Polur – Agro Tech in the News

Human rights seminar by DBSARC
Human rights seminar organised today at Don bosco ITC Polur, by DBSARC . The session...

Training and Animation by DBSARC in March 2018
In the month of March, DBSARC conducted several Training and Animation programmes in various centres...

Extending animations to non-Salesian institutions
It was recommended by the Provincial during his visit, to extend the service of the...

History of the HouseThe house was founded by Fr. Francis Schlooz, the Dutch missionary in the 1970s when he was the parish priest of Polur. To serve the much neglected predominantly agriculture dependent area through agro-based technical training for the hundreds of youths emerging from the many cluster of villages around, he bought the present lands of the Agro Tech. The original aim of the house was to impart professional training to boys who after completing schooling, had no other possibilities for higher education.

With such aim of serving the school dropouts, the institute began to function from 1986 and was canonically erected in 1988 with Fr. K. V. Sebastian as the first Rector with Br. George & Fr. A. J. Joseph helping him. Carpentry and cabinet making with Electrician course was inducted as a trade in 1989 with eventual state government recognition. An upgrade to NCVT recognition took place in 1992 for the Electrician’s trade. Motor mechanics was again added with NCVT recognition in 1993. In 2004, welding was added as a trade on the State Government pattern through the initiative of Fr. Pius Rathapallil. Over these years, the institute continues to run with the help of Mr. Boels, the brother of Fr. Schlooz. Currently there are 7 qualified staff and 2 non-teaching staff to man the institute.

Activities And Sectors

At present there are:
-The ITC with Electrician, MMV courses in NCVT pattern with about 78 students.
-Carpentry and Cabinet Making & Welding in ISC pattern with about 44 students.
-A boarding with 59 boys.
-A farm with 35 acres of cultivable land in Karaipoondi.
-We have also activities for the neighbourhood by way of evening study and chaplaincies other pastoral and social work.Technical Ed: ITC Formal: Carpentry- Welding- Motor Mechanic-Electrician. Non-formal: Carpentry- Motor Mechanic- Agro-Based Training.

Polur – Agro Tech in the Photo Gallery

    House Head

    Contact person
    P Paul Mark - R/P/YMC

    Contact Person

    P Paul Mark - R/P/YMC

    Contact Details

    location_cityDon Bosco Agro - Tech Polur 606803 Thiruvannamalai Dt. (04181) 222 238 - House (04181) 224 157 - lTC Office


    P Paul Mark R/P/La P Vinoth Thangasamy A/Ds/Ys L Sigamony Anthony Coun