Extension Courses in Dip Th & B Th
The Extension Department of NIBS provides a systematic theological education in Bachelor of Theology (B Th) and Diploma in Theology (Dip Th) for those who are engaged in Pastoral ministry or evangelism without having any proper theological education, perhaps due to time or finance constrains.
Minimum Requirement for Admission: 12th pass for B. Th. and 10th pass or equivalent for Dip. Th. Special consideration may be given for missionary candidates with proven ministry experience.
Course Requirements: The three year B. Th. and two year Dip. Th. courses offer 30 and 20 subjects respectively. Subjects are drawn from disciplines such as Theology, Church History, Religion, Bible, Communication and Mission. In addition to these courses, every semester the student will have a Bible Knowledge Test as a compulsory course requirement.
Medium of Instruction: English. But there will be provision for writing the examinations in regional language (s).
Practical Ministry Requirements: The extension program is mainly for those who are engaged in Pastoral ministry or evangelism. The students are expected to do ministry in the mission field for a period of minimum six months in a year as a requirement for the course
Mode of Training: Students will be provided study materials and printed notes at the beginning of modules. In addition to these materials, they will be asked to read books related to each subject recommended by the Extension Education Department. The student is expected to write the assignments which are based on the study materials and submit them at the Extension Education Department office on or before the due date. Student must attend the 6-10 days of contact classes every semester conducted at the seminary or suggested study centers. Students who fail to attend the contact classes will not be permitted to write the exams of that semester.
New India Bible Seminary, Paipad will be the main centre for studies and examinations. New study centers will be opened as demand arises. Final Exams will be conducted at the seminary or study centers at the end of every semester.
For Dip. Th. and B. Th., 25% of the total grade will be from the assignments and 75% from the final exam. Those who successfully complete the courses will be given certificates at the main Graduation service of the New India Bible Seminary.
Accreditation: Accredited by ATA.