Founder : Don Bosco

St. John Bosco (Don Bosco) (1815 - 1888)

The College is named after St. John Bosco, popularly known as Don Bosco, the founder of the religious and educational society, “Salesians of Don Bosco.” Johnny Bosco was born into a poor family in Italy on 16 August, 1815. As an adolescent, he recognized the vital need to empower and equip the underprivileged youth of his day and he accomplished this task innovatively equipping them with good morals, education and skills. He wanted to become a priest and set apart his life wholly to the young and the poor. The Don Bosco society continues his legacy today in our institutes catering to thousands of youth irrespective of caste, creed, colour, tribe or religion.

By dint of hard work and heroic sacrifices he became a priest in 1841. He dedicated himself to the service of poor youth, offering them food, shelter and education. He opened for them schools, technical and academic institutions, hostels, oratories and churches. He founded a society of volunteers recruited from among his own former students and trainees. With the help of the newly founded society, he extended his work to all Europe and eventually to all continents. Don Bosco died on 31st January, 1888 and was declared a saint by the Catholic Church on 1st April, 1934.