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Don Bosco School, Bandel (DBB) is an all-boys, English medium school in Sahaganj, Hooghly, West Bengal, India. It was established in 1978 and run by the Salesians of Don Bosco which is a congregation within the Catholic Church. The school operates under the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. It is one of the international Don Bosco "family of schools".

Don Bosco School, Bandel
Don Bosco Bandel.jpg
Avinash Mukherjee Road, Sahaganj


Coordinates22°55′13″N 88°23′45″E / 22.92028°N 88.39583°E / 22.92028; 88.39583Coordinates: 22°55′13″N 88°23′45″E / 22.92028°N 88.39583°E / 22.92028; 88.39583
TypeMinority Educational Institution
MottoScientia et cultura
(Knowledge and Service)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established16 January 1978
Sister schoolAuxilium
School boardCISCE
OversightSalesians of Don Bosco
RectorFr.E.J. Anthony, SDB
PrincipalFr. Noby K. George, SDB
Grades1 to 12
Age range6+ to 17+
Number of students2,200 approx.
Education systemCouncil for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
Medium of languageEnglish
Campus typeUrban
HousesSavio (Red), Bosco (Blue), Francis (Yellow), Rua (Green)
Color(s)White and Grey         
Team nameBosconians
PublicationHues of hope

The first Don Bosco Institution in India was set up in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu by the Salesians in the early 1900s. The school is a Christian Minority Institution, recognized by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, Government of India (Vide. F. No. 1508 of 2006, dated 18/01/2007) and Department of Education of the government of West Bengal, and is affiliated to council for the Indian School certificate examination, New Delhi, (School Code WB 085) for the Indian Certificate for Secondary Education Examinations (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISC).



Don Bosco Bandel is the largest educational complex in the district.[citation needed] It is situated on the banks of the river Hooghly and is adjoining to the Bandel Basilica, one of the landmarks of West Bengal. The school building comprises multiple wings that house the junior section, the senior section, the auditorium, the library and staff rooms, the assembly hall, the AV room, the Seminary Hall, the seminary, etc.


According to the school's prospectus:

The aim of the institution is to impart sound value based education by forming in the boys habits of piety, virtue, discipline and self-reliance during the years of their studies[1]


The school follows the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Board until class 10. For Classes 11 and 12, a student must follow the Indian School Certificate curriculum and may choose to study:

Bosco XpreZnSEdit

This is an inter-school fest hosted by DBB during the month of July. In 2018,Bosco XpreZnS commenced its 11th edition. Facebook Page link below:


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