PROSPECTUS

Aizawl Theological College Prospectus: 2017-2018
PROSPECTUS (2017 – 2018)

AIZAWL THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
DURTLANG LEITAN: AIZAWL, MIZORAM
POST BOX – 167, AIZAWL – 796001,
MIZORAM, INDIA
TELEPHONE : 0389 – 2361126
FAX : 0389 – 2361663
E-MAIL : principal@atc.edu.in
mainoffice@atc.edu.in
Website : www.atc.edu.in
Aizawl Theological 2 College Prospectus: 2017-2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Aims and Objectives ……………………………….. 3
II. History………………………………………………….. 4
III. Administration ………………………………………. 8
IV. List of Principals ……………………………………. 9
V. Administrative Heads ……………………………… 9
VI. Faculty …………………………………………………. 9
VII. Staff ……………………………………………………… 12
VIII. The Academic Courses ……………………………. 13
IX. The College Session ……………………………….. 14
X. Examination Grading System …………………… 14
XI. Field Education ……………………………………… 15
XII. Admission and Registration Procedure ………. 16
XIII. Facilities and Special Attractions ……………… 18
XIV. College Prizes ……………………………………….. 20
XV. Financial Matters …………………………………… 23
XVI. Sponsorship …………………………………………… 25
XVII. Campus Life …………………………………………. 28
XVIII. Other Programmes of the College ……………… 32
XIX. ATC Publications …………………………………… 35
XX. Academic Calendar ………………………………… 37

I. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The following aims and objectives have been formulated
to achieve our stated ministry and mission:
1. Aims:
– To deepen, strengthen and enrich each student’s faith and
commitment to Christ.
– To help the students develop the ability to assess by addressing
relevant issues.
– To challenge them to grapple with the prophetic thrust
of Christian faith.
– To help them discover and develop their ministerial skills,
gifts and abilities.
– To teach them the Word of God and help discover the
will and call of God.
– To train young men and women for various full-time ministries
in the Church.
– To edify the Church and Society through its lay theological
education programme and other ministries.
– The College seeks to inspire the students to adopt its
motto, “Service to God and Humankind” as the guiding
principle of their lives. In all its academic degree
programmes the College maintains the standards set by
the Senate of Serampore College (University).
– The College endeavours to train people to become theologically
mature and to be committed to Christian discipleship
in the world.
2. Objectives:
– At the end of the programme, the students are expected
to be competent in the knowledge of:
1) The Bible, for a transforming ministry and their own
Christian heritage.
2) Practical theology and aspects of Christian living.
3) Basics of Christian doctrines with special emphasis on
Reformed, Evangelical and Charismatics perspective.
4) The content and interpretation of the Bible.
5) The major concepts of missiology.
6) History of Christianity to give a conceptual framework
for their understanding of the Christian mission
and doctrines.
7) The major world religions, traditions and cultural
trends in order to equipt the students to minister in a
pluralistic context.

