Category: News and Events

Gender club plans celebration of International Women’s Day

15 Feb : The members of the Gender Club had a discussion on the celebration of International Women’s Day for the college. The students along with the teachers planned various programs and activities to be done on the day.  

It was decided to call Ms. Rakhi Saikia, Woman entrepreneur from Golaghat, Assam known for making of yellow tea popular, would be the Chief Guest for the day.

Girdhari Sharma, General Manager of Halmira Tea Estate to address the College Assembly today

8 Feb 2020 : The General Manager of Halmira Tea Estate, Shri Girdhari Sharma will visit the college today to interact with the staff and students.

He is nominated to be a member of the Internal Quality Assessment Cell of the College.

We offer him wholehearted welcome.

Gender club outlines club activities for February – March 2020

4 Feb 2020: The members and teachers-in-charge of Gender Club, Don Bosco College Golaghat gathered on 4 February 2020 to discuss and plan the activities of the club for the session.

In the meeting the club members decided to organise the following events:

  1. Inter-club on the spot story writing competition – 8 February 2020
  2. Poster Making Competition – 18 April 2020
  3. Slogan Writing Competition – 21 March 2020

We encourage all to actively cooperate and make this initiative of Gender Club a success.

3rd Edition of Panna Memorial Quiz to be held tomorrow

25 Oct 2019: The grand finale of the 3rd edition of the Panna Memorial Quiz is to be held tomorrow at 1.10 pm in the college auditorium.

Mrs. Carmela Panna, Wife of Late Mr. Gyan Prakash Panna, and elder sister of Fr. Bimal Lakra, will grace the event as the chief Guest and her nephew, Alexander Aloysius Toppo will be the Guest of honour.

On 24th the third round of quiz was held to select the best 33 students from the 53 students who performed well in the previous two rounds.

Mr. Gyan Prakash Panna, who retired as Asst. Manager, Air India, New Delhi, in 2006, died on 22 October 2016, due to heart attack. His wife Carmela Panna, retired Section officer, Ministry of Railways, has come this year along her nephew to be present for this nostalgic event. Certificates, cash prizes and Awards will be given to the top 16 candidates according to their performance. We wish them all the best.

Second Sessional Test to be held from 27 September to 1 October 2019

25 Sept: The Second Sessional Test for Arts and Commerce students are scheduled to commence on 27 September and to conclude on 1 October 2019.

We wish the students all the best for the exam and a focused time for study and revision.

Fr. Bimal Lakra and two staff accompany 60 college students to Dimapur to interact with the Rector Major

10 Sept: Fr. Bimal took 60 students from the college to meet and interact with Rev Fr. Ángel Fernández Artim, the Xth successor of Don Bosco, who is visiting the province of Dimapur from 10-14 September 2019. Mr. Probin Hazarika and Mr. Bhaskar Gohain, Asst. Profs. from the Department of English are accompanying the team.

The participating students were selected based on their academic performance. They also will stage Bihu dance on 11 Sept 2019.

We wish them all the best.

Don Bosco College to observe September 5 as the Gratitude Day

Sept 5: Don Bosco College has marked this day as the Gratitude Day in the campus in honour of all the staff, the Partners and collaborators who are involved in one way or the other for the education of the youth at Don Bosco.

The students have been preparing for this day to show case their love and appreciation for the teaching and non-teaching staff, the management and collaborators. We wish the staff a wonderful day.

NSS Volunteers reach out to flood affected schools located along the banks of Dhansiri river in Bokhaghat area

9 Aug 2019: The NSS Unit of Don Bosco College, Golaghat, organized a fund raising at the college campus to provide relief to the school children affected by the flood.

Ms. Sushmita Bora Rongpipi identified two schools, Rongali Huti Mazdoor L P School and Jugonia Deuliya Prathonik L P School.  These schools are in the village Jugonia Ati which is located on the banks of  Dhansiri river in the Bokhaghat area. These schools belong to the  Western Education Block of Golaghat District.

At Rongali Huti Mazdoor LP School, around 150 students were present. Shri Tarun Bora, Headmaster along with the staff invited the public leaders and social workers of the area to witness the program. Mr. Joyanta Bora, one of the social worker was also present.

The school children presented an Assamese Prayer son ‘Diha Naam’ and also performed a short cultural program to welcome the visitors. Ms. Sushmita Bora Rongpipi, NCC Program officer of the college, spoke about the concern Don Bosco College and the NSS Volunteers had for those affected by the ongoing flood situation.

After this, students were given out relief items in the form of sanitary items and food items to the children. As the second school was only still partially open, the relief materials were handed over to the school authorities for distribution.

The NSS volunteers visited the schools and saw the flood affected area. As the flood level reached above the window level of the schools and houses, many of the buildings sustained much damage and the schools are still limping back to normal.

The following NSS volunteers accompanied the program officer for relief works: Sazidur Rahman, Emanuel Lakra, Pranjal Tanti, Rimon Lakra, Sunami Osga, Sumila Kerketta and Monika Tirkey.

FR. Bimal Lakra participates in the workshop ” Road map for Excellent Higher Education Institutions” from 1-3 Aug 2019 at Chennai.

3 Aug 19: Under the ageis of Don Bosco Higher Education India (DBHEI) a workshop entitled “ Road map for Excellent Higher Education Institutions” meant for the Principals, Vice-Principals, Deans, Secretaries and Leaders”  was organized by Rev. Dr. Maria Soosai Sdb, the Secretary of DBHEI, Convened by Rev. Dr. Thaddeus and logistics seen to by Rev. Fr. Kasi Sagayaraj, from 1 August to 3 August 2019. The Venue for the Workshop was the Citadel, Landon’s Road, Kilpauk, Chennai . There were 53 participants in the Workshop.

The Registration for the Workshop started at 9.00am and the Inaugural Function was held at 9.30am, in which the Inaugural address was delivered by Rev. Fr. Dr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga Sdb, the Regional Superior of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He emphasized on the need and relevance of Higher Education in India and exhorted the participants to think deeply on the topic in the context of the New Education Policy being discussed and debated in the country.  The welcome speech was delivered by Rev. Fr. Maria Soosai Sdb, the DBHEI Secretary and the Workshop Dynamics was explained by Fr. Dr. Thaddeus, the Convener of the Workshop.

Purpose and the Rationale for the Workshop is given below:

An efficient and effective leader in Higher Education ministry today requires competencies and strategies beyond the traditional skill set. Most of our institutions of Higher learning face challenges from the stakeholders, neighbourhood and government agencies. Expansion, excellence and equity with quality systems require a unique blend of aptitude, competencies and skills.

Every top-level  leader in a Higher Education institution must be a: ● Strategist ● Educator  ● Fundraiser ● Process Protagonist ● Academic Leader ● Collaborator

Strategic planning and execution, fundraising, alumni engagement and donor management rank the most important responsibilities in the daily tasks of a Secretary/Principal. Collaborating and building relationships with stakeholders in and off-campus is a must.  

Board of Management should set definite long-range goals for top leaders and evaluate their performance and progress towards the achievement of the vision and mission of the institute.  

Every thriving business today relies on digital technologies as a backbone for growth. Leaders must be tech savvy and data-driven to succeed. Education Leaders need to get ahead in our fast-paced, innovation-driven business landscape. 

Pedagogy needs a revamp too with digital intrusions and disruptions among the students. Student-centric learning methods integrated with ICT have to be prudently introduced in our education institutions.  Practical and result-oriented processes with proper monitoring are to be in place across the institution to ensure higher level of accreditation and ranking.

The various topics and the resource persons dealing them were as follows:

  1. Perspective/Strategic Planning by Rev. Dr Francis P. Xavier SJ  Rector & Vice President, Loyola Campus,  Chennai 
  2.  Resource Management- Finance & Human Resources  by Dr Henry Rosario M.S.W., Ph.D (Philippines) Director, Exodus Research & Development Pvt Ltd 
  •  Global Ranking and NIRF by  Dr Karthick Sridhar Vice Chairman, Indian Centre for Academic Rankings & Excellence Pvt Ltd (ICARE) 
  •  Practical Directives to Augment NAAC Grading  by  Mr Syed Mujahid Higher Education Advisor, Serial Networker, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker 
  •  Digital Technologies & Pedagogy by Mr Sadiq Sait  Founder and CEO, uLektz.com 
  •  HEI Roadmap and NEP 2019  by  Dr N. Manoharan Pro Vice Chancellor, AMET University, Chennai  

The topics for the Workshop were apt and relevant and the resource persons expounding them were of high caliber, real experts in their field. It was a three days of learning and enlightenment. All the participants have truly grown in the profession of being a true teacher, leader, mentor to the youth of today, who come to our Colleges.

Reported by:  Fr. Bimal Lakra Sdb, Vice-Principal & PRO, Don Bosco College, Golaghat

Dr. Sadiq Hussain, System Administrator, Dibrugarh University to interact with students on 3 Aug

2 Aug 19: Dr. Sadiq Hussain, System Administrator, Dibrugarh University will interact with the 1st and 3rd Sem Students on 3 August 2019. He will train the 1st Sem students on Online Student Registration from 11.30 am to 12.15 pm. This will be followed by Interaction with 3rd Sem students on Computer skills.