BRETHREN BIBLE INSTITUTE

FOR

POST-GRADUATE THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

P.O. BOX. 46, PATHANAMTHITTA, KERALA, INDIA- 689 645

A Post-Graduate Institution Offering Residential and 

Distance Education Programmes

in 

Bible And Theology

PROSPECTUS

1. Historical background

It has been the long cherished desire of the brethren who were responsible for the starting of the Gospel Hall  in Pathanamthitta to start a Bible teaching centre in the town. Late Mr. T.M. George put his heart and soul in the matter, praying fervently and planning carefully. As we have been exploring its feasibility, Dr. O.M. Samuel whole-heartedly promised his service and also his handsome collection of books to the proposed institute. This obviously was a sign of God’s guidance and we were greatly encouraged to go on with the business. The first step was to form a trust. Mr. R.G. Germen, the then Secretary of the Stewards Association in India rendered his valuable Services to draw up a draft of the trust deed. Having completed the registration, other essential arrangements were made and on 11.06.1989 the Brethren Bible Institute was inaugurated by late Mr. M.E. Cherian with late Bro. Mammen Kurian in the chair. Classes started the next day with 15 students who were selected for a 3-year B.Th. programme. B.B.I. now offers different Master’s degree programmes under the Distance Education scheme to meet the need of the believers in India or abroad to have higher theological education.

The Lord has provided us a good team of dedicated teachers, each one a specialist in his field. In addition to this, all of them have an active involvement in spiritual ministries. Many of them have produced standard textbooks and other writings of great value.

The voice of B.B.I. is now being heard through its graduates in the North, North-East, North-West and the middle regions of India as well as in Kerala. Of the 215 students who have graduated by this time, 191 are in full-time ministry, and most of the others are able to use their teaching skills in their local assemblies. Managed by a team of able and dedicated faculty and trustees, B.B.I. is making steady progress.

2. Purpose

“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others” NIV (2 Tim. 2: 2).

One of the distinctive features of the Brethren assemblies is the emphasis that they give to the teaching of the Word of God. This teaching was given in the past by spirit-filled and devoted servants of God by various means and such work is still being profitably carried on. However, the necessity for an established institution for this purpose was felt by many responsible brethren. We trust that the Lord will use B.B.I. for the extension of His kingdom and for the glory of His beloved Son and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Aims:

1. To encourage young men towards a life of deep commitment to the Master.

2. To help building up healthy local Assemblies.

3. To train good Bible teachers who can give spiritual leadership.

4. To challenge young men to evangelise unreached areas.

5. To equip the students with adequate knowledge of the cultural, social and political background of various states in India so that they will be able to communicate the Gospel effectively wherever they are to minister in future.


Apart from the above stated objectives of B.B.I., its Distance Education Department has the following goals.

1. To provide opportunities for higher theological education to a large segment of believers.

2. To promote higher theological education by taking education to the doorsteps of the students.

3. To help the student to acquire knowledge. The acquisition of knowledge includes the discovery of resources and their utilisation and evaluation.

4. To help students to apply knowledge in their own practical lives and in the communication of those truths.

5. To prepare the students to understand the contemporary events, issues, and problems from biblical perspective.


3. DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

B.B.I. is distinctly a Brethren institute. Consequently, the doctrinal position is exactly what is commonly accepted among churches known as Plymouth Brethren.

The institute holds to a pre-tribulational, pre-millennial, dispensational framework and it is necessary for all faculty members to adhere to it.

The minimum doctrinal statement up on which we stand is given below. The full doctrinal statement includes many other points.

1.  We believe that the 66 books of the Bible are the verbally inspired Word of God. This canon  is unique and is free from any error whatsoever.

2. Man is totally depraved and unable to save himself. Salvation is granted only by grace  through faith, and is a gift of God.

3. All saved believers constitute the Universal Church. Individual believer-priests must associate  with, and help in the growth of, their respective local churches.

4. The church will be raptured into the mid-air, and that will be followed by the great-tribulation and millennium.

5. All believers are baptised and indwelt by God the Holy Spirit, and it is their obligation to make the gospel of salvation known to every soul.

6. The saved in Christ shall partake of everlasting bliss, while the unsaved shall be condemned  to everlasting punishment.


4. Trustees


God has raised a band of dedicated brethren who are giving their time selflessly for this spiritual ministry. They are:


  1. Mr. K.A. Philip (President)
  2. Mr. K.C. John (Vice President)
  3. Mr. O.T. Cheriyan (Secretary Cum Treasurer)
  4. Mr. M.T. George
  5. Mr. Sunny T. Philip
  6. Mr. T.C. Thomas
  7. Mr. A.K. Thomas
  8. Mr. Sam T. Sam
  9. Mr. K.S. John
10. Mr. George Samuel
11. Mr. Roy Mathews


5. ADVISORY BOARD

 1. Mr. P.A. Abraham, Malam

 2. Mr. Koshy P. Thomas, Oman

 3. Mr. Abraham Thomas, Kottayam

 4. Mr. A.O. Thomas, Kottarakara

 5. Mr. Samuel Abraham, Kakkanad

 6. Dr. Oommen Philip, Canada

 7. Mr. P.P. George, Angamaly

 8. Mr. K. Daniel Williams, Cochin

 9. Mr. John C. Abraham, Chanducavu

10. Principal

11. Academic Dean

12. Registrar

13. Trust Members

 

6. FACULTY

A highly trained and dedicated group of men has been enlisted. Many of them have made significant contribution in theological and non-theological subjects. To keep pace with the progress of modern scholarship in every area of knowledge, the teachers of B.B.I. are pursuing studies in different areas.


     01. Dr. O.M. Samuel, M.Div., Th.D. (Principal)

     02. Dr. K.C. Johnson, M.A., B.D., M.Th., Th.D. (Academic Dean). 
  
     03. Mr. Febin Johnson, B.Th., M.Th. (Registrar)

     04. Mr. Binu Samuel, B.Th., B.D., M.Th. (Dean of Distance Education Programme)
          (Head of the Department of Missiology)   

     05. Dr. Silas C. Nair, M.B.S., M.Th., Th.D., Ph.D.
          (Head of the Department of Theology)

     06. Mr. Saji A. John, M.A., B.Th., M.Th.
          (Head of the Department of Biblical Studies)

     07. Mr. Sunny T. Philip, A.M.I.E., M.I.Sc., M.C.A.
          (Head of the Department of Information Technology)
   
     08.
Dr. Mathew Varghese, M.A., Ph.D. (Linguistics)
          (Head of the Department of Applied Linguistics & Bible Translation)

