Historical Perspective


The house of Kauli began in response to Rt. Rev. Bishop Gilbert Rego’s invitation to begin a Technical School. Salesian presence started in 1993 with the hostel at Rajpura. The diocese donated part of the land for the house. In 1994 the property of Bakeman’s was bought. In 1995, work began for an Agro-oriented Technical Institute. The new building complex was inaugurated on 24th October 2001. The house was canonically erected on 4 June 2003.


Fr. Marangattikala Joy, (M. M.) as the pioneer had done the feasibility study for the project. He bravely put up with a lot of hardships and privations to get this institute started and fathered it to its present stage. Frs. James Jainiwas, James Pazhayampallil, Edward Dang, Varkey Padmattumel and several other young Salesians shared with Fr. Joy in this arduous task. SCJM sisters assist the Salesians in the apostolate.


In May 1998, work began on the new building for the Technical Institute. The foundation stone for the same was blessed on 8th September, 1998.


The new building complex was inaugurated on 24th October 2001 by his Excellency, Guy Trouveroy, the Ambassador of Belgium. It was blessed by Bishop Gerald John Mathias in the presence of Fr. Provincial, Fr. K. A. Joseph and many well-wishers. 




Development works


Bosco Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), as it is now called, is an Agro-Technical School with thrust on Rural Development programmes. For this purpose, the institute is very much involved in the nearby villages with developmental programmes. In collaboration with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), the institute organizes Self Help Groups (SHG’s) and Rural Entrepreneurship programmes. In collaboration with State Bank of Patiala, the institute has organized agro-technical camps in the villages. The Centre also organizes Farmers’ clubs, Literacy programmes and remedial classes in the villages. In 1999, some more farm trades like bee keeping, pig rearing and fishery were started. Immediately after the inauguration of the province, in January 1997, the buildings for the farm trades were inaugurated. At present the institute offers 15 agro and technical non-formal training   trades. 


Non – Formal Technical Education


  • Non formal Training in 15 trades
  • Farmer’s Clubs
  • Tuition centers in villages.
  • In 1996, the institute began offering some of the farm trades like poultry, dairy and rabbit rearing for girls.
  • Welding and electrical trades.  



The hostel for the poor and orphan boys started in 1994. These children are sent to the school in Ajrawar. There are boys from different parishes of the diocese staying in the boarding. In response to persistent demands, a hostel for the Technical boys was opened in January 2001. On 15th August 2002 Fr. Provincial blessed the foundation stone of the hostel for the boys cum residence for the Salesians. SCJM sisters run a hostel for the girls studying in the institute.

Diocese of Shimla-Chandigarh

(1995) 2003 - St. John Bosco

Hostel, Vocational Training Centre, Social Outreach

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Salesian Staff

P Lobo Charles R ector (2016)

P Kujur Kishore Nirmal VR , A.Pr

P Tirkey Birender Principal, Cs

P Tirkey John Henry A dmin, St. B.Ed.

L Kujur Sanjit A sst & Teacher (PT3)

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