When was the Assam Don Bosco University founded?

Assam Don Bosco University was founded on 29th March 2008.

What does the University's motto ‘Carpe Diem’ mean?

Carpe Diem is a Latin phrase which means ‘Seize the Day’. This spirit embodies a pressing desire and urge to make the most of the day and its opportunities.

Is Assam Don Bosco University recognised by UGC?

Assam Don Bosco University is set up by an Act of the Assam Legislative Assembly (Assam Act No IX of 2009 dated 12 February 2009) and is recognised by UGC (F. No. 8-13/2009(CPP-I) dated 13 November 2009) and empowered to award degrees. The University is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the International Association of Universities (IAU), and the worldwide network of Don Bosco Universities (IUS).

Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology, Don Bosco Institute of Social Sciences, and Don Bosco Institute of Management are constituent units of Assam Don Bosco University.

Are the B. Tech, MCA and MBA programmes approved by AICTE?

The B. Tech. programme of Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology has been approved by AICTE from 2008 and MCA from 2009 onwards respectively. The MBA programme of Don Bosco Institute of Management has been approved from 2009.

These programs have received the renewal of approval from AICTE every year, as required under the rules. For the coming session 2013-14, the approvals have been renewed videEastern/1-1372229773/2013/EOA and Eastern/1- 1400959082/2013/EOA .The M Tech programme has received the approval from 2012 onwards.

How do I contact the University? What is the University's address and telephone number?

You may contact the University by mailing us at contact@dbuniversity.ac.in or by post at

Assam Don Bosco University
Airport Road, Azara
Guwahati – 781 017
Assam, India.
You may call us at +91361 2139291/92; +919435 545754 from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm (Mon-Sat)

Does the University offer financial assistance to the students?

Yes, the University has the following Merit Incentive Schemes and Fee Waiver Schemes:

Merit incentive Scheme (for B. Tech. students)

  • Total exemption from Tuition fees for ten eligible candidates provided they are among the rank holders in the XII examination of the N.E. states or they secured 90% or above in PCM in the XII examination, on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • A waiver of 50% of tuition fees for twenty eligible candidates provided they scored 80% or more in PCM in the XII examination, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Fee Waiver Scheme (for professional advancement of faculty members)

The University has announced incentives for its faculty for taking up the following courses

  • M. Tech : A waiver of Caution Deposit and 50% waiver of Annual fees
  • Ph. D : A 50% waiver of Annual fees

Scholarship Scheme (for on-line and distance education students)

The University has announced the following Scholarships for its On-line and Distance Education Programs:

Samarthan - Defence - Serving / Retired members of the Defence Services of India are entitled to a Scholarship amounting to 25% of the Tuition/Academic Fees. Dependent Children or a Spouse of a Serving Member is entitled to the same extent.

Avalanab - Disability - People with 40% or more Disability, with a Certificate of the same, are entitled to a Scholarship amounting to 25% of the Tuition/Academic Fees

Saathi - Candidates working in the Non Profit Sector, either Social (NGO) or Religious Organizations, are entitled to a Scholarship amounting to 40% of the Tuition/Academic Fees

Sangee - Ex Don Bosco Alumni - Students who have cleared either Class X or XII from any Don Bosco School in India, shall be are entitled to a Scholarship amounting to 25% of the Tuition/Academic Fees

Asha - Girl Students from disadvantaged backgrounds or one who is the only child in her family, with 60% in their Class XII, shall have FREE Admission to BBA /BCA Program, provided they enrol within 2 years of their passing XII.

Sadhak - Performer - Students with 75%+ in Class XII, and 70% + in Graduation (All years Avg), shall be entitled to get 30% scholarship in PG Programs.

Protsahan - Students with 75%+ in Class X and Class XII , get 30% scholarship in UG Programs.

Apart from these schemes, the University assists students who need to take ‘Education Loan’ from the Banks through the University Development Office. The University has a tie-up with Punjab National Bank (PNB), North East Region, for this purpose. It also has a close collaboration with the State Bank of India (SBI), North Eastern Circle.

What are the requirements for admission to the Assam Don Bosco University?

