Principal’s Desk

Dear Aspirants,

Siliguri College commemorates its 65th anniversary with all the experiences, innovations, opportunities and relationships it has imbibed and shared in its 65 years of existence. We take pride to state that the college has maintained its excellent reputation in providing all round education to thousands of students who studied here and subsequently went ahead to make significant contribution to society. Every year we encounter endless lists of students who wish to seek admission to our college. It is our deep regret that we cannot accommodate them all as we are compelled to abide by the strict admission guidelines laid down by the University of North Bengal to which this college is affiliated.

We have been working hard to have ushered in a dynamic Siliguri College into the new millennia. Siliguri College has turned into a premier educational institution of Northern India. However, this fact does not make us complacent and rather encourages us to thrive for bigger academic achievements in the future. Our endeavour is to move beyond the conventional academic programmes in order to keep pace with the fast changing academic scenario. With this in mind, we have introduced several academic and professional programmes that have been extremely beneficial for our students. We also plan to introduce more advanced value-based and dynamic disciplines in the academic syllabi that would expose our students into new avenues of research from the undergraduate level itself.

With a singular mix of pride and satisfaction we can furnish highlights of some of the observations made by the NAAC Peer Team while appreciating our efforts. The report appreciates the degree of progress in academic and character building courses that our students are involved in and suggests to initiate Post Graduate courses in the science subjects, which we have applied for and waiting for approval.

Over the years, the college has built up an impressive infrastructure. It includes a well-stocked Central Library with a text book section and department libraries for science subjects. It is also equipped with other educational aids, four computer lab and 07 Science laboratories. A seminar room with a seating capacity of 100 and two hostels accommodating about 120 undergraduate boys and girls also grace its campus. We have more than sixty percent girl students and the number is increasing every academic session. I am happy to inform that construction of 1st phase of the second girl’s hostel is partially completed. Its sports facilities include a vast playground, an indoor sports playroom. A proposal to set up an indoor games centre is under consideration and a gymnasium is under construction. The college promotes organization of seminars, workshops & lectures, N.S.S., N.C.C. and other co-curricular activities. For the benefit of meritorious and needy students, the college has a number of Prizes and awards and free-ships.

What the college offers for an aspirant in this present academic session is an attractive array of as many as 109 choice programme combinations and two vocational courses out of 25 subjects taught in the institution. The college has highly qualified teaching faculty, many of whom have received national and international recognition for their teaching, research and publications. With the present importance given to physical education, we will be shortly upgrading the infrastructure already present in the physical education department with funds allocated by the UGC. The college is proud to have got the opportunity to organize eight national level seminars in various departments in the last few academic sessions under the aegis of the UGC. The teachers also serve as consultants and resource persons for important governmental and voluntary agencies, as well as for universities all over the country. Siliguri College students truly believe that nothing is impossible and that the sky is the limit for them.

Let us take this opportunity to congratulate you on your easy passage through your school-leaving examinations as well as to wish you success in the days to come.

Dr. Sujit Ghosh

Principal
Siliguri College

Phone Number: 0353 – 2436590 (O)

e-mail: siliguricollege.2014@gmail.com