A Brief History of the College

The genesis of Don Bosco College, Maram can be traced back to two decades, when the Salesian Province of Dimapur decided to a daring initiative to found a college. But the social situation and the killing of the Principal of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School at Maram delayed the whole process.

  • 1997 Nov 18: Laying the Foundation for the College at the present campus. This was found broken down the next day after the death of Fr. NV Jose. The stone was placed in the new building site.
  • Nov 22: Death of Fr. Jose Nedumattathil SDB, the Principal of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Maram.
  • 1999 Nov 22: The First Governing Body Meeting of the College.
  • Dec 17: Application for the starting of the College submitted to the Director of Higher Education.
  • Dec 22: The state level team comes for the inspection of the College.
  • 2000 Jan 24: Fr. Jose Palely is appointed as the first Principal
  • Feb 14: The establishment of the College and the College is registered as a society.
  • Apr 12: Inspection of the College by the University Team
  • July 23: The College is blessed by Rt. Rev. Joseph Mittathany, Archbishop of Imphal and inaugurated by Shri L Chandramani Singh, Deputy Chief Minister, Manipur.
  • July 24: The first day of the College Sr. Kaini Martha FMA is appointed as the first Vice-Principal
    BA English, History, Political Science, Sociology begun.
    College girls and lady lecturers began to stay at Auxilium Convent.The visit of Fr. Karl Oeder whose visit transformed the College
  • Dec 20: Visit from the University Team for the up gradation of the College from BA I year to BA II year.
  • 2001 Feb17: Blessing of the foundation stone of the Boys’ Hostel by Rev. Fr. Mathew C Paul SDB
  • May 07: The University Team arrives for inspection led by Prof. Mohindro, Prof. GP Prasain and Prof. Ibo Singh.
  • Jun 01: IGNOU Courses started in the College with Fr. Joseph Chittissery SDB as the first Coordinator.
  • July 01: BCom started.
  • July 13: FCC Sisters arrived in Maram and began to stay at the present office of the Vice Principal.
  • Sep 12: Sr. Wilma D’Souza FMA, Councilor, Rome visits the College
  • 2002 Mar 12: Disaster Management Workshop: Shri R K Ranjan, Registrar, MU; Dr. Arun Kumar; Shri Laksman were present for the programme
  • April 10: Assisi Hostel for girls is inaugurated by Rev. Sr. Aloshia, the then Provincial of St. Clare’s Province of Imphal and blessed by Rev. Fr. John Med SDB.
  • May 21: Arts and Commerce sections of the Hr. Sec. was shifted to the College campus.
  • May 25: University Inspection Team led by Smt. Bimola for the affiliation to the MU, upgradation to BA 3 year, to Commerce 2 year and the honours.
  • May 30: Fr. C M Joseph, Rector, laid the foundation stone of the extension of the building of the College.
  • Dec 14: The first batch of 36 students leave the College for Arunachal Pradesh for Christmas village experience
  • 2003 Jan 07: Mr. Z. Patnail, the Vice President of the Baptist World Association visits the College.
  • Feb 03: A one day seminar cum workshop on “Problem of Higher Education in Senapati” is organised in the College.
  • Mar 08: A seminar on Cloning is organised in the College.
  • May 01: Salesian Regional Superior, Fr. Joachim D’Souza SDB, visits the College.
  • May 29: The state Hr. Education Commission visits the College with Dr. Sudha Rao as the Chairperson.
  • Jun 22: Good Will visit from the Manipur University.
  • July 10: VSAT is installed in the College.
  • Sep 12: Dr. N Bijoy Singh, Vice Chancellor of Manipur University, visits the College.
  • Sep 18: Brig J. Kochekkan visits the College on the occasion of Annual College Week.
  • Oct 18: A one day seminar cum workshop on Economic Blockade in Manipur is organised. Dr. M Nara, Minister for Art and Culture was the chief guest.
  • Dec 17: Gospel Peace Concert is organised in different places.