     09. Dr. Twinkle C. Paul, B.Th., M.Th., D.Min.

    10. Dr. Daniel Varghese, B.Th., M.Div., M.Th. Ph.D.

    11. Mr. Mathew Paul, B.D., M.Th. P.G. Diploma in Linguistics

    12. Mr. Jacob Thomas, B.Th., B.D., M.Th.

    13. Mr. K. Biju, B.Th., M.A., M.Th.

    14. Mr. Varghese K. Kurian, B.Th., B.D.

    15. Mr. Dani Ezekiel, M.A., M.Th.

    16. Mr. Roy Mathew, B.Th., M.A.B.S.

    17. Mr. Jomon K. Joseph, B.Th., M.B.S.

    18. Mr. Charly Mathew, B.A., B.D.

    19. Mr. K.A. Philip, B.A., B.Ed.

    20. Mr. K.V. Dinkar, B.Th., M.Th.

    21. Mr. K.J. George, B.Th., M.Th.

    22. Mr. Samji George, B.Th., M.B.S. (Warden)

 


7. VISITING FACULTY

01.     Dr. Alexander Kurian, M.A., M.Div., S.T.M., Ph.D.

02.     Dr. Oommen Philip, M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.

03.     Dr. Koshy Mathew, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Zoology)

04.     Dr. Shaiju Varghese, B.Th., B.D., M.Th., D.Min.

05.     Mr. Joy John, B.Th., B.D., M.Th.

06.     Mr. P.M. Mathukutty, B.A., B.B.S., M.Th.

07.     Mr. Thomson B. Thomas, M.A.

08.     Mr. C.C. John, B.D., M.Div., M.A.

09.     Mr. John Kurian, B.A.

10.     Mr. T.A. Alexander, M.Div.


8. Board of Directors


1. President of the Trust: Mr. K.A. Philip (Chairman of the Board)

2. Principal of BBI: Dr. O.M. Samuel

3. Academic Dean of BBI: Dr. K.C. Johnson

4. Registrar of BBI: Mr. Febin Johnson

5. Dean of Distance Education Programme: Mr. Binu Samuel

6. Secretary of the Trust: Mr. O.T. Cherian (Secretary of the Board)


                 



                    

9. ACCREDITATION

All programmes of BBI have been accredited by ACCREDITATION COUNCIL OF THEOLOGICAL  STUDIES (ACTS)


10. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

10.1 Internal (Residential) Programmes

10.1.1 Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)

10.1.1.1 Requirements for Admission

a. The candidate must be a born again, baptised person.

b. Recommendation of his local assembly.            

c. A pass in Plus Two/Intermediate/P.U.C./P.D.C./Two years Theological Education in English medium. However, failed candidates also will be admitted on condition that they would pass the qualifying examination before his graduation from BBI. Otherwise, based on the performance, only a Diploma in Theology or Certificate in Theology will be awarded.

d. A pass in an entrance examination in the following areas.

                   i. Bible Knowledge

                  ii. Christian Experience

                 iii. Proficiency in English Language

e. At the time of admission he must have completed 17 years of age.

10.1.1.2 Medium of Study

          B.Th. is offered only in English medium.

10.1.1.3 Duration of the Programme-Three Years in Semester System

10.1.1.4 Graduation Requirements

a. Successful completion of 150 credits of course  work with a minimum D Grade.

b. Successful completion of an approved thesis of not less than 10,000 words.

c. The student must show evidence of Christian maturity.

10.1.1.5 Curriculum for B.Th. Programme

          

        Each semester credit hour amounts to 16 periods (One semester credit hour is equivalent to a minimum of 800 minutes of classroom instruction plus 1200 minutes outside of class). Thus, a three credit hour course involves 48 hours of class room study. Total 150 credit hours cover during a three year period of study. Successful completion of course work with a minimum D Grade is required for graduation.

Biblical Studies (57 Credit Hours)

O.T. Survey (3 Credit Hours)
N.T. Survey (3 Credit Hours)
Pentateuch (3 Credit Hours)
O.T.  Poetical Books (3 Credit Hours)
O.T. Prophets (3 Credit Hours)
Life of Christ (2 Credit Hours)
Mark's Gospel (3 Credit Hours)
Acts of the Apostles (3 Credit Hours)
Life of Paul (3 Credit Hours)
Romans & Galatians (3 Credit Hours)
1& 2 Corinthians (3 Credit Hours)
Prison  Epistles (3 Credit Hours)
Pastoral Epistles (2 Credit Hours)
1 & 2  Thessalonians (2 Credit Hours)
Hebrews (2 Credit Hours)
General Epistles (3 Credit Hours)
Introduction  to O.T. Hebrew (2 Credit Hours)
N.T. Greek (6 Credit Hours)
Greek Syntax (2 Credit Hours)
Biblical Hermeneutics (3 Credit Hours)
 
Theology and Ethics (16 Credit Hours)
 
Systematic Theology Part-1 (2 Credit Hours)
(Introduction to Theology & Bibliology)               
Systematic Theology Part-2 (2 Credit Hours)
(Theology Proper & Angelology)                        
Systematic Theology Part-3 (2 Credit Hours)
(Anthropology, Hamartiology)                           
Systematic Theology Part-4 (2 Credit Hours)                 
(Christology)
Systematic Theology Part-5 (3 Credit Hours)
(Soteriology & Ecclesiology)                    
Systematic Theology Part-6 (3 Credit Hours)
(Pneumatology & Eschatology)                          
Introduction to Christian Ethics (2 Credit Hours)
 
History of Christianity (6 Credit Hours)
 
General History of Christianity (4 Credit Hours)
History of Christianity in  India (2 Credit Hours)
 
Religions & Society (6 Credit Hours)
 
Major Religions in India  (3 Credit Hours)
Contemporary Indian movements (3 Credit Hours)
 
Mission Studies (5 Credit Hours)
 
Introduction to Mission and Evangelism (3 Credit Hours)
Principles of Church Growth (2 Credit Hours)
 
Christian Ministry (13 Credit Hours)
 
Homiletics  (3 Credit Hours)
Church Administration and Leadership (2 Credit Hours)
Practical Ministry  (2 Credit Hours)
Pastoral Care and Counselling (3 Credit Hours)
Educational Ministry in the Church (3 Credit Hours)
 
General Studies (8 Credit Hours)
 
Basic Spirituality (2 Credit Hours)
Christian Discipleship (2 Credit Hours)
Bible Study Methods (2 Credit Hours)
Research Methodology (2 Credit Hours)
 
Electives (39 Credit Hours)
 
Teaching Methods  (2 Credit Hours)
History of Israel (2 Credit Hours)                         
Christian Apologetics (3 Credit Hours)
Biblical Archaeology (2 Credit Hours)
Indian Christian Theology (2 Credit Hours)
Brethren Distinctives (2 Credit Hours)
Charismatic Movement (3 Credit Hours)
Christian Cults (3 Credit Hours)
Child Evangelism (3 Credit Hours)
Bible Geography (2 Credit Hours)
Manners & Customs of Bible Lands (2 Credit Hours)
English (8 Credit Hours)
Hindi Grammar & Composition (2 Credit Hours)
Thesis (3 Credit Hours)
                                             Total Credit Hours: 150


10.1.2  Master IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (M.B.S.)


10.1.2.1 Goals of the Programme

          a. To help the student to apply a consistent, dispensational approach when interpreting the Scriptures and applying them to his own life and the lives of others.

          b. To help the student to possess a store of biblical and theological facts as a foundation for personal development, teaching and further study.

          c. To train the student in the methodology of research and in the written presentation of his research.

