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Dr. Vansanglura is a noted educationist and has headed Serampore College, the second oldest college in Asia, since 2015 as its Principal and CEO. In this capacity, he has organised and led the bicentenary celebrations of this hallowed institution founded in 1818. In keeping with the mission and vision of the college’s founders, the famed Serampore Trio, he has always sought to make the college even better equipped to serve humanity, churches and society through education and beyond and has also sought to preserve and promote the unique ethos of Serampore College. As Principal and CEO, Dr. Vansanglura has been instrumental in expanding the institution’s activities that help in serving society evermore.
Prominent examples of this are the introduction of vocational courses (Faculty of ASC) that support the youth in meeting the job market’s needs and was a crying need in the local society and in setting up the Bicentenary Centre for Integrated Studies. During his tenure, various social outreach programmes also bear this commitment to society. Thus, during the pandemic, the college community ran a community kitchen for all needy people in the area twice and organised relief camps in the aftermath of Amphan (also 2020).
Dr. Vansanglura had, earlier in his academic career, achieved the difficult dual feat of securing doctorates in both secular and theological education. During his post-doctoral research at Teachers’ College, Columbia University, New York, he focused on Gifted Education. This allowed him to bring a very different perspective to the needs and challenges of an academic institution as special as Serampore College. Further, as someone with an INTJ personality type, commonly known as the ‘Mastermind’ or the ‘Strategist’, he brings to administrative matters an analytical, intuitive and logical mind that sees solutions where others might only see problem.