II. HISTORY
1. About the Institution:
The Aizawl Theological College (ATC) began life in 1907 as
a humble theological school in order to train Mizo Christians
for various ministries of the church.
Rev. D.E. Jones, popularly known as Pu Zosaphluia among
the Mizos, the pioneer missionary from the Presbyterian
Church of Wales (formerly Calvinistic Methodist Church), took
up the task of establishing a theological school in Aizawl [It
should be remembered that the first Mizo Christians were
baptised only in 1899]. This small school continued to operate
through the difficult period of the First World War.
Theologically trained Mizo pastors including Revs.
Chhuahkhama, Liangkhaia and Saiaithanga were instrumental
in running the school during its early stage.
In 1924, the theological school was relocated from Aizawl to
Durtlang on the present site of the Presbyterian Hospital. One
of the Welsh missionaries, Rev. F.J. Sandy, looked after the
school with the help of other Mizo teachers. But due to his
sudden demise, the school moved back to Aizawl in 1927 and
was entrusted to the care of Rev. E.L. Mendus.
During those days primary school education in the state was
managed by the Presbyterian Church. Interestingly, the Mizos
received their present day language script from the missionaries
and the entire system of primary school education remained
under their supervision. The Church then opened a Teachers’
Training School. Both schools shared the same instructors and
many of their subjects were similar.
Due to several factors, the theological school was closed in
1937. Soon after World War II and India’s political
independence, the issue of re-opening the theological school
arose on the agenda of the Assembly of the Mizoram
Presbyterian Church in 1951. In accordance with that decision,
the present Theological College came into being. Rev. J.M.
Lloyd was appointed Principal of the College.
Having acquired a site at Mission Vengthlang, Aizawl, the
College was established in 1964. The Senate of Serampore
College granted affiliation to the College at the level of
Licentiate in Theology (L.Th.) the following year (1965). The
medium of instruction was Mizo.
When Rev. J.M. Lloyd returned to Wales he was succeeded by
Rev. C. Pazawna who became the first Mizo Principal of the
College. During the seventeen years of his principalship, there
were many significant developments in the College. In 1971,
the College was upgraded to the B.Th. level by the Senate of
Serampore College, replacing the L.Th. diploma course
programme. The medium of instruction for the B.Th.
programme was English. However, the College diploma course
(G.Th.) continued to be offered for the benefit of neighbouring
Churches, some of whose candidates were not eligible to
undertake B.Th. studies. When Rev. C. Pazawna went to the
U.K. for post-graduate theological studies, Rev. Lalsawma
acted as Principal (1971-1974). Political developments were
also taking place during this period. Consequently Mizoram,
formerly known as Lushai Hills District of the then Assam
State, came into existence as a Union Territory of India in 1972.
The B.Th. programme, along with the Lay Theological
Education programme continued to be consolidated during the
seventies and the eighties in ATC. A missionary training
programme was also started in the late seventies. In 1981, Rev.
Lalchhuanliana succeeded Rev. C. Pazawna as Principal. The
fast changing context of Mizoram and its challenges to ministry
led the Mizoram Presbyterian Church Synod in 1983 to institute
efforts to upgrade the College to a B.D. Degree Status.
Meanwhile, the strength of the College increased and the old
campus did not allow further expansion. The Theological
Education Board sought a suitable site to establish a new
campus. With a grant from the State Government, an area of
21.6 acres on a mountain top to the north of Aizawl at Durtlang
Leitan was acquired.
After Rev. Lalchhuanliana, Rev. C. Biakmawia served as a
Principal from 1986 to 1990, followed by Rev. H. Remthanga
from 1990 to 1993 and Rev. C. Rosiama from 1993 to 1994. It
was during their time – a period of political peace and stability
which led to the conferment of statehood on Mizoram in 1987
– that construction work began at the new campus. With the
contribution of the Church, and the support of partner churches,
friends and well-wishers, the Gospel Centenary Building was
constructed to serve as the main College Building. It was
inaugurated by the former Principal Rev. J.M. Lloyd on January
11, 1994 (the Gospel Centenary Year in Mizoram).
It was in 1994 that the Senate of Serampore College allowed
ATC to start the B.D. programme on a provisional affiliation
basis. Rev. Dr. Zaihmingthanga was made Principal and the
College began to run two degree programmes (B.Th. and B.D).
The G.Th. diploma programme was discontinued while the
lay theological education programme was further consolidated.
The missionary training programme was moved to the old
College campus in Mission Vengthlang. A new programme,
the Calvin Study Centre was started in the College.
In June 1998 the Council for Academic Affairs of the Senate
of Serampore College granted ATC the status of a full-fledged
B.D. College. After Rev. Dr. Zaihmingthanga’s term, the
Principalship was passed on to Rev. Dr. H. Vanlalauva (1999-
2007), Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad (2008-2010), Rev. Dr.
Vanlalchhuanawma (2011-2014) and Rev. Dr. C. Lalhlira (from
2015). Structural and academic development continue to be
the present major concerns of the College. A Chapel-Library
block was completed and occupied in April 2004. Construction
of an eight-flat block for faculty quarters was completed in
2009. A new three-flat block for students’ quarters has been
completed in 2016. Further constructions of eight-flat block
for faculty quarters and Intercultural Centre complex are
expected to be completed in 2017.
The B.Th. programme was phased out in 2003. The Master of
Theology (M.Th) programme in Christian Theology was
introduced in 2002, New Testament and Missiology from 2007,
History of Christianity in 2009, Old Testament and Religions
from 2011-2012. The Doctor of Theology (D.Th) programme
was started in Christian Theology from 2013-2014; in New
Testament and Missiology from 2014-2015.
The College has become a local centre for Bachelor of Christian
Studies (B.C.S), Diploma in Christian Studies (Dip.C.S), and
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) programmes of the Senate of
Serampore College. The B.C.S and Dip.C.S courses are offered
in both Mizo and English. From June 2016 the College is
starting a Diploma in Clinical Pastoral Counselling (D.C.P.C)
course.
The ATC is an ecumenical institution. It has students (men
and women) hailing from various Protestant Churches in North
East India and neighbouring places. It is wholly financed by
the Mizoram Presbyterian Church with an annual budget of a
little over 3 crore rupees. The Synod Theological Education
Board acts as the Governing Board of the college; its members
are appointed for a term of three years. Most of the policy
matters, appointments and building projects are in the hands
of the Board. The faculty of the College is primarily responsible
for overseeing the academic programme and other ministries.
2. Location:
The College is located at the top of a mountain, north of Aizawl,
the state capital of Mizoram. Aizawl is accessible by road and
air. There are several road transportation services from
Guwahati, Shillong, Churachandpur and Silchar to Aizawl and
vice versa. It is presently connected by air-flights via New Delhi
and Kolkata.
3. Climate:
The climate of Mizoram is moderate throughout the year. In
Aizawl, the winter months – November to February are just
pleasantly cold; the temperature does not go below 5° C. In
summer, it is not too hot either; the temperature moves between
20°C and 35°C. The average rainfall is about 200 cm. The
College is situated at an altitude of about 1,383 metres (4,500
feet) above sea level. Green vegetation, a wide variety of birds
and the scenic beauty of the hills of Mizoram contribute greatly
to the health and friendly temperament of its inhabitants.

III. ADMINISTRATION
Policy matters and important administrative concerns related
to theological education are taken care of by the Synod
Theological Education Board. At present, the members of the
Board (2016-2018) are as follows:
1) Rev. Lalzuithanga, Synod Moderator (Chairman)
2) Rev. Prof. C. Lalhlira, Principal (Secretary)
3) Rev. Lalramliana Pachuau, Exe. Secy. i/c Theol. Education
4) Rev. Lianhmingthanga Sailo, Synod Secretary
5) Rev. Prof. Vanlalnghaka Ralte, Vice Principal
6) Rev. Prof. Tlanghmingthanga, Registrar
7) Rev. Dr. Zaihmingthanga, Khatla
8) Rev. Dr. Lalchungnunga, Zarkawt
9) Rev. Vanlalbela, Bawngkawn
10) Rev. K.C. Vanlalduha, Electric Veng
11) Upa Prof. Lianzela, Venghnuai
12) Rev. R. Lalhmingthanga, FG & CC
13) Upa Dr. L. Ringluaia, Leitan South
14) Upa Lalbiakmawia Khiangte, Laipuitlang
15) Upa Lalpekliana, Ramhlun North
16) Upa R. Zatlaia, Aizawl Venghlui
17) Upa Lalhmasaa, Chawnpui
18) Rev. Dr. K. Lalrinkima, Principal, MTC
19) Rev. Dr. Lawmsanga, Faculty Representative
IV. LIST OF PRINCIPALS
1) Rev. D.E. Jones (1907 – 1923)
2) Rev. F.J. Sandy (1923-1926)
3) Rev. E.L. Mendus (1926-1937)
4) Rev. J.M. Lloyd (1951-1964)
5) Rev. C. Pazawna (1964-1981)
6) Rev. Lalsawma (Acting) (1971-1974)
7) Rev. Lalchhuanliana (1981-1986)
8) Rev. C. Biakmawia (1986-1990)
9) Rev. H. Remthanga (1990-1993)
10) Rev. C. Rosiama (Acting) (1993-1994)
11) Rev. Dr. Zaihmingthanga (1994-1999)
12) Rev. Dr. H. Vanlalauva (1999-2007)
13) Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad (2008-2010)
14) Rev. Dr. Vanlalchhuanawma (2011-2014)
15) Rev. Dr. C. Lalhlira (2015- )

V. ADMINISTRATIVE HEADS
Principal : Rev. Prof. C. Lalhlira
B.Th., B.D., M.Th., D.Th.
Vice Principal : Rev. Prof. Vanlalnghaka Ralte
B.Sc (Hons)., M.Sc., B.D., M.Th., D.Th.
Registrar : Rev. Prof. Tlanghmingthanga
B.Th. , B.D., M.Th., D.Th.
VI. FACULTY

Br. I: Old Testament
Rev. Prof. K. Lallawmzuala Professor
B.A., B.D., M.Th., Ph.D. Head of Department
Rev. Dr. B. Lalnunzira Associate Professor
B.Th., B.D., M.Th., Ph.D.
Rev. Lalenkawla Assistant Professor
B.A., B.D., M.Th.
Ms. Rosy Zoramthangi (On study leave)
B.A., B.D., M.Th.
Br. II: New Testament
Rev. Prof. Vanlalnghaka Ralte Professor
B.Sc (Hons)., M.Sc, B.D., M.Th., D.Th.
Rev. Dr. L.H. Rawsea Associate Professor
B.Com., B.D., M.Th., D.Th. Head of Department
Rev. V.L.Krosschhuanmawia Assistant Professor
B.A., B.D. M.Th.
Rev. Dr. Zaihmingthanga Adjunct Professor
B.A (Hons)., B.D., M.Th., D.Th.
Br. III: Theology and Ethics
Rev. Prof. Tlanghmingthanga Professor
B.Th., B.D., M.Th., D.Th. Head of Department
Prof. Lalnghakthuami Professor
B.Th., B.D., M.Th., D.Th.
Rev. Andrew H. Laltlanliana Assistant Professor
B.Sc.(Hons,B.D.,M.Th.
Rev. Dr. H. Vanlalauva Adjunct Professor
B.A (Hons)., M.A (Eco)., B.D., M.Th., D.Th.
Rev. Laldingluaia (On study leave)
B.Th., B.D., M.Th.
Br. IV:History of Christianity
Rev. Dr. H. Lalrinthanga Associate Professor
B.A., B.D., M.Th., D.Th. Head of Department
Rev. Laldintluanga Associate Professor
B.A., B.D., M.Th.
Rev. Lalfakawma Ralte Assistant Professor
B.A., B.D., M.Th.
Rev. B. Zohmangaiha (On study leave)
B.Th., B.D., M.Th.
Missiology
Rev. Prof. Lawmsanga Professor
B.A, B.D., M.Th., Ph.D.
Rev. Vanlalrova Khiangte Assistant Professor
B.A., B.D., M.Th. Head of Department
Rev. Lalchhandama Assistant Professor
B.Sc., B.D., M.Th.
Br. V: Religions
Prof. T. Vanlaltlani Professor
B.Th., B.D., M.Th., D.Th.
Rev. Prof. V. S. Lalrinawma Professor
B.A., B.D., M.Th., Ph.D. Head of Department
Rev. Lalchawiliana Varte Assistant Professor
B.A. B.D., M.Th.,
Rev. K. Lalchhuanawma (On study leave)
B.Th., B.D., M.Th.
Br. VI:Christian Ministry & Communication
Rev. Prof. C. Lalhlira Professor
B.Th., B.D., M.Th., D.Th.
Rev. Dr. H. Vànlalruata Associate Professor
B.Th., B.D., M.Th., Th.D. Head of Department
Rev. Dr. R. Vanlaltluanga Assistant Professor
B.A.,B.D.,M.Th.,D.Th.
Rev. Vanlalrawna Associate Professor
B.Th., B.D., M.Th.
Rev. Malsawmzoliana Associate Professor
B.Th., B.D., M.Th.,
Rev. Lalchawimawia Assistant Professor
B.Th., B.D., M.Th.
Br. IX:Church Music
Mr. Lalsiamkima Music Teacher
M.A (Eco)., B..Mus (Bachelor of Church Music)
The College also has Visiting Professors coming from time to time,
from India and abroad, thereby strengthening the Faculty especially
the M.Th. & D.Th. Programmes.

