A Brief History
With ten acres of land which was registered in the name of the Salesian society on 28th of February 2006 they wanted to start a degree college. After an extensive survey of the place, they felt the need to reach out to the Tribal youth of the area. Offering higher education to the tribal would be a great service, since most of them who manage to reach up to 10th class fail to go ahead with further studies.
1. Junior and Degree College
Don Bosco Junior college was started in September 2008-2009. Initially the classes were conducted in the RCM School premises. Later, after the completion of the college block the classes were shifted to the new block in January 2009. The institute is growing slowly and steadily: In academic year 2008-09 31 students were admitted consisting of 21 boys and 10 girls. In academic year 2009-10 there were 49 students consisting of 36 boys and 13 girls. In academic year 2010-11, 102 students consisting of 64 boys and 38 girls were admitted. In academic year 2011-12 182 students were admitted consisting of 100 boys and 82 girls. In academic year 2012-13, the strength has further increased.
M.P.C, Bi.P.C, C.E.C, H.E.C, M.E.C in Telugu & English Medium The process of starting a degree college began in the year 2009 itself. Necessary permissions were acquired and the degree college commenced on 1st July 2010. The college is affiliated to Andhra University. At present we offer B.Sc degree with MPC, CBZ, BZC, Computers, B.Com Computers as subjects. The total strength has reached up to 90 in the three year course.
2. Hostel for Boys and Girls and Scholarships for students.
There is the hostel facility given of the boys and girls of the College coming from far off distances and from those who are economically very week.Along with the boarding facility they also support the students with the scholarships to study.
3. Commitment to development of Tribal rural poor:
The institution is located in the tribal belt of the Visakhapatnam district. Hence Don Bosco is committed to the development of the tribal people. The Government has a vast programme for the tribal people called the “Integrated Tribal Development Scheme” (ITDS). Don Bosco has a center for the education and empowerment of the tribal rural poor. This enables the people to be aware and participate in the ITDS. The college staff offers recreational activities for the youth and Evening classes. The tribal women are organized into SHGs which are federated into “Mutually Aided Cooperative Society”. The society has a thrift and credit programme for the members. The low interest credit may encourage tribal women to take up entrepreneurial activities based on local resources. This will increase their income and act as a poverty alleviation catalyst.
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- School Program for Tribal Children, Peddabodepalli — Supported by Don Bosco Jugend Dritte Welt, Germany
- The Construction of the Peddabodepalli college and other buildings– Supported by Don Bosco Jugend Dritte Welt
- Construction of Boys Hostel — Supported by Don Bosco Jugend Dritte Welt, Germany
- Furniture for the hostel, Peddabodepalli — Supported by Don Bosco Mission, Germany
- School program at Narsipatnam — Supported by Don Bosco Mission Germany