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Bachelor of Theology


The Bachelor of Theology is a three-year course that aims to train the candidates in the Old Testament, New Testament, Theology & Ethics, History of Christianity, Christian Leadership, Christian Ministry, Missions, Religion & Philosophy, and Languages.

General Requirements

  • He/she should be a born-again Christian.
  • He/she should be a person of good Christian reputation.
  • The candidate should be an active member of a local church.
  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate a definite calling in his/her life to the Lord’s ministry.

Educational Requirements

  • 12th Pass or its Equivalent from a Recognized Board/University
  • The medium of instruction is English. Hence, candidates are expected to possess at least a basic. English proficiency is manageable enough to read, write, and speak on a basic level.

Course Information

No.Course CodeSubjectCredit Hours
Department of Old Testament
1.OT1001General Survey of the Bible I3
2.OT1002Introduction to Pentateuch3
3.OT1007Prophetical Movement3
4.OT1005Psalms & Worship in Israel 3
Department of New Testament
5.NT1021General Survey of the Bible II 3
6.NT1022Life & Ministry of Jesus Christ3
7.NT1026Romans & Galatians3
8.NT1024Gospel of John 3
9.NT1025Acts of the Apostles3
10.NT1028Prison Epistles3
11.NT1032General Epistles3
12.NT1033Apocalyptic Literature3
13.NT1034Preliminary Greek3
Department of Theology & Ethics
14.TE1042Systematic Theology I 3
15.TE1043Systematic Theology II3
16.TE1046Biblical Ethics3
17.TE1044Systematic Theology III3
18.TE1045Systematic Theology IV 3
Department of History of Christianity
19.HC1063History of Christianity in India3
20.HC1061 History of Christianity I3
21.HC1062History of Christianity II3
Department of Religion & Philosophy
22.RP1081Major Religions in India3
23.RP1082Contemporary Indian Movements3
Department of Christian Ministry
24.CM1102Christian Education3
25.CM1103Biblical Interpretation3
26.CM1104Homiletics 3
27.CM1101Basic Spirituality3
28.CM1105Pastoral Care and Counseling3
29.CM1106Christian Worship3
Department of Christian Leadership
30.CL1121Church Administration & Leadership3
31.CL1122Biblical Foundations of Leadership 3
32.CL1123Christian Leadership & Culture 3
Department of Mission
33.MS1141Mission and Personal Evangelism3
34.MS1143Principles of Church Growth3
35.MS1144Life & Work of Missionaries3
Department of General Studies
36.GS1161Study Method3
37.GS1162English I3
38.GS1163English II3
Applied Courses
39.Practical Ministry3

Credits for B. Th. Programme: 120 hours

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 40% marks in all examinations.
  • Satisfactory performances in practical ministry which includes activities in campus chapel, regular weekend ministry with local churches, and one month of ministry during summer vacation each year.
  • Evidence of good Christian character throughout the students’ stay on campus.
  • The students must meet all financial obligations to the Institute.

Grading System

First Class
A+ (80-100)
A (75-79)
A- (70-74)
Second Class
B+ (65-69)  
B (60-64)
B- (55-59)
Third Class
C+ (50-54)  
C (45-49)
C- (40-44)

Graduation Profile

Bachelor of theology graduate of SALI will be a Leader who is ….

    • Biblically grounded
      • Knowing God and Worshiping him in truth and Spirit
      • Having a thorough knowledge of the bible and the vital principles of theology, leadership, religion, mission, ministry and church
      • Expand their awareness of social concerns and how to engage with them from a biblical perspective.
    • Christ like
      • Serving with a divine purpose
      • Representing the attitude, words, and actions of Christ Jesus
    • Spirit empowered
      • Led by the Holy Spirit
      • Living in the power, gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit
    • Transformed
      • With a character and integrity
      • Recognizing others and building them up
      • Practice hospitality by engaging with diverse perspectives, ideas, and ways of life.