VII. STAFF
1. Main Office
1) Mr. Lalchhungliana – Accountant
2) Upa H. Lalnuntluanga – Office Assistant
3) Mrs. Lalkhumtiri – Office Assistant (Cashier)
4) Upa Lalkhumtira – Office Assistant
4) Mr. Lalhmingmawia – Office Assistant
5) Mr. C. Ramsanga – Chowkidar
6) Mr. Lalrammawia – Chowkidar
7) Mr. Vanlalthlenpuia – Peon
8) Mr. C. Lalpara – Driver
9) Mr. Lalremruata Ralte – Driver
2. Academic Office
1) Ms. B. Lalhmingmawii – Office Assistant
2) Mrs. C. Lalremruati – Office Assistant
3) Mr. H. Rokima – Office Assistant
3. Library Staff
1) Mr. Thankima – Librarian
2) Mr. Chalbuanga – Assistant Librarian
3) Upa Lalnuntluanga – Archivist
4) Mrs. Lalrinpuii – Office Assistant
5) Ms. Lalrinpuii Ralte – Office Assistant
6) Mr. Rodingliana – Peon
7) Mrs. Saingurpuii Sailo – Book Binder (Daily)
8) Ms. Vanlalthuami – Sweeper (Daily)
9) Mr. Lalbiaktluanga – Computer Technician (Daily)
10) Mr. Lalsawmkima – DocumentationWorker (Daily)
11) Mr Zosangliana – Security Staff (Daily)
12) Maria Lalmuanpuii – Library Assistant (Contract)
5. Kitchen Staff
1) Mr. Sunil Murmu – Cook (Daily)
2) Mr. C. Lianzuala – Cook (Daily)
3) Mr. Lalnunsanga – Cook (Daily)
6. Others
1) Mr. Vanlalchhuanga – Technician (Daily)
2) Mr. Vanlalchhuanga – Bus Conductor (Daily)
3) Mr. Lalfakkima – Bus Driver (Daily)
4) Mrs Lalengkimi – Cleaner (Daily)

VIII. THE ACADEMIC COURSES
The College offers the following courses:
1. Bachelor of Divinity (B.D):
Bachelor of Divinity is a four-year degree course under the
Senate of Serampore College. Graduates and Post Graduates
from recognised Universities and B.Th. graduates are eligible
to undertake B.D. studies, provided they pass the ATC entrance
examination and interview.
2. Master of Theology (M.Th):
Master of Theology is a post-graduate degree course offered
by the Senate of Serampore College. The duration of the course
is two academic years. Candidates holding a Serampore B.D.
(with B Grade, i.e., 60%) or its equivalent, along with required
specialisation papers, are eligible to undertake M.Th. studies.
At present, the College is offering M.Th. studies in six
disciplines, namely – Old Testament, New Testament, Christian
Theology, History of Christianity, Religions and Missiology.
3. Doctor of Theology (D.Th):
Doctor of Theology is a three-year residential doctoral
programme offered by the Senate of Serampore College.
Candidates holding a Serampore M.Th. (with B Grade i.e.,
60% and above) or its equivalent are eligible to undertake this
programme. The College offers the D.Th. programme in
Christian Theology, New Testament and Missiology.

