St Peter's Pontifical Institute, Bangalore

St Peter's Pontifical Institute

Bangalore, India

The following courses are offered by the Institute

Certificate Course in Biblical Studies (C.B.S)

The minimum qualification for this course is Higher Secondary or its equivalent and sufficient knowledge of English. This course consists of minimum two semesters during which the candidate has to obtain 50 credits in Biblical studies.

Certificate Course in Theology (C. Th.)

Those who have minimum qualification of Higher Secondary or its equivalent and who fulfill the conditions prescribed by the Institute are eligible for this course. This course of two semesters (50 credits) is meant for those students who are not candidates for priesthood.

Diploma Course in Theology (Dip. Th.)

Those who hold a Baccalaureate degree in Philosophy (B.Ph.) or Diploma in Philosophy (Dip. Ph.) or Certificate Course in Philosophy (C. Ph.) or equivalent are eligible for this course. This course comprises of four semesters/two years of theological studies for non-clerical students. Clerical students who take four years of B.Th. studies, and have become basic course students, will also get a diploma in theology. The diploma students in theology are exempt from attending seminar and writing dissertation.

Higher Institute of Religious Sciences (HIRS)

A non-clerical student may be admitted to the First Cycle ending in Baccalaureate in Religious Sciences, if he or she holds a Pre-University/ Higher Secondary school certificate or its equivalent. The duration of the course is of six semesters (3 years) and leads to Baccalaureate in Religious Sciences.

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)

Admission to the B. Th. degree course is open to all candidates who have passed the Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (B. Ph.) or Diploma in Philosophy (Dip. Ph.) or Certificate Course in Philosophy. (C. Ph.). This course comprises of six semesters of theological studies (Three years) leading to B. Th. degree.

License in Religious Sciences (LRS)

Admission of the non-clerical students to the Second Cycle ending in License in Religious Sciences, the applicant must hold a canonically valid Baccalaureate in Religious Sciences.

Licentiate in Theology (L.Th.)

Admission to the L.Th. course is open to those who already possess a B.Th. degree or its equivalent. Any student holding an equivalent certificate should pass a qualifying examination conducted by the Institute. This course comprises of specialized studies and research work in Theology and allied sciences. Its duration is of four semesters (2 years) at the end of which there will be a comprehensive exam leading to L.Th. degree.

Doctor of Theology (S.T.D.)

Those who hold a Licentiate degree in Theology (L.Th.) are eligible for the doctorate in theology (Biblical Theology, Missiology and Spiritual Theology). Besides, candidates to this course should have aptitude for research. This course consists of at least four semesters (2 years) of research. During this period, students are expected to attend specific courses and seminars and to carry out research on a particular topic, under the guidance of a Director approved by the Institute.