By Terence Mukhia
Darjeeling – Salesian College Sonada (SCS) Darjeeling affiliated to North Bengal University in Siliguri is set to start 4 new BA Honours level courses for the academic year 2017-18 starting 3rd July. The new courses introduced are BA Honours in Mass Communication, Philosophy, Geography, and B.Com Hons in Finance.
Besides the above new courses, SCS offers eight other mainstream courses including English, Education, History, Political Science, Sociology, Management Studies, Business Administration, and Computer Science.
First round of admission test and interview for English, History, Sociology, Education and Philosophy is scheduled for 8th June 2017. While Political Science, Geography and Mass Communication admission procedure is on 9th June, B.Com, BBA and BCA admission formalities will be held on 10th June 2017.
Second round of admission test and interview will be held on 21 June.
“Students of BA Honours in Journalism & Mass Communication will have state of the art audio editing labs as well as hands on experience in the various aspects of radio production like scripting, editing, doing interview as well as anchoring shows as RJs in the one and only college community radio in West Bengal and entire northeast India,” says Vice-Principal Fr C.M. Paul.
Almost 30 years after starting BA degree in Philosophy, SCS is starting BA Honours in Philosophy from this academic year.
“Seminarians, Religious Sisters and others wishing to pursue BA degree in Philosophy at SCS may now avail of this opportunity for higher studies,” says Principal Dr George Thadathil.
Currently Salesian, Claretian and Diocesan seminarians from the region as well as religious Sisters are participating in the BA Philosophy program.
Besides BA Honours and General Courses in 12 subjects there are also six Career Oriented Programs (COP) offered in Music, Communicative English, Travel and Tourism Management, Computer Application, Sports Management, and Community Radio.
Besides academic pursuits, SCS students every Sunday reach out to some 20 tea gardens and conduct youth centre programs. Established in 1938, SCS has a larger and sprawling campus in Siliguri plains with 12 departments in Arts, Commerce and Science schools.