Dr. Sanjay P. Sawant Dessai  (PRINCIPAL)

From the Principals’ Desk…

Dear Stakeholders,

Welcome to the Cuncolim Educational Society’s College of Arts and Commerce.

The village of Cuncolim is located in the Salcete Taluka in South Goa. It was a   commercial hub before the advent of the Portuguese rule.  History reveals that this village was on the forefront in the struggle against the colonial rule, asserting its right for freedom and participation in the government.

It was on 2nd October, 1963, that the Cuncolim Educational Society was started. A brain child of the village elite group under the leadership of Rev.Fr.Cromacio Mascarenhas, the objective of this society was to make education easily accessible to the people of Cuncolim and surrounding villages. The founding members rightly realized the role of education in enlightening the citizens and in social progression. The mission started with the initiation of   the Cuncolim United High School in the year 1964 followed by the starting of the Cuncolim United Higher Secondary School in the year 1986.

To dispense quality higher education, and make it more accessible to the people of Cuncolim and surrounding villages the Society, started a College of Arts and Commerce, in the academic year 1987-88.

Over the years the college has done extremely well. It is a known fact that education is an instrument to inspire and empower students to be productive members of a competitive and ever changing global society. This institution of higher learning has done yeomen service of imparting education to the young aspirants of knowledge for more than three decades.  Our alumni are tasked with respectable and responsible positions in government and private sector undertaking.

The talents, skills and the abilities of each student need to be identified, nurtured, and channelized so that he/she is able to reach greater heights.  Our well qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty is striving hard to inculcate strong values, combining with academics and extra-curricular activities in students.

To develop an academic bent of mind, various associations conduct activities around the year. The college has a well equipped library, IT centre, geography lab, NSS unit, Nature Club, and a Literary Association.


It is with pride, I say that the college has truly followed its vision to infuse, nurture and develop lasting values of secularism, democracy and leadership in students through education, by making the education process student centric. It is our endeavor to make this institution a centre of excellence.

I warmly welcome you to visit our college.




Dr.Sanjay P .S. Dessai