The Assam Don Bosco University is a part of the international educational institutional network of the 'Salesians of Don Bosco'. Present in 132 Nations, the SDB are renowned for their non-profit work in the field of education. Don Bosco University was setup by an act of the State Government of Assam, India, and is recognized by the University Grants Commission, the Distance Education Council, the All India Council for Technical Education, as well as International bodies such as the Association of Commonwealth Universities,UK and International Association of Universities, France.
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Don Bosco University
About the University
The Assam Don Bosco University is a project of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) executed by Don Bosco Society, Azara, Guwahati.
The 'Salesians of Don Bosco' are a Catholic Order, who've dedicated themselves to working with young men and women across the world, providing access to education and teaching in areas and regions that need them. Their presence and works in 132 countries, catering to over nine million young people worldwide, has won them appreciation and recognition from both the Society and Governments across the World.
For their work in India, the Salesians of Don Bosco have been recognized by the Government of India as the single largest provider of technical education in India, second only to the Government.
Internationally, the Salesians of Don Bosco have earned the honour of being nominated as 'Advisors to the United Nations'
The map below represents the Global presence of the Don Bosco Educational Network. With 16 Universities and hundreds of Colleges and Institutions across virtually every Continent, the Don Bosco University represents a history that began with the establishment of the first School for poor children in Italy, in the year 1875.
Don Bosco Worldwide
Accreditation & Recognition
Assam Don Bosco University is a State University in the private sector established through the Assam Don Bosco University Act, 2009 on 9th January 2009 created under Assam Private Universities Act 2007 in the State of Assam, India.
The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), India, the Distance Education Council (DEC), India and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India.
ADBU is also a recognized member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, (ACU), UK and the International Association of Universities (IAU), France.
Management & Administration
Vice Chancellor & President, Assam Don Bosco University
Fr (Dr) Stephen Mavely
Fr (Dr) Stephen Mavely became the first Vice Chancellor & President of the Assam Don Bosco University in 2008. Entrusted with the task of establishing the first Don Bosco University in India, He played a pivotal role in the conceptualisation and planning of the University, and continues to steer its development as it seeks to create for itself a unique niche among national and international institutions of higher education.
The Governing Body, Assam Don Bosco University
Fr Thomas Vattathara SDB (Ex Officio)
Salesians of Don Bosco, North-East India
& Chancellor, Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati
Fr Stephen Mavely SDB (Ex Officio)
Vice Chancellor, Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati
Fr Joseph Nellantt SDB (Ex Officio)
Pro Vice Chancellor, Assam Don Bosco University
Fr Maria Arokiam Kanaga SDB
Member of General Council, Salesians of Don Bosco, Rome
Fr Sebastian Karotemprel SDB
President (Retd), Sacred Heart College, Shillong
Fr Joseph Thelekkatt SDB
Principal, Don Bosco School, Guwahati
Fr Cyriac Vettickathadam SDB
Controller of Examinations, ADBU, Guwahati
Fr Thomas Kunnapillil
Administrator, Salesians of Don Bosco, North-East India
Fr Gregory Thaddeus SDB
Director, Bosco Institute of Information Technology, Yellagiri Hills, Tamil Nadu
Mr Vijaye Bawri
Executive Director & CEO, M/S Fincap Consultants, Shillong
Prof Basil Koikara (Ex Officio)
Registrar, Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati
The Convocation 2012
The Convocation 2012 : Conferring of Degrees