The name of the college, “Don Bosco” is taken in honor of St. John Bosco, popularly known as Don Bosco. He is the founder of the catholic religious and educational order ‘Salesians of Don Bosco.’ Don Bosco was born in 1815, of a very poor family, near Turin, Italy. By dint of hard work and heroic sacrifices he became a catholic priest in 1841. He dedicated himself to the service of poor youth, offering them food, shelter and education. He opened for them schools, technical schools, hostels and chapels.
St. John Bosco was an exceptional educator. His acute intelligence, common sense and profound spirituality led him to create a system of education that develops the whole person - body, heart, mind and spirit. It enhances growth and freedom while putting the child at the centre of the whole educational enterprise. He based his system of education on the three great principles of
Don Bosco inspired many people by his zeal and selfless acts of love and founded a society of collaborators. His work extended to all Europe and eventually to all continents. His life is a testament to the difference that one person can make in the world. His Legacy is carried on today by his followers, the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDBs). He died on 31st January 1888 but his work lives on and continues to have an impact in the world. He was declared a saint on 1st April 1934.