Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (DMIN) is a professional doctoral degree designed to enrich religious leaders in traditional and non-traditional settings, to deepen their understanding of and commitment to ministry, and to refine its practice. The programme’s mission is “to develop leaders for communities of faith and to equip women and men for ministries and vocations that provide personal religions and social transformation.” It provides men and women with the opportunity to pursue advanced study in Christian Life and Ministry by research in the Context of professional practice, with supporting specialized coursework. It is designed for those who seek to expand their own understanding and develop new knowledge in such an areas for professional reasons and, additionally for academic, vocational and/or personal reasons.

B.D./M.Div. or its equivalent from a recognized University/body.
Bridge Course are offered to students to fulfill Credit deficiency for MABS, MACS and MA in Christian Studies form a recognized body/University.

Course of Study

The Course of the DMin program consists of 16 credits for Course work and 20 credits of Research work. The Duration of the program is 3 years.

Application Information:

The application form can be downloaded from here MLCU MPhil/PhD Application form or by writing/ emailing the Secretary, Doctoral Committee, Martin Luther Christian University, Dongktieh, Block I, Nongrah Shillong 793006, Meghalaya, India(or) to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .The application must be filled in completely and should be accompanied by a 500 words essay on "Why I want to do a PhD and how it will help my career and benefit society". The applicant will have to also submit a tentative research proposal of approximately 1500 words with five to ten academic references. The prescribed format can be downloaded along with the Application form. The filled - in application form, essay and tentative proposal along with the application fee of Rs 500/- should be submitted at the same time. The application forms will be screened. Selected candidates will be called for the entrance test and pay Rs 5000/- as entrance test.

Entrance Test:

An Entrance Test of 3 hours duration is conducted every year covering the following areas:

  1. Communication skills
  2. Analytical skills
  3. Research methods
  4. Community orientation

PhD Entrance Test and Interview Scheme- Click Here

Interview: After the entrance test, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an interview at 9:30am. Reporting Time 15 minutes before time.

The Interview components will cover:

  • Motivation
  • Career Path
  • Discussion of the tentative Research Proposal submitted with the Application form.

The Scheme of the DMin course work is as follows:

  • Orientation Seminar
  • Research Methodology
  • Two Area specific courses
Candidates are to report at MLCU Campus, Shillong  by 9:30 am and are to bring along the Entrance Test Fee receipt . The test will be of 3 hours duration.
PhD Interview/ Course Work
Interview will start at 9:30 am. Candidates are to report to the MLCU Office by 9:15 am.
Important Dates
For June 2020 admission
Entrance test: July 8
Interview: July 10
Course work: July 13-July 24
For January 2021 admission
Entrance test: January 13
Interview: January 15
Coursework: January 19-29
Last date of application July 6

MPhil/PhD entrance Test on July 8

Interview on July 10

Coursework July 13-24

**Click here for detail of the scheme of DMin course

**Click here for schedule of PhD Theology/DMin coursework

**Click here for Faculty of Religious Studies & Theology Brochure

**Click here to download Application form (pdf)

Click here for Prospectus 2020-21

**Click here to Apply Online

Application Fee 500 /-
Entrance Fee 5,000/-
Registration Fee 5,000/-
RP Evaluation Fee 5,000/-
*Annual Course Fee 15,000/-
** Examination Fee 25,000/-
Total 55,500/-

*Registration Fee and Ist installment of Annual Course Fee to be paid immediately after the declaration of the Entrance Test Results (# through bank transfer)
RP Evaluation Fee will be paid after approval of the Research Proposal For the 2nd year onwards.
* Annual Course Fee can be paid in two installments ( through and is applicable till the candidate completes the program.
Ist installment last due is 15 September.
IInd installment last date is 15th March
** Examination fee is to be paid as per the fee structure enforced at the time of submission of thesis
Note: Late payment of fees will attract a fine of Rs.100/- per day

# Bank transfer details Bank Name: Federal bank Ltd. Shillong Branch Account No: 11905500002834 IFS Code: FDRL0001190

Contact Person:

Coordinator of Theological Studies,
Ph No:7085061788/ 9862626589
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Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

Student's Pledge

We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

Contact Details

Martin Luther Christian University
Dongktieh, Block -1,
Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Ph: 0364-2535467/6009602012

E-mail: ,,

Registrar: 9862035368
Deputy Registrar: 9862853164
Dean, Academics: 9615137874
Dean, Research: 8974599017