Kerala United Theological Seminary

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Kerala United Theological Seminary
Latin: Uncta Theologica Seminarium Kerala
Established 1943
Type Seminary
Principal P.T. George
Location Kannammoola, Thiruvananthapuram 695 011, Kerala., India
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Campus Urban
Affiliations Senate of Serampore College (University), Serampore, West Bengal, India

Kerala United Theological Seminary (KUTS) is run by the Church of South India with an ecumenical outlook.[1] It was founded in 1943,[2] and is affiliated to the Senate of Serampore College (University), West Bengal. KUTS is located in Kannammoola in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Courses offered

KUTS offers the degrees in following courses through the Senate of Serampore College.

  • Integrated Bachelor of Divinity (I. B. D.)
  • Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.)
  • Master of Ministry (M. Min.)
  • Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.)

KUTS is also a participating member in the Federated Faculty for Research in Religion and Culture (FFRRC) through which it offers two post-graduate courses: Master of Theology (M. Th.) and Doctor of Theology (D. Th.).[3]

Governing council

A twelve-member governing council presently steers the seminary in Thiruvananthapuram. The four dioceses of the Church of South India in Kerala form part of the council.

  • The Rt. Rev. A. Dharmaraj Rasalam, Bishop in Church of South India, South Kerala Diocese, (Chairman)
  • The Rt. Rev. K.G. Daniel, Bishop in Church of South India, East Kerala Diocese,
  • The Rt. Rev. Thomas K. Oommen, Bishop in Church of South India, Madhya Kerala Diocese
  • Bishop in Church of South India North Kerala Diocese
  • The Rev. P.K. Mammen, Church of South India, North Kerala Diocese
  • The Rev. P.U. Paulose, Church of South India, Madhya Kerala Diocese
  • The Rev. Simon P. George, Church of South India, East Kerala Diocese
  • Sri D. Lawrence, Church of South India, South Kerala Diocese
  • The Rev. Royce Manoj, faculty representative
  • The Rev. Thomas Shine, faculty representative
  • Sri John Andrews, Treasurer
  • The Rev. P.T. George, principal and secretary of the council

Faculty

As per the regulations of the Senate of Serampore College (University), the faculty consists of scholars from different disciplines of theology. The faculty members are:

List of Principals
  • 1943-1945 - H. C. Lefever
  • 1945-1950 - L. W. Brown
  • 1950-1951 - C. A. Keller
  • 1951-1953 - S. John
  • 1953-1957 - M. V. George
  • 1957-1961 - V. William
  • 1961-1965 - Geoffrey Paul
  • 1965-1973 - I. Yesudasan
  • 1973-1976 - V. T. Kurien
  • 1976-1991 - Jacob Varghese
  • 1991-1997 - J. W. Gladstone
  • 1997-2000 - K. K. Koshy
  • 2000-2004 - Kuruvilla George
  • 2004-2007 - K. P. Kuruvilla
  • 2007-2011 - G. Sobhanam
  • 2012- P.T. George

Missions

  • The Rev. P.T. George

Old Testament

  • The Rev. Royce M. Victor

New Testament

Religion

  • The Rev. Thomas Shine

Christian Ministry

  • The Rev. D. Burnabas
  • The Rev. A.R. Suseel

History of Christianity

  • The Rev. John Joseph

Theology and Ethics

  • The Rev. P. M. Varkey
  • The Rev. Shiju Samuel

Adjunct Faculty

  • The Rev. Anilal M. Jose (Communications)
  • M.P. Joseph (Christian Ethics)
  • Prem Joseph Thomas (English)

References

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