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Don Bosco School, Bandel
Don Bosco Bandel.jpg
Avinash Mukherjee Road, Bandel 712103, India
Coordinates 22°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
Type Minority Educational Institution
Motto "Knowledge and Service"
(Scientia et cultura)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 16 January 1978
Sister school Auxilium
School board CISCE
School district Hooghly
Principal Fr.Noby K. George, S.D.B
Grades 1 to 12
Gender Boys
Age range 6+ to 17+
Number of students 2200 approx.
International students Yes
Education system Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
Language English
Campus type Urban
Houses Savio (Red), Bosco (Blue), Francis (Yellow), Rua (Green)
Color(s) White and Grey         
Nickname Bosconians
Publication Hues of hope
Newspaper Zephyr
Affiliations CISCE

Don Bosco School, Bandel, or DBB, is an all-boys, English medium school established in 1978. It is 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. DBB is one of the International Don Bosco "family of schools". 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).



The motto of the institution is "Scientia et cultura"(Knowledge and Service).


The main school buildings (2013)
The seminary side building

Don Bosco Bandel is the largest educational complex in the district.[citation needed] It is situated on the banks of the river Hooghly and adjoins 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:

Don Bosco Bandel Taekwondo Club( Juniors)
Leaders making the slow march during annual sports
A stage adaptation of "Joseph and his amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" by the students of DBB(2012)

Bosco XpreznsEdit

This is a cultural fest hosted by DBB during the last week of July or the first week of August.


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