PhD in Theology and Christian Management

MLCU aspires to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in disciplines and fields that will promote the attainment of the vision and mission of the University. The mission of the University emphasizes the mandate to recognize the Christian legacy of the University and its commitment to Christian institutions and Christian communities, in its Endeavour to promote advance theological education to develop leadership for the mission of God Through the ministries of the Church in India and abroad. Thus, the doctoral studies program aims at equipping competent leaders in their field of specializations to be culturally and contextually relevant research.

Specializations offered*:

  • Biblical Studies
  • New Testament,
  • Old Testament,
  • Systematic Theology and Ethics
  • Missiology,
  • Church History,
  • Christian Counselling,
  • Christian Education and
  • Communication.

*  depending upon availability of professors

Eligibility:

Theology- MTh or its equivalent from a recognized body/University with at least two to three years of experience.

Christian Management- Master in Christian Management

Course of Study:

The Course of the PhD programme consist of 16 to 20 credits of course work and an Independent thesis under the supervision of nationally and internationally acclaimed and experienced supervision within the duration of three to four 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  admin@mlcuniv.in .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 1000/- 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 fee. The last date of receipt of application forms is July 6, 2020Candidates with D.Min applying for PhD in Theology have been exempted from appearing the entrance exam as well as course work. They will only appear for the interview to confirm their entry to the PhD in Theology.

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

Interview: After the entrance test, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an interview. Time: 9:30 am. 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 PhD Theology course work is as follows:

  • Paper on Research Methods
  • Methodological Issues
  • Area Specific Paper
  • Thesis Proposal

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PHD STUDIES FOR THE YEAR 2020

S.No Dates Events/Milestones
1
February 27-28, 2020
PhD Pre-submission presentation (in Shillong)
2.
March 27, 2020
PhD Annual progress Report to be submitted
3.
May 11, 2020
Doctoral Committee meeting
4.
May 18-29, 2020
PhD Course work Module II Class
5.
May 22, 2020
UREC meeting
6.
July 9, 2020
7.
July 20, 2020
PhD Interview
8.
Aug 3- 7, 17-21, 2020
PhD Course work Module I class
9.
October 14, 2020
Doctoral Committee meeting
10.
October 23, 2020
UREC meeting
11.
November 16-27, 2020
PhD Course work Module II Class

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PHD STUDIES FOR THE YEAR 2021

S.No Dates Events/Milestones
1
January 13, 2021
PhD Entrance Test
2.
January 15, 2021
PhD Interview
3.
January 19-29, 2021
PhD Course work Module I class
4.
February 26, 2021
PhD Pre-submission presentation (in Shillong)
5.
March 26, 2021
PhD Annual progress Report to be submitted
6.
May 12, 2021
Doctoral Committee meeting
7.
May 17-28, 2021
PhD Course work Module II Class
8.
May 21, 2021
UREC meeting
9.
June 9,2021
PhD Entrance Test
10.
June 11, 2021
PhD Interview
11.
June 14-25, 2021
PhD Course work Module I class
12.
October 13, 2021
Doctoral Committee meeting
13.
October 22, 2021
UREC meeting
14.
November 15-26, 2021
PhD Course work Module II Class

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PHD STUDIES FOR THE YEAR 2022

S.No Dates Events/Milestones
1
January 12, 2022
PhD Entrance Test
2.
January 14, 2022
PhD Interview
3.
January 17-28, 2022
PhD Course work Module I class
4.
February 25, 2022
PhD Pre-submission presentation (in Shillong)
5.
March 25, 2022
PhD Annual progress Report to be submitted
6.
May 11, 2022
Doctoral Committee meeting
7.
May 16-27, 2022
PhD Course work Module II Class
8.
May 20, 2022
UREC meeting
9.
June 8, 2022
PhD Entrance Test
10.
June 10, 2022
PhD Interview
11.
June 13-24, 2022
PhD Course work Module I class
12.
October 12, 2022
Doctoral Committee meeting
13.
October 21, 2022
UREC meeting
14.
November 14-25, 2022
PhD Course work Module II Class

July 2020 Batch Fee Structure

Item Amount When to pay Last Date
Application Fee
1,000/-
With submission of application
Jul 6, 2020
Entrance Fee
5,000/-
After receiving acceptance letter
Jul 7, 2020
Registration Fee
10,000/-
After passing Entrance Test
Jul 20,2020
*Annual Course Fee
30,000/-
After passing Entrance Test first instalment of Rs 15,000/-
Jul 20, 2020
2nd instalment of Rs 15,000/-
Mar 15, 2021
2nd year onwards annually in two instalments: Sep 15 and Mar 15
RP Evaluation Fee
7,500/-
May 20, 2021
October 20, 2021
Examination Fee
50,000/-
With submission of thesis

* Annual Course Fee can be paid in two instalments (through mlcu.errandel.com)and is applicable till the candidate completes the program.

*Examination fee is to be paid as per the fee structure in force at the time of submission of thesis

Note: Late payment of fees will attract a fine of Rs.100/- per day

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

Contact:
The Dean
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Email: mlcu.ftrs@gmail.com