The College is named after St John Bosco, popularly known as Don Bosco, the founder of the religious and educational order ‘Salesians of Don Bosco’. Don Bosco was born in 1815, in a poor family near Turin, Italy. By dint of hard work and heroic sacrifices he became a priest in 1841. He dedicated himself to the service of poor youth, offering them food, shelter and education. He opened for them schools, technical schools, youth hostels and oratories. He founded a society of collaborators and extended his work all over Europe and eventually to all continents. Don Bosco died on 31 January 1888 and was declared a saint on 1 April 1934. Don Bosco based his system of education on the three pillars of Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness.