St. Anthony's College, Shillong
|Motto||"Ever More, Better Ever"|
|Principal||Br. (Dr.) Albert L Dkhar SDB|
|Location||Shillong, Meghalaya, India
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.
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.
- Department of English
- Department of Mass Media
- Department of History
- Department of Economics
- Department of Khasi
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Music
- Department of Biochemistry
- Department of Biotechnology
- Department of Botany
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Geology
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Physics
- Department of Fishery Science
- Department of Statistics
- Department of Zoology
- Department of Biotechnology Masters
- Department of Music
|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|
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.
- 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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