Jan 2022

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Address : 23 Darga Road, Park Circus, Kolkata 700 017
Phone : (033) 2287-9202 / 2287-0414
Email :

Name of the Founder Body
Salesian Province of Kolkata, N India

Email of the Founder Body

Contact of the Founder Body
033-2287-9202 / 0414

School motto
Virtus et scientia (Virtue and science)

• Don Bosco School, Park Circus, Kolkata, established in 1958, is an English Medium Anglo Indian School primarily for Catholic boys with provision for admission of non-Catholic boys too.

Administered by Salesians of Don Bosco (Northern India), it is a Christian Minority Institution belonging to the Catholic Church

Recognized by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, Government of India, and Department of Education, Government of West Bengal and

Affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) New Delhi, (School code WB 013) for ICSE, ISC and CVE (Council for Vocational Education).

The school is under CCTV surveillance.

As on year

Medium of instruction

boys only

Academic year
April to March

Subjects offered
Religious Instruction:
Catechism classes compulsory for Christian students
Moral Science/Value Education for all other students

ISCE (classes KG to 10)
• English
• Bengali / Hindi
• Mathematics
• History Civics & Geography
• Science (Physics Chemistry Biology)
• Economic Applications / Computer Applications

ISC (classes 11-12)
Science Stream
• English
• Mathematics
• Physics
• Chemistry
• Biology / Computer Science / Economics
6 th subject: Environmental Science / Physical Education

Commerce Stream
• English
• Commerce
• Accounts
• Mathematics
• Economics
6 th subject: Business Studies / Physical Education

Arts Stream
• English
• History
• Political Science
• Sociology
• Psychology
6 th subject: Elective English

Technical Section
Established in 1965, offers job-oriented training course in Mechanical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering prepares boys for

• Industrial Training Institute (ITI) exam
• Don Bosco Technical Institute Diploma
• Certificate of Vocational Education (CVE) of the CISCE, New Delhi

Non-formal section
gives short-term job oriented training

Evening School
• Free evening classes conducted for less privileged children of the locality
• Adult Literacy Programme for girls from nearby locality

Social service projects
form an integral part of the school curriculum.

Admission to class KG
Applications are accepted from students of all faiths. However Christians are given preference. Catholic students must produce Baptism Certificate and a letter from Parish Priest. Parents are to fill in admission forms with utmost accuracy. No subsequent changes permitted. Candidates from a recognized school may be admitted with Transfer Certificate from the school last attended.

Admission to class 11 ISC for provisional admission
Arts and Commerce
minimum aggregate of 60% in class 10

65% in English, Mathematics, Science/Computer Application

School fees cover 12 diary months and may be paid monthly, quarterly or in advance. No reduction is made for holidays or broken periods.

Action Groups
• Bosco Scouts and Cubs
• Cine
• Cyber Space
• Dramatics
• Green Movement
• Interact Movement
• Leadership Training Service (LTS)
• Media and Cultural
• MUN and Debate
• Photography
• Prayash
• Prerna
• Quiz
• Savio Sports
• Science
• Young Christian Students (YCS)

House System
4 Houses named after Salesian Saints. All school activities structured as per Houses.

Bosco > Blue
Francis > Yellow
Savio > Red
Rua > Green

Life sketch of Don Bosco (1815-1888)
1815 August 16, John Bosco was born in a peasant family in the little hamlet of Becchi, some 20 km from Turin, Italy. When John was only two years old his father, Francis Bosco, passed away. His grief stricken mother, Margaret Occiena Bosco, had a harrowing time to bring him up.

At the age of nine John had a mysterious dream, which led him to his future mission. He decided to become a priest and commit his life for the welfare of young people. To complete his education John had to do his share of work on the family farm and study during his spare time. Working as a servant, teaching, assisting a tailor, doing chores for a blacksmith and keeping score at a billiard table were some of the things he did in order to pay for his food, lodging and tuition while at school.

