Welcome to St. Anthony's College, Byndihati Campus ( A Don Bosco Institution )
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About the College

St. Anthony's CollegeByndihati is an extension of St. Anthony's College, Shillong, belonging to Don Bosco Society, a global network of educational and multi-form services to humanity, especially young people. Don Bosco Society is born out of the educational vision of Don Bosco (1815-1888), popularly known as Friend and Teacher of the Young. In an attempt to educate the poor and disadvantaged youth of his time, he introduced a novel method of education based on the three great principles of Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness. Till date his educational philosophy has been instrumental in shaping up generations of intellectually competent, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired young men and women in more than 132 countries across the globe.
            It is with this same vision in mind that the Salesian Province of Shillong decided to set up this educational institution at Byndihati. The College is situated along the Shillong-Silchar national high way (NH 6), about 4kms from Khliehriat, the district headquarters of East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. The foundation for the College was laid by Rev. Fr. George Maliekal SDB, Salesian Provincial of Shillong, on 16th May, 2015. The North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) - vide its letter: CDC/A-2/2014/Vol. VIII/3590 dated 4th June 2015 - granted the required permission. The first academic session was formally inaugurated on 16th June, 2015 by Smt. Wansuk Syiem, Hon. Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and blessed by Most Rev. Thomas Menamparampil SDB, Apostolic Administrator of Jowai. The sessions were initially conducted in the premises of Khliehriat Higher Secondary School (Holy Family Parish, Khliehriat). The College began with the departments of Commerce, English, History, Khasi, Political Science, and Economics as an elective subject. In the following year the departments of Education and Sociology were added. 
            In May 2017 the College was shifted to the permanent campus at Byndihati. On 16th December 2017, the newly constructed academic block was inaugurated by Shri Vincent Pala, Hon. Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), blessed by Most Rev. Victor Lyngdoh, D.D., Bishop of Jowai and dedicated to the young people of the region by Rev. Fr. George Maliekal SDB.
            Since the first solemn graduation in 2018, numbering more than 100 young people each year graduate themselves in various disciplines and venture into life either to pursue higher qualification or into dignified career. 
            The management ensures commitment, inspiration and leadership; and with its diligent and careful selection of competent faculty members, the College strives to be at the forefront of making quality university education affordable and accessible to the young people of the region.

Principal's Message

The College emblem holds a wealth of meaning. The 'A' which dominates the emblem stands for the Patron of the College - St. Anthony of Padua. The soaring eagle connotes the striving for excellence in every field that should be the hallmark of every Anthonian. The open book below says that it is learning and love of learning that is the primary preoccupation of the institution. Behind it all is a Cross, speaking of the love of Jesus Christ who gave himself upon the Cross that all may find Salvation. It is the love of Christ that spurs the College on to greater height of excellence and service. These are surrounded by a circular band in which is inscribed the name of the College and its motto - Ever More Better Ever. The motto is the translation of the Latin 'Excelsior' and it, once again, brings to the fore the striving for excellence that characterizes every facet of the life and activity of the College and the Anthonians.

Fr. George Shining Lyngkhoi SDB
Principal

Mission & Vision

Mission

To mould intellectually competent, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired persons capable of building a more human social order within the context of the na.....Read More


Vision

"Providing holistic and quality education within the reach of all"


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