New India Bible Seminary (NIBS) is the pivot theological educational project of New India Evangelistic Association (NIEA). It was found in 1975 by (late) Dr. Abraham Philip. NIBS was born out of the deep conviction that evangelization of India is possible only if committed young men and women are trained in Bible disciplines and evangelistic work. From a handful of students, the seminary has grown to now include 200 students from twenty-one states of India and the neighbouring countries.
Dr. Abraham Philip, Founder Principal of New India Bible Seminary contributed significantly to the growth of the institution till his home call in June 1992. Subsequently, Dr. Habel G Verghese assumed charge as the second Principal of New India Bible Seminary in 1995. he served the institution till 2000. As he retired due to ill health, Dr. C T Lusikutty took up the role and efficiently lead the seminary from 2002 till February 2009. Currently, the seminary is under the leadership of Dr. Jaison Thomas, who assumed the fill the role of Principal, since February 2009.
The New India Evangelistic Association is committed to the equipping of dedicated men and women for the fulfilment of the Great Commission. After the demise of Dr. Abraham Philip, his elder son Mr. Mathew Philip served as the Director of NIEA. Presently Dr. Alexander Philip is the Director of the ministry. Mr. Charles John serves as the Administrative Co-ordinator of NIEA in South India.
The institution began as a Bible School with a Certificate of Theology course. The Diploma in Theology was added in 1976, the Bachelor of Theology in 1985, Master of Divinity in 1994, and the Master of Theology in 2011. Sensing the need for specialized Missionary training to adequately prepare candidates for missionary service to needy unreached parts of North India and South Asia, a specialized missionary Training course, leading to Diploma in Mission Studies (Dip. Miss) was launched in June 1996 by NIEA at this seminary. A specialized theological teacher's training, Bachelor of Christian Education (B.C.Ed) was offered from 1998 onwards.
PRINCIPALS & THEIR TERMS
DR. ABRAHAM PHILIP
DR. C T LUISKUTTY
DR. HABEL G VARGHESE
DR. JAISON THOMAS