  • 2004 Jun 01: Arrival of SMMI congregation to College Campus
  • Jun 04: SMMI Sisters begin to stay at HRC.
  • Dec 07: The College bids farewell to Sr. Kaini Martha FMA, the Vice Principal.
  • 2005 Jan 11: Sr. Mary Vazhakalayil FMA succeeds as the Vice Principal
  • Feb 02: The College receives permanent affiliation to Manipur University, Manipur.
  • Mar 01: Visit of German friends: Dr. Heinrich Josef Lütke, Mr. Hans Jürgen Dörrich, Mr. Helmut Markel and Ms. Gerda Luise Elsabeth Weber.
    : Inauguration of the Non-Formal Centre in cooperation and partnership with Don Bosco Jugend Dritte Welt, Bonn/Germany and the German Ministry for Development (BMZ).
    : Inauguration of the Human Resource Centre and Computer Centre by Mr. Hans Jürgen Dörrick.
  • Mar 02: Visit of FCC Mother General Sr. Celia and her council members.
  • Mar 05: Blessing of the foundation stone of SMMI convent and College girls’ hostel by Rev. Fr. Mathew Tharakan and Rev. Fr. Jose Palely.
  • April 12: Visit of German friends: Bro. Jean Paul Muller, Ms. Margaret Vogt and Mr. Kossack.
  • May 24: Rev. Fr. Jose Palely is appointed, the First Rector of the College
  • Aug 31: College is recognised by University Grant Commission and granted 2(f) status.
  • Sept 23: Shri Jarnail Singh, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Manipur visits the College
  • Oct 05: Inauguration and blessing of SMMI convent by Most. Rev. Joseph Mittathany, Archbishop of Imphal.
  • 2006 Jan 28: State Inspection for Grant of Concurrence to Don Bosco College, Maram for starting Science Stream Subjects
  • July: BSc. Botany, Chemistry, Zoology, Physics and BA Education, Mathematics, Computer Science is introduced in the College.
  • Aug 01: Sr. Mary Vazhakalayil FMA is succeeded by Sr. Kazhiia Rose Mary as the Vice Principal of the College.
  • Sep 01: A mega opera “The Miracle Man” is staged by the students.
  • Sep 04: Dr. SS Sidhu, Governor of Manipur, visits the College.
  • Oct 01: German benefactors visit the College.
  • Nov 06: Chief Minister Shri. O’Ibobi Singh, visits the College.
  • Nov 31: Rev. Fr. Carlo Garudo SDB, in charge of Higher Education in Salesian Congregation visits the College.
  • 2007 May 25: The first Administrator of the College, Bro. James Orappankal passes away.
  • Sep 27: National Seminar on “Sociological Impact of Migration on North East India” is conducted.
  • Nov 30: The first meeting of Don Bosco Alumni was organized in the College.
  • 2008 Jan 22: Shri. Mani Charanamai, MP visits the College.
  • Feb 04: Inauguration of Alumni Unit at College. : Mr. Rajesh Gupta, President of Don Bosco Alumni, visits the College.
  • July 01: BA Economics and Education are introduced.
  • April 22: Seminar on “Historical, Political and Economic Perspective of Conflict” conducted in the College.
  • Oct 21: Rev. Fr. Clement Vaclav SDB, mission superior of the Salesians visits the College.
  • Dec 02: Shri. Mani Shankar Aiyer, honourable minister, visits the College.
  • Dec 03: Karma Riders from Germany reaches the College on their way to Imphal.
  • 2009 Feb 20: Language Lab is inaugurated.
  • Mar 30: Visit of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
  • May 24: Fr. Jose Palely, the first Principal is transferred and Fr. Benny Karinattu SDB succeeds him as Principal of Don Bosco College, Maram: Rev. Fr. P O Sebastian is appointed as the Rector of the College.
  • Jun 09: The Carmelite Sisters of Charity of Vedruna (CCV) starts to stay at Maram
  • July 01: BCA is introduced in the College.
