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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Reverend Dr Joel Patrick was born in 1972. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Journalism & Mass Communication as well as a Master's degree in English from Rani Durgavathi University, Jabalpur. Thereafter, he obtained his Bachelor of Divinity from Bishop's College, Kolkata, Master of Theology from United Theological College, Bangalore and Doctor of Theology in Communication from Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute, Chennai. He started his career as a Deacon in the Christ Church Cathedral and was the Presbyter-in-Charge from 2005 to 2008. Later on, he became the coordinator of the Jabalpur Diocese Board of Social Services, Church of North India. From January 2012 he was the Presbyter-in-Charge of the Seoni Church, Seoni, Madhya Pradesh. From October 2012 to June 2019, he worked as the Auxiliary Secretary of Jabalpur Auxiliary, Bible Society of India. As of 1 July, 2019, he has been appointed the Associate Professor in Communication at Bishop's College, Kolkata.
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. Satvasheela Pandhare is from Pune, Maharashtra. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Pune and has been an ordained minister of the Church of North India since 2000, having served in the Dioceses of both Pune and Kolhapur.
Her theological journey starts from The United Theological Seminary of Maharashtra, Pune, where she completed her Bachelor of Theology. She also completed her Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology from Bishop's College, Kolkata. She is presently pursuing a Doctorate in the Department of Religion.
Rev Satvasheela has published articles in various magazines and journals. She has also written devotions for the North India Church Review. Furthermore, she has served as Principal of The United Theological Seminary of Maharashtra, Pune. Her area of interest is Justice Concerns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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 teacher at Bishop's College
Director, Living Hope
Pastor of Family of God Fellowship
Rev Santanu Gayen has been a Presbyter of the Diocese of Barrackpore since 2005. He is currently conducting research under NIIPGTS/SATHRI in New Testament as well as teaching part-time at Bishop's College in the area of New Testament.