The Controller of Examinations Dr. P. Babu Anto who delivered the keynote address and inaugurated the College Day celebrations here on Friday 24th March, 2017 said, in terms of infrastructure, quality of education, discipline, and academic performance, Don Bosco Institutes of Higher Education are on par with or better than the established Government and aided colleges in the University of Kannur. “There are only 26 government and aided colleges in the University of Kannur. But the number of self-financing colleges in the University is threefold, 76 of them functioning in the three districts of Kannur, Kasargode and Wayanad. Among them, Don Bosco is the best. Those in the management are seasoned educators. Parents should feel proud and privileged to have their children at Don Bosco where they are safe and secure,” Dr. Babu said. Dr. Babu Anto presented scholarships and mementos to 125 students at a very colourful function held from 5.30 p.m. The best performing student from every outgoing postgraduate and undergraduate programme was offered a scholarship of Rs.9000 and Rs. 5000 respectively. The top scorers in examinations in every batch, the students with the best leadership proficiency in every outgoing batch and the students who performed best in intercollegiate competitions were also offered scholarship and merit certificates. Dr. J. V. Vilanilam scholarships for the top scorers in university examinations in BA English Literature and MCJ and the student with the best aptitude for journalism in the first year UG batches were also presented. The parents of most of the scholarship winners were present for the function. The programme ended with the cultural extravaganza from the students and staff including mime and Malayalam drama scripted and directed by Jino Joseph, a past pupil who won Sahitya Academy Award this year for his drama ‘Mathi’.