FACULTY

He has taught at Bishop's College since June 2000 and is presently the Professor of Christian Theology and Christian Ethics. He was appointed Acting Principal of the College in August 2007 and has been Principal since August 2008. He was a full-time CNI presbyter at Christ Church, Shimla in the Amritsar Diocese of the CNI between 1993 and 1997. He also presently serves as Assistant Presbyter at St Andrew's Church (CNI), Kolkata. He completed his BA (Hons) in Economics from Delhi University and his MA in Economics from JNU, New Delhi. Thereafter, he earned his BD from United Theological College, Bangalore and his PhD in Christian Ethics from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. His main interests are in the ethics of economics and economic policy, development ethics, climate justice and Dalit and indigenous peoples' issues. He has also published a few papers in various Indian journals and edited books.

Revd Dr Sunil Michael Caleb

Rev Dr Sunil M Caleb, Principal, BA (Hons), MA, BD, PhD

Professor of Theology and Ethics

smcaleb@gmail.com

Professor in the Department of New Testament Studies at Bishop's College and the North India Institute of Post-Graduate Theological Studies (NIIPGTS), he has over 30 years of experience in teaching. His research interests include contextual interpretation of the Bible, Parables of Jesus and Ecological hermeneutics. He has published a number of articles in these areas including the book, The Ecological Vision of Jesus: Nature in the Parables of Mark. He is currently the Dean of Doctoral Studies at NIIPGTS. He also serves as Convener of Board of Studies (N.T.) of the Senate of Serampore College as well as on the Executive Committee of SBS (Society for Biblical studies in India) and a member of SABS (Society of Asian Biblical Studies) in India (SBSI), an important ecumenical body of Biblical Teachers including Catholics, Orthodox, Protestants and Charismatics.

Rev Dr VJ John

Rev Dr VJ John, BA, MA (Phil), BD, MTh, DTh

Professor of New Testament

johnvempjohn@gmail.com

An ordained minister of the Calcutta Diocese of the Church of North India, she is Associate Professor in the Department of New Testament at Bishop's College. Her research interests include feminist theology and feminist readings of the Bible. Rev Durairaj is also Dean of the Extension and Laypersons' education programme at the college. She keeps herself involved with pastoral ministry and in various other capacities in the Diocese of Kolkata and with NGOs.

Rev Priscilla Papiya Durairaj

Rev Priscilla Papiya Durairaj, BA (Hons), MA, MAR, BD, MTh

Associate Professor of New Testament

priscilla.pd2007@gmail.com

Has been associate Professor in the Department of History of Christianity for the last twelve years. He is presently pursuing a research programme at the University of KwaZulu Natal, specifically looking at Christianity in the Kandhamal district of Odisha. Alongside his academic work, he is also engaged in pastoral ministry at the St Saviour's Church (Tamil Congregation) of the Calcutta Diocese of the Church of North India.

Rev Isaac Devadoss

Rev D Isaac Devadoss, BSc, MPhil, BD, MTh

Associate Professor of History of Christianity

issakdoss@gmail.com

Has been in full-time pastoral ministry in the Diocese of Calcutta since 2007. He completed his B.A.(Hons) in English and M.A. in Linguistics from Calcutta University. Thereafter he earned his B.D. from Bishop's College, Kolkata and joined the Diocese of Calcutta for pastoral ministry. After some years he completed his MTh in Christian Theology from NIIPGTS and started to teach part-time in Bishop's College. This was followed by the earning of his PhD in Systematic Theology from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. in 2017. Now he is employed in Bishop's College as an Associate Professor in the department of Theology. He is also the Presbyter-in-Charge of St. Andrew's Church, Diocese of Calcutta, CNI. His research interests include Pneumatology, Ecclesiology and Indian Christian theology. He has recently published articles in the Indian Journal of Theology and some other publications.

Rev Dr Swarup Bar

Rev Dr Swarup Bar, BA (Hons), MA, BD, MTh, PhD

Associate Professor of Christian Theology

swarup.bar20@yahoo.com

Dr. Jamir is currently Associate Professor in Religion and Philosophy at Bishop's College. He did his PhD on Gandhian Studies from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.

Dr T Chubawalang Jamir

Dr T Chubawalang Jamir, BA, BD, MTh, MPhil, PhD

Associate Professor of Religions and Philosophy

chubajamir2014@gmail.com

An ordained Deacon of the Calcutta Diocese of the Church of North India, he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Church History. Rev Dn Bhonsle comes to Bishop's College after a wealth of experience in the NGO sector and with social movements in India. He is interested in issues of social exclusion and particularly in Dalit Studies. His research interests include studying local church histories.