10.1.2.2 Admission Requirements

          a. Experience of conversion to Christ.

          b. A definite call for full-time ministry.

         c. Any bachelor degree

         d. A pass in an entrance examination in Bible Knowledge and English

10.1.2.3 Medium of Study

          M.B.S. is offered only in English medium.

10.1.2.4 Duration of the Programme

        Two Years in Semester System

10.1.2.5 Graduation Requirements

          a. Successful completion of 70 credits of course work. Each credit amounts to 16 class hours and 32  hours of research. Thus, a four credit course involves 64 hours of class room study and 128 hours of research.

          b. An assessment of Field education involvement.

          c. Successful completion of an approved thesis of not less than 15,000 words.

          d. An assessment of character, spiritual development and ministry commitment.

          e. Successful completion of an oral and written Comprehensive examination covering the course work and thesis.


10.1.3  Master of Divinity (M.Div.)


10.1.3.1 Goals of the Programme

          a. To help the student to apply a consistent, dispensational approach when interpreting the Scriptures and applying them to his own life and the lives of others.

          b. To train the student to make appropriate use of available linguistic tools to secure most accurate understanding of scriptures possible.

          c. To help the student to possess a store of biblical and theological facts as a foundation for personal development, teaching and further study.

          d. To train the student in the methodology of research and in the written presentation of his research.

10.1.3.2 Admission Requirements

          a. Experience of conversion to Christ.

          b. A definite call for full-time ministry.

         c. An instinct to learn Greek and Hebrew.

         d. A bachelor degree in Theology with C+ grade (75%) and a pass in an entrance examination in Theology, Greek, and English with C+.

             Or

            A secular degree with a second class and a pass in an entrance examination in Bible Knowledge and English

10.1.3.3 Medium of Study

          M.Div. is offered only in English medium.

10.1.3.4 Duration of the Programme

        Two Years in Semester System

10.1.3.5 Graduation Requirements

          a. Successful completion of 80 credits of course work. Each credit amounts to 16 class hours and 32  hours of research. Thus, a four credit course involves 64 hours of class room study and 128 hours of research.

          b. An assessment of Field education involvement.

          c. Successful completion of an approved thesis of not less than 20,000 words.

          d. An assessment of character, spiritual development and ministry commitment.

          e. Successful completion of an oral and written Comprehensive examination covering the course work and thesis.


10.1.4 Master of Theology (M.Th.) in CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY


10.1.4.1 Goals of the Programme

    a. To equip persons for teaching the Word of God, and to develop academic proficiency for independent research.


    b. To develop the student's ability to articulate and defend the uniqueness and inerrancy of the Word of God.


    c. To train the student to demonstrate high communication skills necessary for an effective teaching ministry.


10.1.4.2 Admission Requirements for a 2 Year M.Th.


    a. Experience of conversion to Christ.


    b. A definite call for full-time ministry.


    c. Ability to do independent Greek and Hebrew exegesis.


    d. B.D. or M.Div. with C+ grade (75%).


    e. A pass in an entrance examination in Theology, Greek, Hebrew and English with C+.


10.1.4.3 Admission Requirements for a 3 Year M.Th.


    a. Experience of conversion to Christ.


    b. A definite call for full-time ministry.


    c. An instinct to learn Greek and Hebrew.


    d. Promotion to the third year is conditional. It is based on the assessment of the candidate. If the candidate is not eligible for the third year, he may

        have to complete the requirements for the 2 year M.Div. programme.


    e. A bachelor degree in Theology with C+ grade (75%) and a pass in an entrance examination in Theology, Greek, and English with C+.
        Or
        A secular degree with a second class and a pass in an entrance examination in the following areas:


        i.   Bible Knowledge
        ii.  Christian Experience
        iii. Proficiency in English Language


10.1.4.4 Medium of Study


    M.Th. is offered only in English medium.

10.1.4.5 Graduation Requirements


    a. Successful completion of 80 credits of course work for those who join with M.Div / M.B.S. Successful completion of 110 credits of course work for those who join with B.D. Successful completion of 150 credits of course work for those who join with a bachelor degree. Each credit amounts to 16 class hours consisting of 50 minutes and 32  hours of research. Thus, a four credit course involves 64 hours of class room study and 128 hours of research.


    b. An assessment of teaching ability based on the performance of teaching practicum in the B.Th. Level.


    c. An assessment of Field education involvement. Field education at BBI assists students to learn about the practice of ministry through direct involvement in the assembly assigned, under the direction of the Academic Dean. Students are required to complete two years of planned, supervised, and evaluated field education in a setting approved by the Academic Dean.


    d. Successful completion of an approved thesis of not less than 30,000 words.


    e. Successful completion of an oral and written Comprehensive examination covering the course work and thesis.



10.1.5 MASTER OF THEOLOGY (M.TH.)
IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS & BIBLE TRANSLATION


10.1.5.1 Goals of the Programme

    a. To train the students to apply basic principles of hermeneutics in Bible study and Bible translation.


    b. To equip persons for applying linguistics in the translation of the Bible in different languages.


    c. To prepare the students for a cross-cultural ministry.


10.1.5.2 Admission Requirements for a 2 Year M.Th.


    a. Experience of conversion to Christ.


    b. A definite call for full-time ministry.


    c. Ability to do independent Greek and Hebrew exegesis.


    d. B.D. or M.Div. with C+ grade (75%).


    e. A pass in an entrance examination in Theology, Greek, Hebrew and English with C+.


10.1.5.3 Admission Requirements for a 3 Year M.Th.


    a. Experience of conversion to Christ.


    b. A definite call for full-time ministry.


    c. An instinct to learn Greek and Hebrew.


    d. Promotion to the third year is conditional. It is based on the assessment of the candidate. If the candidate is not eligible for the third year, he may

        have to complete the requirements for the 2 year M.Div. programme.


    e. A bachelor degree in Theology with C+ grade (75%) and a pass in an entrance examination in Theology, Greek, and English with C+.
        Or
        A secular degree with a second class and a pass in an entrance examination in the following areas:


        i.    Bible Knowledge
        ii.   Christian Experience
        iii.   Proficiency in English Language


10.1.5.4 Medium of Study


    M.Th. is offered only in English medium.

10.1.5.5 Graduation Requirements


    a. Successful completion of 80 credits of course work for those who join with M.Div / M.B.S. Successful completion of 110 credits of course work for those who join with B.D. Successful completion of 150 credits of course work for those who join with a bachelor degree. Each credit amounts to 16 class hours consisting of 50 minutes and 32  hours of research. Thus, a four credit course involves 64 hours of class room study and 128 hours of research.


    b. An assessment of teaching ability based on the performance of teaching practicum in the B.Th. Level.


    c. An assessment of Field ministry involvement in Applied Linguistics & Bible Translation under the direction of the Head of the Department of Applied Linguistics & Bible Translation.


    d. Students are required to complete two years of planned, supervised, and evaluated field education in a setting approved by the Academic Dean.


    e. Successful completion of an approved thesis of not less than 30,000 words.


    f. Successful completion of an oral and written Comprehensive examination covering the course work and thesis.



