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Welcome to the website of Don Bosco College, Maram. Don Bosco college is considered as the premier college of the state of Manipur and is permanently affiliated to Manipur University. It was established in 2000. The College is situated in the rural area among the only primitive tribe in Manipur (listed in the schedule of the Government of India). It has its origin from the grand gestures of the visionary zeal of the great educator and friend of youth, Don Bosco. The college has ever since followed a narrative openness, keeping the access to higher education equitable and affordable to the underprivileged, the marginalised and deserving tribal youth of the region. Today, the institution has a much diverse demography with students from 69 tribes of North East India and hailing from 12 states of India. The college has achieved many a milestone in its short span of 14 years of pursuit to excellence more especially after the first cycle of accreditation. The college has been accepted unequivocally as a trend setter and path finder in the sphere of higher education in Manipur. In the first accreditation in 2009 the college was awarded B+ grade with CGPA 2.49. In the second cycle of accreditation in 2015 the college was awarded ‘A’ grade with CGPA 3.35. Then the UGC has accorded the status of CPE (College with Potential for Excellence).

The college offers regular and professional Under Graduate programmes. Realising the advantages of value addition programmes the college has in the past five years, offered several add-on and enrichment courses. It is the first college in Manipur to have introduced incubation centre for entrepreneurship initiated by the Government of Manipur under the aegis of the director industries. It is also part of the Skilling India programme with its worldwide net work of DB Tech. The objective is to ensure that each outgoing student will have completed at least one certificate course along with the regular programmes. This multi-faculty institution has an enrolment in the college went upto from 2976 to 3214 students, 77 faculty members and 24 non-teaching staff. Dr. Fr. K.O Sebastian is the Principal of the institution.

Don Bosco College was established to provide higher education to the youth. The college envisages a holistic approach to education that not only ensures academic excellence, but also equips the youth to face the challenges in life, by fostering values, traditions, imbibing emotional maturity, creating civic responsibility and building global competitions. The college institutionalised value education and community extension services from the beginning. A vibrant tutorial system provides individual attention to all students. In order to make students globally competent, the college has embarked upon new initiatives to improve their skills, and striven to provide the state of the art facilities within its geographical contexts. The atmosphere of the college is charged with the noblest ideals of humanity and the spirit of national integration, justice and equity of opportunities enshrined in the constitutions.

The college has made remarkable strides in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Consistency in academic excellence is evident through the top ten positions in the university ranks (2016-17 = 63 ranks), attained sweeping almost all the ranks in the university, high pass percentage and negligible dropouts. The college has won various cultural-literary competitions in the state and it was acclaimed as the best NSS unit and accorded President’s National Award in 2012.

The college can boast of an excellent student support system, career guidance, counselling and library. The stakeholders, alumni, local bodies are an integral part of the college and make significant contribution to both infrastructural expansion and academic enrichment. The infrastructural and educational resources have been constantly expanded to meet the growing academic requirements. The college provides hostel facilities nearly for 600 students (men & women) in six of hostel managed by the institution. The use of technology in administration, modern pedagogy and library has helped the quality of teaching-learning process. This also has reinforced the campus culture of learn, excel and lead.

In brief, all efforts are made to sustain and enhance quality through the blending of innovative measures and traditional tribal values. The government’s initiatives to bestow grand-in-aid to this institution within eleven years of its existence (out of the four colleges that have long standing academic traditions) are a singular recognition for its remarkable achievements and academic excellence. Don Bosco College is an institution to be reckoned with in the higher education map of North East.

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