Alumni set up first DB Varsity in India
Have you ever wondered SCS Alumni could be setting up university! In fact, a group of them is setting up the first Don Bosco University. First not only in India but also the first Don Bosco University in the English speaking world! Wow, that’s cool. (There are 15 Don Bosco Universities around the world spread out in Latin America and Europe!)
The ambitious Don Bosco university project was conceived and launched under the leadership of the winner of the Education Evangelist Award 2014 – Dr. Stephen Mavely (SCS 1971 batch). He is the Vice-Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) Guwahati since its inception in 2008. The Planning & Development Officer and Administrator of the University Dr. Peter Paul Hauhnar belongs to the 1971 batch while the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Fr Joseph Nellanatt (1972 batch). The Controller of Examinations Dr. Francis Fernandez (1975 batch) and the first Head of Mass Communication Department under ADBU Fr C.M. Paul belongs to the 1974 batch.
Currently situated at Azara on Airport Road the permanent campus of ADBU is a 500-acre tea garden located some 17 km outside state capital Dispur on NH37 at Tapesia near Sonapur. The ADBU School of Social Sciences consisting of five departments (Social Work, Education, Mass Communication, Psychology, and Human Rights) are scheduled to move into the new campus for the start of the academic year 2016-17 in July.
Fr. C. M Paul, Assam Don Bosco University
1974 batch of Salesian College Sonada