Mumbai is a large industrial city of India. Considering this fact, the Salesians who were established at Matunga since 1928 decided to start a technical school. This was done to cater to the growing demand for skilled workers in the industrial sector. Fr. Maschio and Fr. Rubio took charge of finding a plot for this purpose. They finally settled on a plot at Kurla shown to them by Rev. Peter Pereira, the parish priest of Holy Cross Church, Kurla. Now on this plot are three excellent Technical Institutes known to Mumbai. Fr. Tony D'Souza, the Provincial of the Mumbai province of the Salesians of Don Bosco entrusted the task of building the Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT) to Fr. Mario Vaz, now its Director and his team comprising Fr. Jeffrey Fernandes the Principal of S.J.I.T.I and Fr. Anthony Santarita the then administrator. In the mind of the Salesians, DBIT would have to be an engineering college with a difference and so right from the start emphasis was laid on good infrastructure and well qualified staff that would cultivate and nurture every entrant into the portals of DBIT and inspire them to excellence. This meant setting up policies and processes that would ensure this objective.
We are fortunate in having Dr. B. S. Bhatt, former principal of VJTI as our advisor who guides us every step of the way. Mr. Albert D'souza, a friend of the Salesians was instrumental in ensuring that every requirement for the engineering college was met.
In Dr. S.Krishnamoorthy, the Salesians found a man not only highly qualified and experienced but also a person with sound values and pedagogical principles that were akin to the philosophy of Don Bosco's system of education. Innovation, quality systems and processes that focus on development and growth for both faculty and students, are goals that are constantly being pursued.
It is our cherished hope that every student who passes out of DBIT will be self-reliant and a socially conscious engineer.