IX. THE COLLEGE SESSION
The College follows the semester system for its B.D. and M.Th.
programmes. The First Semester begins in June and ends in
September. The Second Semester begins in mid-October and
ends in mid-April. Examinations are conducted at the end of
each Semester. In March/April students have to write the
College examination in addition to the Senate examination.

X. EXAMINATION GRADING SYSTEM
Examinations are conducted at the end of every semester. The
pass marks for each subject are 40%. The grading system of
the Senate of Serampore College is as follows:
First Class A+ 80% Marks and above
A 75% Marks
A– 70% Marks
Second Class B+ 65% Marks
B 60% Marks
B– 55% Marks
Third Class C+ 50% Marks
C 45% Marks
C– 40% Marks
Failure Below 40% Marks.
Notes for B.D. Students:
1) All B.D. students are expected to write a Bible Knowledge
Examination at the end of the First Semester every
academic year.
2) B.D. and M.Th. candidates will have to follow the new
curriculum which the Senate of Serampore College has
introduced from 2014 for BD and for M.Th 2017edition.
3) B.D. Final Year students have to write Library Knowledge
Examination in the Second Semester.

XI. FIELD EDUCATION
As per the requirements of the Senate of Serampore College,
B.D. students must undergo a field education programme,
which has been credited since the 2010 academic session. If
students fail to fulfil this requirement they will not be awarded
their degrees. Field Education is an integral part of ministerial
training in which all BD students are requested to actively
participate. The faculty has worked out manual of field
education for the College according to which field education
programmes have been carried on.
There are two kinds of field education namely concurrent and
intensive. Concurrent field education refers to those field education
programmes undertaken concurrently with the academic sessions.
It includes regular Sunday church visit, mission exposure,
attending presbytery meetings and practical exposure and
reflection in relation to some of the courses of study.
Intensive field education refers to those programmes conducted
during semester break or winter vocation in an intensive
manner at the length of 20 days each year. It includes working
with NGOs for B.D. I, Urban and Rural Field Education for
B.D. II, Engagement with Pastoral Ministry for B.D. III. In every
programme there will be orientation and reflective reports sessions.

XII. ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION
PROCEDURE

1. Requirements:
ATC accepts students of all race, colour, nationality, ethnic
origin, sex, denomination and status. In keeping with the above
philosophy, we give due regards to the following:
1) The applicant must be a full communicant member and a
member in good standing with his/her church with a commitment
to discipleship.
2) The applicant must have a definite call to God’s service.
3) The candidate must be able to do his/her studies in English
language.
2. Documents Required for Admission:
The duly filled application must be forwarded to the Registrar’s
Office (Academic Office) along with the following:
1) One recent passport size photograph.
2) A non-refundable application fee of Rs. 100/-
3) Attested copies of all academic records.
4) Academic and Ecclesiastical reference forms.
5) Medical Certificate.
6) Financial responsibility form.
7) Recommendation and Confidential reports from the Pastor
of the local church.
3. Application Forms and Prospectus:
Application form and Prospectus can be obtained from the
Academic Office of ATC upon payment of Rs. 100/-
4. Entrance Examination and Interview:
Each applicant, seeking admission in ATC for any programme
except Doctoral programme, must appear for an entrance examination
which covers the area such as Bible Knowledge,
General Knowledge and English for B.D. applicant and Departmental
examination for M.Th. Having passed the exam a
candidate is required to appear for an interview of the department
concerned, Faculty and Theological Education Board
(TEB) of Mizoram Presbyterian Church.
Application forms are to be procured from the College Office
for a nominal price (or from ATC website). The application
form must be duly filled and submitted to the College Office
by the given deadline every year. Candidates for B.D. studies
will be expected to write an entrance test in Bible Knowledge,
General Knowledge and English following which they will face
an interview. Candidates for B.D. up-graders will be required
to write the entrance test in English only. The dates for entrance
test and personal interview for B.D. can be seen from the Academic
calendar. If selected, the candidates have to join B.D.
first year in June.
Candidates for M.Th. studies will be expected to write an entrance
test in English and the subject of their specialization.
The dates for this entrance test and interview are mentioned in
the calendar every year. The selected candidates will begin
their studies in June for the new Session. Candidates for M.Th.
studies in Missiology may be required to undergo Intensive
Summer Course in selected subjects. So also some other B.D.
and M.Th. candidates may have to undergo a course in Remedial
English.
Candidates for Doctoral programme have to pass the Common
Entrance Test (CET) and the Research Methodology
Course organised by the SATHRI under the Senate of
Serampore College. The prospective candidates may be adAizawl
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mitted at ATC for the programme after being duly interviewed
by the concerned department and faculty of ATC, and the TEB.