  • July 16: College is accredited with “B” by NAAC.
  • Oct 27: Board Meeting of Xavier Board of Higher Education in India was held in DBCMaram. A number of prominent principals of well known Colleges across the country visited the College.
  • Oct 29: A musical evening was presented to over 10000 people by internationally famous troupe – Rex Band
  • 2010 Feb 22: Cardinal His Eminence Telesfore Toppo visits the College
  • Mar 19: Divine TV comes to the College
  • Aug 09: College Canteen is inaugurated
  • Sep 07: Volunteers of Don Bosco (VDB) from Europe visits the College
  • Sep 12: The road from the high way to the College was named after Dr. Heinz a benefactor of the College.
  • Oct 22: Automation of the College is introduced.
  • Nov 20: The Department of English Stages Othello
  • Dec 28: Students accompanied by their animators participates in Jesus Youth Jubilee held at Rajagiri, in Kochi.
  • 2011 Mar 15: Dr. Martin Kasper, the founder of Child aid Network of Germany visits the College
  • May 02: Don Bosco’s Relic arrives in the College : The first publication of the College, Historical and Sociological Aspects of Migration in Northeast India is released by Fr. Nestore Guria, the Vice Provincial of Dimapur Salesian Province.
  • May 13: RM Education conducts Campus Interview at the College
  • May 24: Emirate Printing Press, a foreign company, conducts Campus Interview at the College
  • Aug 26: The inauguration and blessing of the new library hall and BCA classrooms by Fr. James Poonthuruthil SDB,
  • Dec 13: Dr.Hamom Nabachandra Singh Chiarmam, COHSEM and his team visited the College for CCE
  • 2014 Feb 21: Mr. Sarangajit Khundrakpam,Secretary,COHSEM and his team inspected the Hr.Sec.Examination of the College
  • Feb 28: Audio Album was released by the department of Sociology.
  • Mar 13: 1st Maram Times News Paper released.
  • Apr 15: Audio Video- Album of the college “Angel of peace” was released.
  • June 3: Fr. Paul Maippan, appointed as the warden DBC Boys Hostel
  • Apr 28: Political Science Department Organized a one day seminar on ‘India’s look – East policy and North East India.
  • Aug 8: Smt.Jacintha Lazarus, IAS Deputy commissioner, Senapati visited the college on the occasion of the felicitation of the Rank Holders.
  • Aug 11: Rev. Fr.Guillermo Basanis Mission Superior Salesians of Don Bosco Rome and Rev Fr. Nestor Guria Provincial of Dimapur Province visited the college andInugurated the Bicentenary of Don Bosco’s Birth and (Blessing of the Becchi Wing.)
  • Sep 22:The Regional Superior Sr.Sneha Jose Of SMMI, North East Region, Visited the college.
  • Oct 13: The Department of Sociology Organized a One Day Seminar on “Unemployed youth in Manipur” and Mr. Colonel S.Pandey the 35th Assam Rifles, Maram came as a Chief Guest.
  • Oct 20: A two days National Seminar cum workshop on “Myth and Oral traditions as sources for reconstructing History”, is organised in the college by the department of History.
  • Registrar of MU Prof.N.Lokendra visited the college.
  • Oct 28: Mrs. Angeli George lecturer in St Josephs College Allephy Eng Dept.visited the college for three days exchange programme.
  • Nov 11: Mr.Helmet Markel,Chairman, Society for self help from Germany visited the College.
  • Dec 20 : Principal Submits NAAC report

    YEAR 2015

  • Jan 22: The Department of Economic organized a two days National Seminar on “Economic Development and its multi dimensional aspects”.
  • Mar 12: Fr. Fabiao Attard councilor for youth ministry, Rome visited the college.
  • Apr 10: First Ever Film fest held in the College screening of five films.
  • May 7: National Conference in Indian Foregin Policy : Issues, Challenges and prospects on India – China relation- The emerging trends by the Dept. of political Science.
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