M.Th – Youth Ministry


  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. Introduction to Empirical Research 2 credits
    3. Psychology of Religion 2 credits
    4. Anthropology and Catechesis 3 credits
    5. Fundamental Catechetics 3 credits
    6. Youth Ministry I 3 credits
    7. Youth Catechesis 3 credits
    8. Announcing Christ to People of Other Faiths 2 credits
    9. Fundamental Pastoral Theology 2 credits
    10. Sociology of Religion 2 credits
    11. History of Catechesis 2 credits
    12. Theory of Communications 3 credits
  2. Courses of Specialisation (Any 12 Credits)
    1. Photo-language and Group Dynamics 2 credits
    2. Moral Formation and Pastoral Ministry 2 credits
    3. Youth Counselling 2 credits
    4. Youth Ministry II 2 credits
    5. Psychology of Youth 2 credits
    6. Youth Liturgy 2 credits
    7. The Bible in Pastoral Activity 2 credits
    8. Skills in Youth Ministry 2 credits
    9. Spiritual Direction of Youth 2 credits
    10. Salesian Pedagogical Method (Obligatory for Salesians) 2 credits
  3. Optional Courses (Any 8 Credits)
    1. Value Education/Character Education 2 credits
    2. Adult Catechesis 2 credits
    3. Adolescent Catechesis 2 credits
    4. Family Catechesis 2 credits
    5. From Exegesis to Catechesis 2 credits
    6. Juvenile Jurisprudence 2 credits
    7. Modern Theories of Catechetics 2 credits
    8. Pastoral Management, Catechetical Organization and Legislation 2 credits
    9. Missionary Catechesis 2 credits
    10. Liturgy and 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. Youth Spirituality
    2. Youth Groups and Movements
    3. Urban Youth Culture
  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