XIII. FACILITIES AND SPECIAL
ATTRACTIONS

1. The Library
In any palce of learning the library is one of the most important
assets. We aim to introduce our students to the extensive
resources in Christian literature and to help them to
become researchers. Our library has an extensive selection
of more than 60,000 volumes and is continually growing.
We have concentrated on building up good reference materials
and resources for our courses in Biblical studies,
Theology and Ethics, History of Christianity, Religion,
Missiology, Christian Ministry & Communication and
Church music. The library contains a number of periodicals
and it also subscribes to the Online ATLA (American
Theological Library Association) Religion Database. Besides
these, Students may supplement the resources of our
library by using other library collections, including
Mizoram University, conveniently located in and around
the city.
Library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. and from 12:40
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on all working days. The reading room is kept
open with the help of student librarians from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00
p.m. during weekdays. On Saturday the Library is open up to
1:00 p.m. The Library has five sections: the first a referencecum-
reading room, the second for computer research, the third
for stacks and checking out of books, the fourth for magazines
and periodicals, and the fifth for Archives (particularly for the
purpose of research in the field of Christianity in Mizoram) and
Calvin Study Centre library.
2. Chapel Services
Students are given ample opportunities to develop their ministerial
leadership potential through leading and preaching in morning
devotion at 8:30 a.m., Noon Prayer on Thursday and evening
devotion at 6:30 p.m. Apart from Chapel Services, they attend
Sunday services at different local churches within Aizawl city,
thereby participating in the services in terms of teaching Sunday
shool lessons and preaching in the Afternoon service.
3. ATC Book Service
The College has a facility for making important books available
easily at low prices. Students are encouraged to build their
own personal libraries.
4. General Store Facility
The College also provides a General Store facility for the
community to avail of urgent personal and domestic needs such
as stationery, coffee, snack, etc.
5. ATC Canteen
The College has also run Canteen where food, tea, snack and
drinks are served for the staffs, students and visitors.
6. Museum & Biblical Garden
The College is developing a museum, housing articles of
historic and cultural interest. So also there is a Biblical Garden
in the campus, enclosing a Prayer Mount and Zoram Galili
providing ecological beauty and peace.
7. Prayer Mount
We recognize the importance of personal devotion for the
attainment of maturity in Christian life. Therefore, students
are encouraged to improve in private prayer and Bible study. o
accomplish this purpose, there is a Prayer Mount (House of
Prayer called Beth-Tepilah), which is open for 24 hours.

