Wednesday 8 April 2015

Live streaming of the UTC graduation

The live streaming of the UTC graduation dinner and the UTC graduation service will be conducted for the third consecutive year by the department of Communication. People from all over the world have made use of this opportunity to log in and watch the programme in its entirety.

This year the live streaming will be done from 6 PM on Saturday, April 11, 2015 and from 5 PM on Sunday, April 12, 2015. The live stream will be available @

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Letter from the principal

April 07, 2015
All the Members of the UTC Society, Friends and Well-wishers who partner with UTC in the ministry of theological education.
Dear All,
Quite recently it was brought to our notice that some emails and letters (including from those who have served or have been associated with the College and from some senders who claim to be anonymous) with a scanned copy of the communication received by the United Theological College from the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India are in circulation. It would be appropriate that I briefly respond to the matter. There was an on-site inspection of UTC’s Accounts and Records by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, on September 15-17, 2014. The administration has fully co-operated with the team of officers representing the Ministry of Home Affairs and made available to them all the documents they have asked for. However, based on their initial observations the department has asked us for further clarifications on investment in certain specified securities (this was done in the year 1995) and the participation of some students in their individual capacity in certain people’s movement. We have responded to these observations and are waiting for the response from the Department. Pending the clearance of these observations our FCRA registration has been put under suspension for the time being. We are taking adequate measures to clarify the points of reference and restore our FCRA registration. We would like to assure all our friends, supporters and partners that we are completely transparent and accountable to all our stake-holders and would continue to be so.

With kind regards,

Rev. Dr. J. R. John Samuel Raj

Monday 9 March 2015

Thanks giving service for Rev. Dr. James Massey and Prof. Dr. Ninan Koshy

The United Theological College, Bangalore and the Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College will be conducting a thanksgiving service to celebrate the life and witness of the Late Rev. Dr. James Massey and Late Prof. Dr. Ninan Koshy on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 4 P.M. at the Ziegenbalg chapel in the UTC.

The President of the Senate of Serampore Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mor Philaxenos, the former director of the SATHRI, Rev. Dr. K.C. Abraham, Professor of Old Testament in the UTC, Rev. Dr. K. Jesurathnam and Professor in the Department of Mission and Ecumenics, Rev. Dr. Gudrun Loewner will offer tributes.

All friends, partners, pastors, church leaders, lay representatives, alumni and well wishers are welcome to this solemn service to celebrate the life and contribution of two well known and respected figures in the field of theology, church and society.

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Book launch tomorrow

The book launch and inaugural sale of the book "Borders and Margins. Re-Visioning Ministry and Mission", edited by Rev. Dr. Dexter Maben will be held tomorrow at 9 A.M. at the Ziegenbalg chapel in the UTC. The book is jointly published by the Publication Committee of the UTC and the Christhava Sahitya Samithi, Thiruvalla.

Those present will include the students and staff of UTC, Fr. Dr. Joseph Benedict Mathias, S.J., Rector of the St.Peter's Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore, Ms. Corine Kumar, Vimochana, Bangalore, Prof. D. Kiran Jeevan, Head of the Department of Social Work, St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, Rev. Dr. John Samuel Raj, principal of the UTC, Rev. Dr. Sahayadhas, Rev. Dr. Dexter Maben, editor of the book and contributors and language editors. The book will be available till March 11, 2015 for an inaugural price of Rs 350.

Monday 16 February 2015

Quiet day in UTC

The final quiet day of the academic year 2014-15 in UTC will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 17 and 18 in the Ziegenbalg chapel of the UTC. The quiet day sessions will start at 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday and end with communion worship at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday.

The leader for the quiet day is Rev. Dr. Sham P. Thomas, the Vicar of Primrose Marthoma Church, Bangalore and former professor of the UTC. He is a well known speaker, preacher and motivator and has held several important positions and continues to do so in the Marthoma church. Rev. Dr. Sham P. Thomas is also an approved research guide of the South Asia Theological Research Institute (SATHRI) in the department of Communication.


Wednesday 11 February 2015

Sports day in UTC

The annual sports day conducted by the Carey Society will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the St. John's school ground from 8 in the morning. The student co-ordinator of Sports and Games, Mr. Joish Pappachan, announced that there will be special events on the day as well and special points will be given for participation.

The chief guest for this year's sports day is Mr. Kamaraj, Mr. India for several years, an accomplished body builder, actor and an army man. He acted in the latest Tamil movie 'I'. The sports day will have track and field events as games have already been completed. Four houses, Larsen, Devanandan, Herrick and Thorpe will be competing for the top honours. The sports day starts with march past by the four teams, followed by the inauguration.


Release of the book Borders and Margins: Re-visiting Ministry and Mission

The book Borders and Margins: Re-visiting Ministry and Mission, edited by Rev. Dr. Dexter S. Maben, the chairperson of the department of Biblical studies in the UTC and secretary of the UTC executive, will be released tomorrow at the Maramon convention venue in Kozhenchery, Kerala. The book is jointly being brought out by the CSS books, Thiruvalla and the United Theological College, Bangalore.

The book seeks to set forth discussions and dialogue from various perspectives of the margins. "Re-visioning is necessary because this is not merely another intellectual exercise, but a deeply theological one, which intends to be authentic and transformative."

The book is available at different book stalls at a price of Rs 480.