Principal's Message

Principal's Message


Dr. Francis Karackat SDB


Office : 09961200787

Personal : 09447077360


Dear Friend,

Don Bosco Arts & Science College, affiliated to University of Kannur in Kerala, is owned and managed by Salesians of Don Bosco (, an acclaimed international organization of the Roman Catholic Church founded in 1859 by Don Bosco (1815-1888), an Italian saint recognized globally as a prolific educationalist.

Having its headquarters in Rome, Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have 14,486 priests and Brothers as its professed members, educating millions of young people in educational institutions spread across 133 countries.

Salesians of Don Bosco have been recognized by the Government of India as country’s single largest provider of technical education. In India, Salesians of Don Bosco ( run 264 schools (, 48 colleges and a University, Assam Don Bosco University (

Functioning in a family ambience, a home-away-from-home setting, Don Bosco Arts & Science College’s Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is “grooming generations and leaving legacies.”

You are most welcome to join Don Bosco Arts & Science College:

  • Declared as “a model college” by the Kannur University Syndicate
  • Recognized as a college with the best state-of-the-art infrastructure in the university
  • Listed by the Government of Kerala one among the three colleges to do Social Impact Assessment (SIA) of major government projects
  • Recipient of Kerala Government award for solar-powered campus supplying surplus power to the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).
  • Recipient of University awards for the best NSS Unit, best NSS Programme Officer and best NSS Volunteer in 2017-2018 and 2019-2020 academic years.
  • Chosen by National Testing Agency (NTA), the premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization, to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.
  • Located at an exquisite spot, enveloped with green foliage, and freshened by a cooling stream
  • Esteemed for being the best disciplined campus with students immersed in wide range of empowering and enlightening extracurricular activities.
  • Having seasoned, qualified and competent personnel from the college management embedded in the teaching faculty for optimum output.
  • A clean, green, plastic-free, and eco-friendly campus
  • A well-networked college, with MoUs signed with the reputed institutions of higher education within the State and across the country for exchange of resources and sharing of expertise.
  • Being backed by a very resourceful, officially registered Alumni Association with placement support, scholarships and expertise.
  • Being recognized as a credible neighbourhood-builder, with the construction of houses for homeless families, with the extension activities offering regular assistance to orphanages and old age homes, with the empowerment of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) professionally training the housewives to emerge as local entrepreneurs.
  • Valued for functioning in close partnership with the parents (PTA), with general body, executive, and discipline committee, batch-wise meetings regularly held to accompany students with timely interventions and guidance, and with scholarships offered to two best performing students in every UG and PG batches.
  • Esteemed for equipping students for their career with add-on and certificate courses beyond their prescribed syllabus, enhancing their employability skills with English Proficiency and Finishing School packages.
  • A democratized campus with the best channelization of College Union leaders elected in presidential mode, and the department association leaders, with regular interdepartmental arts and games competitions, South Indian/State/intercollegiate fests hosted by different departments, university level arts fest and sports meet and tournaments, and merit day and annual day celebrations
  • Esteemed and recognized as one of the best performing and leading colleges in Kannur University in university examinations, university arts, sports and games.
  • Having the best equipped journalism studio for professional training in television news, documentaries, short films, music videos, radio programmes, and advertisements.
  • Having well-furnished computer lab, with 60 computers for students to do their practicals
  • Having a publication wing, Don Bosco Books, with already having academic books to its credit.
  • Having a widely used college website ( with over 7,50,000 hits in four years, for academic purposes by students and teachers across the university.
  • Having substantial number of student placement in reputed organizations and outstanding student progression.
  • Having young, dynamic and competent teaching staff with a broad and up-to-date mindset, finely- tuned to the requirements of modern technological advancements.
  • Having fully automated with BookMagic integrated library management software, providing Web OPAC, offering a rich collection of print and digital resources and has online access to Inhouse e-resources, electronic database, e-journals and e-books.
  • Having special care of academically weak students with FINA (Friend In Need Accompaniment) and of the outstanding students with FACE (Faculty Accompaniment for Capability Enhancement).
  • Having students from all over Kerala and from other States including Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Delhi, and from abroad.
  • Having scholarships for the best performing student of every batch, two toppers of every batch in university examinations, students with best leadership proficiency in every batch and the best two intercollegiate performers from UG and PG sections.

Fr. Dr. Francis Karackat SDB, Principal