Accreditation and Membership

ACCOT is an institution of the Asian Christian Academy of India, Hosur in Tamil Nadu. ACCOT’s BTh degree is accredited by Asia Theological Association (ATA).

Course and Admission

  • ACCOT offers a 3-years B.Th., as a residential program.
  • Applicants must have completed Plus Two or its equivalent. A class ten certificate with a two-year Diploma in Theology is also acceptable as an equivalent.
  • Applicants 25 years of age or older can be admitted with a class ten certificate and on passing an entrance examination conducted by ACCOT.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction and examination is English.

Academic Session

The academic year runs from the first week of June to the end of February. ACCOT follows a Trimester System.


ACCOT is blessed with faculty holding Post-Graduate Degrees and Doctorates from various seminaries around the world.


Students participate in supervised internships for real-life ministry experiences and to hone practical ministry skills.

Course Curriculum

Diploma in Theology - Course Curriculum

Dr. Roy P. Kuruvilla
BTh, MBS, MTh, DMin

Prof. Pramod Philip Cherian
BSc (Computer Science), MCA, MTh
Academic Dean and Administrator

Dr. O. S. Anilkumar
Dip. Th, BTh, MTh, DMin

Dr. Sibi Viswanathan
BTh, BA, MTh, MA, DMin
Professor & Librarian

Prof. Shibi Prabhakaran
BSc (CBZ), MA, MA (Hon), MTh

Adjunct and Visiting Faculty

  • Dr. Stephen J. George, BS, MTh, MA, PhD - President, ACA
  • Prof. Joy John, BTh, BD, MTh - Academic Dean, ETS
  • Dr. Mathukutty, BA, BBS, MTh, MA, BLisc, DMin - Librarian, ETS
  • Dr. Hanson Manova, BTh, MTh, DMin - Registrar, ETS
  • Prof. Noby T.K., BTh, BD, MTh - Dean of the Students, ETS
  • Dr. Benjamin J. George, BS, MTh, DMin - Professor of Pastoral Studies, ETS
  • Prof. Mathews K.S., BTh, MTh - Faculty, ETS
  • Prof. Johnson Mathai, BTh, MTh
  • Prof. Shibi Anil, BSc, MA, MTh

Admission Procedures

We are excited that you are considering theological studies at ACCOT. Whether you are coming to prepare for full time ministry or just to learn more of God’s Word, you are starting down a path that has the potential to change your life.

The academic year runs from June to February in three terms. No application will be accepted for the current year of the curriculum if it reaches us after March 25th of every year. You can contact the college or registrar to receive an application form by post.

Application Form

Application forms can be obtained from the academic department of ACCOT by paying Rs.100/- either by cash, M.O or DD. Alternatively the application form and prospectus can be obtained by the means of someone studying at ACCOT or living in Pathanamthitta region, or by sending the requisition letter and the amount to the academic office at ACCOT. The completed application forms should reach the admission department before March 25th.

Entrance Examination

All applicants seeking admission to ACCOT should appear for an entrance examination in the following areas:

  1. General Knowledge: This includes contemporary news of national and international events.
  2. Bible General knowledge: Applicants will be tested on their knowledge of the bible (including memory verses) and some theology.
  3. English Grammar: Since the medium of instruction will be in English, candidates will be tested to prove their ability to read, understand and express themselves in English.