10.1.6 Curriculum for M.B.S., M.DIV. & M.TH.


A student of  the M.B.S. programme should do all the courses offered for the P.G. Class except thoses courses dealing with the Biblical languages.

A student of  the M.Div. and M.Th. programmes should do all the courses offered for the P.G. Class including thoses courses dealing with the Biblical languages.


O.T. Survey (3 Credit Hours)
O.T. Introduction (3 Credit Hours)
O.T. History (3 Credit Hours)
O.T. Theology (3 Credit Hours)
A Special Study on Genesis (3 Credit Hours)
A Special Study on Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther (2 Credit Hours)
A Special Study on the Book of Job (3 Credit Hours)
A Special Study on Isaiah (3 Credit Hours)
A Special Study on the Book of Daniel (3 Credit Hours)
A Study on Inter-testamental Period (4 Credit Hours)
An Advanced Study on the Historical Geography of the Bible (2 Credit Hours)
Hebrew I (3 Credit Hours)
Hebrew II (3 Credit Hours)
Hebrew Syntax (2 Credit Hours)
Hebrew Exegesis (Selected Psalms) (2 Credit Hours)
O.T. Exegetical works (2 Credit Hours)


N.T. Survey (3 Credit Hours)
N.T. Introduction (3 Credit Hours)
N.T. History (3 Credit Hours)
N.T. Theology (3 Credit Hours)
A Special Study on the Book of Matthew (3 Credit Hours)
A Special Study on John's Gospel (3 Credit Hours)
A Special Study on the Epistles to the Hebrews (3 Credit Hours)
A Special Study on the Book of Revelation (3 Credit Hours)
N.T. Greek (4 Credit Hours)
Greek Syntax (2 Credit Hours)
Practice of Textual Criticism (3 Credit Hours)
Greek Exegesis I: 1 Corinthians (3 Credit Hours)
Greek Exegesis II: Philippians (3 Credit Hours)
N.T. Exegetical works (2 Credit Hours)


Systematic Theology (4 Credit Hours)
Systems of Theology (3 Credit Hours)

Integrative Theology (3 Credit Hours)
Dogmatic Theology (3 Credit Hours)
Contemporary Theology (3 Credit Hours)
Comparative Theology (3 Credit Hours)
Advanced Bibliology (2 Credit Hours)
Advanced Apologetics (3 Credit Hours)
Senior Theology (3 Credit Hours)
Biblical Theology of Missions (3 Credit Hours)
Dispensationalism (3 Credit Hours)
Biblical Basis of Ethics (2 Credit Hours)
Theological Issues in Contemporary Missiology (3 Credit Hours)
A Critical Study on Roman Catholicism (2 Credit Hours)
Issues Facing Christianity Today (2 Credit Hours)
A Special Study on the Kingdom of God (3 Credit Hours)
History of Brethren Movement (3 Credit Hours)
A Critical Evaluation of Major Denominations in India (3 Credit Hours)
A Critical Study on the New Age Movement (2 Credit Hours)
Prophetical Issues (2 Credit Hours)


Bible Study Methods (2 Credit Hours)
Advanced Hermeneutics (2 Credit Hours)
An Introduction to Biblical Analysis (2 Credit Hours)
Theological Research Methodology (2 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Languages & Linguistics (3 Credit Hours)
Advanced Linguistics (3 Credit Hours)
Principles for Church Planting (3 Credit Hours)
Christian Leadership Part I (3 Credit Hours) 
Christian Leadership Part II (2 Credit Hours)
Psychology and Christian Counselling (2 Credit Hours)
Nouthetic Counselling (2 Credit Hours)
Christian Communication (2 Credit Hours)
Biblical Perspective on Family (1 Credit Hour)
Senior Teaching (3 Credit Hours)
Senior Preaching (3 Credit Hours)


Introduction to Linguistics (3 Credit Hours)
Phonetics (3 Credit Hours)
Phonemics (3 Credit Hours)
Grammar (3 Credit Hours)
Semantics (3 Credit Hours)
Theory and Practice of Translation (6 Credit Hours)
Language and Society (3 Credit Hours)
Computational Linguistics (3 Credit Hours)

Thesis                       
Oral Comprehensive Examination
Written Comprehensive Examination   


    

10.2 Distance Education Programmes

(External Programmes)


10.2.1 Master in Biblical Studies (M.B.S.) (External Programme)


10.2.1.1  Goals of the Programme

a. To prepare the believers, who are having only a secular degree, to pursue higher theological education.

b. To train the student in the sound hermeneutical, and theological skills necessary for accurate interpretation and application of the Scriptures in preparation for effective Christian ministry.

c. To impart basic biblical and theological foundation to the believers who wish to be more effective in their involvement in the local churches.

d. To train the student in the methodology of research and in the written presentation of his research.

10.2.1.2  Requirements for Admission

a. Experience of conversion to Christ.

b. A secular degree in any field.

                             OR

   Mature candidates (25 years and above) without a secular degree can be admitted after passing an entrance examination in the following areas.

           i. Bible Knowledge

          ii. Christian Experience

         iii. Proficiency in English Language

10.2.1.3  Medium of Study

M.B.S. is offered only in English medium.

10.2.1.4  Duration of the Programme

The minimum duration of the course will be two years and maximum will be five years from registration.

10.2.1.5  Graduation Requirements

a. Successful completion of 60 credits of course  work. BBI follows the Credit system for its programmes. In distance education each credit amounts to 30 hours of study including all learning activities. Thus, a three-credit course involves 90 hours of study. This helps the student to understand the academic efforts one has to put in, in order to successfully complete a course.

b. An assessment of Field education involvement.

c. An assessment of character, spiritual development and ministry commitment.

d. Successful completion of an approved thesis of not less than 15,000 words.

e.  Successful completion of an oral and written Comprehensive examination covering the course work and thesis.

