Auxilium College of Education, Vellore

Gandhi Nagar, Vellore - 632 006

Affiliated to Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University
Recognised by N.C.T.E - B.Ed/TN/2012/45946, Second Recognition by N.C.T.E - B.Ed/TN/2015 - 16/64566

About Us

FoundationAuxilium college of Education is a new born shoot of 2012 from the gigantic tree of Auxilium college of Arts and science that was founded in 1954 . It is a minority institution established and administered by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians commonly known as Salesian sisters of Don Bosco, belonging to Catholic Church. Its sole aim is to prepare dedicated catholic teachers for the Church and the society, but members of other communities also are admitted without reference to caste or creed and their rights of conscience are respected. True to the Charism of the Founders St.John Bosco and St.Mary Mazzarello, the college caters to the poor , socially backward and the needy. The college offers one year B,Ed course. The College has its own campus and offers facilities like well lighted and spacious class rooms, well equipped library,computer centre with internet and brousing centre, laboratories, language lab, placement assistance to all the students.

Grant of recognition by NCTE No :B.Ed/TN/2012/45945 Grant of affiliation by the university No: B.Ed(N )/2012/840.

The college is run acccording to the principles and method of St.John Bosco , the greatest educator of the 19th Century and Founder of the Salesian Society and the co foundress st.Mary Mazzarello. The Charcteristics of Salesian youth spirituality is commitment to one’s duty, filial relationship with God, meeting Him in the ordinary events of the day, spirit of service, joy and friendly rapport with all charecterise life in the college campus.Mary in her attitude of openess to God and others is a model for all. Vision The Vision of the college is to prepare excellent full fledged teachers with professional Competence, outstanding and efficient leadership qualities, personal integrity for the society in the salesian educative style of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello. Goal The goal of our educative endeavour is to produce globally competent teachers in a Salesian atmosphere, intellectually enlightened, spiritually inspired, emotionally balanced, Morally upright, sociallay comitted, in a word integrally formed young teachers who would form and mould the future citizens of India in different spheres of life and bring social transformation in todays world, Motto The Motto of the college is KNOWLEDGE AND VIRTUE. The college Emblem constitutes a Book – Word of God, a lily and a Lamp. The Book stands for Knowledge and enlightenment, and the Lily for virtue. The Lamp with the burning flame to lead the future generations to become enlightened and responsible persons in different spheres of life and it is a reminder to teacher student Auxilians to keep the light of Knowledge and Virtue always alive . The hope and prayer of Auxilium is that every teacher student Auxililan while attaining knowledge and being enlightened, may strive to acquire Virtue so that Knowledge and Virtue blend to make her a perfect Educator.
Pink and Blue are the college colours.

Pink symbolizes youthful cheerfullness and Blue stands for loyalty and fidelity



Maria Domenica was born on 9th May 1837 at Mornese in the Alessandria region of Italy. In her family she received a grounding in solid piety, hard work and a remarkable common sense and judgement which stood her in good stead when she became a Religious Superior.

Don BoscoJohn Bosco (Italian: Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco; 16 August 1815[3] – 31 January 1888[4][5]), known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Roman Catholic priest, educator and writer of the 19th century, who put into practice the convictions of his religion, dedicating his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth and employing teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method known as the Salesian Preventive System.[6] A follower of the spirituality and philosophy of Francis de Sales, Bosco dedicated his works to him when he founded the Salesians of Don Bosco.[7] Together with Maria Domenica Mazzarello, he founded the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians,(Salesian sisters of Don Bosco)
a religious congregation of nuns dedicated to the care and education of poor girls. Saint Mary Mazzarello (1837-1881) The Co-Foundress of salesian sisters.

Maria Domenica was born on 9th May 1837 at Mornese in the Alessandria region of Italy. In her family she received a grounding in solid piety, hard work and a remarkable common sense and judgement which stood her in good stead when she became a Religious Superior.

At the age of fifteen she enrolled in the Association of Daughters of Mary Immaculate and started to take part in apostolic work for the girls of the area. A serious bout of typhoid contracted when she was 23 had a profound effect on her spiritual development. This experience of being physically frail deepened her sense of abandonment to God, but also moved her to open a dressmaking workshop in order to teach girls about work, prayer and the love of God. Thanks to her devout sacramental life and the wise guidance of Don Pestarino she made great progress in spirituality.

When Don Bosco visited Mornese on 8th October 1864 she remarked ‘Don Bosco is a saint – I can sense it”. As Don Bosco’s work of caring for poor and abandoned boys grew, he saw the need for a religious congregation of women to fulfill the same dream for young girls.

In 1872 Don Bosco chose her to help him found the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. As Superior she showed herself to be an able teacher and guide in the spiritual life. She had the gift of serene and comforting cheerfulness, radiating joy and drawing other young people to dedicate themselves to the education of girls.

After her death the Institute continued to develop rapidly. She left her Daughters a style of education permeated with gospel values: the search for God, known through enlightened teaching and fervent love, responsibility in work, openness and humility, austerity of life and joyful self giving. Salesian Spirituality John Bosco adapted the attractive spirituality of Francis de Sales to suit the needs of young people. Both were profoundly aware that God was to be found in the ‘bits and pieces’ of everyday life. Living those moments with love and awareness of the presence of God was the way to holiness. “Here (in this school) we make holiness consist of always being happy” – these words were uttered by Dominic Savio, who was a pupil in Don Bosco’s school, to a newcomer.

Salesian spirituality has love, kindness and generosity at its core. It is a practical, service-based love of God and neighbour – especially those in need. It is creative, optimistic, joyful, encouraging and life-giving. The image of Christ the Good Shepherd is central. For John Bosco and Mary Mazzarello this spirituality coloured their understanding of God and deeply influenced the way they dealt with marginalised young people. God is ever faithful, rich in love and mercy. Mary our Help, as mother and guide, is part and parcel of Salesian devotional life.