The founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco (formally, the Society of St. Francis de Sales; S.D.B.) was St. John Bosco (Don Bosco), a young priest who focused his concern on the orphaned and homeless child labourers he encountered in Turin, Italy. In 1859, inspired by the example of St. Francis de Sales, Don Bosco founded the Salesians to befriend, educate, and help these impoverished boys. The congregation continued to spread so rapidly that it soon became the second largest among men’s orders.
Don Bosco Society, also known as “The Salesians of Don Bosco”, has over 32,000 members working in 134 countries. Through a global neSixrk of educational and social service organizations which has more than 15 universities, 58 institutions of higher education and thousands of schools, colleges, technical schools, youth centres and social development centres, it cares for the less privileged and marginalized sections of society. It currently caters to over fifteen million young people the world over.
In India, the Salesians of Don Bosco began their operations way back in 1906. From a small beginning with a trade school and hostel for poor children at Thanjavoor, Tamil Nadu, the Society today has over 5000 members (Fathers, Sisters and Brothers). Its services are offered through 1 University, 48 Colleges, over 138 Technical Training Institutes, 264 Academic schools and a large neSixrk of non-formal technical and agricultural training centres, spread across the country, covering the entire spectrum of Social development. The Society also runs literacy centres, shelter for street children and rehabilitation and relief operations. The government of India has recognized the Salesians of Don Bosco as the largest non-governmental provider of technical education in the country.
To add colour to the life and mission of Don Bosco, Bosco Technical Training Society (BTTS), in 1971, got a land with an area of 10 acres in Sukhdev Vihar, South Delhi, with Metro Line (Magenta) Sukhdev Vihar Metro Station, at its Gate and started a Technical Training Institute. It has state-of-art equipment and provides quality training on several trades affiliated to, National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Sector Skill Council and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). These courses are related to Mechanical, Computer, Printing and other short-term courses. It has strong linkages with industry and thereby facilitates good employment opportunities for the trainees.
Being in the skilling field for the past 51 years and basing on the experience and increasing amount of unemployment in the country as well as demand of the industry for skilled personnel, it has become the need of the hour to equip the under privileged and unemployed youth. To be in the main stream of the society, the young must be provided with the possibilities of making themselves fit and equipped to face the challenges of the market. They also need to climb the ladder of success as well as improve their career. But our poor youth are not able to succeed to remain relevant and competent. So, the Bosco Society has decided to start a professional college for graduation with BCA, BBA and B. Com (H) affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, New Delhi.
Bosco Technical Training Society aims to mold intellectually competent, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired persons at the service of India and the world of today and tomorrow, by imparting holistic and personalized education. To achieve this vision, the Society strives to ensure excellence in teaching and formation, quality placements for each and every student and continuous and on-going evaluation of every process in the system. A vibrant campus ministry programme, the provision of a basket of 'finishing school' skills and a proactive alumni association augments the quality inherent in the style of functioning of the Society.