Thirukazhukundram in the News

History of the House:

The Mission of Don Bosco at Thirukazhukundram was initiated by Fr. Augustine Nathan who began his ministry in the area as the first parish priest of the new parish bifurcated from the Oragadam parish on June 29th, 2001. In 2002, he began a boarding with 20 boys who were residing with the parish priest which evolved into an established boarding home with 45 students (in 2006), 65 (in 2007), 75 (2008).The boys were initially attending the Government Higher Secondary School as they hailed from economically very poor background and were mostly either orphans or semi-orphans who lacked proper opportunity for study. Just after the tsunami disaster, through a JDW project, a Non-formal Technical Institute was established in 2006 as a response to the need for trained technical manpower raised by the industries that dotted the area. Thus, trades such as Computer,Carpentry, Two-Wheeler Mechanics in 2006; Handicrafts, Computer, Electrician, Nursing in 2007; Welding, Electrician, A/C Mechanics and Refrigeration and tailoring were added to the portfolio in 2008, besides imparting communication skills to them. About 250 students were trained in these years.

It was on 31st December 2008, that a formal application was submitted to the AICTE for approval of a Polytechnic College. It was approved on 24th August 2009 and on 31st August 2009, the college began functioning by offering Diploma programmes in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering & Computer Science Engineering.

Don Bosco Polytechnic College
Mamallapuram Road, Kothimangalam Thirukazhukundram
603109, Kancheepuram Dt.

Don Bosco Vazhikaatti
No. 1, TB Road, R.C. Church
Kancheepuram High Road
Chingleput – 603002

Activities And Sectors

Parish Ministry: Sagaya Matha Church – Substations – Anbiyams(BCC).
Higher Ed: Don Bosco Polytechnic College: (Mechanical, Civil, Electronics Communication, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics) – Hostel. Social Ministry: Women Empowerment Associations (SHGs) – Ministry for Gypsies – Evening Study Centres – Vazhikaatti: Job Placement & Career Guidance for the Diocese of Chingleput. Spiritual Assistance to convents.

Thirukazhukundram in the Photo Gallery

    Contact Person

    P Varghese Choorackal - CM R/Sec

    Contact Details

    location_cityDon Bosco Polytechnic College Mamallapuram Road, Kothimangalam Thirukazhukundram - 603 109 Chingelput Dt. (044) 29540071 - College (044) 29540067 - Secretary (044) 29540013 - Residence - College - Secretary - Past Pupils of Don Bosco


    P Varghese Choorackal - CM R/Sec P Pichai Muthu Antony V/Pp/La P John Joseph A/Vp/Ys L Maria Dass Maria Arockiaraj Pr/Social Ministry/Ds