Assam Don Bosco University

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Assam Don Bosco University
Assam Don Bosco University Logo.jpg
Motto Carpe Diem
Motto in English
Seize the Day
Type State Private, Research University
Established 2008 (2008)
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
Endowment INR 88.52 million (U.S $1.44 million)
Chancellor Fr VM Thomas, SDB
Vice-Chancellor Fr (Dr) Stephen Mavely, SDB
Students 2300+ (excluding online)
Location Azara, Guwahati,, Assam, India India
Campus Urban
Nickname ADBU
Affiliations UGC
Website Official Website

Assam Don Bosco University is a state private, non-profit, co-educational, Catholic research university located in Assam, India. The university was founded on March 29, 2008 by the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) and executed by the Don Bosco Society, Azara, Guwahati. The university was officially established through the Assam Don Bosco University Act, 2009, on 9 January 2009 and created under the Assam Private Universities Act 2007.[1][2][3][4]

The university which is located in Guwahati, Assam, India is Assam's first state university in the private sector.


Fr. Pascual Chávez, Rector Major, Salesians of Don Bosco laying the Foundation Stone of the University

The university was set up as a response to the educational needs of the people of North-East India by an educational society -Salesians of Don Bosco. Ever since the establishment of St. Anthony’s College at Shillong in 1934, the Salesians have set up and run higher educational institutions in North-East India.

  • The first graduate courses in Technology and Engineering (B Tech) was started at Azara on 11 August 2008;
  • Assam State Government passed the 'Assam Don Bosco University Ordinance, 2008' on 3 December 2008;
  • Formal inauguration of the university on 6 December 2008 by Assam State Chief Minister, Shri Tarun Gogoi;
  • 'Assam Don Bosco University Act, 2009' was published in the Gazette of Assam on 12 February 2009;
  • The university started its first post-graduate course in Computer Science (MCA) at Azara on 20 August 2009, followed on 27 August by the second postgraduate course in Management (MBA) at Don Bosco Institute of Management at Kharghuli.
  • On 8 December 2010 the university began On-Line and Distance Education
  • The first batch of 33 graduates in Business Administration (MBA) was awarded their degrees on 9 June 2011.
  • On 26 July 2011 the university inaugurated another course in Civil Engineering (B Tech).
  • 23 August 2011 saw the launch of two new postgraduate programmes: Social Work (MSW) and Technology (M Tech). 22 doctoral students started research in eight disciplines (Ph.D) on the same day.
  • The first Convocation of the university was held on 19 September 2012.

DBCET foundation stone


Assam Don Bosco University offers academic programmes in Engineering, Management, Social Sciences, Research and Distance/Online Learning.

Graduate programmes in engineering and technology[edit]

  • B.Tech - Civil Engineering
    Civil Engineering Students
  • B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering
  • B.Tech - Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B.Tech - Electronics and Communication Engineering

Postgraduate programmes in engineering and technology[edit]

  • M.T.M. - Master of Management in Engineering & Technology
    Vice Chancellor, Fr. (Dr.) Stephen Mavely addressing the graduates at DBU Convocation
  • M.Tech - Computer Science
  • M.Tech - Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • M.C.A. - Master of Computer Applications

Postgraduate programmes in social sciences[edit]

  • M.S.W. - Master of Social Work
    D'verve, DBCET Annual Festival
  • M. A. - Psychological Counselling
  • M. A. - Educational Leadership
  • M. A. - Educational Leadership (Executive)
  • M. A. - Child Rights & Development
  • M. A. - Convergent Media and Technologies

Postgraduate programmes in management[edit]

  • M.B.A. - Marketing Management
  • M.B.A. - Human Resource Management
  • M.B.A. - Financial Management
  • M.B.A. - Operations and General Management
  • M.B.A. - Technology Management

Research Ph.D programmes[edit]

The university has a research Ph.D programme in the departments of Chemical Sciences, Physics, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Social Work, Mass Communication, Language Studies, Comparative Religion and North East India Studies.

Online and distance education programmes[edit]

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in General Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Retail Management, Human Resource Management, Finance Management and Marketing Management; MBA in Entrepreneurship, Business Management and Strategy; MBA in Technology Management; Master in Business Administration (Executive MBA) and Master of Computer Applications (MCA).[5]

DBU Global has approval from the Distance Education Bureau of the University Grants Commission, India to offer MBA and MCA programmes and as such, admissions to the following programs are not yet being offered; Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) and Master of Science In Information Technology (MS-IT)

The first Constituent College of Don Bosco University is Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology (DBCET).

Permanent campus being developed at Tapesia Gardens - Cafeteria, Student's Hostel, Staff Quarters

Recognition and accreditation[edit]

The university is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), India and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India. The university is also approved by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB), India and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India. ADBU is a recognized member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India, Association of Commonwealth Universities, (ACU), UK and the International Association of Universities (IAU), France.[6]


The university has established collaborative arrangements with universities and institutions in India and around the world through Memorandums of Understanding (MoU). The following are some of the partners of the University:[7]


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