St. Anthony's College, Shillong

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St. Anthony's College, Shillong
St Anthonys's College Shillong Logo.jpg
Motto "Ever More, Better Ever"
Type Co-educational College
Established 1934
Principal Br. (Dr.) Albert L Dkhar SDB
Administrative staff
200+
Undergraduates 2500+
Postgraduates 150
Location Shillong, Meghalaya, India
25°34′13″N 91°53′23″E / 25.57028°N 91.88972°E / 25.57028; 91.88972Coordinates: 25°34′13″N 91°53′23″E / 25.57028°N 91.88972°E / 25.57028; 91.88972
Campus Urban
Website anthonys.ac.in

St. Anthony's College is an educational institution of high repute in the north eastern part of India. It is considered to be one of the best (if not the best) college in the entire region. The Salesians of Don Bosco, an International Society founded by St John Bosco (1815–1888) in Italy, has more than 17,000 members who are known as Salesians of Don Bosco. They are in present 132 countries, and specialize in education and social service institutions for youth. Founded in 1934, St. Anthony’s College has the distinction being the first institution of higher learning established by the Salesians world-wide. At present, under the dynamic leadership of the Principal, Br. (Dr.) Albert Longley Dkhar, SDB, the college is progressing ahead wonderfully.

History[edit]

Guided by the religious and educational philosophy of St. John Bosco, and born of the vision of a Don Bosco Father, Fr. Joseph Bacchiarello, St. Anthony's College was founded in 1934 with the mission of 'bringing college education within the reach of common man and woman'. Ever since, the college has been nurtured by the Salesians of Don Bosco.

In 2014, the college has been reaccredited with "A" grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body of University Grants Commission, India, during the 3rd Cycle of assessment of the college. The CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) came to 3.14 out of 4.0, making the college one of highest graded in the north east and east of the country.

St. Anthony's has been recognized as one among the top colleges of the country. The college is recognized as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE), by the UGC.

Departments[edit]

Arts

Science

Commerce

Music

Principal[edit]

Principal From To
Fr. Joseph 1934 1935
Fr. Iginus Ricaldone 1935 1952
Fr. DJ Wollaston 1952 1958
Fr. Joseph Arokiasamy 1958 1981
Fr. Paul Petta 1982 1986
Fr. Stephen Mavely 1986 2002
Fr. Ioannis Warpakma 2002 2012
Dr. Br. Albert Longly Dkhar 2012

Alumni Association[edit]

The St Anthony’s College, Shillong, Alumni Association (SACSAA) is made up of past students who have organized themselves into an association attached to the college.

Noted alumni[edit]

  • P A Sangma – former Lok Sabha Speaker
  • Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary – His Excellency Governor of Meghalaya
  • K Clifford Nongrum – Maha Vir Chakra winner
  • Shri C.K. Das – Retd. IAS, former Additional Chief Secretary Of Assam, Vice President Assam State BJP Unit.

In 1971, when Gauhati University had jurisdiction over entire undivided Assam, Nurul Islam Laskar, a student of St Anthony's College, topped the list of all students graduating that year and winning a gold medal for his performance.

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