Tuesday, 16 October 2012

SHIATS:Ph.D. in Christian Studies Admission Notice 2012-2013,Allahabad

Faculty of Theology, SHIATS
P.O. Agriculture Institute, Naini – Allahabad -211007 U.P.
Office: Landline: 0532-2684607; Mobile: 09621317282; Email: samuelrichmond@rediffmail.com

Ph.D. in Christian Studies Admission Notice 2012-2013

Theological Stance
�� Christ-centered
�� Biblically grounded
�� Contextually rooted
�� Life-affirming
�� Transformative & Reconciling

Core values
�� Critical & Constructive
�� Missional
�� Inclusive
�� Holistic
�� Inter-disciplinary.

SHIATS is a Christian university which has 12,000 students, nine distinct faculties with close to 400 professors, a host of international links and cooperative programmes, and full accreditation by the NAAC (an autonomous body of the University Grants Commission). SHIATS is located on the banks of the Yamuna River. It is known particularly for its expertise and research in the fields of agriculture and technology. The university is the first institution in Asia and the fourth in the world to offer an Agriculture Engineering programme. Its contributions to the green revolution taking place in India are noteworthy.
This university is dedicated to the vision and mission of its founder Dr. Sam Higginbottom: Feed the Hungry, Serve the Land: Gospel and Plough. Yeshu Darbar (A Royal Court of Jesus) is held every day and is a great blessing for thousands of people who gather to hear the Word of God and ask for Christ’s blessing.
The university has expanded over the last twenty years and presently has a wide variety of disciplines in Science, Humanities, Media, Health, Veterinary Science, Education, Business Engineering and Theology. It's Gospel & Plough School of Theology has been preparing church leaders for the last decade. On December 21, 2005 (vide communication bearing reference D.O. No. F.20-71/2005-U-3) the Ministry of Human Resource Development of India has clarified that in terms of the provision under article no (I) of the Constitution of India, the University being a minority institution, may conduct its courses in theology in whatever mode it wants to, as it has the right to do so.
The Faculty of Theology library is well equipped with select recently-published acquisition. It also subscribes to EBSCO’s Online Theology Database-ATLA.

The Ph.D. Programme in Christian Studies
The Centre for Advanced Theological Studies (CATS) is one of three distinct initiatives of the Faculty of Theology. Its five-year Ph.D. programme comprises of 8 core courses offered in a compressed semester format in two years (requiring 4 weeks of residency for each year). These 8 core courses provide 32 credits. The thesis work (43 credits) spread over three years includes three tutorials and dissertation research and writing.

The programme is designed to facilitate engagement with the text and context in critical, innovative and integral ways for the mission of transforming Church and Society.

Entrance Qualification
• Master’s level theological qualification that is recognized by SHIATS
• M.Th. from a recognized institution or equivalent to five years of theological studies
• M.Div./B.D. with P.G. in any discipline.
• Those who do not have formal theological training and have a recognized Masters degree or Ph.D. in any field will have to undergo a preliminary theological programme of one year duration including at least four courses (NT, OT, History of Christianity and Theology).

Important Dates
• Last date for submissions of Application forms 21 December 2012
• Submission with late fee (Rs. 300/-) After 21 December but before 30 December 2012
• Notification regarding Interviews 21 January 2013
• Orientation including Interview and Entrance Exam Mid-February 2013
• Admission Notification 1 March 2013
• Payment of 1st Semester 24 May 2013
• First two Courses 25 May to 7 June 2013

Interested candidates are directed to kindly download the application form A & B from the university CATS website and send the completed form and a Demand Draft of Rs. 1200/- in favor of Registrar, SHIATS payable at Allahabad [non-refundable admission process fee] to:
Rev. Dr. Samuel Richmond Saxena, Assist. Prof. (Sr.) GPST
Deputy Registrar, CATS
Faculty of Theology, SHIATS
P.O. Agriculture Institute, Naini – Allahabad -211007 U.P.
Office: Landline: 0532-2684607; Mobile: 09621317282; Email:samuelrichmond@rediffmail.com

For further details contact
The Registrar
Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Science
Deemed to-be-University
P.O. Agriculture Institute
Allahabad-211007 U.P. India
Email: registrar@shiats.edu.in  Ph: +91 532 2684281, 2684781, 2684284
Fax +91 532 2684394 website: www.shiats.edu.in

How to Reach Allahabad
Daily Train Service from New Delhi to Allahabad
Daily flight from New Delhi to Allahabad
Nearest Railway Station – Allahabad Junction (8 Km)
Nearest Airport – Bamrauli Airport (20 Km)

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