HISTORY

DON BOSCO CHINTHANALOKA INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY AND HUMANITIES


Don Bosco Chinthanaloka, Institute of Philosophy and Humanities at Kotadeniyawa (DBCIPH), is a Catholic Higher Education ambient of Don Bosco Society Sri Lanka incorporated and registered as a non profit company (PV 122978) under the Companies Act of the Government of Sri Lanka, No. 7 of 2007. DBCIPH offers a Two Years Diploma in Philosophy recognized by the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome, Italy (EU – Diploma Prot. No. 28/2016 dated 25th July 2016 of the Salesian Pontifical University) and Three Years Bachelor’s Degree of Art in Philosophy (BA Philosophy). The academic programme is geared towards a holistic learning and research activity constantly accompanied by a local and international board of professionals. Surrounded by a brotherhood of other religious orders and secular institutes our programme is open and inter-religious by its very nature making Chinthanaloka a home of Don Bosco for all our young people. In 2017 the DBCIPH is also launching partnership with the Government Reconciliation Programme in Higher Education sector in Sri Lanka.

Since 1996 DBCIPH is a member of the Don Bosco Society established by St. John Bosco commonly known as Don Bosco. The headquarters of the world-wide Don Bosco society is based at Direzione Generale Opere Don Bosco, Via della Pisana, 1111, Postal Code 18333, 00163 – Rome, Italy. The Don Bosco society is actively engaged in educational and social services in 132 countries. Its global network of education and social service organizations include 15 universities, 96 institutions of higher education and thousands of schools and social development centres, catering preferentially to the less privileged and marginalized sections of society. The Administration headquarters of Don Bosco Society in Sri Lanka is based at Don Bosco, no. 66, Dungalpitiya, Thalahena, 11504 – Negombo, Sri Lanka. Don Bosco Society Sri Lanka offers its services not only through the 7 technical institutes island wide, but also through four centres which are engaged in intellectual and cultural qualification and a number of other institutes covering the entire continuum of social development.

STUDENTS OF PHILOSOPHY AT DON BOSCO CHINTHANALOKA SINCE 1996


ACADEMIC YEAR PLACE RECTOR PRINCIPAL I-YEAR II-YEAR III-YEAR
1996-1997 KOTADENIYAWA K.P.PAUL P.J.SEBASTIAN 5 0 0
1997-1998 KOTADENIYAWA K.P.PAUL F. SAHAYADAS 4 4 0
1998-1999 KOTADENIYAWA K.P.PAUL F. SAHAYADAS 6 4 0
1999-2000 ARABEGAMA J.GIAIME F.SAHAYADAS 6 2 0
2000-2001 ARABEGAMA J.GIAIME D.AMBROSE 7 5 0
2001-2002 KOTADENIYAWA K.P.PAUL D.AMBROSE 6 6 0
2002-2003 KOTADENIYAWA K.P.PAUL K.VARGHESE 7 4 0
2003-2004 KOTADENIYAWA K.VARGHESE P.J.SEBASTIAN 7 7 0
2004-2005 KOTADENIYAWA K.VARGHESE F. ANTHONY 0 8 0
2005-2006 KOTADENIYAWA K.VARGHESE W.ROY 6 0 0
2005-2006 KOTADENIYAWA K.VARGHESE W.ROY 6 0 0
2006-2007 KOTADENIYAWA K.VARGHESE P.J.SEBASTIAN 6 4 0
2007-2008 KOTADENIYAWA K.VARGHESE P.J.SEBASTIAN 0 6 0
INDIA INDIA INDIA 2 0 0
2008-2009 CHINTHANALOKA SUSPENDED ON 24TH MAY 2008 INDIA INDIA 0 0 0
INDIA INDIA INDIA 2 2 0
2009-2010 TANZANIA TANZANIA TANZANIA 3 0 0
2010-2011 TANZANIA TANZANIA TANZANIA 4 3 0
2011-2012 TANZANIA TANZANIA TANZANIA 3 4 3
2012-2013 TANZANIA TANZANIA TANZANIA 2 3 3
2013-2014 TANZANIA TANZANIA TANZANIA 0 2 2
INDIA INDIA INDIA 3 0 0
2014-2015 CHINTHANALOKA REOPENED IN 2014 KOTADENIYAWA THOMAS ELLICHERAIL SAJEEWAKA PAUL 5 0 0
2015-2016 KOTADENIYAWA THOMAS ELLICHERAIL SUSITH MILROY 6 5 0
TOTAL NUMBER OF PHILOSOPHY STUDENTS OF THE VICE PROVINCE 90 69 8