Rev Dn Prashant Bhonsle

Rev Dn Prashant S Bhonsle, BA, BD, MTh

Asst Professor of History of Christianity

prashantsbhonsle@gmail.com

An assistant professor in the Christian Ministry Department, his area of specialisation is Pastoral Care and Counselling. He has been teaching at Bishop's College since 2013. Currently, he also serves as Dean of Studies. He is interested in research in the area of pastoral theology with a special focus on Laity training or studying the importance of training and engaging the lay congregation members in mutual pastoral care both within and outside the church. Currently, he is researching the importance of hope in healing and sustaining life. Instilling hope becomes an important task of a Christian Minister in the midst of structural and systemic evils that shatter hope and leave people living marginally in despair and hopelessness. Some of his published articles are: (i) Revitalising the Pastoral Care of the Church; (ii) Bhakti (Devotion): A Christian Perspective; (iii) Development Saga: Towards an Ethics for Sustainable Living; (iv) Climate Change: Challenges for Christian Witness.

Mr James Wesly S

Mr James Wesley, BA, MA, MSW, BD, MTh

Asst Professor of Christian Ministry (Counselling)

jamesweslysam@gmail.com

Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Bishop's College, she has recently completed her Masters in Theology from the United Theological College. Ms Silpa Rani has returned to Bishop's College to enable the Biblical Studies Department. Her research was on the issue of Capital punishment, looking at specific texts of the Old Testament. She is also interested in Feminist Studies, Gender and Human Sexuality and is involved in the ecumenical movement in India and abroad.

Ms B Silpa Rani

Ms B Silpa Rani, BA, BD, MTh

Asst Professor of Old Testament

bsilparani68@gmail.com

Recently joined the college as an Assistant Professor in the Christian Ministry Department. Completed Bachelor of Art (English) from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, Maharastra, Bachelor of Divinity from Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam and Master in Theology (Christian Education) from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, Maharashtra.

Her area of research was based on educating and sensitizing the Church and society about the challenges and struggles faced by single parent and the deprived people in the Church and society.

Mrs. Nukshijungla Longkumer Veino

Mrs Nukshijungla Longkumer Veino, BA, BD, MTh

Asst Professor of Christian Ministry

neeshilongkumer@gmail.com

She teaches Old Testament in the Department of Bibilical Studies.

She did her B.Com, PGDCA and MTh from United Theological College, Bangalore. Her research in MTh was on Homosexuality from the book of Leviticus in Holiness Code.

Areas of Interest include Wisdom Literature, Feminist and Womanist Readings, Human Sexuality and Gender. She is also an Ordained Minister of the Church of North India, Kolhapur Diocese.

Rev Priscilla Suresh Rawade

Rev Priscilla Suresh Rawade, BCom, PGDCA, BD, MTh

Asst. Professor of Old Testament

rawade.priscilla0@gmail.com

A part-time faculty member in the department of New Testament. He is also the Director of Living Hope, an NGO that works among rural poor. He completed his B.D. from Bishop's College and his M.Th., specialising in New Testament, from the North India Institute of Post Graduates Theological Studies (NIIPGTS). His area of interest involves making the gospel relevant to the people living on the margins through social action and pastoral care.

B.D. at Bishop's College (2006- 2010)
M.Th. (New Testament) at NIIPGTS (2014-2016)

Present Work:
Part-time teacher at Bishop's College
Director, Living Hope
Pastor of Family of God Fellowship

Pastor J. Jubileeraj Joshua

Pastor J Jubileeraj Joshua, BA, MA, BEd, BD, MTh

Department of New Testament

jjjoshua@gmail.com

Joined as a part time faculty in the department of Christian Theology in June 2018. Completed Bachelor of Theology from Madras Theological Seminary and College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Bachelor of Divinity from Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam and Master in Theology (Christian Theology) from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, Maharashtra.

His area of research for the Bachelor of Divinity was on 'Youth alienation from the Church', the research basically discussed the Church functioning and administration of the Poumai Baptist Churches, under CBCNEI and brought out constructive critiques for drawing the youths towards the church. For the Master's degree, the research was based on 'Tribal Theology', a critique using Joseph Fletcher's Situational Ethics was given to the contextual approach of Tribal theology. The research resulted in bringing out a proposal to look into the situations of the Tribal people for developing an effective Tribal theology since Contextual reading overlooks situations thereby not doing justice to the Tribal people, especially when read from the Poumai Naga perspective and the like (Tribes having lesser influence in Tribal theology.)

Mr. S. Khyouchi Veino

Mr S Khyouchi Veino, BTh, BD, MTh

Department of Christian Theology

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