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The History

The Uriyurkuppam parish was brought under the care of the Salesians in 1946, with Fr.Ardusou and Fr.Anthonysamy as the pionners. Fr.Anthonysamy acquired the farm lands and leased them to local farmers. Thus farm lands grew up to 240 acres of mostly barren land. Fr.Angelo Codello and Br.Ludwig imported machines to machanise the farming operations. In 1954, the Salesians with a vision to empowering the local farmers' children
with education in agricultural techniques, began a field demonstration officer (FDO) course -which eventually fetched employment for the number of the poor rural youth. This in 1987 was upgraded into the Sagayathottam Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (SIARD) with affiliation with the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
In 1964 a boarding was began for the school dropouts, with the children helping in the farm fruits in the mornings and attending lessons in the afternoons. They were eventually placed in schools outside. In 1992, a high school was installed which was upgraded into a higher secondary school in 2011 on the self-financing model. Thus along with the farm, the SIARD, the Higher Secondary School, the Boys' Home etc., have come to be fully furnished and equipped sectors in this institution.

Higher Ed: Don Bosco College of Agriculture (DBCA:B. Sc.Agri.)-Sagayathottam Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (SIARD:Diploma in Agricultue) - Non-Formal: Agro Based Training -Academic Ed: DB Hr. Sec. School- Orphanage- Hostel. Social Ministry: Rural Development Works -Evening Study Centres. Farm: Adeniums cultivation.

Don Bosco Boys’ Home
Sagayathottam P.O Thakkolam (Via)
631151 Vellore Dt.

(044) 2760 8021 - SIARD - Rector
(044) 2760 8029 - DBCA- Dean
(044) 2760 8030 - House/Administrator
(0) 74022 87103 - SMA Convent
(0) 93823 80300 - Hr. Sec. School - House - School - SIARD - DB College of Agriculture

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P Joakim Antonysamy - Ic: SIARD (Diploma)/ Wn: SIARD HOSTEL
S John Bosco Amirtharaj - St: B.Com. II Yr.
P Mariasusai Adaikalasamy - R/Cd/Sec: DBCA
S Martin Edwinraj - St: BBA III Yr.
L Sellam Arulappa - A
S Selvaraj Manoharan Leo - PT 1
P Y.L. Irudayaraj - V/Hm/ Wn: DBCAHostel/YMC


Contact Details


Don Bosco Boys’ Home
Sagayathottam P.O Thakkolam (Via)
631151 Vellore Dt.

    Contact Person

    P Mariasusai Adaikalasamy