Eva Rose York Bible Training and Technical School for Women

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Eva Rose York Bible Training and Technical School for Women
Eva Rose York Tuni.jpg
Motto The entrance of thy words giveth light..
Founder(s) Canadian Baptist Ministries
Established 1922
Mission Women's development
Focus Life skill training
Chairman Rev. K. J. Emmanuel, CBCNC (Chairperson of the Seminary Council)
Principal Rev. D. J. Jeremiah, CBCNC
Faculty Rev. S. Prema Kumari, CBCNC,
Rev. B. Kumari, CBCNC
Smt. B. Bhogam
Location Tuni, India
Coordinates 17°21′45″N 82°32′38″E / 17.36250°N 82.54389°E / 17.36250; 82.54389
Address Tuni, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh 533 401, India, 91 08854 253090

Eva Rose York Bible Training and Technical School for Women was founded in 1922[1] by the Canadian Baptist Mission (CBM). The school is located in Tuni in Andhra Pradesh, India.


Missionaries of the Canadian Baptist Mission were involved in spreading awareness about the Bible in northern circars of Andhra Pradesh.[2] The missionaries began arriving in India as early as 1868.[2]

Early missionaries involved women to initiate the Gospel.[3]

Winfred Eaton, a missionary of the Canadian Baptist Mission began classes in Palakonda in 1922 with a few girls.[4] Later in 1925, the school was relocated in Tuni.[4]

It was Eva Rose York[5] (22.12.1858-1938), an early Canadian composer and teacher who lent support[6] for the buildings in the campus in Tuni. Eva Rose Fitch was born in Norwich, Ontario where she attended college and married Doctor Winford York in 1879.[7] York studied music and after her husband died in 1880 she took up both the study of the organ and became a born-again Christian. She founded choirs in Belleville and Toronto before she decided in 1899 to devote her time to establishing a home, Redemption House, for unwed mothers in Toronto. York founded a home for the women which she ran until 1914 before she left to spend fifteen years as an itinerant preacher.[7] Her efforts have caused her name to be immortalised here,[5] but her talents as a poet have also kept her memory.[8]

The school is still partly supported by funds raised in Canada by Bapist women.[9]

Since 1987 technical courses were also begun when Jessie Rosser was Principal.[10]



Since the missionary days, the School was run independently. However, since 1989,[10] the School fell under the purview of the Seminary Council of the Baptist Theological Seminary, Kakinada. Rev. K. J. Emmanuel heads the Seminary Council. Rev. D. J. Jeremiah is the present Principal of this School.

The Canadian Baptist Ministries past overseers in India Rev. G. Babu Rao and Mr. M. David K. Sarma were also responsible for the functioning of the School.

Courses offered[edit]

  • Diploma in Evangelism and Mission (2 years)[10]
  • Tailoring (1 year)[10]
  • Typing (6 months)[10]


  1. ^ Annie Innis Dagg, The Feminine Gaze: A Canadian Compendium of Non-Fiction Women Authors and their books 1836-1945, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2001, ISBN 0-88920-355-5, ISBN 978-0-88920-355-6. Page 318. [1]
  2. ^ a b Martin Senftleben, Influences of Hinduism on Christianity in Andhra Pradesh. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati, 1992. p. 61[2]
  3. ^ M. L. Orchard & Katherine S. McLaurin, The Enterprise: The Jubilee Story of the Canadian Baptist Mission in India, 1874-1924, Toronto, The Canadian Baptist Foreign Mission Board, 1925. See especially Mattie Currie, Among the Telugus: The Canadian Baptist Foreign Mission Board, a report published by CBFMB, Toronto, 1936. 93-94. Cited by James Elisha in Empowering Mission or Enslaving Enterprise? Women Missionaries’ attitudes to Telugu Women in Bangalore Theological Forum, Volume XXXIX, 1 June 2007.
  4. ^ a b Lalitha Krupa Rao, Eva Rose York Bible Training and Technical School for Women, Tuni, Consultation 17–22 April 2007.
  5. ^ a b Elaine Keillor, Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
  6. ^ Annie Innis Dagg, op. cit.
  7. ^ a b The Feminist Gaze, Anne Innis Dagg, 2001, ISBN 0-88920-355-5, accessed 1 October 2008
  8. ^ 101 Famous Poems, Roy Jay Cook, accessed 1 October 2008
  9. ^ Baptist Womem, accessed 1 October 2008
  10. ^ a b c d e Lalitha Krupa Rao, op. cit.
  11. ^ History of the Bible Training School for Women Tuni in C. L. Johnson (Edited), Canadian Baptist Mission 125 year's Jubilee Celebrations of Baptist Churches in Northern Circars, Baptist Theological Seminary, Kakinada, 1999, pp.223-226.[3]
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