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Don Bosco Tech, St Josephs Industrial Training Institute was established in the year 1963,
The St. Joseph's Industrial Training Institute was established out of a felt need by the Salesians (Sons of Don Bosco) of the Province of Bombay in the year 1963. His Eminence Valerian Cardinal Gracias laid the foundation stone of the building on the 30th of January 1963, the eve of the feast of St. John Bosco - the founder of the Congregation. Rev. Fr. Ignatius Rubio who satisfactorily executed the work and saw to its completion in 1965 supervised the construction. The first courses were started in 1965 after the inauguration of the building, again on the eve of the feast of Don Bosco, on 30th. January.
The first course offered was that of a general nature which was called 'Machinist', which included abilities of Turners, Fitters and Machine Operators. This course was of a three-year duration.
Later, recognition was sought from the Government for the same courses. The Institute was required to confirm to the pattern of training technicians in accordance with the Directorate General of Employment and Training (D.G.E.& T) under the Ministry of Labour - Government of India.
The Institute gave up its non-formal pattern of training which was of a high standard at the time, and replaced it with the guidelines and prescriptions of standards and regulations of the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), an advisory body set up by the Government of India in 1956.
Hence in 1971, separate formal courses were established that of Turners and Fitters, both of which received formal recognition in 1972. The Machinist course was kept as a private certificate course until 1989, when the D.G.E.&T. granted formal approval on request. The Radio & T.V. Mechanic course was given approval in the year 1978 after it was started in 1975. Subsequently as the years passed, the trade of Radio & T.V. Mechanic was loosing its credibility and was replaced by the Electronics Mechanic trade which was granted affiliation in the year 1999.
This institute in the past offered several other short-term evening courses for those who were unable to obtain formal education. These were tailored to the needs of those who were already in service in lesser jobs. Courses offered were Electro Mechanics, Plumbing, Electricians, Wireman and Turner-Fitter.
While the management sought to get recognition for the difference courses, which were conducted, it kept in mind the purpose for which this Institute was started. Hence two courses were retained under its own purview, wanting to cater to the many youngsters who might have had difficulties in completing their academic studies, among them some dropouts. Motor Mechanics and Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic were offered as one-year courses with entrants having at least a IX standard passing certificate. Welding was offered as an allied course to Machine Shop students and other private students.
With the advent of computers in the Industrial Field and in office automation, the Institute began courses in the different languages from the year 1987 and has kept abreast with the recent developments. The Computer Section has trained several batches of students, who are well placed in private establishments. Some of the courses offered are recognised by the government, corporate industries and offices.
This Institute has completed thirty five years since it was established and all along, it has sought to further the career prospects of its students who train here. It can boast of accomplishing its task because it has several who have set up their own small scale industries and many have gone overseas with a trade in which they have perfected their skills and specialised themselves after period of training as apprentices.
The Institute seeks to widen its services to cater to a large section of people, youngsters among them who are poor and deserving of help, in keeping with the mind and spirit of Don Bosco.
Don Bosco Tech, St Josephs Industrial Training Institute offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
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Don Bosco Tech, St Josephs Industrial Training Institute