10.2.1.6 Subjects Required for M.B.S. Programme

MBS-01                            O.T. Survey-3

MBS-02                            N.T. Survey-3                                 

MBS-03                            Bible Study Methods-3              

MBS-04                            Research Methodology-3         

MBS-05                            Hermeneutics-3

MBS-06                            Evangelism and Missions-3

MBS-07                            Church History-3

MBS-08                            Systematic Theology-6

MBS-09                            Homiletics-3

MBS-10                            Christian Ethics-3

MBS-11                            Thesis-3

 

8 more subjects from the following

 

MBS-12                   Pastoral Care and Counselling-3

MBS-13                   Christian Education-3

MBS-14                   Christian Leadership-3

MBS-15                   Principles of Church Growth-3

MBS-16                   Christian Discipleship-3

MBS-17                   Basic Spirituality-3

MBS-18                   Brethren Distinctives-3

MBS-19                   Biblical Archaeology-3

MBS-20                   Christian Apologetics-3

MBS-21                   False Cults-3 

MBS-22                   Manners & Customs of Bible Lands-3

MBS-23                   Major Religions-3

MBS-24                   Contemporary Indian movements-3

MBS-25                   Life of Christ-3

MBS-26                   Acts of the Apostles-3

MBS-27                   Life of Paul-3

10.2.2  Master of Divinity (M.Div.) (External Programme)


10.2.2.1  Goals of the Programme

a. To help the student to apply a consistent, dispensational approach when interpreting the Scriptures and applying them to his own life and the lives of others.

b. To train the student to make appropriate use of available linguistic tools to secure most accurate understanding of scriptures possible.

c. To help the student to possess a store of biblical and theological facts as a foundation for  personal development, teaching and further study.

d. To train the student in the methodology of research and in the written presentation of his  research.

10.2.2.2  Admission Requirements

a. Experience of Conversion to Christ.

b. A Bachelor degree in Theology, or a secular  Bachelor degree with theological background.

10.2.2.3   Medium of Study

M.Div. is offered only in English medium.

10.2.2.4  Duration of the Programme

The minimum duration of the course will be two years for theological Bachelor degree holders and three years for non-theological Bachelor degree holders. Maximum duration will be six years from registration.

10.2.2.5  Graduation Requirements

a. Successful completion of 70 credits of course  work for theological graduates and 100 credits of course  work for non-theological Bachelor degree holders (secular graguates). BBI follows the Credit system for its programmes. Each credit amounts to 30 hours of study comprising all learning activities. Thus, a three-credit course involves 90 hours of study. This helps the student to understand the academic efforts one has to put in, in order to successfully complete a course.

b. An assessment of Field education involvement.

c. Successful completion of an approved thesis of not less than 20,000 words.

d. Successful completion of an oral and written comprehensive examination covering the course work and thesis.

e. An assessment of character, spiritual development and ministry commitment.

10.2.2.6  Subjects Required for M.Div. Programme

MD-01           O.T. Introduction-3                                        

MD-02           N.T. Introduction-3                      

MD-03           Preliminary Greek-3                                         

MD-04           Preliminary Hebrew-3   

MD-05           Biblical Hermeneutics-3

MD-06           Research Methodology-3

MD-07           O.T. Theology-3

MD-08           N.T. Theology-3

MD-09           Introduction to Systematic Theology-6

MD-10           Person and Work of Christ-3

MD-11           Christian Ethics-3

MD-12           Theology in the Asian Context with Special Emphasis on India-3

MD-13           Church History-3

MD-14           History of Christianity in Asia with Special Emphasis on India-3

MD-15           Survey of World Religions-3

MD-16           Modern Religious and Secular Movements-3

MD-17           Introduction to Missions and Evangelism-3

MD-18           Introduction to Communication: Theory and Practice-3

MD-19           Homiletics-3

MD-20           Pastoral Care and Counselling-3

MD-21           Thesis-4

MD-22           Oral/Written Comprehensive Examination-3

 

10 more subjects from the following

           

MD-23           Bible Study Methods-3            

MD-24           Christian Education-3

MD-25           Christian Leadership-3

MD-26           Principles of Church Growth-3

MD-27           Christian Discipleship-3

MD-28           Basic Spirituality-3

MD-29           Brethren Distinctives-3

MD-30           Biblical Archaeology-3

MD-31           Christian Apologetics-3                                    

MD-32           False Cults-3 

MD-33           Manners & Customs of Bible Lands-3

MD-34           Life of Christ-3

MD-35           Acts of the Apostles-3

MD-36           Life of Paul-3


10.2.3 Master of Theology (M.Th.) (External Programme)


10.2.3.1  Goals of  the Programme

a. To help the student to demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible.

b. To train the student in the methodology of advanced research and in the written presentation of his work.

c. To help the student to do in-depth research using primary and secondary sources.

d. To develop the student’s ability to articulate and defend the uniqueness and inerrancy of the Word of God.

e. To train the student to demonstrate high communication skills necessary for an effective teaching ministry.

10.2.3.2  Admission Requirements

a. Experience of conversion to Christ.

b. B.D./M.B.S./M.Div./a Secular Master degree /a Secular professional degree--with B+ grade or a high second division.

c. A proficiency in an appropriate language for the field of study.

d. Ministry experience is required.

10.2.3.3   Medium of Study

M.Th. is offered only in English medium.

10.2.3.4  Duration of the Programme

The minimum duration of the course will be two years for those who join with B.D./M.Div. and  three years for those who join with M.B.S./a secular Master degree/Professional degree. Maximum duration will be six years from registration.

10.2.3.5  Graduation Requirements

a. Successful completion of 50 credits of course work for those who join with B.D./M.Div.

b. Successful completion of 80 credits of course work for those who join with M.B.S.

c. Successful completion of 100 credits of course work for those who join with a secular Master degree/Professional degree.

BBI follows the Credit system for its programmes. Each credit amounts to 30 hours of study comprising all learning activities. Thus, a five-credit course involves 150 hours of study. This helps the student to understand the academic efforts one has to put in, in order to successfully complete a course.

d. Successful completion of an approved thesis of not less than 30,000 words.

e. Successful completion of an oral and written Comprehensive examination covering the course  work  and  thesis.


10.2.3.6  Subjects Required for M.Th. Programme


10.2.3.6.1  M.Th.  in Systematic Theology


MST- 01                           Biblical Foundations-Part I-3         

MST- 02                           Biblical Foundations-Part II-3         

MST- 03                           Theological Foundations-3     

MST- 04                           Advanced Hermeneutics -3

MST- 05                           Readings in Theology-3

MST- 06                           Research Methodology and Theological Research-3

MST- 07                           Advanced Bibliology-3   

MST- 08                           Advanced  Apologetics-3        

MST- 09                           Eschatology-3

MST- 10                           Christology and Soteriology- 3

MST- 11                           Pneumatology and Spiritual Gifts-3

MST- 12                           Ecclesiology and Ecumenism-3

MST- 13                           Dispensationalism-3   

MST- 14                           Thesis-6

MST- 15                           Oral and Written Comprehensive Examination-5

ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS


MST- 16                           Historical Theology-3

MST- 17                           Contemporary Theology-3

MST- 18                           O.T. Theology-3

MST- 19                           N.T. Theology-3

MST- 20                           Dogmatic Theology-3

MST- 21                           Indian Christian Theology-3

MST- 22                           Biblical Theology of Missions-3

MST- 23                           Charismatic Movements-3

MST- 24                           Comparative Theology-3

MST- 25                           Biblical Archaeology-3

Additional Subjects for those who join with Secular Master degree/Professional degree

