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INDIA: Students at Don Bosco Institute Excel in Business Competition

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Institute of Management won the best B-School award after finishing better than eight other business institutes at this year’s QUASOFIESTA, a three day management event organized by the GCC Center of Management Studies in India. The Institute was started in 2009 by the Don Bosco Society at the Assam Don Bosco University.

Poverty in India is widespread, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world’s poor. According to the World Bank, 32.7 percent of the total population of India fell below the international poverty line of $1.25 per day while another 68.7 percent live on less than $2 per day. Also according to the World Bank, building the skills of India’s rapidly rising workforce is a key focus for reducing poverty. Nearly 44 percent of India’s work force is illiterate and only 17 percent has secondary schooling.

The Don Bosco Institute of Management is one of many programs run by the Salesians in India. Poor youth are taught at several vocational and technical training locations and have the ability to choose their own areas of interests while taking into consideration their unique capacities, skills and talents. Course programs include welding, chauffeuring, auto mechanics, data entry operation, desktop publishing, secretarial skills, retail sales, IT services and others.

The Institute follows a student-centric management model and is built around the same core principles that have made educational services offered by the Salesians of Don Bosco successful around the globe. In keeping with its motto – building dreams and shaping lives – the Institute focuses its efforts on the unique, individual skills demonstrated by the students while providing an environment that promotes self-belief and determination.

Students at the Institute won six out of the eight competitive events at QUASOFIESTA 2013. First place was awarded in the categories of case study, advertisement, share market and the Miss QUASOFIESTA events. Second place was awarded in business planning and the House of Parliament debate events. The sheer number of awards won by the Institute’s students left students from other schools far behind in the competition.

Prior to QUASOFIESTA 2013, the Institute had received three other best B-Schools awards, AIM QUEST 2010 and 2011 and QUASOFIESTA 2010. At AIM QUEST 2012, the Institute was awarded second place.

“The repeated success of the students at these business events speaks volumes about the Salesian model of imparting quality, value based learning to students and also the teachers’ ability to promote an environment which allows each and every student to realize his or her full potential,” says Father Mark Hyde, executive director of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. “More than that, it also speaks volumes about the individual growth each student has achieved.”



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