Kural
  • அற்றவர் என்பார் அவாஅற்றார் மற்றையார்
    அற்றாக அற்றது இலர்.
Kural
  • The free are those who desire not The rest not free in bonds are caught.

Department of Christian Studies

About the Department

The Department of Christian Studies was started in 1984 as an Endowment Chair in Christianity during the post-centenary Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the University of Madras.  It was inaugurated by Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  Presently the Department is one of the mainline Departments of the University of Madras and it offers two P. G. courses (M. A. in Christian Studies and M. A. Christian Scriptures), M. Phil., Ph.D. and four P.G. Diploma courses (. P. G. Diploma in Ethics and Human Resource Management, P. G. Diploma in Ethics and Biotechnology P. G. Diploma in Spirituality and Counselling, P. G. Diploma in Biblical Languages and Interpretation) and Certificate course (Christian Scriptures and Interpretation).

Objective

  • Scientific study, research, and analysis of the Christian scripture and traditions with a concern for evolving contextual theologies, promoting inter-religious understanding, and serving the cause of social transformation
  • Study Christianity in relation to other religions of India and to the social, cultural, and political contexts of India, especially of Tamilnadu
  • Promote job-oriented courses linking religion and ethics with emerging fields of specialisations today.
  • Work towards establishing a Centre for Advanced Study and research in Christianity

Mission

  • Introducing Christian education in secular higher educational institutes of the country to promote inter-religious understanding and social transformation

Vision

 

  •   To engage in scientific study and research of religion and religious scriptures from a comparative perspective
  • To respond to the ethical challenges and dilemmas of our modern society from an inter-disciplinary perspective
  • To contribute to social transformation by researching into religious and cultural resources

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Launch of Journals

  • The Department of Chritian Studies has launched a bi-annual research journal by name "Indian Journal of Christian Studies". It will carry research articles relating Christianity to social, cultural and other public issues.

Faculties

Name of the Faculty Designation View Profiles
Dr. G. Patrick Professor and Head Dr. G. Patrick
Dr. James Ponniah Assistant Professor Dr. James Ponniah

Courses offered by the Department

Post Graduate

  • M.A.in Comparative Religion and Philosophy with specialization in Christian Studies Eligibility : A Bachelor's degree in any subject of the University of Madras or any other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto
  • M. A. in Christian Scriptures Eligibility : A Bachelor's degree in any subject of the University of Madras or any other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto
  • M. A. in Christian Studies (IDE)

M.Phil Courses

  • M.Phil. in Christian Studies Eligibility: Any Master's Degree in Christian Studies/Theology /Humanities/Social Sciences from a recognized university and their affiliated institutions

P.G. Diploma Courses

  • Ethics and Human Resource Management Eligibility : any Bachelor's degree
  • Ethics and Biotechnology Eligibility : any Bachelor's degree
  • Spirituality and Counselling Eligibility : any Bachelor's degree

Ph.D Programme

  • Ph.D.in Christian Studies Three Years (Eligibility: Any Master's Degree in Christian Studies/Theology /Humanities/Social Sciences from a recognized university)

Syllabus for the Courses Offered

P.G Degree
M. A. in Christian Studies Download
M. A. in Christian Scriptures Download
M.Phil Degree
M.Phil. in Christian Studies Download
Diplomo
P. G. Dip. in EHRM Download
P. G. Dip. in EBT Download
P. G. Dip. in Spirituality and Counselling Download
P G Diploma Biblical Languages & Interpretation Download

Fees Structure

Fee Structure will be available soon

Timetable

Timetable for All Courses Download
Timetable for All Courses Download

Research Scholars

Name Guide Topic Year Joined Year Completed Email Id
No M.Phil Scholars
Name Guide Topic Year Joined Year Completed Email Id
No Result available
Ph.D 16
M.Phil Nil
Ph.D Nil
M.Phil Nil