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.

Christian Studies 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.

Goal of Christian Studies

. To extend the opportunity of Theological Education to all educated and to the ones employed in                 secular fields irrespective of age ,gender , color, caste and creed .
. To uphold the Reformation Paradigm of ‘ Priesthood of all Believers’.
. To enable the lay persons to become faithful servant – leaders of the church.

Diplomas and Degrees Offered:

Diploma in Christian Studies (D.C.S)

Admission Requirements:

The Candidate should have completed 18 years of age and passed 10+2 or passed 10th with at least five years of ministerial experience.

Duration: Two Years

Bachelor of Christian Studies (B.C.S.)
Admission Requirements:
. Should have a Bachelor Degree Or B.Th degree of the Senate of Serampore College (University) Or A matured person who is at least 25years of age with two years of professional experience and has passed “Matured Candidates” Entrance Examination Or Should have done Diploma in Christian Studies of the Senate of Serampore College (University), in Second Class.
Duration: Four Years

Master of Christian Studies (M.C.S.)
Admission Requirements:
.Candidates should have passed BCS or BD or any degree equivalent to BCS from a university recognized by the Senate of Serampore College (University) and the candidate should have a minimum of one year of ministerial experience after BCS or BD.
Duration: Three Years

Medium of Instruction for all courses: English and Tamil
Last date to submit filled –in application form – before 15th October. 

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For more Details Contact 
Rev.Dr.Shanthi S Monica
The Dean Christian Studies (External)
Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute,
94,Purasawalkam High Road, Kilpauk,
Chennai ,600010, Tamil Nadu India.
Phone no. 09841074878


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 Structure

  • 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