History

Welcome to Don Bosco College – Diphu, an educational institution of the Catholic Church, belonging to the global Don Bosco Society and Managed by the “Salesians of Don Bosco – North East India”, headquartered in Guwahati, Assam. The first batch of Salesians to North East India, comprising of 11 Don Bosco Fathers and Brothers from Italy, France and Spain arrived in Guwahati on 12 January 1922 to ignite the tiny spark that would blaze into a grand constellation of Don Bosco institutions.

Don Bosco College, comprising of Don Bosco Junior College and Don Bosco Degree College, is situated near Diphu, the cultural and administrative capital of Karbi Anglong. The Junior College was established in 2014 and offers Higher Secondary courses in Arts, Science and Commerce under Assam Higher Secondary Council (AHSEC). The Degree College was established in 2018, evolving from Don Bosco Junior College. The Degree College, affiliated to Assam University Silchar, is the fulfillment of a long cherished dream of having an additional full-fledged college in Diphu, thereby bringing Karbi Anglong on to the global map of Salesian Higher Education Institutions and rendering quality service to the people of Karbi Anglong in particular and North East India in general.

DON BOSCO

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.” Don Bosco was born of a very poor family in 1815, near Turin, Italy. By dint of hard work and heroic sacrifices he became a priest in 1841. He dedicated himself to the service of poor youth as a caring father, offering them food, shelter and education. He opened for them day and night shelters, academic and technical schools, hostels and places of spirituality and prayer. He founded a society of collaborators and extended his work to all Europe and eventually to all continents. Don Bosco died on 31 January 1888 and was declared a saint on 1 April 1934.

1. DON BOSCO’S PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

Don Bosco based his system of education on the three pillars of “Reason, Religion and Kindness”. He did not visualize education in isolation from the needs of the community. Vocational guidance, training and job placement were integral to his scheme of things.
Accordingly at Don Bosco Junior College we believe in:

  1. An education that is affordable to the average categories of society;
  2. Creating an educative family of student, staff and management, marked by transparence, mutual respect, constant interaction and caring support;
  3. Aiming at the integrated development of our students and empowerment of our teacher;
  4. Building competence and skills for employability and quality of life.

2. DON BOSCO SOCIETY WORLDWIDE

The Salesians of Don Bosco, numbering over 16000 members, have been in the field of educational and social empowerment of people, particularly the marginalized youth, for the last 150 years in different parts of the world.

3. DON BOSCO SOCIETY IN INDIA

Though Don Bosco had not travelled to India, in a vision in 1886 he had seen Calcutta on the map of the countries where his followers would work. The Salesians came to India in 1906, beginning with a trade school and hostel for poor children at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The Salesians came to North East India in 1922. They also render services in skill building and offer assistance to youth at risk.

DON BOSCO COLLEGES IN NORTH EAST INDIA

The Salesians of Don Bosco work in seven North Eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura, managing 21 Higher Education Institutions:
Assam 1. Don Bosco University, Guwahati
2. Don Bosco College of Engineering & Technology, Guwahati
3. Don Bosco Institute of Social sciences, Guwahati
4. Don Bosco Institute of Management, Guwahati
5. Don Bosco Junior College, Bangaigaon
6. Don Bosco College, Bongaigaon
7. Don Bosco Junior College, Diphu
8. Don Bosco College, Diphu
9. Don Bosco College, Golaghat
10. Bosco Institute of Social Work, Jorhat
Arunachal Pradesh 11. Don Bosco College, Itanagar
Meghalaya 12. Don Bosco College (Autonomuous), Maram
Nagaland 13. St. Anthony’s College, Shillong
14. Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong
15. St. Anthony’s College, Byndihati
16. Don Bosco Junior College, Tura
17. Don Bosco College, Tura
18. Don Bosco College of Teacher Education, Tura