DON BOSCO’S SYSTEM OF EDUCATION

The College is named after St. John Bosco (1815-1888), popularly known as Don Bosco, the Father and Friend of Youth. He was a Catholic Priest, actively involved in the education and welfare of youngsters. Born at Becchi, in Piedmont, Italy, on 16th August, 1815, he was acutely sensitive to the needs of his times. From a very young age, he was convinced that he had been specially called to work for the marginalized poor youth of that era, when Europe was under the grip of the Industrial Revolution and youngsters were easy victims of exploitation, social evils and moral degradation. After being ordained a priest of the Catholic Church in 1841, Don Bosco came to the rescue of these poor youngsters with his novel method of education through total dedication and personal involvement in their lives and problems.

To ensure that this total commitment to their cause shone through his actions, Don Bosco envisaged his method of education known as  the Preventive System, based on the three great principles of Reason, Religion, and Loving Kindness. He dedicated his whole life as a caring and concerned father, doing everything for the welfare of his youngsters.

Being a gifted and able educator, he did not visualize education in isolation from the society within whose parameters it functioned.   For him, education was a sacred and divine means for the positive and constructive transformation of human beings and for the building up of a more just and humane society.  He was convinced that an education that was alienated form the needs and aspirations of the society, emphasizing merely technical proficiency and creation of insensitive intellectuals, had no relevance for the humanity.

OUR MISSION AND MISSION
Inspired and guided by the educational philosophy of St. John Bosco, Bosco College of Teacher Education aims to impart a holistic and qualitative education to future educators and teachers.   We intend to impart a contextualized and value based education to the aspiring teachers and educators of the Northeast region in particular. We believe that our educators and teachers are the architects of the future generations, and their responsibility as educators is a noble and dignified one. Unless our educators and teachers are first ‘educated’ in the full sense of the term, their own mission as moulders of future society will bear no lasing effect on the generations to come.  Following the footsteps of Don Bosco, the visionary and educator, we strive to impart a harmonious education to our educators that will cater to the cultural, moral, intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions of the sacred mission of education. The classic advice for the teachers of all time is: “When you stop learning, stop teaching”.

Teaching is an ongoing process that must be supplemented by a relentless striving after knowledge and wisdom. The college offers a wonderful opportunity for the teachers to learn and teach, keeping in mind the triple mission of a sound education: to form, inform and transform.  It will be our endeavour to make learning more relevant, practical and useful for life.   Teachers are the beacons of light in every society, and theirs is a sacred and noble mission. Every civilization is indebted to its teachers for bringing up its young in a moral and healthy ambience and assuring the continuity of all that is good in its life and culture.   A life-oriented and value-based education imparted by the teachers is a lasting legacy to be cherished by all.  And more than anything else, it is the person of the teacher who leaves a lasting  impression  on  the  pupils.    A well-prepared  teacher  is  an invaluable asset for the whole society not only in its striving after knowledge, but the whole gamut of its cultural, moral, and aesthetic enrichment.

LOCATION OF THE COLLEGE 
Bosco College of Teacher Education is located in a spacious campus at Half Nagarjan, Dimapur.  It is 4km away from Dimapur Railway station and Bus stand.

COLLEGE EMBLEM AND MOTTO 
The Cross is the universal sign of Sacrificial love. The Book represents Eternal Wisdom. Don Bosco is the Great Educator, Father and Friend of Youth. Mithun Head symbolizes the local cultural heritage. The Spears represent the rich Naga Culture. Exemplo Docemus in Latin, means ‘We Teach by Example’. The motto of the College is Exemplo Docemus,   meaning, ‘We Teach by Example’. It throws light on the supreme importance of the person of the teacher and educator in imparting knowledge.   The pupils learn more from the person of the educator than the lecturers in the classroom.  And teaching does not end in the classroom; an educator has to be a role model both in the classroom and more especially out of it. The educators can reform others unconsciously, when they live uprightly.  Example is more forceful than precept. Example is the school of humanity from which everyone learns without being taught.  We can teach better with our life than with our lips.  The example of great and noble educators can become contagious and lead others to noble thoughts.

THE MANAGEMENT 
Bosco College of Teacher Education, Dimapur, Nagaland, has the privilege of being the first B.Ed College started by the Salesians of Don Bosco in India.  It is affiliated to the Nagaland University and approved by the National Council for Teacher Edcuation (NCTE) vide: ERC/7-31 (ER-31.10.6) /2003.243(1)

The Management of the College is with the Salesians of Don Bosco, Dimapur Province.  The Provincial, who is the Superior of the Salesians Province of Dimapur, along with his Council, constitutes the Governing Body of the college, and has the final authority for all policy matters pertaining to the college.   The Provincial, who is the president of the Governing Body, constitutes the managing committee of the college as per the rules and regulations of the society and in keeping with the norms laid down by the university.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE
1.  Date of issuing and submission of application form will published in the newspaper in the month of September.
2.  Candidates securing a minimum of 50% for General and 45% of SC/ST at the Graduation or Post Graduation level only may apply.
3.  There is no upper age limit.
4.  Attested Photostat copies of Admit Cards, Mark Sheets, Provisional Certificate and Original Certificate of the Board/University (from HSLC/SSLC till the last degree completed) are to be submitted together with the application form.
5.  Eligibility Certificate for B.Ed course from Nagland University to be submitted at the time of admission.
6.  Students coming from Universities other than Nagaland University are to submit Migration Certificate at the time of admission.
7.  All the original documents to be produced during the interview.
8.  Selection process will be done through written test and personal interview.
9.  Preference will be given to the eligible candidates from Nagaland.
10. Incomplete forms will be rejected.
11. Late applications will not be entertained.

Choosing of optional subjects
Those students who are in the arts stream will be offered English and Social Science and those who are in the science stream can take the following subjects.
a)  Mathematics
b)  Life Science
c)  Physical Science

A minimum of 85% attendance is mandatory in order to appear for the University Examinations.