Don Bosco College of Teacher Education (DBCTE) is named after Don Bosco, the great educator and friend of youth. He had a difficult childhood. By dint of hard work and heroic sacrifices he became a priest in 1841. He dedicated himself to the service of poor youth, offering them food, shelter and education. He opened for them schools, technical schools, hostels and oratories. He founded a society of collaborators and extended his work to all over Europe and eventually to all continents. Don Bosco died on 31 January 1888 and was declared a saint on 1 April 1934.He founded the Don Bosco Society, also known as ‘The Salesians of Don Bosco’. The society has over 32,000 members (men and women) working in 132 countries. Through a global network of educational and social service organizations which include 15 universities, 58 institutes of higher education and thousands of schools and social development centres, it cares for the less privileged and marginalized sections of society. It currently caters to over fifteen million young people the world over. Because of its reach and expertise in the field of education, the Society enjoys consultancy status at the United Nations.