Don Bosco

John Melchior Bosco, popularly known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Roman Catholic priest, educator, and writer of the 19th century.
While working in Turin, where the population suffered many of the ill-effects of industrialization and urbanization, he dedicated his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents and other at-risk youth.
Don Bosco developed a teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method that became known as the Salesian Preventive System. It is based on three pillars: Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness.
Don Bosco was canonized as a Saint on April 1st 1934 and was given the title of "Father and Teacher of Youth". He is the patron saint of apprentices, editors, publishers, school children, young people, magicians & juvenile delinquents.

St. John Melchior Bosco

16 Aug 1815 - 31 Jan 1888

Salesians of Don Bosco

The Salesians of Don Bosco, a religious order of the Catholic Church, was founded by St John Bosco in the year 1859.
Through a global network of educational and social service organizations which include universities, institutions of higher education, schools and social development centres, we care for the less privileged and the marginalized sections of the society.
We serve over nine million young people the world over.

Because of the reach and expertise in the field of education, the Society holds a Consultancy Status at the United Nations.

Don Bosco in India

In India, the Salesians of Don Bosco began their operations in 1906. From a small beginning with a trade school and a hostel for poor children at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, the Society today has over 5,000 members.
Its services are offered through Don Bosco University, 39 colleges which include 3 engineering colleges, over 100 technical schools, and a large network of high schools and scores of non-formal technical and agricultural centres, spread across the country, covering the entire spectrum of social development.
The Society is also involved in literacy centres, shelters for street children, rehabilitation and relief operations.

The Govt. of India has recognized the Salesians of Don Bosco as the largest non-governmental provider of technical education in the country.

In 1946, Rev. Fr Vincent Scuderi SDB came to Goa to begin work in Panjim. He established the Salesian presence by starting an Oratory. A host of activities for the young spread to every corner of the state and along the Konkan belt.

In 2004, a Vice-Province was formed, which in 2007 became the full-fledged Panjim Province.
The Salesian through the network of houses across Goa and a few districts of Karnataka & Maharashtra, serve the community through - Animation Centres, High Schools, Higher Secondary Schools, Technical Centres, National Institute of Open Schooling, Youth Centres, Village Development Programs, Agriculture Training Centres, Counselling Centres, Don Bosco College of Engineering Fatorda, Don Bosco College of Agriculture Sulcorna and Don Bosco College Panjim.

Don Bosco College

Located in the heart of Goa's capital - Panjim, Don Bosco College is vibrant with the common ethos of the numerous Salesian Educational institutions round the world.

Established in the year 2001 by the Goa Salesian Society, later transferred to The Don Bosco Society for Higher Education Panjim, the institution has consistently achieved outstanding results and recognition in academics, sports, co-curricular activities and community service.

Our Vision

We strive to Promote Holistic Education of the Young, Especially of the Marginalized in the Don Bosco Way Making Them Agents of Transformation for a Better Tomorrow.

Our Mission

Provide youngsters with an integral formation of Academics, Professional and Human commitment.

Our Approach

Our educational philosophy and style is founded on three principles - Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness.
We achieve this by striving for a close interaction between Academics and Value Formation.
Special attention is focused on the formation of educators.
We have imbibed a family spirit characterized by the presence of teachers and administrators among and for the students.

Leadership & Governance

Principal's Message

Our College is a Vibrant, Young and Enterprising. Having commenced in the year 2001, it offers as of today 1 graduate, 5 undergraduate and 1 post graduate degree programs. To have started so many courses in such a short period of time is an achievement by itself.
Our faculty is one of the best, dedicated and illustrious, whereas the students are known for their positive attitude and discipline. Not only do our students excel in academics but set the bar in the state of Goa for sports and extracurricular competitions. The number of intercollegiate events won by our students bears testimony to their active participation.
We emphasize on value education, something which is most needed in today's times. Using the principles of reason, spirituality and rapport of the founder, Don Bosco, our staff engage with students in a welcoming and professional manner.
Don Bosco College is moving ahead with a committed approach to conquer all heights - to face the impossible and to set high standards for others to follow. All of this has been achievable only through the committed efforts of our faculty members, who are enthusiastic towards their vocation, students who are motivated to excel, and Management who are supportive, and a blessings from God above.

Dr. Cedric Silveira MMS, SET, PhD

Officiating Principal

Dr Silveira is an academician with a flair for writing. He holds a PhD in Management and has written research articles for UGC and Scopus journals. A voracious reader he has contributed to many a newspaper both freelance and management articles. He is also a columnist for a popular Goan magazine.

Rev. Fr. Joaquim Lobo SDB


Fr Joaquim is a Salesian priest whose interest is in creative media, research, writing, music and sports. He executes multiple responsibilities with finesse. He is the editor of the much appreciated Salesian magazine 'Sangati' and heads the higher education department of the Salesians in the province.

Director's Message

Don Bosco College is born out of a vision for a better world, a happier world. It is the love for the young that inspired Don Bosco, the unparalleled educationist, to learn the art of education, perfect it and offer it to the world. The Preventive System of education which is nowadays called the Expressive System is the result of this great saint's experiments with education. Reason, Faith and Love are the strong pillars on which this system stands. Only those people who are fully committed to education will be able to understand, reflect and implement it to perfection. The Salesians and Academic Staff at the Don Bosco College have taken upon themselves to give of their very best by updating themselves and bringing to the young the latest skills, knowledge and competency.
In the years gone by, the college has achieved some outstanding results in the field of education, co-curricular activities and human maturing. The presence of the well-formed, committed staff has made all the difference. Don Bosco college will continue to provide a unique space for the young to grow and mature into good human beings and great citizens of the country.
The year 2020-21 will surely be better than the last. The management and the staff are always ready to welcome you dear students to the college with committed hearts and minds for the sole purpose of education: to impart right knowledge, inspiring wisdom and lasting values.

The Don Bosco Society For Higher Education Panjim

Don Bosco Society for Higher Education Panjim is a non-profit society registered with the Government of India, under the Societies Registration Act 1960 in the year 2010. Don Bosco College, which was founded in the year 2001 under Goa Salesian Society, its parent body, was subsequently absorbed by the Society.

Rev. Fr. Felix Fernandes

Provincial & Chairman, Panjim Province

Rev. Fr. Clive Telles

Vice Provincial & Vice Chairman, Panjim Province

Rev. Fr. Francis Silveria

Treasurer & Economer, Panjim Province

Rev. Fr. Joaquim Lobo

Secretary & Director, Don Bosco College, Panjim

Rev. Fr. Avin Carvalho

Member & Principal, Don Bosco School, Panjim

Rev. Fr. Savio Gomes

Member & Principal, Don Bosco Higher Secondary, Panjim

Rev. Fr. Joel D'Souza

Member & Administrator, Don Bosco Panjim

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