DON BOSCO - OUR PATRON
Saint John Bosco , popularly known as Father Don Bosco was born at Becchi, in Piedmont, Italy on August 16, 1815. From a very young age, he had decided that he had been called to work for the poor boys of that era when Europe was under the grip of the Industrial Revolution, and many young people who came to the cities to study or in search of work fell an easy prey to the many social evils of the time.
After being ordained a priest of the Catholic Church in 1841, Don Bosco came to the rescue of these poor boys with his novel method of educating youth through total dedication and personal involvement in their lives and problems.
To ensure that his total dedication to their cause shone through his actions, he based his education on the three great principles of Reason, Religion and Loving-Kindness, loving those to whom he dedicated his life as a caring father, and doing everything possible for their welfare. Don Bosco was attuned to the needs of his society. He did not visualize education in isolation from the community within whose parameters it functioned. Vocational guidance, vocational training, job placement and follow-up were as integral to Don Bosco’s scheme of things as they are in modern education.
BOSCO INSTITUTE - OUR SOCIETY
Bosco Institute is a Don Bosco Institution, following the educational philosophy and approach of Don Bosco, renowned educator of youth. Established in 2008, it caters to the higher education needs of the region, especially in the human service and social development sectors. The Institute is the first to offer Master in Social Work (MSW) course under Dibrugarh University from 2008.
The Institute aims at grooming young people into confident, competent and passionate harbingers of positive change at the individual, community and at the larger societal levels. It is achieved through an educative process which focuses on the transformation of the person through a combination of inputs, personalized interactions and guided engagement with and reflection upon existential realities.
Vision & Values
The institute’s motto “INSPIRE, INNOVATE, INVOLVE”, informs and invigorates all spheres of its educational and intervention programs. It invites all who are associated with the Institute to a deep, consistent and creative engagement with the self and the society.
Beyond Academics – BI, a Youth Space! BI goes beyond being an academic institution to being a youth space, where young people are able to explore themselves and the world they live in and find the connection. In keeping with the Don Bosco tradition we create an environment that is welcoming, growth stimulating and home-like for the young people who decide make BI their home for the 2 years of their studies and feel so for the rest of their life. We create the space and the opportunity for them to build on their strengths, deal with their fears, help heal the emotional and psychological wounds that stifle some of them, discover their passion, build their dreams and articulate their aspirations and support in their exploratory ventures.
We do not aim at finished products; we aim at growing, learning and dynamic young social change leaders.