Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute are one of the leading theological colleges and it is affiliated to the Senate of Serampore. Established in 1953, as an Ecumenical seminary it continuous to impart education and train leaders for the churches in India.

BCS at Gurukul

Gurukul plays a key role in making theological education more people-centred. BCS enables the laypersons of the church to be theologically equipped at their convenient time without affecting their vocation.


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  • To extend the opportunity of Theological Education to all people of God, educated and employed in secular fields irrespective of age, gender, colour, caste and creed.
  • To uphold the Reformation Paradigm of ‘Priesthood of all Believers’.
  • To enable the laypersons to become faithful servant leaders of the church.

Benefits of BCS

  • Gives the option to study part-time, while remaining in a full-time job.
  • Explore Biblical themes in relation to contemporary issues in our church and society.
  • Strengthens the faith and makes doctrinally well-versed.
  • Access to Gurukul Library.
  • Quality Teaching by Scholars from different theological streams.
  • Provides an excellent foundation for theological education that could be upgraded by pursuing MCS (Master of Christian Studies).
  • Builds up a strong lay leadership to carry out the ministries of the church.

Mode of Study

Study Materials

Books and Hand-outs will be provided. Required readings will be suggested.


The Martin Luther Library is the centre for academic excellence. It provides an access to a range of Books, Journals, Encyclopedias and Commentaries. It has more than 60,000 volumes. Students are given training on how to use and access the online resources for their class and research work.

Contact Seminar

It will be arranged for two days at Gurukul thrice a year. It offers a range of lectures, powerpoint presentations and seminars conducted by professors. It also gives you an opportunity to interact with the staff and fellow students.

Course Details


  • Bachelor Degree from a recognized University in India. (OR)
  • B.Th. Degree from Senate of Serampore (OR)
  • A mature person of 25 years of age with two years of professional experience and has passed
  • “Matured Candidates” Entrance Examination

Course Structure

BCS is designed to give you a holistic understanding on,

  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Christian Ministry
  • Christian Response to Multi-faith Society
  • History of Christianity
  • Counselling
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Christian Mission and Vision
  • Christian faith and Ethics

How to Apply


Candidates with an undergraduate degree or a higher degree from a recognized university OR Bachelor of Theology from the Senate of Serampore (University) OR A mature person of 25 years of age with two years of professional experience and has passed “Matured Candidates” Entrance Examination. Register for the course before 15th October 2018.

Course Duration:  4-years

For more Details & Application

Rev. Dr. Shanthi Sudha Monica
The Dean, Bachelor of Christian Studies
Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute
94, Purasawalkam High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai – 600 010.
Mobile No. +91-9841074878