Relic of Don Bosco in Vennala!


Don Bosco Enters Cochin: DB Vennala Leads the Way

The relic of St John Bosco was presented for veneration at St George’s Forane Church, Edappally from 06.45 to 09.00 a.m. on 3 October.
Don Bosco received a unique welcome at Don Bosco, Vennala. Keeping with its cultural bearings Don Bosco was presented with a typical cultural performance. After the prayer service, members of nearly 15 institutions venerated Don Bosco according to a schedule prepared in advance. Audio-visual shows on Don Bosco were also arranged. The cheerful and self-sacrificing spirit displayed by everyone on the campus was indeed remarkable and inspiring. Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath, auxiliary bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese, presided over the Eucharist at 06.30 pm. There was a continuous flow of faithful throughout the day: it is estimated that over 15000 people prayed at the relic that day. The inmates of Don Bosco, Vennala kept vigil the whole night and concluded it with the Holy Eucharist early morning on 4 October.

Don Bosco Quiz


Don Bosco is visiting Kerala!

 The relic of  the right hand of our father and founder St. John Bosco is taken as pilgrimage to all over the world and it is coming to our home town Kerala from September 23rd to Octorber 13.  
Don Bosco Magazine is intending to supplement this memorable event with the printing of a special issue of Don Bosco magazine for the month of September 2011. This special issue in multi-colour will feature a series of articles on Don Bosco and the Salesian ministry from different perspectives.  The articles are designed in such a way that the lay faithful who would throng at our different centers to pay homage to Don Bosco would come to know, love and esteem our heavenly patron and the Salesian system of ministry in a deeper manner.  
There is a special Quiz competition based on this Special Issue of  Don Bosco Magazine. You can get more details from the image. All are welcome to participate in the Don Bosco Quiz Competition.  
Yours in St. John Bosco,   
Bro. Shaji Nedumpurath
Managing Editor



‘Don Bosco’ is a monthly magazine in malayalam published from Don Bosco IGACT. It is the leading and well appreciated religious magazine of Kerala. Don Bosco has a wide range of readers regardless of cast, creed and religion.

Take  MO or DD favouring
Don Bosco Magazine
payable at Ernakulam and send to :

Don Bosco Magazine
N.H.Bypass, Vennala P.O.
Kochi – 28, Kerala, India








Don Bosco Cultural Centre, Vennala, was inaugurated on 1st of June 1983. It all began 26 years ago with a centre for music and dance, a boarding house, a press and a training institute of printing technology. At the hub of it all was the founder-director Fr. Philip Thayil. Today Don Bosco Vennala means many more things… and Don Bosco Vennala is still growing, more facilities, more equipments, more dreams as well…

The other activities of Don Bosco Vennala are:

Public Library

Though the original intention of the library was for the children of the locality, it is lately being opened out for general public. The library was recently renovated and updated with latest and new books. It has a galaxy of inspirational and educative books. The library is open in the evening hours only.

Youth Centre

The youngsters of the locality gather together in the evening to have basketball and football games. It is not a regularized centre for integral development of the youth. We have only informal mutual relationships with the youth.

Co-operators Unit

There are about 25 people who are inspired by the zeal of Don Bosco come together for animation and regular meetings and help out in Salesian activities.

The New Projects of Don Bosco Vennala are:

Multimedia and Animation Centre

Web Designing Centre

Books & Comics


The best seller inspirational books in Malayalam are from Don Bosco Publications. Don Bosco Publications is a venture of the Salesians of Don Bosco and managed by Don Bosco IGACT for grooming the upcoming generations, leaving a legacy to live for. The books published from Don Bosco Publications aim at preparing the readers to life and livelihood. Quality is our strength. Simplicity is our hallmark. Depth is our style. Enlightenment is our focus. No platitudes. No waffling. To get more informations, please visit :



As an Institute of Printing Technology, Don Bosco IGACT had a modest beginning. For the Salesians of Don Bosco, this humble venture in Kochi fourteen years ago in 1995, was a bold and giant step towards reaching out to the scores of needy youngsters, with the job-oriented diploma courses. The centre has grown on a slow but steady pace, for the past 14 years. DBIGACT has indeed made its mark in the field of technical education in Kerala. It stands as one of the finest institutes of printing technology in India.

Courses Offered

These courses offer the students ample opportunities to become competent in all aspects of printing, graphic designing or web designing.

Application forms will be issued in the month of May. The academic year starts in August.

Application forms and prospectus are available at the Institute office, on payment of Rs.75/- during the months of May-June. Applicants will be called for test and interview.


Diploma in Printing Technology.

Duration – Two years 
Minimum Qualification – PDC, +2 (pass or fail)
Mode of Selection – Test and interview

Diploma in Graphic Designing.

Duration – Two years 
Minimum Qualification – PDC, +2 (pass or fail)
Mode of Selection – Test and interview

Diploma in Web Designing.

Duration – Two years 
Minimum Qualification – PDC, +2 (pass or fail)
Mode of Selection – Test and interview


Web Designing (Saturday and Sunday batches)

(Dream Weaver, Flash and Scripting) 
Duration – Four months

Printing and Computer Basic Courses

(For fathers and sisters during the holidays only) 
Duration – One month

Holiday packages for neighbouring students

Basic computer course and DTP 
No Certificates will be given
Duration – One month 

Offset Printing


Don Bosco IGACT is one of the leading Kerala Master Printers in kochi. It is a one-stop service provider in Offset Printing offering Quality, Affordability and Total Customer Satisfaction. Equipped with modern technology, infrastructure, processes and people, the printing press is able to handle all the requirements from typesetting, high-end photo reproduction, layout and design, electronic imposition for plate making, computer to plate, single to multicolour printing and well established post press facilities for quality binding, packaging and dispatching.

Past Pupil’s Meet


The past pupil’s meet 2011 will be held on 26th of January 2011.
All the past pupils of Don Bosco Institute of Graphic Arts Communication Technology are cordially invited
to participate in the forthcoming event.
More details will be circulated later.
This is only a reminder to all to get ready for the event.