Bachelor of Theology


The Bachelor of Theology is a three-year course that aims to train the candidates in Old Testament, New Testament, Theology & Ethics, History of Christianity, Christian Leadership, Christian Ministry, Missions, Religion & Philosophy and Languages. This course is designed to produce Christ-like, Spirit-empowered, tansformational leaders to serve diverse people groups in India.

General Requirements

  • The candidate is expected to satisfy the following criteria:
    • 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 must obtain letters of recommendation from the local pastor / a previous institution / an elder from church who must have known the candidate not less than three years.
    • The candidate should be able to demonstrate a definite calling in his/her life to the Lord’s ministry.

Educational Requirements

  • The minimum educational qualification is a pass in 12th standard or equivalent.
  • The medium of instruction is English. Hence, candidates are expected to possess at least a basic. English proficiency manageable enough to read, write and speak on a basic level.

Course Information

    • The course curriculum includes a basic orientation in areas namely, Old Testament, New Testament, Theology & Ethics, History of Christianity, Christian Leadership, Christian Ministry, Missions, Religion & Philosophy and Languages.
    • See the following table for a detailed information on the courses offered:

No.Course CodeSubjectCredit Hours
Department of Old Testament
1.OT1001General Survey of the Bible I3
2.OT1002Introduction to Pentateuch3
3.OT1007Prophetical Movement3
4.OT1003Historical Books 3
5.OT1004History of Israel3
6.OT1005Psalms & Worship in Israel 3
7.OT1006Wisdom Literature3
8.OT1008Bible Geography & Customs3
9.OT1009Inter-Testamental Period3
10.OT1010Preliminary Hebrew3
Department of New Testament
12.NT1021General Survey of the Bible II 3
13.NT1022Life & Ministry of Jesus Christ3
14.NT1026Romans & Galatians3
15.NT1023Synoptic Gospel3
16.NT1024Gospel of John 3
17.NT1025Acts of the Apostles3
18.NT1027Corinthian Concerns 3
19.NT1028Prison Epistles3
20.NT1029Pastoral Epistles3
21.NT1030I & II Thessalonians3
22.NT1031Epistle to the Hebrews3
23.NT1032General Epistles3
24.NT1033Apocalyptic Literature3
25.NT1034Preliminary Greek3
Department of Theology & Ethics
26.TE1042Systematic Theology I 3
27.TE1043Systematic Theology II3
28.TE1046Biblical Ethics3
29.TE1041Introduction to Theology & Bible 3
30.TE1044Systematic Theology III3
31.TE1045Systematic Theology IV 3
32.TE1047Christian Apologetics3
Department of History of Christianity
33.HC1061History of Christianity I3
34.HC1063History of Christianity in India3
35.HC1062History of Christianity II3
36.HC1064History & Teachings of Pentecostalism 3
Department of Religion & Philosophy
37.RP1081Major Religions in India3
38.RP1082Contemporary Indian Movements3
39.RP1083Cults & Occults3
40.RP1084Introduction to Philosophy3
Department of Christian Ministry
41.CM1101Basic Spirituality3
42.CM1102Christian Education3
43.CM1103Biblical Interpretation3
44.CM1104Homiletics 3
45.CM1105Pastoral Care and Counseling3
46.CM1106Communication 3
47.CM1107Pastoral Theology 3
Department of Christian Leadership
48.CL1121Church Administration & Leadership3
49.CL1122Biblical Foundations of Leadership 3
50.CL1123Christian Leadership & Culture 3
51.CL1124Leadership Development3
Department of Mission
52.MS1141Mission and Personal Evangelism3
53.MS1143Principles of Church Growth3
54.MS1142Theology of Mission3
55.MS1144Life & Work of Missionaries3
Department of General Studies
56.GS1161Study Method3
57.GS1162English I3
58.GS1163English II3
59.GS1164English III3
60.GS1165Understanding Indian Society 3

Average Credits for B. Th. Programme: 108 hours

Maximum Credits for B. Th. Programme: 120 hours


  • As of now, scholarship is available based on eligibility.

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.
  • Additionally, 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)

Opportunities for Graduates

Upon graduation, the B Th graduates are looking at the following opportunities:

  • Be an evangelist
  • Be a pastor / associate pastor / teaching elder at a local church
  • Be a part of a para-church organisation
  • A candidate to apply for M. Div


The Registrar,
Southern Asia Leadership Institute,
Peniel Campus,
Veerappanur, Pichanoor P.O,
Coimbatore – 641105

Phone: 0422-2656278, 0422-2656279+918098533224