About the Departments

Department of Philosophy

Initiated as the Department of Moral & Mental Science in 1865, it is one of the oldest academic streams at the college. The courses are geared to mold a well balanced individual. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan belonged to this Department, which has rich history.

Institute for Advanced Christian Studies

The Institute for Advanced Christian Studies (IACS) was established as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the college. It serves as the theological center and encourages exploring faith and knowledge of various kinds in their mutual encounters within the academy and beyond. It offers formal and specially designed courses of study to the college community, professionals, laity and public and special groups interested in leadership, ministry, service, advocacy and community development.

Elective Courses

Philosophy or Christian Studies students choose either two electives and an internship or three electives that are offered through the departments of philosophy and the Institute for Advanced Christian Studies. Please note that the selection of these courses is contingent upon course schedules, as there may be conflicts.

Below are the list of courses on offer for fall 2016. Course offerings may change each semester.

Fall 2016 Courses

Philosophy Courses

Course / Paper Credits
Indian Philosophical Systems 5
Classical Western Philosophy 4
Logic 4
Moral Philosophy 4
Philosophy of Gender Studies ORPhilosophy of Human Resource Management 5
Philosophy of Religion – I 5
Philosophy of Language 5
Contemporary Western Philosophy 4
Principles of Christian Thought ORAdvaita Vedanta 4
Indian Classic: Hindu View of Life  ORAn Idealist View of Life 5

Institute for Advanced Christian Studies (IACS) Courses

Students opting for these courses would take individual study classes with the faculty of this Center.

  • Understanding the Bible
  • History of Christianity
  • Ministry of Pastoral Care and Counselling
  • Indian Christian Theology
  • Christian Theology
  • Christian Ethics
  • Religions in India
  • Gospel and Media

Internship Option for Philosophy or Advanced Christian Studies

Students in the Philosophy & the Institute for Advanced Christian Studies track who choose to take two courses can than participate in an internship. Choice of  agencies may be restricted to those close to campus so as to facilitate regular visits and class attendance.


100 hours; 3 credits

Faculty – Mrs. Miriam Samuel, Head of Department, Social Work or under direct supervision of a faculty from that department