The Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), constitute an international religious order, founded by St. John Bosco (1815 – 1888), commonly known as Don Bosco. A Catholic Priest of the 19th century Italy, Don Bosco is known and celebrated all over the world today, as the Father and Friend of youth, particularly the victims of poverty and neglect, facing various social, economic and moral challenges of a rapidly globalizing world. The SDBs numbering around 18,000 have their presences in 132 countries in all the five continents, engaged in various missions, inspiring, empowering and transforming – in short ‘educating’ the youth to be agents of social change. The Salesians are thus dedicated and committed to youth development for societal transformation and nation building.
With over 1000 institutions in India and nearly 100 in Tamilnadu, the Salesians are engaged in a variety of missions including schools, colleges, technical institutes, youth centres and social work. The Salesian educational institutions are widely renowned for cultivating moral values, academic excellence, sports, games and culturals towards holistic development of mind and body.
As the bicentennial celebrations (2015) of the birth of this great saint and educator of youth are under way, the Salesian Province of Trichy, Tamil Nadu is happy to announce the founding of the DON BOSCO COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, KEELA ERAL, THOOTHUKUDI DISTRICT, and dedicate the institution to the youth of southern Tamil Nadu as a fitting memorial, braving the many challenges and difficulties. As quality higher education still remains elusive to the marginalized rural youth, the Don Bosco College of Arts and Science (DBCAS) is a Salesian dream and hope to bring youth to the portals of higher education and usher in an egalitarian society.
Don Bosco the father and friend of youth founder of the International religious order: The Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) the patron of the college. The open book indicate knowledge and the image of a youth in action holding a torch in the right hand signifies the spirit of hard work and achievement taken together the logo represents the education at Don Bosco College which imparts a knowledge skills and values that Enlighten the youth and Empower them towards personal and Social transformation.