M.Th – Catechetics


  1. Completed a two/three-year course of Philosophy in a religious studentate or major seminary; OR in the case of non-clerical students, a B.A. Degree or its equivalent, and an adequate course of philosophical reflection in a recognized institute.
  2. Completed the B. Th. course in a studentate of theology or seminary; OR a three-year of theological reflection. Those who do not possess a recognized Bachelor of Theology (B. Th.) Degree will be required to undergo a qualifying examination.

A minimum of 67 credits divided as follows

  1. Basic Courses (30 credits)
    1. Theory of Education 3 credits
    2. Fundamental Pastoral Theology 2 credits
    3. Introduction to Empirical Research 2 credits
    4. Sociology of Religion 2 credits
    5. Fundamental Catechetics 3 credits
    6. Youth Ministry I 3 credits
    7. Youth Catechesis 3 credits
    8. History of Catechesis 2 credits
    9. Theory of Social Communications 3 credits
    10. Psychology of Religion 2 credits
    11. Anthropology and Catechesis 3 credits
    12. Announcing Christ to the People of other Faith 3 credits
  2. Courses of Specialisation (Any 12 Credits)
    1. Photo-language and Group Dynamics 2 credits
    2. The Bible in Pastoral Ministry 2 credits
    3. Adult Catechesis 2 credits
    4. Adolescent Catechesis 2 credits
    5. Child Catechesis 2 credits
    6. Moral Formation and Pastoral Ministry 2 credits
    7. Family Catechesis 2 credits
    8. Missionary Catechesis 2 credits
    9. Salesian Pedagogical Method (Obligatory for Salesians) 2 credits
    10. 10. Liturgy and Catechesis 2 credits
  3. Optional Courses (Any 8 Credits)
    1. Modern Theories of Catechesis 2 credits
    2. Value Education/Character Education 2 credits
    3. Pastoral Management, Catechetical Organisation and Legislation 2 credits
    4. Psychology of Youth 2 credits
    5. Skills in Youth Ministry 2 credits
    6. Youth Liturgy 2 credits
    7. Spiritual Direction of Youth 2 credits
    8. Youth counselling 2 credits
    9. Youth Ministry II 2 credits
    10. From Exegesis to Catechesis 2 credits
  4. Communication Skills (4 Credits)
    Media Education, Poster making, Street theatre workshop, Digital Photography, Sound editing, Internet, 
    PowerPoint Presentations, Sound editing, Radio Programme, Video productions

  6. Supplementary Courses
    1. Methodology of Scientific Work 2 credits
    2. Analysis of Indian Society 2 credits
    3. Statistics 2 credits
    4. German/Italian 2 credits
  7. Seminars (Three seminars – 9 Credits)
    1. Inculturation and Catechesis
    2. Analysis of the Catechism Text books
    3. The Person of the Catechist
  8. Field Work (4 Credits)
  9. Every student has to write a thesis of about 120 pages on a subject of his specialisation under the guidance of a professor, and defend it. Towards the end of the first year, the student is required to present to the registrar the theme and its general articulation signed by the moderator for approval

    1. This a course consisting of 6 trimesters
    2. The academic year is divided into three trimesters:
      1. First Trimester: from the beginning of June to the end of August
      2. Second Trimester: from the beginning of September to end of November
      3. Third Trimester: from the beginning of December to the middle of March (with two weeks break during Christmas season).
    3. Every candidate is obliged to attend all the classes of every prescribed subject.
    4. There will be an evaluation of each subject dealt with during the course
    5. The degree will be awarded only on the fulfillment of the above-mentioned conditions and after the successful defence of the final dissertation.
    6. Admission to MTh closes on 15th May. Kindly write to the following address or email for more information and for obtaining the application form. 

      Kristu Jyothi College
      Bangalore – 560 036
      Tel. (080) 28474139, 28474140, 28474145
      Mobile: +91-9448468030
      Email: kjc@vsnl.com; registrar@kjc.org.in
      Website: www.kjc.org.in