MST-26                            Christian Ethics-3

MST-27                            Evangelism and Missions-3

MST-28                            Bible Study Methods-3 

MST-29                            Church History-5

MST-30                            Pastoral Care and Counselling-3

MST-31                            Christian Education-3

MST-32                            Christian Leadership-3

MST-33                            Principles of Church Growth-3

MST-34                            Christian Discipleship-3

MST-35                            Basic Spirituality-3

MST-36                            Brethren Distinctives-3

MST-37                            False Cults-3 

MST-38                            Manners & Customs of Bible Lands-3

MST-39                            Major Religions-5

MST-40                            Contemporary Indian movements-3

MST-41                            Life of Christ-3

MST-42                            Acts of the Apostles-3

MST-43                            Life of Paul-3

 

10.2.3.6.2  M.Th.  in Old Testament

 

MOT-01                            Biblical Foundations-Part I-3         

MOT-02                            Biblical Foundations-Part II-3       

MOT-03                            Theological Foundations-3             

MOT-04                            Advanced Hermeneutics-3

MOT-05                            Readings in O.T. -3

MOT-06                            Research Methodology and O.T. Research-3

MOT-07                            Advanced Bibliology-3      

MOT-08                            Advanced  Apologetics-3                       

MOT-09                            O.T. Introduction-3

MOT-10                            O.T. History-3

MOT-11                            Exposition of Pentateuch-3

MOT-12                            O.T. Theology-3

MOT-13                            Dispensationalism-3

MOT-14                            Thesis-6

MOT-15                            Comprehensive Examination-5

ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS

 

MOT-16                            History of Israel-3

MOT-17                            Exposition of O.T. Historical Books-3

MOT-18                            Exposition of O.T. Poetical Books-3

MOT-19                            Exposition of Major Prophets-3

MOT-20                            Exposition of Minor Prophets-3

MOT-21                            Critical Study on O.T. Higher Criticism -3

MOT-22                            Biblical Archaeology-3

MOT-23                            Inter-testamental Period-3

MOT-24                            Christ in the O.T.-3

MOT-25                            Typology-3

Additional Subjects for those who join with Secular Master degree/Professional degree

MOT-26                            Christian Ethics-3

MOT-27                            Evangelism and Missions-3

MOT-28                            Bible Study Methods-3 

MOT-29                            Church History-5

MOT-30                            Pastoral Care and Counselling-3

MOT-31                            Christian Education-3

MOT-32                            Christian Leadership-3

MOT-33                            Principles of Church Growth-3

MOT-34                            Christian Discipleship-3

MOT-35                            Basic Spirituality-3

MOT-36                            Brethren Distinctives-3

MOT-37                            False Cults-3 

MOT-38                            Manners & Customs of Bible Lands-3

MOT-39                            Major Religions-5

MOT-40                            Contemporary Indian movements-3

MOT-41                            Life of Christ-3

MOT-42                            Acts of the Apostles-3

MOT-43                            Life of Paul-3

 

10.2.3.6.3   M.Th.  in New Testament

 

MNT-01                            Biblical Foundations- Part I-3

MNT-02                            Biblical Foundations- Part II-3     

MNT-03                            Theological Foundations-3             

MNT-04                            Advanced Hermeneutics-3

MNT-05                            Readings in N.T.-3

MNT-06                            Research Methodology and N.T. Research-3

MNT-07                            Advanced Bibliology-3     

MNT-08                            Advanced  Apologetics-3    

MNT-09                            N.T. Introduction-3

MNT-10                            N.T. History-3

MNT-11                            N.T. Theology-3

MNT-12                            Exposition of Pauline Epistles-3

MNT-13                            Dispensationalism-3

MNT-14                            Thesis-6

MNT-15                            Comprehensive Examination-5

ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS


MNT-16                            Life and Ministry of Paul -3

MNT-17                            Early Church History-3

MNT-18                            Exposition of Synoptic Gospel and Acts-3

MNT-19                            Exposition of Johannine Writings-3

MNT-20                            Exposition of General Epistles and Revelation-3

MNT-21                            Critical Study on N.T. Higher Criticism-3

MNT-22                            Textual Criticism of the N.T.-3

MNT-23                            Biblical Archaeology-3

MNT-24                            Inter-testamental Period-3

MNT-25                            Life of Christ-3

Additional Subjects for those who join with Secular Master degree/Professional degree

MNT-26                            Christian Ethics-3

MNT-27                            Evangelism and Missions-3

MNT-28                            Bible Study Methods-3 

MNT-29                            Church History-5

MNT-30                            Pastoral Care and Counselling-3

MNT-31                            Christian Education-3

MNT-32                            Christian Leadership-3

MNT-33                            Principles of Church Growth-3

MNT-34                            Christian Discipleship-3

MNT-35                            Basic Spirituality-3

MNT-36                            Brethren Distinctives-3

MNT-37                            False Cults-3 

MNT-38                            Manners & Customs of Bible Lands-3

MNT-39                            Major Religions-5

MNT-40                            Contemporary Indian movements-3

MNT-41                            Typology-3

 

11. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

11.1 Fee for Internal Programmes

11.1.1 Fee for the B.Th. Programme

There is no fees charged from the students for the B.Th. programme. Tuition, food and accommodation are given free of cost. Since no fee is charged from students for studies and boarding expenses, the whole expenses have to be met from the voluntary gifts received from believers. By the grace of God no shortage of money has caused so far. Now, the cost of food materials and other articles are shooting up every now and then, a corresponding enhancement on the receipt side also is necessary. As God leads, the Assembly of the student and his family may extend a fellowship to the ministry of BBI.

However, a nominal fee of five hundred rupees (Rs. 500/-) per year is charged from the students for the computer training/use to meet the administrative expenses.
This should be paid at the beginning of each academic year.

11.1.2 Fee for the Residential P.G. Programmes

    There is a nominal fee for the residential P.G. programmes such as M.B.S., M.Div. and M.Th. Though BBI is spending more than 25 thousand rupees per year for a student, only Rs. 10,000 (Rupees Ten Thousand only) per year is charged from the students.

    Also, a fee of five hundred rupees (Rs. 500/-) per year is charged from the students for the computer training/use to meet the administrative expenses.

    These fees should be paid at the beginning of each academic year.


11.2 Fee for Distance Education Programmes

(External Programmes)

 

11.2.1 Fee Details

BBI reserves the right to revise the fees at any time in keeping with the current rate of inflation.
 
Application Fee             100.00
Registration Fee  250.00
Course Fee for M.B.S.           7000.00
Course Fee for M.Div.
              For Theological graduates
 
              For Secular graduates                                                          
 
         7000.00
         
       12000.00
Course Fee for M.Th.
              For those who join with B.D./M.Div.   

              For those who join with M.B.S. 
 
              For those who join with with Secular Masters
                                            degree/professional degree  
                     7000.00
                        10000.00
 
        15000.00
Thesis Evaluation Fee      500.00 
Graduation Fee      500.00 
Course Extension Fee per year      500.00 
Re-examination Fee per Subject    200.00 


11.2.2 Schedule of  Fee Payment


Half of the course fee and the registration fee should be sent along with the application form.
The rest should be sent after the completion of the half of the total credit hours. The thesis evaluation fee and the graduation fee should be paid before the graduation. All payments should be made by means of crossed Demand Draft, in favour of “Brethren Bible Institute,” Pathanamthitta, and sent by registered mail. Those who study from the Middle-East should pay an additional amount of Rs. 5000/- and those from other foreign countries must pay a total amount of $1000 at the time of registration.


