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Why we are here

The University has been set up as a response to the felt educational needs of the people of North-East India and its modus operandi is characterized by the distinctive educational philosophy and method of Don Bosco institutions worldwide:

  • A preferential option for young people from the lower strata of society, providing them with an education and preparing them for their insertion into the world of work.
  • A sustained effort to promote in society formative programmes that impact educative processes as well as strategies and policies for youth.
  • A continuous attempt, through research and services, to understand better the situation of the youth in India, especially the most disadvantaged, and to frame and implement strategies to bring about their positive transformation.
  • An emphasis on the formation of educators, and the world of communications.
  • A close attention to the inter-relationship between culture, religion, science, technology, education, professional ethics and integrity of life.

A shared dream

The Don Bosco University project has been the shared dream of a cross section of individuals, organizations and agencies. The remarkable progress of the project in such a short time bears testimony to the constant and enthusiastic support received from a wide circle of friends and well-wishers, some of whom are listed below:

Archdiocese of Salzburg (Austria)
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Italy (CEI, Italy)
Don Bosco Nel Mondo Foundation Onlus (Rome, Italy)
Dr Ercole Lucchini (A-27 S.p.A., Italy)
Dr Giovanni Arvedi (Finarvedi S.p.A., Italy)
Prof Luigi Salvaneschi (Miami Shores, Florida)
Rector Major & General Council (Salesians of Don Bosco, Italy)
Salesian Procures (Madrid, Bonn, Turin, New Rochelle, Soest, Beromunster)
Salesian Province of Guwahati, Assam (India)
Salesian Province of Hong Kong (China)
Stichting Porticus (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Stiftung Bachmann (Luzern, Switzerland)
Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo (VIS, Italy)


Realized dreams

Development of the University Project: Phase – I : 2008 – 2013

  • The University acquired 292 acres (roughly 118 hectares) of land for setting up the University (274 acres at Tapesia near Guwahati, 1 acre at Kharguli in the city, 12 acres at Maligaon in the city and 5 acres at Azara in the city).
  • The University set up the following infrastructure at its Campus at Azara (Guwahati):
    • School of Technology for 2000 students.
    • Hostels for 500 students (300 men and 200 women).
    • 24 Staff Quarters (12 family quarters and 12 bachelor accommodations).
  • The total built up area came to 28,164 Square Meters
  • The University set up the following infrastructure at its Campus at Kharguli (Guwahati) with a total built-up area of 3,815 Square Meters
    • School of Commerce & Management for 240 students
    • Hostels for 200 students (100 men and 100 women)
  • The University started its Centre for Online and Distance Education (DBU Global), currently catering to over 5000 students from 112 countries
  • The total built up area comes 60,000 Sq. Ft.
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Development of University Project Phase – II : 2013 – 2016

  • Academic Block – I (with a capacity for 1500 students) to house the Science Departments having also a 330 seater AC Auditorium and another 200 seater Conference Hall
  • Life Sciences Block (with labs and classrooms for 120 students)
  • Men’s Hostel–I (with a capacity for 180 students)
  • Women’s Hostel–I (with a capacity for 180 students)
  • Food Court (with a capacity to seat 300 students and 100 faculty)
  • 54 Staff Quarters (30 Bachelor Quarters and 24 Family Quarters)
  • Salesian House cum Guest House (22 Rooms)
  • 4 Fresh Water bodies covering 4 acres all of which also serve as fisheries
  • Three Bore Wells were made to help with the construction as well as to ensure drinking water for the campus
  • A permanent Electrical Connection for 280 Kilowatts was set up with the adequate Transformer for the same
  • 3.5 Kilometres of paved roads
  • Sports facilities (Volleyball Courts, 1 Basketball Court, 5 Badminton Courts)
  • Plantations (700 Coconut trees, 2000 Rubber plants, 2000 Cocoa Plants, 200 lemon trees, One Tonne each of Ginger and Turmeric)
  • The total built up area comes to 44,584 Square Meters
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Development of University Project Phase – III: 2016-2018

