Bachelor of Theology is a 4- year long course divided into 8 semesters, with each semester lasting a period of 6 months. The course is an undergraduate program in the field of theological disciplines. The basic eligibility criterion to be fulfilled for applying to this course is a 10+2 qualification with a minimum aggregate score of 60%.
Top Institutes offering Bachelor of Theology course are:
The average annual course fee in India ranges between INR 130K and 2 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course.
Such graduates are hired in capacities such as Children Pastor, Resident Director and Relief Worker etc. The average annual starting salary offered in India to successful graduates of the course ranges between INR 3 and 8 Lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.The course covers topics like biblical theology, systematic theology, ethics, hermeneutics, and homiletics etc. It focusses on providing students with an effective knowledge of services by Christianity.
Listed below are some major highlights of the course:
|Name of the course||Bachelor of Theology|
|Duration||4 years, full time|
|Examination Type||Semester/ Annual System|
|Eligibility||Minimum 60% aggregate marks in 10+2|
|Admission Process||Based on obtained merit or direct admissions in some cases|
|Average Course Fee||INR 30K to 2 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 8 Lacs|
|Areas of Work||Colleges and universities, NGOs, Church|
Bachelor of Theology essentially involves an advanced study of the divine and its relationship with an impact on the other beings. The course covers areas of study such as Bible & Exegesis, Church History, Theology and Ethics, Practical Theology, Evangelism, Religion, Culture and Biblical language.
The course offers an innovative perspective towards Christianity and the various associated faiths. The beliefs and lifestyle of Christians from another part of the course curriculum.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each:
|NAME OF THE COLLEGE||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEES IN INR|
|Aizawl Theological College||Aizawl||50 K|
|United Theological College||Bengaluru||55 K|
|Andhra Christian Theological College||Hyderabad||90 K to 1 Lakh|
|Grace Bible College||Amravati||1.2 Lacs|
|Hindustan Bible Institute||Chennai||-|
|Baptist Theological College||Phek||15 K|
|Anderson Theological College||Chennai||-|
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:
Aspiring eligible candidates are required to qualify the relevant entrance examination followed by a round of group discussion. Subsequently, qualifying candidates would need to go through additional rounds of the personal interview as the final stage in the process of selection. However, a few colleges also have their own entrance examinations and admission procedures in place for selecting and admitting candidates.
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here:
OT Survey I
OT Survey 2
Life of Christ
Book of Acts
Bible Geo & Christ
Personal & Child Evan.& Missions
Sunday School & VBS
Church History 1
Church History 2
Greek Grammar 3
History of Fundamental
Greek Grammar 2
History of Israel 1
History of Israel 2
Greek Exe of I John
Baptist History & Dist.
Pastoral Theology Christian Leaders & Pastoral Counselling
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions
|JOB PROFILE||DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Healthcare Worker||Community Health Workers may be responsible for a number of different tasks depending on their employer and specific job title. Job duties for Community Health Workers vary, but often include promotion of health and nutrition. Many employers require a Bachelor's degree and fluency in languages that are commonly spoken in the community.||INR 1.4 Lacs|
|Relief Worker||Relief Workers are responsible for assessing emergency situations, working closely with staff located within the area or other emergency departments, coordinating and supporting the work of volunteers, managing budgets, managing the implementation of emergency activities and monitoring their effectiveness.||INR 3 Lacs|
|Religious Teacher||Religious Teachers evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers. They initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. They also prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and/ or graduate students on topics such as ethics, logic, and contemporary religious thought.|
Additionally, they prepare course material such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts, and compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
|INR 7 Lacs|
|Children Pastor||Children Pastors oversee and develop the ministry, discipleship, pastoral care & mission amongst young people within the life of the church. They encourage all to embrace the Christian Gospel and recognize and respond to God’s kingdom at work within their lives. Also, they develop, encourage and train teams to work with young people. They also offer inspiration and support for families subscribed to the church, as they grow as disciples in their personal lives. Children Pastors also reach out to and connect with families and young people within the parish, community, and neighborhood, making the best use of church community resources.||INR 6.5 Lacs|