Don Bosco College of Education & Research Institute came into existence with the scope of training young people in Teaching and Learning Skills of Education based on the Preventive System of Don Bosco. 

Rev. Fr. Bellarmine SDB the former Provincial of Chennai and his Council located the place for the above purpose in 1999.  Rev. Fr. David Job SDB, Parish Priest of Thennangudy and Rev. Fr. John Louis SDB, Rector, Don Bosco Boys’ Home, Pondicherry took all efforts in acquiring the land at Thamanangudy (12 Kms away from Karaikal town) part by part to the tune of 42 acres during 1999 – 2002.  Rev. Fr. Francis Guezou SDB, Rector, Don Bosco, Yellagiri Hills, blessed the foundation stone in the presence of Rev. Fr. Bellarmine SDB, Provincial of Chennai. The construction of the new College building was started in 2002 and successfully completed in 2005. Rev. Fr. Lourdusamy SDB, B.Ed Incharge and Rev. Fr. John Louis SDB, submitted the application to the Pondicherry Government for obtaining the ‘No Objection Certificate’ to start the B.Ed Course at Thamanangudy.

Due to the untiring work and sacrifice of Fr. Lourdusamy SDB and Fr. John Louis SDB, the Pondicherry Government granted NOC on 31st December 2003.  Following the application to NCTE, Bangalore, the NCTE inspection was conducted on 12th April 2005. Four months later, on 12th August 2005 NCTE gave the approval for B.Ed course.  Finally the application was forwarded to the Pondicherry University for affiliation and the inspection committee arrived on 22nd September 2005 to inspect the College for granting affiliation.  The affiliation order from Pondicherry University was issued on 1st December 2005 with an intake of 100 students.

Rev. Fr. Lourdusamy SDB, Director, invoked the Holy Spirit and the motherly protection of Mary Help of Christians.  He inaugurated the commencement of the academic year for the B.Ed students on 18th January 2006 and emphasized the need to educate the young following the Preventive System of Don Bosco.

Since 2005, Don Bosco College of Education & Research Institute has the name and honour of training 10 batches of B.Ed graduates who are well-placed in prominent and prestigious institutions in and outside the states of Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu.