Academic Programme

August 23rd, 2016 by

The Academic Programme in St Joseph’s Interdiocesan Seminary lasts Seven years: three years of Philosophy and four years of Theology Courses, leading to the conferring of the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy (B. Ph.) and Theology (B. Th.), by the Urban University, Rome.

I. Academic Eligibility for Admission to the Seminary

For Philosophical Studies: Successful completion of graduation or its equivalent.

For Theological Studies: Successful completion of Philosophical studies with graduation or its equivalent and perferably after a year of Regency.


The Academic Programme has been reorganized keeping in mind the prospects of gradually raising our Seminary into a Faculty of Philosophy and Theology.

Credits: During the Three years of Philosophy and Four years of Theology, students are expected to complete all the prescribed courses. Every course carries credits according to its importance. One credit consists of 15 lecture hours and an equal amount of time on work outside the class. Each lecture is of 45 minutes duration. The details of this division are given in this Calendar.

Attendance: Attendance at all prescribed courses is compulsory. If one is not able to attend a class, with the approval of the Section Minister, he should report the matter to the Professor concerned, either through the class Beadle or the Prefect. A longer absence needs the express permission of the Rector, which is to be communicated to the Deans. The day­scholars also need to observe this rule.

The Class Schedule is as follows:

I hour : 8.30 a.m. to 9.15 a.m.

II hour : 9.20 a.m. to 10.05 a.m.

III hour : 10.25 a.m. to 11.10 a.m.

IV hour : 11.15 a.m. to 12.00 noon

V hour : 2.40 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.


At Admission:

Prospectus & Registration

(1st Theologians & Philosophers) : 250.00


Tuition : 6,000.00

Tution fees for Pastoral Courses

(IV Year Theologians) : 5,000.00

Library : 1,500.00

Examination : 500.00

Marks Sheet & Certificate (B.Th.) : 300.00

Coffee/Tea Refreshments : 1,500.00

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