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Reviews About Eastern Theological College, Jorhat

MA, batch of 2018
  • The quality and method of teaching are good at Eastern Theological College

  • A lot of Christian festivals like Christmas, Easter are celebrated on campus
  • Life in the college is good

About Eastern Theological College, Jorhat

The Eastern Theological College (hereafter as ETC), as the premier theological and training institution of the Council of Baptist Churches in North East India, plays a leading role in promoting theological education in the North Eastern region of India. By adopting a need-based programme, it caters to the ever growing and diversifying needs of the CBCNEI and other sister Churches of the region and beyond. Its history goes back to 1903 when the American Baptist missionary the Rev. P.H. Moore, a graduate of Colgate University Made a small and yet significant beginning by starting the Assam Valley Bible School at Nowgong (now Nagaon) with just three students .It ran fox six months a year – April to September . Later the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (now the Board of International Ministries – BIM – of the Baptist Churches in the United States of America) decided to shift the Bible School programme to Jorhat . Accordingly , on 12 January 1905 , the Rev. S. A. d. Boggs pitched his tent by the side of the Tocklai river near the present College bridge. After a year , S Preparation the Bible Training Centre got started in April 1906 With 18 Students- 5 from the Nowgong Batch and 13 fresh ones. In this pioneering work Boggs was ably assisted by the Rev. Henry Goldsmith since the Nowgong days in 1904. the institution later grew into a group of schools called the Jorhat Christian Schools which included the Bible School (1906), a Middle English School, a Normal School and an Industrial School (all in 1907) and later a High school (1914).

Why To Join Eastern Theological College, Jorhat?

  • Women Study Centre: setup in 1996, the department is engaged with conducting seminars and workshops to impart basic biblical knowledge to the students. It also publishes books focused on women’s concern.
  • Awards & Recognition: Various awards and prizes are provided to graduating talented students like book prizes, preaching prizes, music prizes, scripture knowledge prize, Etc prize etc.
  • Guest House: The institute also owns a guest house with cafeteria, cheap rent, conference hall facilities which can accommodate about 80 people.
  • College Diploma: other than B.D and M. Th. Courses, it also offers an extra diploma which is given to the student who complete B.D and M.Th and other extra courses offered by the college and certain factors which are taken into consideration.

Facts & Figures :-

University Type Private
Chair person of the University Rev. Dr. Akheto Sema
Affiliation to Senate of Serampore college University
Total Faculty Members 27
Total Books 24,000
Campus Residents 250
How to Reach Rajabari, Jorhat, Assam- 785014

For more details about admission please contact :-

Call: 0376-2361219 (O)
Email: [email protected]

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The Eastern Theological College Library is a reference and research library for use of the students, faculty members, staff and research scholars from the sister colleges in India. Because of its geographical accessibility, many researchers of the region prefer to seek this library.

There are few important factors why many students and researchers come to ETC library for study and also for research works. The ETC library holds priceless historical documents like the diaries, correspondences and records


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