Deputed by the Presbyterian Church of India to teach the Old Testament at Bishop's College, he also works as a probationary Pastor at the Presbyterian Church of India, Kolkata Church.
He completed his BTh at the Allahabad Bible Seminary and his BD at Serampore College with a thesis on The King-Priest Concept of the Messiah and its implications for the relationship between Church and Society in Mizoram. He completed his MTh in the Old Testament from Aizawl Theological College, where his research was on Concerns for the Poor in the Old Testament Law Codes. His main interests lie in teaching, pastoral care and helping the poor. His mission is to familiarise people with their duty towards their fellow poor and account for theory and practice working together in theology.
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.
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.
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 Chairperson of the Board of Studies (New Testament) of the Senate of Serampore College as well as the President of the Society of Biblical Studies in India (SBSI), an important ecumenical body of Biblical Teachers including Catholics, Orthodox, Protestants and Charismatics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Part-time Teaching at Bishop's College: Academic year 2017-2018
Part-time teacher at Bishop's College
Director, Living Hope
Pastor of Family of God Fellowship
Rev Jacob P Devasia is an ordained presbyter from the Madhya Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India. He has been serving the diocese for the last 16 years. He earned a Bachelor's Degree as well as a Master's in Economics from Mahatma Gandhi University. He completed his Bachelor of Divinity at the United Theological College and earned his Master's Degree in Theology from NIIPGTS Kolkata in the field of Religion (Hinduism). He is currently the Presbyter of the Kolkata CSI Malayalam Church