A 5-page article that appears in the Indian Currents issue dated 25 May 2015. INDIAN CURRENTS 25 MAY 2015
ASSAM DON BOSCO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, RANKED NO. 7 IN EASTERN INDIA & NO.46 – ALL INDIA by Dataquest Magazine – DQ_CMR Best Technical School Survey 2015
The Cyber Media Research team of DataQuest Magazine conducted “DQ_CMR Best Technical School Survey 2015” and published the results in its 15-31 May 2015 issue.
The attached PDF file contains the story of this survey.
Guwahati — Two representatives from the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce on a visit to northeast India made their first stop at Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) Azara campus, 15 May 2015. Former director of IIM Shillong Prof Ashoke Dutta introduced them to ADBU.
The ADBU Pro-Vice Chancellor and Registrar received the regional director of IGCC Calcutta Sabina Padey and Executive Sharon Mogose and briefed them about the Don Bosco University project. HoD Electronics and Communication Dr Sunandan Baruah and HoD Mass Communication Fr C.M. Paul briefed the visitors.
IGCC is engaged in vocational training in India especially in the field of mechatronics, metal working and tool handling.
They also offer the possibility of Senior experts sharing their expertise for training the trainer programs for small enterprises for short term duration.
The Vocational Education and Training Network (VETnet) project is one of the IGCC experiments being implemented as a pilot project at Don Bosco Tech Pune.
The VETnet project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and supported by the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK).
Similar vocational training projects are being implemented by the German chambers of commerce in Brazil, China, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and Thailand.
The IGCC also offers 3 to 6 month practical training programs to German students either as a practical trainee or a legal trainee in all IGCC offices in India.
The IGCC has more than 6,700 members comprising of German, Indo-German and Indian companies and has close links with the Indian industry.
The ADBU Campus Life video is made by students – “10on10 DESIGNS” and released on Friday 8th May 2015.
INDIA RELIGIONS FREEDOM REPORT 2015
Kolkata – In a surprise birthday celebration with confreres joining from neighbouring houses Fr Joseph Punchakunnel celebrated his 79th birthday in the company of his students and superiors at the Salesian provincial house Kolkata, 11th April 2015.
Kolkata Provincial Fr Nirmal Gomes while thanking Fr Puncha for his dedicated life and continued service as a religious hailed him as “the best rector” he ever had.
Fr Gomes also assured him of “the chance to be Director of Novices, if he gets well.”
Fr Puncha who returned to Kolkata province in 2012 due to ailing health received a hero’s birthday celebration with a Solemn Eucharistic celebration held at the Provincial House, Kolkata.
The veteran missionary, Fr Puncha was Rector and principal of Salesian College Sonada Darjeeling and several years Director of Novices at Siliguri before he left for South American missions – in the Bolivian mountains.
His brother, Salesian Fr Thomas Punchakunnel, also from Kolkata province, is currently missionary in East Africa for some 35 years.
Since 2011, another young missionary from Kolkata province Fr Shiju James Thottupurathu has joined Bolivia province where Fr Puncha served.