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Polur – Agro Tech
History of the House
The 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.
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 neighborhood 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.
Don Bosco Agro - Tech
(04181) 222 238 - House
(04181) 224 157 - lTC Office
P Arul Valan - Dr: DBSARC/ Ic:
P John Shankar - V/A/Ds/La/YMC
S Robert Martin Sugan
Laleth Kumar - PT 1
P Sebastian Francis - R/P/Mg: Carpentry