The Salesians of Don Bosco have been in India for one hundred years.  The Province of Mumbai was established in 1972. The Province in keeping with the charism of the Congregation has been promoting programmes related to education and skills training for the abandoned, poor and marginalized youth. These programmes are towards addressing the situations and causes of poverty, victimisation and deprivation of the youth.Read More

The Province of Mumbai has a unique record of service to the poor through education, skills training and natural resource regeneration and management and related development work. The Province has 1 Formal Technical Training Centre in Mumbai, and 1 in Chinchwad. 5. Non-Formal Technical Training centres in Narukot (Gujarat), Alirajpur (Madhya Pradesh) Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) Walwanda (Thane) and Mumbai. Rural Development Programmes are being promoted in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh through centres like Bosco GraminVikas Kendra, LokSewa Kendra, Kawant Education Society and AlirajpurSaikshanik Kendra.

The Salesians of Don Bosco are internationally renowned for the Vocational and Technical Education it imparts, especially to poor and disadvantaged youngsters. In India, the Don Bosco Institutes have established over 178 Technical Institutions of high quality. 

It is interesting to note that in India, after the Government Institutions, Don Bosco is the second biggest conductor of technical schools. Together, these schools form a network called Don Bosco Tech – India (DBTech-India). Several thousand young people who have received training in these schools are today successfully employed in the industrial sector.