11.2.3 Refund of Fees

Fees once remitted will not normally be refunded. But Refund is permissible in the following situations.

a. If BBI Admission Committee rejects admission to a candidate, then the course fees will be refunded.

b. If a candidate fails in the entrance examination [only in case of those who apply for M.B.S. without any basic qualifications], course fees will be refunded.

However, registration fee which is meant for administrative expenses, will not be refunded.



12.  EXAMINATION CENTRE for Distance

Education Programmes

Examinations will be conducted in a place convenient to the students. They are permitted to select an examination centre. A mature and sincere Evangelist or Elder or Bible teacher of your convenience will be authorised to conduct the examination. You need to send the names, designations and the addresses (with phone number and E-mail ID, if they have one) of such four persons, and B.B.I. will select one person from that list. However, students staying in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Kollam, and Alappuzha districts should write their examinations in BBI itself.


13. RULES AND REGULATIONS TO BE OBSERVED

 BY STUDENTS IN THE BBI

(For Internal Programmes)

Every one admitted as a student in the B.B.I. as well as in the boarding should consider it as a privilege. All the students should acknowledge this and behave decently. They have to share individual responsibilities for the healthy and spiritual atmosphere of the Institute. Each and every student should abide by the following rules and regulations.

1. Top priority is given to discipline. A true disciple of Jesus Christ should strictly observe discipline. Only a disciplined person can lead others to true disciplined life.

2. Modesty in hairstyle and daily shaving are essential in the B.B.I.

3. Personal hygiene and cleanliness are very important. It is the bounden duty of each student in the B.B.I. to keep his allotted space given for his abode, the toilet/bathroom he uses and the premises of the Institute clean and tidy. It should be borne  in mind that servants are not engaged for this purpose.

4. Unity and cooperation as the members of the body of the Lord should always be maintained among students. Groupism of any kind brought to notice will be dealt with seriously.

5. Quarrels and shoutings are forbidden. If  there occur any problem or difference of opinion among the students, such matters should be settled or compromised in a Christian spirit. In case where they cannot settle the matters among themselves such cases may be referred to  the Warden/Academic Dean/Registrar/Secretary/Principal.

6. Students should always believe in the spirit of oneness and extend courtesy in all respects and  help each other.

7. Domestic as well as any other duties related with the functioning of the institute assigned to the students from time to time should be carried out by each of them willingly and cheerfully.

8. Sickness of any kind should be reported to the Warden through the Sick Leaders immediately and their instructions have to be followed.

9. Students should not cause damages to any of the properties of the B.B.I. In case any damage is caused, the student concerned will have to replace the same in tact at his expense.

10. Students should refrain from indulging in any activity which may mar the reputation of the B.B.I. Association with political parties or unions or any other associations unbecoming of a child of God will be viewed seriously and it may result in the dismissal of the student concerned from the Institute.

11. Students should respect and carry out the instructions of the faculty.

12. Attendance in all the classes is compulsory. Prior permission should be obtained from the Principal and Academic Dean before absenting from the class.

13. There should be no private cooking arrangements within the campus. If any one wants to offer a special meal to the students, they need to contact the Administrator for the same.

14. Students should be present in all the activities of the B.B.I. They may  bear in mind that the B.B.I. will have regular out door evangelistic activities and they are expected to participate as directed  by the leader appointed from time to time.

15. Every student is expected to complete the full course of study. In case, he discontinues the course any time, he will be liable to pay the expenses which the B.B.I. had incurred on his behalf till the date of such discontinuance.

16. Students are expected to have their conversation in English. Use of any other language is discouraged. Violation of this rule will be punished with a fine or imposition.

17. Students should make use of the arrangements made by B.B.I. for despatch and receiving of the mail.

18. Without the permission of the Warden, no student is expected to go outside the campus. Every Saturday, students are allowed to go for shopping at 9.a.m. and all should return to the campus before 12.30 p.m. Students should  fill and carry the outgoing pass signed by the Warden/Academic Dean/Registrar/Principal/Teacher and keep a record of that in the outgoing register. This rule is applicable even if they are sent out for B.B.I. purposes. Only leaders are spared from taking the outgoing pass when they go for official purposes.

19. Students are not permitted to visit their homes during the weekends except in exceptional circumstances. They should obtain previous permission in such occasion and they should apply for leave in the prescribed form to the Principal. The application for leave can be obtained from the Academic Dean.  Then the student has to hand over the Principal's permission to the Warden in order to get the outgoing pass signed by the Warden. It should be recorded in the outgoing register.

20. As and when tests or examinations are notified, all students should duly present and endeavour  to score at least minimum marks required for a pass.

The following grades will be followed by B.B.I.

Grade

A+
A
B+
B
C+
C
D+
D 
Fail 
Marks

95-100
90-94
85-89
80-84
75-79
70-74
65-69
60-64
Below 60

              


21.
    a. Re-examinations shall be arranged when deemed necessary to help the failed candidates for subject concerned on payment of Rupees 50 for UG and 100 for PG per subject.

    b. 125 days of afternoon Library attendance in an academic year is a must for the day scholars to be eligible for graduation.

    c. Only one leave is permitted per credit hour. For each successive absence/leave, the earned grade will go down to the highest mark of next lower grade.

22. Any malpractice in the examination hall will result in the dismissal of the student.

23. All new students will be on probation for three months. This may be extended further if the faculty considers it necessary. If no progress is seen in the first year, such students will be asked to repeat the first year course.

24. Any complaint or suggestion about food or accommodation should be made strictly to the Warden/other officials without entering into any argument with kitchen staff or any employ attending to the  works concerned.

25. Grouping together for debates, arguments, fun, frolic etc. will disturb someone who is studying  or meditating, and so is discouraged.

26. All the students should participate in the morning and evening family devotions.

27. Modesty in dress is essential in the B.B.I. Students are not permitted to go out with half-pants and bunions during the day time. They should wear a shirt to class; they are not permitted to wear T-shirts to class.

28. Library should  be used as per the rules and the regulations framed for the use of the same.

29. Students are not permitted to use transistors, MP3 players and iPods in the campus. No student is permitted to watch CD's during his computer practical hour. CD's which are helpful to studies can be availed of under the supervision of a teacher.

30. Visitors will be allowed only during the non-class hours.

31. Guest could be entertained at the table only  with prior permission from the Warden, or other officials. A designated amount must be paid in the office by the concerned student,  if his guest requires food more than once.

