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

Overview

Foundation

Auxilium 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

OUR FOUNDER AND CO-FOUNDRESS

OUR FOUNDER – ST.JOHN BOSCO (1815 -1888)

John Bosco was born on 16 August 1815 at a little hamlet called Becchi, in northern Italy. When John was two, his father died, leaving the widow Margaret with an ailing mother-in-law, a step-son and two other boys to eke out a living on a farm in the hills of Piedmont. Love and hardship characterized the home. Despite all odds, John wanted an education; he wanted to become a priest.

At the age of twelve, he left home to find work. At fourteen, he found a tutor. At fifteen, he began taking jobs of any kind to pay for lodging and school. At the age of twenty six, he realized his dream.

“I want to be a priest who cares about children”, he said and that is what he did. He began, faltering and searching at first in the industrial city of Turin. His first permanent school was a broken down shed. The trades he had learnt while working his way through school became the trades he taught to classes given even in his kitchen. His mother joined him in Turin as “Mamma Margaret – Mother of Don Bosco’s orphans”.

Don Bosco called his Educational project “The Preventive System”. It is based entirely on Reason, Religion and above all, on Kindness. It follows the words St. Paul, “Charity is patient and kind. It bears all things, hopes all endures all things” (1 Cor 13: 4,7) Dominic Savio, the school boy saint, is the best of Don Bosco’s pupils, a true model for the youth of our times; he is the most outstanding product of Donbosco’s Preventive System of Education.

Who is Don Bosco? Historians know him as a social innovator, saint and educator. Common people claim him as a publisher and builder. Religious – minded people claim him as a clairvoyant, visionary and prophet. Churchmen and psychologists wonder at the catalogue of his prophetic “dreams” and prolific, even prodigal recourse to miracles. But his special mission was the care of youth. He was the priest who made them laugh, gave them food, enriched their minds, taught them trades and filled their souls with peace and joy. The Church has proclaimed him a saint and the “Father and Teacher of Youth”

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.