Academic Information The Indian Theological Seminary is affiliated to the Senate of Serampore College (University) for the Integrated Bachelor of Divinity degree and accredited to Asia Theological Association for Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Theology.
Course Eligibility Duration Affiliating Authority
Integrated Bachelor of Divinity (B.D) +2 pass 5 years Senate of Serampore College
Any UG degree 4 years (University)
Senate B.Th (IIIrd class) 3 years
Senate B.Th (Ist or IInd class) 2 years
Master of Divinity (M.Div) B.Th 2 years Asia Theological Association (ATA)
Any UG degree 3 years.
Bachelor of Theology (B.Th) + 2 pass 3 years Asia Theological Association (ATA)
Certificate of Theology (C.Th) SSLC 1 year Indian Theological Seminary
Diploma of Theology (D.Th) SSLC 2 years Indian Theological Seminary
Practical Work and Church Planting Indian Theological Seminary emphasizes practical ministerial exposure. Students are pioneers in Gilgal Gospel Mission's church planting centers to reach the unevangelized with the gospel as they visit and preach at rural Hindu villages on the weekends. Students must establish a congregation in their assigned village before graduation and complete a one month practical ministry internship assigned by ITS each summer. The student body and faculty participate in Gospel campaigns (camps at rural villages) each year. A student will not graduate without completing the practical work assignments. Each year, the fruit of their labour is seen at the annual Children's Rally. Children from ministry centers come to the Seminary campus for a day of fellowship, fun and encouragement.
Spiritual Life Students participate in morning and evening family prayer, community fellowship on Sunday evenings, fasting prayer every first Saturday of the month and spiritual life conferences. A 24 hr chain of prayer is conducted monthly and the entire community prays for the mission's blessings and needs. Friday chapel service is Mission Day and once a month a mission leader speaks in Chapel service and the faculty and students pray for the speaker and his/her ministry and ministries worldwide.
Information and Prospectus If you are considering attending seminary, contact us for information and a prospectus. Click here for application forms for ATA B.Th and M.Div and Senate of Serampore Integrated B.D. Send Rs. 100 by M.O/D.D in favour of Indian Theological Seminary towards the application fee. Write to:
GGM’s Indian Theological Seminary
No. 3 College Rd.
Avadi, Chennai 62
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209 E. Liberty, Wheaton IL 60187, 630-221-0648
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Scholarships Students seeking scholarships must have financial needs, with a proof of family income certificate. Work-aid scholarships will reduce annual fees based on time worked. Merit scholarships are for students with an overall average of above 70% and have successfully completed one academic year. Church Scholarships are for students willing to work for Gilgal Gospel Mission after course completion. If the commitment is not fulfilled, the given scholarship must be paid back to the mission. All scholarships are granted for only one year and are renewed based on student performance.
Extracurricular Activities Sports and athletic games are played on campus and students play intercollegiate sports with other
seminaries. Talent Night displays singing, dancing and theatrical talents of students. Students participate in all community programs. Some noteworthy occasions celebrated by the community are: President's Reception, GGM Annual Day, Thanksgiving Harvest Festival, Christmas party, Christmas Carols, Annual/Sports day and Mission day.
ITS Alumni The seminary seeks to maintain its relationship with former students. Alumni meet in November for a refreshing time to renew friendships and learn where God and His unfolding plan have taken former students.
What are ITS Graduates doing? Graduates work as pastors and evangelists in various ministries throughout India. Some work in Bible Colleges as lecturers while others are involved in Children’s or Church planting ministries. Many ITS graduates also choose to continue their theological education by pursuing higher studies.
Resources and Facilities The seminary has various facilities for the benefit and usage of the entire community. The Library is computerized and is equipped with around 10,000 biblical, theological and missiological books from the different branches of study. Similarly, the computer lab aids the community in online research, typing assignments etc.