1841 June 5, John was ordained a priest and from then on known as Don Bosco (Father Bosco). Very soon he became a frequent visitor to the poorer quarters of the city. The young priest was distressed by the swarms of neglected children whom he encountered. In the miserable garrets and cellars which he visited, he found exemplified all the evils of overcrowding, all the terrible effects of herding the young and innocent with those already corrupt. In the prisons he met youth serving terms for every type of crime. While during his evening walks he constantly met bands of young people fighting, making themselves a danger to society. He decided that the work of his life would be to redeem these miserable youth.

Don Bosco’s work for boys started with one boy, a mason’s apprentice. Soon this boy brought others and the number of Don Bosco’s friends multiplied. He gave them facilities for games and taught them their religion.

Two small workshops were opened, one a shoemakers’, the other a tailors’ for teaching the unemployed youngsters a trade in order to provide them with the means of earning an honest livelihood. A workshop for teaching carpentry was soon followed by others for book-binding and cabinet-making. All this while, from his old boys, Don Bosco had been building up a society of men who helped him develop his work and carry it on when he died.

1859 December
These young were formed into a simple society for this purpose.

1862 May
They took the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience thus forming a true religious congregation.

This community of men was officially recognized by the Catholic Church and took the name Salesians after St Francis de Sales.

Don Bosco was asked by Pope Pius IX to send his Salesians to India but it did not work out during his life time. However, his dream of extending his works to the east was fulfilled only in 1906 when the Salesians came to Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, India.

Don Bosco called his method of education the Preventive System based on reason, religion and kindness. He told his disciples that education was to be based on love, on selfless service for the mental, emotional, moral and spiritual growth of the pupils.

Don Bosco founded a Congregation of religious nuns known as the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians to educate girls with the same method as the Salesians used to educate the boys.

Today 132 years (as on 2020) after Don Bosco’s death, 36,000 Priests, Brothers and Sisters carry out his work in 131 countries around the world. They are engaged in a wide variety of developmental works directed to the welfare of the young, academic, agricultural and technical school, youth centres, hostels and parishes, catechetics, mass media and social communications, youth counselling and rehabilitation centres and a host of special services for the delinquents and the marginalized youth.

1888 January 31 At the age of 73, Don Bosco breathed his last.

1934 April 1, he was declared a Saint.

His Feast Day is celebrated on January 31 every year.

Today with spread of Don Bosco Institutions throughout the world the association has grown into a World Confederation with its secretariat in Rome. In India, the National Headquarter is in Kolkata, coordinating 10 Provincial Federations in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Dimapur, Goa, Hyderabad, Guwahati, New Delhi and Trichy.

At present Don Bosco’s educational institutions in India are spread out in 11 regions:

• Bangalore 42
• Kolkata 44
• Chennai 42
• Mumbai 29
• Dimapur-Nagaland 33
• New Delhi 16
• Goa 16
• Silchar 27
• Guwahati 25
• Tiruchy-Tamil Nadu 22
• Hyderabad 27
Total 323 institutions

The first of Don Bosco’s works in Bengal began in 1926: the Catholic Orphan Press together with the Cathedral Church (near Howrah Bridge) was given to the Salesians in 1928. Salesians began in Bandel, Krishnagar and Liluah-Howrah. The next major institution was opened in Bengal was Don Bosco Park Circus in 1955. Later on such schools were started in Azinganj-Murshidabad, Siliguri and New Delhi. The other new schools in Kolkata region are Oodalabari-Siliguri, Kathihar-Bihar, Malbassey-Sikkim, and Kathmandu-Nepal. And the dream lives on…

School Anthem – DBPC
Don Bosco boys are we, from city of Kolkata
Virtus et Scientia, the Motto we hold on high.
We live for true values, all our life
Stand for the Truth, defend our faith
Love and Service, the Charism of our guide
Spread the Goodnews, wherever we stride (2)
God bless our School, our teachers and our kins,
Make us true citizens, Patriot, loyal and kind.
May we love our neighbours, care for the poor
Finally at life’s end, enjoy heavenly bliss.