The eligibility criteria for each programme of study are as follow:

B.TECH
  • Candidates should have passed the Higher Secondary School Leaving Examination (or equivalent) with at least 50% in the aggregate and 50% in the aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Candidates should have appeared for JEE, any State Entrance Test or the Don Bosco University Graduate Entrance Test (DBU-GET).
B.TECH (Lateral Entry)
  • A few seats are available for direct admission into the third semester of B Tech for those who have completed B. Sc. (PCM) and for holders of 3-year diploma from government-approved polytechnics, who have pursued an AICTE approved curriculum in an appropriate branch of engineering.
  • They should have secured a minimum aggregate of 60% marks (Diploma Holders) and 55% marks (B Sc candidates).
  • They should also appear for the Assam Don Bosco University Graduate Entrance Test (DBU-GET). They will be given admission on the basis of merit in the DBU-GET subject to the availability of seats.
MCA
  • Graduation (10+2+3) in any stream with a minimum of 50% of the aggregate marks
  • Pass marks in Mathematics or equivalent at the +2 or graduation level
  • Candidates must appear for an Entrance Test – Assam Don Bosco University Post Graduate Entrance Test (DBU-PGET) for MCA and a Personal Interview
  • Provisional Admission: Applicants who have not yet obtained their Bachelor’s degree also may apply for admission. Such candidates will be offered provisional admission until they furnish evidence of fulfilling the eligibility criteria stated in (1) and (2) within 3 months of the commencement of the programme.
M.TECH
  • Graduation/Post Graduation in an appropriate area of Engineering/Science with a CGPA of 6.5/10 or 60% in the aggregate in the qualifying examination.
MBA
  • Graduation (10+2+3/4) in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of the aggregate marks
  • Appear in the Don Bosco University Entrance Test (DBU-PGET). Candidates with valid GMAT/ CAT/XAT/MAT /AICTE-CMAT/JMAT may be exempted from the written test.
  • Participate in Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • Provisional Admission: Applicants who have not yet obtained their Bachelor’s degree also may apply for admission. Such candidates will be offered provisional admission until they furnish evidence of fulfilling the eligibility criteria stated in (1) above within 3 months of the commencement of the programme.
MSW
  • Graduation in any stream with 50% in the aggregate.
  • Entrance Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
MASTERS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING
  • Graduation in any stream with 50% in the aggregate.
  • Personal Interview.
MASTERS IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
  • Graduation in any stream with 50% in the aggregate.
  • Personal Interview.
MASTERS IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (EXECUTIVE)
  • Graduation in any stream with 50% in the aggregate.
  • Personal Interview.
MASTERS IN CHILD RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Graduation in any stream with 50% in the aggregate.
  • Personal Interview.
PHD
  • At least 55% marks or a CGPA of 6.0 on a scale of 10 for the Master’s degree, M. Tech or M. Phil in the concerned subject or an allied subject.
  • Appearance at an entrance test and/or interview to be conducted by the University.

What courses does ADBU offer?

Assam Don Bosco University offers a variety of Academic Programmes in Engineering, Management, Social Sciences, Research and Distance/Online Learning.

GRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
  • B TECH - Civil Engineering
  • B TECH - Mechanical Engineering
  • B TECH - Computer Science and Information Technology
  • B TECH - Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B TECH - Electronics and Communication Engineering
POST GRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
  • MTM - Master of Management in Engineering & Technology
  • M TECH - Computer Science
  • M TECH - Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • MCA - Master of Computer Applications
POST GRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • MSW - Master of Social Work
  • M. A. - Psychological Counselling
  • M. A. - Educational Leadership
  • M. A. - Educational Leadership (Executive)
  • M. A. - Child Rights & Development
PH. D PROGRAMMES

The University has a vibrant research programme in several thrust areas in the following departments: Chemical Sciences, Physics, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Social Work, Mass Communication, Language Studies, Comparative Religion and North East India Studies.

ONLINE & DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA); Master of Business Administration (MBA); MBA in Entrepreneurship, Business Management and Strategy; MBA in Technology Management; Master in Business Administration (Executive MBA); Master of Science In Information Technology (MS-IT)

When can I expect a notice of admission?

Admission notice for all the programmes of study is given in the month of March every year except for MBA, which is given in the month of January.

What is the fee structure for the various programmes of ADBU?

The current fee structure for the various programmes is as follows:

Programme Admission Fees Caution Deposit Tuition Fees (per semester) Annual Fees (per year)
B TECH Rs. 10,000.00 Rs. 10,000.00 Rs. 50,000.00 Rs. 15,000.00
M TECH Rs. 10,000.00 Rs. 10,000.00 Rs. 25,000.00 Rs. 15,000.00
MCA Rs. 10,000.00 Rs. 10,000.00 Rs. 20,000.00 Rs. 15,000.00
MSW MA (EL/PC/CRD) Rs. 10,000.00 Rs. 10,000.00 Rs. 25,000.00 Rs. 15,000.00
N.B.
University registration fees and examination fees will be as prescribed from time to time
For the fee structure of the PH D programme, please visit www.dbuniversity.ac.in
For the fee structure of the MBA programme, please visit www.dbim.ac.in

What distance learning programmes are offered at Assam Don Bosco University?

