Don Bosco Renewal Centre (Formerly known as DON BOSCO YUVA PRACHODINI)



Salesian International Training Centre

Offers Courses in ongoing formation
for Priests, Religius and Laity




Fr. Doss Kennedy SDB: Rector, Programme Director & Animator

  • Studies: B.A Osmania University, M.A. Madurai Kamaraj University in Philosophy and Religion, M.Ph in Papal Athenaeum - Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth (JDV), Pune (Licentiate in Philosophy)
  • Experience: Formator, Teacher of Philosophy, Rector of Major Seminary, Vice provincial, Provincial Council Member, Formation Delegate, Youth Ministry Delegate, Salesian Family Delegate of the Province, Parish Priest, Experience in Spiritual Direction, Animation & Administration as Rector/Leader for 28 years
  • E-mail: | Mobile: 83005 90191



Fr. Thomas Vattathara SDB (V M): Vice Rector & Animator

  • Studies: Ed.M, Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard University; M.Ed, Diploma in Educational Planning and Administration from National University for Educational Planning & Administration, New Delhi.
  • Experience: Former Provincial of the Salesian Province of Guwahati; Former Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University, National President of CRI, National Secretary of All India Association of Catholic Schools, Rector & Principal of Don Bosco School, Guwahati, Founder of Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, Don Bosco College, Diphu, Don Bosco College, Bongaigaon, Don Bosco Socio-Technical Institute, Tezpur, Don Bosco Complex at Amguri, Kokrajhar, Child Friendly Guwahati, Visiting Faculty at IAS Academy at Mussoorie, Administrative Staff College, Guwahati & Shillong, UGC Staff College, Guwahati. Presently President of FVTRS, Bangalore, Consultant and Trainer.
  • Email: | Ph: 9435109197



Fr. Joe Mannath SDB: Animator

  • Studies: Ph. D. from Rome, Research in Psychology and Religion at Oxford University
  • Experience: Seminary formator for 21 years, university professor, visiting professor in the US (some 20 summers), and in other countries; seminars for principals, teachers, religious and priests; counselling and spiritual direction; parish ministry; past president of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India and of the Salesian Psychological Association; member of British Mensa; thinker listed in the Marquis “Who’s Who” in the world. Post-doctoral Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and Boston College (area: psychology & religion). Author/editor of both academic and best-selling books (including University textbooks) and over 960 articles; enjoys friendships, jokes and cartooning.
  • E-mail: | Website: |7838159042



Fr. Felix Serrao SDB: Administrator

  • Studies: Graduate in English Literature.
  • Experience: Parish Priest for 13 Years, Animator of the Salesian Community for 12 years
  • E-mail:


Guest Faculty

Fr. Arockia Selvakumar SDB – MBA in Social Media

Sr. Bernadine Joseph RNDM – M.A. in Pastoral Counselling

Fr. Bosco Ponthokkan SDB – M. A. Psychology, M.Th. Spiritual Theology

Fr. Joe Kokkandathil SDB – Ph.D. in Psychology

Fr. John Dharmanathan SDB – Ph.D. Social Work

Br. Paul Raj SG – Ph.D. in Christian Studies

Fr. Prashant D’Souza SJ – M.A. in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fr. Raja Donthi SDB – Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology

Sr. Teresa Mandakath RGS – MSW, ICP

Fr. Thomas Punnapadam SDB – Ph.D. in Moral Theology

…and other specialists





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