Kerala United Theological Seminary

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Kerala United Theological Seminary
Latin: Uncta Theologica Seminarium Kerala
Type Seminary
Established 1943
Principal P.T. George
Location Kannammoola, Thiruvananthapuram 695 011, Kerala., India
8°30′17″N 76°55′56″E / 8.50472°N 76.93222°E / 8.50472; 76.93222
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. Now the seminary is run by six Dioceses in Kerala - South Kerala, Central Kerala, East Kerala, Kochin and Malabar Diocese.

Courses offered[edit]

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[edit]

A twelve-member governing council presently steers the seminary in Thiruvananthapuram. The six 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[edit]

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

  • Rev Dr M P Joseph BSc, BD, MTh, ThM, PhD

New Testament

Religion

  • The Rev. Ebenezer Shinekumar

Christian Ministry

  • The Rev. A.R. Suseel

History of Christianity

  • The Rev. Vinod Allen

Theology and Ethics

  • The Rev. John David Johnson

Visiting Faculty

  • Rev Dr Prinston Ben B A, B D, M Th, Th M, D Th
  • Rev Dr Rajendra Babu B D , M Th, Ph D
  • Rev Franklin Das C S , M A , B D, M Th
  • Rev Johnson Peter Kunnamppally, B D , M Th
  • Rev Livingston Singh, M A , B D , M Th
  • Prof M P Joseph PhD
  • Rev Dr George Oommen PhD

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