This a three-year course providing extensive training in both Biblical and practical areas. It will prepare the student for pastoral ministry, evangelism, and missions and lay a firm base for post-graduate study. Medium of instruction is English. The Bachelor of Theology degree is also awarded through our Extension Programme.
Requirement for Admission
1.Grade 12 or equivalent is the minimum qualification for admission.
2.Special consideration may be given for missionary candidates with proven ministry experience.
Requirement for Graduation
1.A minimum of 40% marks in each subject and an average of 45% when all the courses are taken into account.
2.Completion of one-semester internship in selected areas of ministry.
3.Demonstration of ability in sermon preparation and delivery skills.
4.Demonstration of an exemplary Christian life in all aspects of family, church and social life in the community.
Transfer of Credit
Transfer applications are welcome at New India. Transfer of some credits is allowed towards the B. Th. and M. Div degrees from recognized theological institutions and is normally limited to elective credit, though in some cases, credits may be transferred for required courses. A maximum of sixty - (60) credit hours from recognized institutions are transferable.
For the B.Th degree, a maximum of sixty (60) credit hours may be transferred. Not more than thirty (30) hours of credit may be transferred for the M Div degree.
*Consult the Dean of Academics for further information.
All students at NIBS are required to engage in weekend ministry as chosen by the student and approved by the seminary. In addition, students must do supervised practical ministry in one or more chosen fields for a minimum of one semester (or two summers) before they will be awarded degrees/diplomas.