Karnataka Theological College

Coordinates: 12°52′16.6″N 74°51′1.8″E / 12.871278°N 74.8505°E / 12.871278; 74.8505 Karnataka Theological College is an ecumenical seminary catering to the Kannada-speaking students wishing to pursue the priestly vocation. KTC is located in Mangalore of Karnataka in South India, and is affiliated to the Senate of Serampore College (University). The Karnataka Theological College was established in 1847 by the Basel Evangelical Missionary Society. In 1847 it was established with a name B.E.M. Theological Seminary by Dr. Hermann Mögling. Moegling was the one who started the first Kannada news paper Mangaluru Samachara and his contribution to Kannada literature is well known. This college was training Protestant Pastors for the churches in Karnataka and Malabar area. In 1965 BEM Theological Seminary and the Union Kanarees Seminary at Tumkur merged and the college was renamed as Karnataka Theological College. In 1967, Dr. C.D. Jathanna, the then Principal of the College formed the Karnataka Christian Educational Society with the College as the nucleus along with another Institute Hebich Technical Training Institute. He added several new educational institutions such as Balmatta Institute of Priniting Technology, Balmatta Institute of Commerce, KACES ITI in Stichcraft, KACES Hostel, and Moegling Institute of German Language. At Present Karnataka Theological College offers residential Bachelor of Divinity degree course and the external courses of B.C.S., Dip. C.S. and C. Th. The students are basically from three dioceses of the Church of South India, Lutherans and Methodists and this is the only regional Theological College which offers training in Kannada language in Karnataka.

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