South Asia Theological Research Institute
|Type||Centre for advanced theological research|
|Dean||The Rev. P. G. George, Th.D. (Toronto)|
|Location||Serampore, West Bengal, India|
|Affiliations||Senate of Serampore College (University)|
South Asia Theological Research Institute (SATHRI) was established by the Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College (BTESSC) in the year 1989. It is located at Mack House Complex in Serampore.
It offers doctoral programmes in theology.
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research at doctoral and non-degree levels emphasizing its indigenous and contextual character. Intense planning and negotiation led to the establishment of SATHRI in 1989 in Bangalore as the research wing of the BTESSC to deal with the promotion of contextualized research, both at the degree and the non-degree levels.
It was meant to strengthen centres for research and to promote basic tools for theological education, to involve in publication of research work and to arrange for programmes that would strengthen the relationship between the theological institutions for the purpose of research.
- The Senate of Serampore College (University) was one of the first institutions in India to be given the status of a University in 1829.
- The Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College (BTESSC) established in 1975 is the theological arm under the Senate.
- SATHRI is the research wing under BTESSC established in 1989.
|Succession of Deans of SATHRI|
Doctor of Theology in the fields of:
A Dean oversees the programmes of SATHRI under the supervision of a Committee on Research of the Senate of Serampore College (University).
The SATHRI journal is an occasional bulletin published by SATHRI.
- Wati Longchar, "Challenges for Ecumenical Theological Education : Towards a common strategy and mechanism",  Jorhat, 2002, p.2
- Dr. K.C. Abraham  Farewell to Rev. Samartha
- Word Press  Tyrst with the Academia
- The Story of Serampore and its College pp.116-117
- Government of India  Ministry of Human Resource Development
- The Story of Serampore and its College pp.112-114
- John C. England (Edited), Asian Christian Theologies: Asia region, 7th-20th centuries ; South Asia ; Austral Asia, ISPCK, New Delhi, 2002, pp.300-301. 
- Philip Mathew, Indian Church mourns death of noted Asian theologian, June 14, 2016. 
- Minutes of the 35th Meeting of the Board of Theological Education of Senate of Serampore College held on 3rd and 4th February 2010 at the United Theological College, Bengaluru, Karnataka. - Report of the Director In-Charge, Research and SATHRI, p.6.
- Geoffrey Wainwright, Karen B. Westerfield Tucker (Edited), The Oxford History of Christian Worship, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006, p.xv. 
- Senate of Serampore College (University), Minutes of the Executive Committee, November 5, 2010, Kolkata, 2010, p.88. 
- Senate of Serampore College (University) List of the Recipient of the Degree of Doctor of Theology. 
- Indian Theological Library Association  Resource Persons
- World Cat  SATHRI Journal
- Further reading
- The Council of Serampore College (2005). "The Story of Serampore and its College" (Fourth Edition). Council of Serampore College.
- Prabhakar, Samson, and Joseph, M.J. (Eds.) (2003). "Church's Participation in Theological Education". BTESSC/SATHRI.