Inauguration of the Academic Year 2021-2022
Updated: Jul 2
The Inauguration of Academic Year 2021-2022 in Don Bosco Theological Centre was held on 29 June 2021 following the SOP given by the government. Fr. K. M. Jose, The Provincial of the Salesian Province of Chennai and Chairman of Don Bosco Theological Centre presided the occasion as the Chief Guest. Attending the function as the Guests of Honour were Fr. Don Bosco, the Vice-Provincial and Fr. Edwin Vasanth, The Economer.
The event began with a short prayer service animated by the 4th-year students. Fr. Bellarmine, The Rector presented the welcome address and highlighted the importance of the event. He encouraged the students to excel in academics and to set high standards. Fr. Don Bosco Augustine, Principal, presented the academic chronicles of 2020-2021. He also expressed his thanks to the staff and students for their cooperation during the pandemic situation.
Fr. K. M. Jose, The Provincial, in his presidential address, spoke on the importance of Theological studies and its significance in making the students as men of convictions.
Fr. Don Bosco Augustine explained the roles and responsibilities of the faculties for the upcoming academic year. He also welcomed the new professors Fr. Franklin, Fr. Richard, Fr. Augustine Justin, Fr. Immanuel and Fr. Lourdusamy.
Fr. Bellarmine, The Rector also welcomed the first years who have joined us this year: 12 from INM, 4 from INT and 2 from Vincentian congregation. He wished them for the success of their theological formation and inspired them for an academically rewarding stay in DBTC.
Dn. Vianney, The Archdeacon proposed the vote of thanks, and the inaugural session concluded with a Hymn to Don Bosco.