32. Students are not permitted to receive or make phone calls (both land line and mobile) during the class hours, devotion/meditation time and sleeping time (after 10.30 p.m.). Frequent incoming calls are also discouraged. Mobile phones are not allowed within the Campus. Married students may switch on their mobile phones only during the following time periods: 5.30 a.m. to 6.20 a.m., 12.40 p.m. to 1.50 p.m., 5.10 p.m. to 6.20 p.m. If any violation is noticed, such students will not be permitted to use the mobile at any time. Day scholars should set their mobile in silent mode when they are in the campus. They are not permitted to receive or make phone calls during the class hours.

    Students may receive (through BBI Phones) or make calls (through Coin Phone) only during the following time periods: 12.40 p.m. to 1.50 p.m., 5.10 p.m. to 6.20 p.m. during the class days and 6 am to 6:20 pm on Saturday & Sunday.

33. Playing cards, chess, or any other time passing games are not permitted.

34. All students are expected to be present on the campus on the reopening day. This  applies to the beginning of the academic year and other holidays. Those who come late, having obtained  prior permission will be fined Rs. 100/day and those who come late, not having obtained  prior permission will be suspended.

35. When worship meetings are not arranged in the B.B.I., students will be send to nearby assembly halls for worship. Field education at B.B.I. assists students to learn about the practice of ministry through direct involvement in the assembly assigned, under the guidance of the Academic Dean. Students are required to complete planned, supervised, and evaluated field education in a setting approved by the Academic Dean. During the period of studies, a student should help the ministries of assigned Assemblies. A planned 3 weeks ministry should be carried out during the summer vacation with prior approval.

36. Marital arrangements while studying at B.B.I. should be with the permission of the Principal. It should not affect the classes.

37. Students are expected to take extreme care not to engage in improper or unhealthy behaviour with the members of the opposite sex in the campus and outside.

38. Students should be careful about the use of electricity and water. Damages to any equipments and misuse will lead to penalisation.

39. A nominal fee of Five hundred rupees (Rs. 500/-) is charged from the second year students for the computer training to meet the administrative expenses. Other students who are using computers of BBI should pay Rs. 500 per year.

40. Students who are having Laptop/Notebook, etc. should pay Rs. 500 per year to meet the electricity charges.

41. P.G. students have to pay a gift of Five Thousand rupees per semester. This amount should be paid at the commencement of each semester. In case, he discontinues the course any time, he will be liable to pay the remaining expenses which the B.B.I. had incurred on his behalf till the date of such discontinuance.

42. Any type of nuisance will not be tolerated during the study hours and resting time.

43. During the free hours, all the students are expected to be found either in Library, class rooms or dormitory.

44. Students are not permitted to read the news papers during the morning hours. They are permitted  to read them during afternoon or evening free hours.

45. Unauthorised possession of B.B.I. materials or equipments is a form of stealing.

46. Punctuality should be maintained at all times. Coming late for the food, classes, study times, chapel services etc. are punishable with a fine or imposition or both.

Rise and Shine                                                 5.00

                        Family Prayer                                                   5.15-5.25

                        Ist Coffee                                                         5.25

                        Personal Hours                                                 5.25-6.25

                        Devotion & Group Prayer                                 6.30-7.30

                        Breakfast                                                          7.30

                        Period I                                                             8.00-8.50

                        Period II                                                            8.55-9.45

                        Period III                                                           9.50-10.40

                        Tea                                                                    10.40

                        Period IV                                                           10.50-11.40

                        Period V                                                             11.45-12.35

                        Lunch                                                                  12.35

                        Rest/Free Time                                                    12.55-1.45

                        Computer Class                                                   1.05-1.50

                        Library [Compulsory Study Time-I]                      2.00-4.00

                        Tea                                                                       4.00

                        Manual Work [Mon to Fri]                                   4.10-5.10

                        Games                                                                   5.10-6.10

                        Free Time                                                              6:10-6:30

                        Devotion                                                                6.30-7.00

                        Supper                                                                   7.00-7.30

                        Compulsory Study Time-II                                     7.30-10.00

                        Closing Songs & Prayer                                         10.05-10.15

                        Lights off                                                                10.30  

                                                                                                                     
47. Each student should ensure that switches are made off when he leaves the place where light is used. Fan switches also may be made off promptly. They are not permitted to use the fans for drying the wet/ washed clothes.

48. All students should use Library during  the study hour from 7.30-10.00 p.m. However, P.G. students are allowed to use their class room.

49. During the meal time only one light need be on in the main building. Leaders are requested to see to this. Any delinquency will lead to fine to  the leader responsible.

50. Students of the B.Th. programme should write in the register before 10.30 p.m.  if they want to study in the Library from 10.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. No such student is permitted to study after 11.30 p.m. However, P.G. students are permitted to study in the Library from 10.30 p.m. to 12.30 a.m. No P.G. student is permitted to study after 12.30 p.m.

51. Time between 6.30 to 6.45 a.m. should be separated for group prayer in the auditorium.

52. Playing cricket, football or any other games that would destroy the window glasses are not permitted.

53. Direct permission should be sought from the Principal before any student can do anything that requires approval. We do not allow anyone to take law into their hands.

54. Students should bring the fitness certificate from the medical officer when they return after the medical leave.

55. We do not take indiscipline lightly. The guilty parties shall be identified and suitable actions shall be taken against them if they do not come forward and confess their misdeeds voluntarily. Any one who violates any of the above rules will be issued a memo. A person who receives three such notices may be suspended and/or dismissed.

56. B.B.I. reserves the right to amend or add to the rules and regulations as and when deemed necessary, and the students are expected to abide by them also.


 



14. AWARDS

1. Award for one who has the highest academic average.

2. Best student award for the one who has fulfilled the following:

Growth in spiritual maturity

Diligence in studies

Participation in the college activities

Involvement in ministry

Growth in interpersonal relationship

Faithfulness in duties

 

15. Extra Curricular Activities

(For Internal Programmes)

 

15.1 Chapel Services

It is compulsory for all the students to attend Sunday services

15.2 Practical Outreach

There will be practical outreach programmes arranged in various places with the help of the local Brethren Assemblies in which also all should compulsorily participate. During vacation all are expected to participate in some spiritual activities arranged by the Institute.

15.3 Special Responsibilities

With a view to develop leadership qualities, special responsibilities will be given to each student.

 

15.4 Sports and Games

Facilities for physical exercises, sports and games will be given in the Institute premises.        

                                                                       

16. APPLICATION  PROCEDURE

1. Application Forms and Prospectus can be obtained from the Academic Dean

2. Application forms must be completed and returned to the Academic Dean. Those who apply for the Distance Education P.G. Programmes must return the completed form along with the first  instalment of fee.

3. Application must accompany:

                   a. Photocopies of all academic records [Originals should be submitted at the time of interview for the internal programme; Originals of the Distance Education students will be verified before graduation]

                   b. Three copies of a recent photograph of the applicant.

                   c. Medical Certificate for the internal programme.

                   d. Recommendation letter from the Assembly

                   e. Personal testimony

4. Correspondence in relation to the admission should be sent to: The ACADEMIC DEAN, Brethren Bible Institute, P.O. BOX. 46, PATHANAMTHITTA, KERALA, INDIA-689 645.

 


 

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