The following programmes of study are offered by DBU Online and Distance Education:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA);
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA);
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA);
  • MBA in Entrepreneurship, Business Management and Strategy;
  • MBA in Technology Management;
  • Master in Business Administration (Executive MBA);
  • Master of Science In Information Technology (MS-IT)

Does Assam Don Bosco University offer English proficiency courses to the students?

The University does not offer English Proficiency Course as a separate course of study but keeping in mind the need of developing English communication skills of the students, the university has a vibrant and well equipped computerised Language Lab.

How many colleges are there at the Assam Don Bosco University?

Assam Don Bosco University does not have any affiliated colleges. However, at present it has the following constituent units:

  • Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology (DBCET)
  • Don Bosco Institute of Management (DBIM)
  • Don Bosco Institute of Social Sciences (DBISS)
  • DBU Centre for Online and Distance Education (DBU-CODE)

When does session start? What are the session dates for the next academic year?

Session Start Dates are given below for various programmes of study:

  • Bachelor of Technology – 30th July
  • Master of Technology – 30th July
  • Master of Computer Applications – 30th July
  • Master of Business Administration – 8th July
  • Master of Social Work – 15th July
  • M.A. in Psychological Counselling – 15th July
  • M.A. in Educational Leadership – 15th July
  • M.A. in Educational Leadership (Executive) – 15th July
  • M.A. in Child Rights & Development – 30th July
  • PHD - April

NB: Dates given above are tentative.

What is the placement scenario in Assam Don Bosco University?

To achieve the right placement for every student the University has a dedicated placement cell which works towards recognizing and developing the core competencies and enhancing interpersonal and communication skills of every student. We give our students the very best, so that they may become employable by the best organisations.

Placement of students of 2013 batch is already well under way with reputed companies.

Does the university collaborate with universities abroad?

Yes. The University has established a web of collaborative arrangements with some of the outstanding universities and institutions around the world through Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs). Some of these prominent Universities are:

  • University of Chester, UK
  • De Sales University, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Catholic University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Barry University, Florida, USA
  • International University of Rioja, Spain
  • Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

I've lost my original certificate - can I get a copy?

Yes. To get a copy of the original certificate please contact:

Dr. Basil Koikara
Registrar
Assam Don Bosco University
E-mail:bkoikara@gmail.com
Mobile: +91 9957032198

Who is the Vice-Chancellor of the Assam Don Bosco University?

Fr (Dr) Stephen Mavely SDB

Who is the pro-Vice Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University?

Fr. Joseph Nellanatt SDB

Who is the Chancellor of the Assam Don Bosco University?

Fr. VM Thomas SDB

Who is the Registrar of the Assam Don Bosco University?

Dr. Basil Koikara

Who is the Controller of Examination of the Assam Don Bosco University?

Fr. V.A. Cyriac SDB

I am interested in speaking with a faculty member, is this possible?

Yes. You may call at the University’s contact number given on the website, expressing your interest to speak with a faculty member, specifying the programmes of study you are interested in. Accordingly, you will be connected to a faculty member of the programme of study you are interested in.

I am interested in speaking with a current student, is this possible?

Yes. You may call at the University’s contact number given on the website, expressing your interest to speak with a current student. Arrangements will be made accordingly.

How can I make a gift to Assam Don Bosco University?

For making a gift to Assam Don Bosco University, please contact:

Fr Stephen Mavely SDB
Coordinator, Assam Don Bosco University Project
Vice Chancellor, Assam Don Bosco University
Airport Road, Azara Guwahati – 781017, Assam INDIA
Phone: + 91 94355 44994/
e-mail:mavely@dbuniversity.ac.in)
Web:www.dbuniversity.ac.in

Does the Assam Don Bosco University rent facilities for non-ADBU events?

Yes. We do rent our facilities as and when they are free. To rent our facilities please contact:

Dr. Peter Paul Hauhnar
Development Officer / Administrative Officer
Mobile: +91 99575 63590
Email: pphauhnar@dbuniversity.ac.in

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