History

The Kerala United Theological Seminary (K.U.T.S.), established in 1943, is the premier ecumenical, theological and ministerial education centre of the Churches in Kerala, India. It had been established through a combined effort of the missionary societies, The London Missionary Society, the Church Missionary Society and the Basel Mission – and the Churches – The Church of God in South India and The MalankaraMarthoma Syrian Church. K.U.T.S., with the ownership resting on C.S.I., is managed by the six dioceses of the Church of South India (C.S.I.) in Kerala, India through the Governing Council, with an ecumenical vision. K.U.T.S. is affiliated to the Senate of Serampore College/University, West Bengal, India.

The emergence of Kerala United Theological Seminary was the unity of divergence. Rev. Dr. Henry. C. Lefever, the first Principal, on assumption of the Office had stated, “Some said it could not happen. Some said it should not happen. Some said even if it did happen, it could not last.” K.U.T.S. has thrived. It had celebrated the Platinum Jubilee in 2018. The Campus is lush green. The scenic beauty is marvellous.

laus Deo : Praise be to God.

K.U.T.S. at the inception had offered the Course L. Th (Licentiate in Theology). It was upgraded to B.D. (Bachelor of Divinity) in 1975. Today K.U.T.S. offers a bouquet of Courses. K.U.T.S., through its teaching, scholarship, life and community services nurtures the formation of Christian identity, spiritual discipline, and faith-based moral responsibility in the students. It instills in them an awareness of the rich heritage, resources and challenges in the diverse context of the Christian mission and ministry.