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. Pathiaraj Rayappan SDB: Rector & Programme Co-ordinator

  • Ph.D. (Philosophy) from Salesian Pontifical University, Rome.
  • Experience: Formator for 18 years; Teacher of Philosophy for nine years, Novice Master for six years, Provincial Councillor for six years, Provincial Delegate for Formation for six years.
  • E-mail: | website: | Ph: 7639711442 (No WhatsApp)


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

  • 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

  • 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. Bosco Ponthokkan SDB - M.A. Psychology, M. Th. Spiritual Theology

Fr. Edison Fernandes SDB - Ph.D. Psychology

Sr. Rosamma John ICM - Ph.D. Counselling Psychology

Sr. Bernadine Joseph RNDM - M.A. Pastoral Counselling

Sr. Agnes MSC – Ph.D. Psychology

Fr. Joe Kokkandathil SDB - Ph.D. Psychology

Fr. Alex Kalathikattil SDB – Ph.D. Sacramental Theology

Fr. Raja Donthi SDB - Ph. D. Counselling Psychology

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

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

And others.





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