India – The Tapesia campus of ADBU will come to life soon

04 July 2016

(ANS - Guwahati) - In the coming weeks, Assam Don Bosco University, (ADBU), India's first Catholic university, will transfer some of its faculties and departments to the campus at Tapesia Gardens, just a few kilometres from Guwahati. "The rapid growth of the institution is surprising to say the least. Together with the Grace of God, who blesses this university, we must emphasize the immense efforts of our confreres who worked for this, particularly Fr Stephen Mavely, the Vice-Chancellor," said Fr Maria Arokiam Kanaga, Councillor for the Salesian Region of South Asia.

ADBU was officially inaugurated at the end of 2008. It consists of two campuses, in Azara and Tapesia. It currently has 2000 students enrolled in on-site courses and 5,000 students in digital courses.

 The Salesian community, after huge amounts of resources and energy, is now completing the final stages for the transfer, by the end of this month, of six Departments of Social Sciences and three Departments of Natural Science. The Technology School will continue its activities in the Azara campus.

Fifty-five new blocks have been built. These include 30 reserved for students, 24 for families, a residence with an adjoining guest area, a cafeteria, two dormitories, and a laundry room.  Four km of internal roads have been built to connect the different structures, and in the park there is a big 12-acre lake and 3 other smaller reservoirs.

The first academic block has a total area of ​​more than 9,000 square metres and can accommodate the six Social Science Departments. There is also the Bio-Sciences complex, where the Departments of Biological Sciences will be located.

"How we were able to do all this is really a mystery of Grace ... and a testimony of the goodness and help of so many people including confreres and organizations ... We feel truly blessed!" said Fr Mavely.


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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