ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

EASTERN THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE

Rajabari

JORHAT-785 014 ASSAM

  The Bachelor of Divinity Programme
We offer the B. D. degree course of the Senate of Serampore College and the length of the course shall be
(a) The minimum time required shall be 4 years which includes the practical work. They shall be required to pass a minimum 58 papers and a thesis of which 23 will be Senate examined.

(b) The B. Th. Graduates who passed in I or II Class shall be expected to complete the B. D. degree within 2 years, whilst the 3rd class B. Th. Graduates shall be admitted to the B. D. course for 3 years.

(c) Exemption for B. Th. Graduates: Normally the B. Th. Degree holders of the Senate of Serampore College in the I or II Class will be eligible for admission to the fourth year of B. D. course. They shall be required to pass a minimum of 12 papers and a thesis for the B. D. degree of which 6 shall be Senate examined.

The Bachelor of Divinity Programme (Old Course)
we offer the B. D. Degree course of the Senate of Serampore College and the length of the Course shall be :
(a) the Minimum time required shall be 31/2 Years Which includes the orientation and practical work. They shall be required to pass a minimum of 26 papers and a thesis or 28 papers of which 12 will be Senate examined. A candidate shall be required to complete the B. D. degree within 7 years from the time of registration.
(b) The B. Th. Graduates who passed in I or II Class shall be expected to complete the B. D. degree within 2 years whilst the3nd class B. Th. Graduates shall be admitted to the B. D. class for 3 years with exemption from the Orientation only A candidate shall be required to complete the B. D. degree within 7 years from the date of registration.
(c) Exemption for. Th. Graduates: Normally the B. Th. Degree holders of the Senate of Serampore College in the I or II Class will be eligible for admission to the second year of B. D. course. They shall be required to pass a minimum of 12 papers and a thesis or 14 papers for the B. D. degree of which 6 shall be senate examined. The following are the courses for the B. Th. Upgrading candidates, who passed in I or class to qualify for the B.D. degree.
The Master of Theology Degree.
Seeing the need for higher theological education in North East India, the Faculty Council and the College Board committed to make the Eastern Theological College as one of the Post- Graduate Study Centres for North East India. Accordingly it was decided to introduce the M. Th. Degree course. The primary purpose of the postgraduate programme is to develop human potentials through theological education in order to meet the need of the churches and the people in general. The repid social change that has been taking place in this region the increasing number of theological colleges, and the growing churches require qualified persons who are deeply committed to the cause of Christian ministry, academically qualified personnel to teach in the theological colleges and to minister to the churches. The College, therefore, took up the challenge and launched this programme from 1996. The College offers M. Th. Degree in Christianity and Christian Ministry
Theological Education by Extension (TEE)

 

The Eastern Theological College, Jorhat offers two courses of Christian Studies of the Senate of Serampore College for lay Christian ministers.

The following two courses are offered mainly with the following two objectives:
- With a view to provide opportunity to those who for reason or other cannot join in theological studies in spite of their strong desire to acquire knowledge in Biblical and Theological fields.
- With a view to provide to those pastors and church leaders who joined the Church Ministry with or without even having a diploma course, an opportunity to refresh and enhance biblical and theological knowledge without uprooting them from the service.
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Diploma of Christian Studies (Dip.C.S.): Course Duration is 2 years
Minimum Qualification: 18 years of age with 10+2 or HSLC degree with five years of service experience acceptable to the Senate. Or 20 years of age with Class 8 plus some diploma and have six years of working experience.

Bachelor of Christian Studies (B.C.S.): Duration 4 years
Minimum Qualification: Graduate/B.Th./Dip.C.S. in 2nd class or Mature candidate for one who is above 25 years of age with at least 2 years of working experience and passed the Entrance Test.

This is a non-residential education programme. For both the study programmes one needs to attend Contact Seminar which is normally conducted at the college campus during July. The examinations are conducted in November or December every year.

 

 

For Admission Form and other details contact to:

DEAN
Theological Education by Extension
Eastern Theological College
Rajabari, Jorhat 785 014, ASSAM