Bosco Institute of Social Sciences (BISS) is a resource centre of excellence in research, training, documentation and advocacy. It aims to contribute towards improving the quality of life of the socially, economically, culturally and educationally deprived, marginalized and at-risk sections of the society, especially the young.
Established in 2004-05 as the Silver Jubilee memorial of the Salesian Province of Bangalore, BISS marks the flowering of over four decades of dedicated service experience of rehabilitating and mainstreaming of marginalized and vulnerable sections of the society such as bonded labourers, fisher community, delinquent and vagrant youth, children on the streets, child labourers, school-drop outs, abused and trafficked children, etc., by the Salesians of Don Bosco in the states of Karnataka and Kerala. BISS intends to scientifically and systematically capture their rich experiences and place the wealth of knowledge gained and the lessons learned before the larger society. It is confident of being able to contribute towards motivating that section of society who are more fortunate, to participate in all the efforts to provide a life of joy and dignity for every human being, particularly the young. BISS is also hopeful of sharing in the ongoing processes towards empowering and orienting young people, including those who plan and execute programmes in the public space, in an effort to bring about well being and balance in society.