A Preamble : The Salesians of Don Bosco
Don Bosco Society, variously known as ‘The Salesians of Don Bosco”, ‘The Don Bosco Educational Society”, etc., was founded by St. John Bosco (1815-1888), an eminent educationist in Italy. A religious Order of the Catholic Church, the society has over 32,000 members working in about 132 countries. Through a global network of educational and social service organizations which include 14 universities, 81 institutions of higher education and thousands of schools and social development centres, it caters to the less privileged and marginalized sections of society. In view of its reach and expertise in the field of education, catering to over nine million young people currently the world over, the Society enjoys consultancy status at the United Nations.
Don Bosco in India
In India, the Salesians of Don Bosco began their operations way back in 1906. From a small beginning with a trade school and hostel for poor children at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, the society today has over 5000 members (Fathers, Sisters and Brothers). Its services are offered through 1 University (Don Bosco University, Azara – Guwahati), 28 colleges, 3 Engineering colleges, over 100 technical schools (Formal and Non-Formal), and a large network of high schools and scores of jobs and agricultural training centres, spread across the country, covering the entire spectrum of social development. The society is also involved in literacy centres, shelters for street children and rehabilitation and relief operations. The government of India has recognized the Salesians of Don Bosco as the largest non-governmental provider of technical education in the country.
Don Bosco College, Itanagar
Don Bosco College, Itanagar (Jollang) is an educational institution of the Catholic Church, belonging to and managed by the Salesians of Don Bosco Educational Society (registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1890: No.50 SR/ITA/4034). The College is named after St. John Bosco (1815 – 1888) popularly known as Don Bosco – Father and Friend of Youth. He was a Catholic priest and a prominent educationist engaged in the welfare of youngsters.
Don Bosco College, Itanagar aims to impart quality higher education to the youth of Arunachal Pradesh. We intend to contextualize education so that the youth of Arunachal Pradesh can grow up with love of one’s culture and maintain the good customs and traditions of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Motto of the college is “Lead Kindly Light”. Don Bosco College intends to guide the youth of Arunachal Pradesh to be loyal citizens and God fearing men and women who will lead their own society as good and honest Politicians, Bureaucrats, Businessmen, Judges, Lawyers, Teachers, Artists, Environmentalists, Social Workers, etc.
We shall strive to impart quality education, uphold moral values and maintain strict discipline. The college offers traditional courses in Arts and Commerce streams. We intend to launch vocational and professional courses in the future that would go a long way in developing skilled personnel in the state of Arunachal Pradesh as well as create avenues for self employment.