C.M. Paul) — A UK based author is writing the History of Salesian College [Sonada and Siliguri]. The author, an SCS alumnus and former lecturer at SC Sonada has already published six books, some of which have plots and characters set in the Himalayan foothills of Darjeeling, Sonada and Kurseong. They include two biographies entitled “A Bumpy Ride: Chasing a Dream,” and “Boyhood Trials Shape the Chindt,” as well as a novel “The Singh Saga: A Mountain Tale.”

The author says, “The volume explores anecdotal ‘history’ which everyone, who has been associated with Salesian College, should treasure.”

The project marking 75 years of SCS is the idea of Principal Fr George Thadathil SDB assisted by the Alumni Association of the College, especially the Siliguri group. They have uploaded a questionnaire on the Facebook page as well as the website of the College.

You could also use the Questionnaire attached here. QUESTIONNAIRE

The coordinating committee would request all Alumni of Salesian College Sonada and of Salesian College Siliguri to answer the Questionnaire and send it to one of the following email IDs: mpuling@gmail.com (Rector SC Siliguri), or geothil@gmail.com (Principal), or priyamritac@gmail.com [Coordinator for DB Alumni association, Siliguri], or trodza@ymail.com (Author Trophy D’Souza) possibly before the end of July 2015.

The history volume will be around 300 pages and will be published by the publishing wing of Salesian College based in Siliguri.

Containing 15 chapters and 12 appendices, the book is expected to be published possibly by the end of the year 2015.

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ADBU Board Member to Address UN Expert Group

Dr Subimal Bhattacharjee

Dr Subimal Bhattacharjee

Guwahati — Assam Don Bosco University Board Member Dr Subimal Bhattacharjee is member of the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Advancing a Sustainable Information Society for All” set up by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) to be held on 8 & 9 June 2015 at UN Headquarters, New York.

Dr Bhattacharjee will speak at the meeting on 9th June on Internet Security.

The meeting is organized in cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union.|

The meeting will bring together select international experts & officials of UN agencies to discuss ICT-related issues in the context of two important policy milestones: the emerging post-2015 sustainable development agenda and the General Assembly’s Overall Review of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), commonly known as WSIS+10, to take place in December 2015.

The ongoing inter-governmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda as well as discussions among Member States on the General Assembly Overall Review will benefit from the updated facts, analyses and any conclusions and recommendations of this EGM.

As the EGM is due to be held two weeks prior to the June negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, and days before the first consultative meeting of the inter-governmental WSIS+10 review process, it aims to also serve as a briefing opportunity for Member States and other stakeholders.

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American Centre hosts ADBU Students

ADBU Mass Comm students with APAO Greg Pardo at the American Center Library, 4 June 2015

ADBU Mass Comm students with APAO Greg Pardo at American Center, 4 June 2015

The American Library at the American Centre Kolkata played host to visiting Mass Communication students of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), 4th June 2015. Librarian Ms Bobby Hore coordinated the 3-hour long program which included address by assistant Public Affairs Officer Mr Greg Pardo and Director of the library Dr Sushanta Banerjee.

Chief – Media & Public Communications officer Ms Erica Diya Basu led 13-member student-faculty team through a practical session on “Mass Communication and New Media” where each one created a Twitter account and started messaging US Consul and Director of the American Centre.

During the presentation by United States India Education Foundation (USIEF) Director Shevanti Narayan gave detailed information on the process of pursuing Higher Studies in the US.

After Mr Debashis Ghosh exposed students to the vast resources of the “Elibrary USA” the ADBU students had an interactive session with two media IVLP (International Vistas Leadership Program) alumni from Kolkata Mr Bipin Newar from Taaza TV and Ms Chandrayee Chatterjee from The Telegraph daily.

The sessions concluded with a short film on media related issues entitled: “Feeding the Beast,” a tour of the Library and USIEF, and American library membership enrollment.

With Gaston Roberge at St Xavier's College, Calcutta.

Session with Indian film theory guru Gaston Roberge at St Xavier College, Calcutta.

Earlier, the students had interactive sessions with Indian (Bollywood) film theory guru Gaston Roberge at St Xavier’s College Kolkata, Director of Chitrabani and editor of The Herald weekly (estd 1839) Julian Das, as well as features Editor Mike Flannery at The Statesman (estd 1818).

The 12-day field trip (27 May – 7 June) which took students to Mirik, Darjeeling, Bandel, Kolkata and Digha beach would fetch them two credits when they file, one each, feature and human interest stories, as well as present two photos each on six themes which would be part of a photographic exhibition, and complete a short 5-8 minute travelogue video documentation.
Mass Comm Department head Fr C.M. Paul accompanied the students.

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Higher Education in Northeast India

A 5-page article that appears in the Indian Currents issue dated 25 May 2015.IC  INDIAN CURRENTS 25 MAY 2015

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ADBU adjudged among Top 50 Private T-Schools of India

T SchooljpgASSAM DON BOSCO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, RANKED NO. 7 IN EASTERN INDIA & NO.46 – ALL INDIA by Dataquest Magazine – DQ_CMR Best Technical School Survey 2015
The Cyber Media Research team of DataQuest Magazine conducted “DQ_CMR Best Technical School Survey 2015” and published the results in its 15-31 May 2015 issue.
The attached PDF file contains the story of this survey.
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Youth Expo, New Delhi 2015

Youth Expo Poster YOUTH EXPO NEW DELHI 2015…Youth Expo Brochure 2015

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Indo-German Chamber of Commerce team visits Don Bosco University

Guwahati — 20150515_123950Two representatives from the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce on a visit to northeast India made their first stop at Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) Azara campus, 15 May 2015. Former director of IIM Shillong Prof Ashoke Dutta introduced them to ADBU.

The ADBU Pro-Vice Chancellor and Registrar received the regional director of IGCC Calcutta Sabina Padey and Executive Sharon Mogose and briefed them about the Don Bosco University project. HoD Electronics and Communication Dr Sunandan Baruah and HoD Mass Communication Fr C.M. Paul briefed the visitors.

IGCC is engaged in vocational training in India especially in the field of mechatronics, metal working and tool handling.

Visitors at Nano Tech Lab

Visitors at Nano Tech Lab

They also offer the possibility of Senior experts sharing their expertise for training the trainer programs for small enterprises for short term duration.

The Vocational Education and Training Network (VETnet) project is one of the IGCC experiments being implemented as a pilot project at Don Bosco Tech Pune.

The VETnet project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and supported by the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK).

Similar vocational training projects are being implemented by the German chambers of commerce in Brazil, China, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and Thailand.

The IGCC also offers 3 to 6 month practical training programs to German students either as a practical trainee or a legal trainee in all IGCC offices in India.

The IGCC has more than 6,700 members comprising of German, Indo-German and Indian companies and has close links with the Indian industry.

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