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Salesian university`s holistic education applauded
21/09/2013.  ING #N.6700
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Success Story, Education


The rapid progress the Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has made in the past five years came for much appreciation from the head of the organization that assesses and accredits institutions of higher education in India. ``It is indeed a matter of great pride that Don Bosco University with its modest beginning in the year 2008 has grown to encompass a wide array of courses in Engineering, Management, Social Sciences, as well as Distance and Online learning,`` said Amar Nath Rai, director of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.. Read More

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DB University introduces new certification
21/09/2013.  ING #N.6699
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Formation, Education School, Education Dept, Education


The new certificate gives details about the student`s performance in academic and co-curricular activities... Breaking away from the traditional university certification, Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) this year introduced an additional one-page certificate attesting the student`s performance.. Read More

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9 toppers get DB University gold medal
20/09/2013.  ING #N.6696
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Language and Cultures, Profiles, Projects, Success Story


For the first time this year, two Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) students are awarded the Vice-Chancellors gold medal for ``positive contribution to campus life.`` The awardees belong to campuses at Azara and Kharguli in Guwahati. Chief Guest, Prof. Amar Nath Rai, the Director of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, will present the medals during the second annual convocation ceremony scheduled to start 4.30 pm on Saturday, 21 September.. Read More

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Festive mood begins for DB university convocation
19/09/2013.  ING #N.6695
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Formation, Youth Groups, Salesian Society, Education Dept, Education


The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) campus at Azara already wears the festive mood for its second annual convocation scheduled for Saturday 21st September from 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm. The Don Bosco flags are up on the buildings and in the drive way, giant flex banners are strung in the atrium, flex posters with convocation themes are placed in the lawns and the backdrop for the graduation photo session is all in place. Illumination of the buildings will come on from Friday and will last through Sunday.. Read More

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Salesian university plans special projects to help northeast students
18/09/2013.  ING #N.6693
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Formation, Youth Groups, Marginalized, Salesian Society, Education Dept, Education


The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has announced a plethora of scholarships to help for students from northeastern India. ``The Don Bosco Society is in northeast India for the last 90 years, and both the vice-chancellor and I have been serving the region for the past 50 years,`` Chancellor Fr V M Thomas told a press meet today at Guwahati on the occasion of the university`s annual convocation. ``We are not a fly-by-night company, but we are here to stay,`` asserted the priest who is also the president of Don Bosco Society Guwahati. According to him, setting up the university has been ``an ambitious project`` carried out by vice chancellor Fr. Stephen Mavely, who was the principal of Shillong`s St. Anthony`s College for 15 years.. Read More

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``You are members of God`s kingdom of thought,`` Abp Menamparampil tells University Students
16/09/2013.  ING #N.6687
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Spirituality, Education Higher , Formation, Evangelization, Youth Groups, Parish / Church, Social Ministry, Volunteering, DB Alumni, Education Dept, Education


Archbishop Emeritus Thomas Menamparampil of Guwahati, a great patron of Assam Don Bosco University, presided over the Sunday Holy Eucharist for the faculty and students on 15th September. Abp Thomas made his opening words from Luke 12:32 saying, ``Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.`` Addressing some 150 students and faculty gathered at the University`s air-conditioned conference hall, Abp Thomas said, ``you are in deed lucky to be part of God`s kingdom of thought by being here in the University.``. Read More

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Retd Guwahati Archbishop makes cover story
16/09/2013.  ING #N.6686
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Formation, Disasters, Profiles, Religion, Justice and Human Rights


Outstanding champion for peace and communal harmony, retired Salesian archbishop Thomas Menamparampil of Guwahati is featured on the cover page of September 2013 issue of ``The Northeast WINDOW``, a magazine published from Dimapur, Nagaland. The four page cover story is replete with pictorial illustrations documenting the soft spoken archbishop`s peace and reconciliation efforts in conflict ridden northeast India.. Read More

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Rickshaw Pullers Keep Faith Year
15/09/2013.  ING #N.6684
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Spirituality, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Religion, Marginalized, Social Ministry


KOLKATA --In a rare Year of Faith activity held any where in the world, a Kolkata city parish organized a unique programme for its Catholic rickshaw pullers on Sunday 8th September, the birthday of Mother Mary. Of 106 Catholic Rickshaw pullers of the parish registered to attend the faith rally, 69 rickshaws and their pullers started the rally to Auxilium parish Gobra at 3 pm from Dhanapara colony collecting Catholics of the area on their rickshaws. It was an eye catching procession of colorfully painted rickshaws. Their pullers were dressed in red jerseys bearing Year of Faith logo and wearing white caps with ``I Love My Faith`` slogans printed on them. . Read More

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Rotarians, Don Bosco Open New ``Child Friendly Guwahati`` Centre
15/09/2013.  ING #N.6683
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Youth, Youth Groups, Youth at Risk, Education School, Marginalized, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, Volunteering


The Rotary Club of Guwahati and Don Bosco inaugurated a new centre for ``Child Friendly Guwahati,`` (CFG) Saturday 14th September. The new centre is located at Multi-Service Centre, Rotary Lane, beside Ashoka Brahmaputra Hotel, on MG Road, Uzanbazar, Guwahati. . Read More

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Court upholds disputed Bandel Church land
11/09/2013.  ING #N.6678
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Festivals, Success Story, Social Development


In a land mark judgment Calcutta High Court upheld Church`s right over its disputed property ending a prolonged legal battle spanning almost two decades. The historic Portuguese Church (estd 1599) on the banks of Hooghly river near Kolkata was dragged into the legal battle in July 1995 when a Civil Miscellaneous Petition Case was filed by Biswanath Mondal and Others of the locality in the Court of the Sub-Divisional Executive Magistrate (SDEM) Hooghly challenging the order of the Church authorities restraining them from organizing any sort of games/sports within the Church grounds. . Read More

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