Karnataka Theological College
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575001 Mangalore
India (Asia)
Telephone: +91 824 2422 829
Fax: +91 824 2427 225
Email: kaces@sancharnet.in
Address-No.: 11201 / 4052

The College was founded in 1847 as Basel Evangelical Mission Seminary.

Further information provided by the school:
Archives: A well equipped Archives is attached to the College Library containing a large collection of research material on the history of the work of the Basel Mission in India.

Institutional Set up: The Karnataka Theological College is one of the institutions of the Karnataka Christian Educational Society which runs various educational institutions. The idea behind this institutional set up is that theological training has to be imparted in the context of other educational programmes. These institutions render valuable service to young people irrespective of caste and creed.

Kannada Theological Literature Committee: The Karnataka Theological College is involved in the publication of theological text books in Kannada language for students. There is a separate committee called Kannada Theological Literature Committee (KTLC) to plan the publications.

Karnataka Theological Research Institute: The Karnataka Theological Research Institute (KATHRI), the research wing of the Karnataka Theological College facilitates research by the members of the teaching staff and others and helps the Christians in Karnataka to fulfil their task in church and society. The main activities of KATHRI are research, seminars, symposia and publications.

Sahodaya: This newly established programme centre of the Karnataka Theological College is a well-equipped centre having multifarious facilities for programmes arranged by KTC and related institutions. The facilities are also extended to other secular or religious institutions without distinction of caste or creed for their educational programmes.


Information of theological training facility

Type of school:
Founded in
Languages in use
English, vernacular (Kannada)
Full/part-time staff
Admission requirements
pre-university for Bachelor of Theology and Diploma in Christian Studies
graduation for Bachelor of Divinity and Bachelor in Christian Studies
Degrees offered
Certificate in Theology, Diploma in Christian Studies, Bachelor in Christian Studies - non-residential programme
Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Divinity - residential programme
training for ministers possible
training for teachers not possible
practical training possible

Library present
Library size: 30000


Apostles's Creed, Luther's Small Catechism (1529), Nicene Creed

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last update: 12.11.2004
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