The Don Bosco community envisioned that quality professional education in computing as a realistic strategy to guarantee the employability of rural youth. A non-formal computer training and software development center (named as BICS InfoTech) was begun in 1998 to provide professional education. Sixty students were admitted per year for the one-year and three-year academic programs. BICS signed memorandum of understanding with CDAC-Pune and IGNOU to conduct diploma and degree programs.
The institute functioned under three wings: Bosco Institute of Information Technology (BIIT), the Professional Education wing that prepared the students to become employable and obtain degree from IGNOU; Bosco InfoTech Services (BOSCO ITS) for software development and training for the graduates who passed out of BIIT; Arivagam (in 2006) as Knowledge Resource Centre. While the students pursued BCA Degree from IGNOU, a rigorous postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) was offered for the students. BIIT educated more than 1000 rural students in a span of a decade, as professionals in Information Technology. Most of them are placed in the industry or service sector as developers, testers, graphic artists, technical writers, hardware technicians and teachers.
The primary objective in professional training was making them competent communicators using English. The students from the rural background were able to speak and write in English fluently within three months. 100% job placement was the end result of complying with the requirements of the institute.
It’s a divine mediation that in the 50th year of Fr Guezou's arrival (1962-2012) at Yelagiri Hills, BICS InfoTech was upgraded to Don Bosco College, affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University. The inception of Don Bosco College at Yelagiri Hills is a golden milestone in the history of Don Bosco Centre to provide higher education services to more students. Today, the college has six major departments offering six programmes of study with the total strength of 1100 students. Don Bosco College strives continuously to apply indigenous methods and strategies to make the students qualified, employable and live an integrated life.