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Graduation day celebrated in Don Bosco Polytechnic College, Basin Bridge
2nd graduation day celebrated in Don Bosco Polytechnic College, Basin Bridge
The History of the HouseSt. Joseph's Industrial Training centre stands tall today due to the advice of the then Archbishop of Madras - Mylapore, Dr. Louis Mathias SDB and Mgr. Mederlet who in 1951 identified the extensive plot of land near Basin Bridge called the "Harness and Saddle Factory" as ideal spot for an industrial school, due to its proximity to major industrial installations. After persistent hard work the desired land was procured in exchange for the Shenoy Nagar land that Salesians had originally purchased as the locale for a technical school.
A fine carpentry workshop, a mechanical workshop (1951), a section for art and printing (1952) were soon setup, along with a boarding. A compound wall was erected and the Provincial Office also moved in. The Aspirant Coadjutors who had remained for about two years in Tirupattur came over to Basin Bridge with their staff. The Printing Press grew and in 1968, was shifted to Kilpauk, as the SIGA Press. The Central Government recognition to the Technical School was secured for trades such as Fitter & Turner (1973), Welder & Machinist (1977), Electrician & Draughtsman (1981), Electronic Mechanic (1987), Data Preparation and Computer Software course (1995), Mechanical Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (1997), Computer Operator and Programming Assistant (COPA) (1998).
Besides these formal courses, functional (Non-Formal) courses such as Machine shop operation, Carpentry and Cabinet Making are also conducted, in the interest of the school dropouts and for those with very little of formal schooling. The institute has now introduced AutoCAD for the Draughtsman (Mechanical) trade, CNC training for the Machinist trade and Computer hardware for Electronic Mechanic trades.
The aim of St. Joseph Industrial Training Centre is to impart an integral formation - Physical, Intellectual, Moral and Spiritual, to poor boys; in particular to prepare them for life through sound technical education. The house also has parallel activities such as the parish, the Youth Centre, Social Work Centre and the school which have grown as integral elements of the institute, over the years.
Don Bosco Tech Campus
St. Joseph’s Technical Institute
106,107,108 D`Castor Road
Basin Bridge, Chennai - 600 012
(044) 2667 1060 - Parish
(044) 2667 0043 - Joe Tech - ITC
(044) 2667 1027 / 26 - Polytechnic College
(044) 2667 1280 - Rector
Don Bosco Social Service Society (DBSSS)
No.1, First Street, Dr. Ambedkhar Nagar
Basin Bridge, Chennai - 600 012.