  • Academic Block-II to accommodate 2000 students with an Atrium with 3000 seating capacity and three Conference Halls (300, 150 and 150 capacities)
  • Women’s Hostel – 2 (with a capacity for 232 students)
  • A new Men’s Hostel was constructed and the students were shifted from the existing Men’s Hostel-1 to this hostel.
  • The vacated Men’s Hostel was converted to Women’s Hostel-3
  • A multi-cuisine Food Court-2 (with a capacity to accommodate 360 students)
  • A University Service Centre was constructed to house the medical services of the University, a Security Room, a Crèche and a Community Centre for the Counselling and skill development programmes for the villages around the University
  • Additional Plantations (400 Cashew trees, 1500 Agar plants, 1000 neem tress, 220 sandalwood trees, 800 fichus trees)
  • A Green House to train local women in commercial production of flowers and seedlings (Orchids and Gerbera)
  • An artificial fresh water lake covering 10 acres was created by building a dam across a permanent small stream flowing through the campus and tapping several perennial springs in the adjacent creeks.
  • Two more Bore Wells were made to help with the construction as well as to ensure drinking water for the campus
  • An additional 3 Kilometres of paved roads
  • Sports facilities (1 Football Pitch, 2 Volleyball Courts, 2 Basketball Court, 2 Badminton Courts)
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Development of the University Project: Phase – IV: 2018-2022

  • Construction of Hostels: 1 Men’s Hostel and 2 Women’s Hostel were constructed and were ready in the month of July 2019.
  • Construction of Academic Block-IV (Labs for Basic Sciences) to accommodate 17 new labs for Chemistry, Botany and Zoology was completed in September 2019.
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  • Construction of Hostels: 2 hostels to be to be ready by July 2020, and possibly 3 more hostels within 2021-24
  • Construction of Academic Block - V with a view to accommodate about 1000 students. To be completed by 2020, it will accommodate the following: a) The School of Education to initiate new programmes in Education; b) The ‘Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnology’ and, c) The ‘Centre for Developmental Studies and Initiatives’
  • Construction of an additional Food Court to cater to the 4 new hostels
  • Construction of 27 additional Staff Quarters consisting of 9 Two-Bedroom Family apartments, 9 Single- Bedroom Apartments and 9 Bachelor Apartments – in 2019-20; and an additional 36 Quarters in 2022-23
  • Construction of an additional 3.5 Kilometres of Roads
  • Setting up an Astro-Physics Observatory for Astro-Physics and Nuclear Physics
  • Setting Up a Water Bottling Plant for internal water supply
  • Setting up a Waste Water Treatment Plant for processing of effluents
  • Installation of a 360 KW roof-mounted Solar Power Plant (180 Kilowatts at the Azara Campus and 180 Kilowatts at the Tapesia Campus) to promote use of clean energy and to save on energy consumption.
  • Provision of Four additional Bore Wells to ensure water supply to the new hostels and Food Court and eventually a Water Bottling Plant for internal supply of potable water.
  • Setting up a 5 Kilowatt Micro Hydel Plant to use the overflow from the lake to produce electricity to light the street lights by nights and to water the lawns and plantations by day.
  • Augmenting the Plantations (1000 Agar Tress, 500 Fruit Trees, 500 Mahogany Trees, 1000 Exotic Bamboos and others)
  • Converting the Tea Plantation into an Organic one and establishing a Processing Plant to ensure value addition to the existing Tea Garden, to introduce Tea Tourism, and to provide research facilities in Tea Technology. It will also involve setting up a Nursery for in-filling and extension of the planted area.

Your support matters

We invite individuals, organizations, agencies and government departments to share our dream and be the agents of change and transformation.
Wherever you live, and however much you are able to give, the University and the Don Bosco University Development Offices exist to help you channel your support to make a difference. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for further advice: your support matters.


Tax Benefits for Donors

All donations will be acknowledged and tax exemption certificates under sections 80 (G), 10 (23C) of the Income Tax Act will be given to all donors to Don Bosco Society/Don Bosco University. We are in a position to offer 100% tax exemption certificates to potential donors from India. Donations are to be made in favour of ‘Don Bosco University / Don Bosco Society’ {The Secretary, Don Bosco Society, Airport Road – Azara, Guwahati, Assam – 781017 (Phone: +91 9435544994, Email: mavely@dbuniversity.ac.in). Kindly indicate that the donations are for ‘Don Bosco University Project – Assam, India’.

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