XIV. COLLEGE PRIZES
The College encourages its students to have a healthy
competition in their academic performance. To promote such
a competition, the following academic prizes are offered:
1. B.D. Prizes:
1) Proficiency Prize: Awarded annually to each of those
students who secures a minimum average of 70% marks
in the examinations of the previous academic year.
2) Upa Kapbuanga Memorial Prize for Bible Knowledge:
Awarded annually to the students who secure the highest
three marks in the annual Bible Knowledge Examination.
3) C.L. Thansanga Prize: Awarded to the students securing
the highest marks in the special college paper – ‘Life and
Thought of John Calvin’.
4) Gospel Centenary Prize: Awarded to the student who secures
the highest aggregate marks in the whole course of studies.
5) Lianchheuva Memorial Biblical Prize: Awarded to the
students who secure the highest three aggregate marks in
Biblical courses.
6) Lianchheuva Memorial Theology Prize: Awarded to the
students who secure the highest three aggregate marks in
Theology courses.
7) Rev. Liangkhaia Memorial Prize: Awarded to the
students securing the highest two aggregate marks in
History of Christianity Course.
8) Lt. Col. C. Lalmuana Memorial Prize: Awarded to the
student(s) securing the highest aggregate marks in Christian
Ministry courses.
9) Rev. E.L. Mendus Prize: Awarded to the students who
scure the highest three aggregate marks in the Old
Testament Hebrew papers during the whole B.D. course
(excluding Preliminary Hebrew).
10)Malsawma Memorial Prize: Awarded to the students who
secure the highest three aggregate marks in the New
Testament Greek papers during the whole course (excluding
Preliminary Greek).
11)Dr. C. Biakmawia Prize: Awarded to the best out-going
student to be selected by the Faculty on the basis of his/her
all round performance.
12)Rev. J.M. Lloyd Prize: Awarded to the student(s) securing
the highest marks in Preliminary NT Greek.
13)Upa Lalhmingthanga Memorial Prize For Social
Analysis: Awarded to the student(s) securing the highest
in Social Analysis paper in B.D. course.
14) Upa Laichhinga Memorial Prize for Communication:
Awarded to the student(s) securing the highest marks in
Communication paper in B.D. course.
15)SCM Prize for Religions: It is instituted by SCMI (ATC
Unit) and is awarded to the student(s) securing the highest
marks in Religions in B.D. course.
16)Rev. Liandova Memorial Prize for Homiletics: Awarded
to the student(s) securing the highest marks in Homiletics
in B.D. course.
17)Rev. Dr. & Mrs C. Vanlalhruaia Prize for Preliminary
Hebrew: Awarded to the sudent(s) securing the highest
marks in Preliminary Hebrew paper in B.D. I.
18)R.L. Laltawnga Prize: Awarded to the student(s) securing
the highest marks in B.D. Inter Disciplinary Course.
19) Upa Prof. C. Lalkima Prize: Awarded to the Final year
B.D. student(s) securing the highest marks in the Library
Knowledge Examination.
20)Upa R. Zobela Award for Best Perfomance in Co-
Curricular Activities: Awarded to the best student in CoAizawl
Theological 22 College Prospectus: 2017-2018
Curricular Activities selected by the students by secret
ballot at the end of each academic session.
21) Rev. Dr. Zaihmingthanga Prize: Awarded to the best
students in Bible Reading Competition (Mizo and English).
22) Upa Rosema Prize: Awarded to the student(s) securing
the highest aggregate marks in Counselling.
23) Larry Zothangliana Memorial Prize: Awarded to the
student(s) securing the highest aggregate marks in
Missiology.
2. D.C.P.C Prizes:
1) Rev. C.M. Zalenthanga Award: Awarded to student
securing the highest aggregate maks in DCPC course
3. M.Th. & D.Th. Prizes:
1) Proficiency Prize: Awarded annually to each of those
students who secures a minimum average of 70% marks
in the examinations of the previous academic year.
2) Rev. Dr. C. Pazawna Memorial Prize for M.Th: Awarded
to the student(s) securing the highest aggregate marks in
the M.Th. course.
3) Upa Ngurchhawnthanga Memorial Prize: Awarded to
the student(s) securing the highest aggregate marks in the
M.Th. Missiology course.
4) Rev. Thanga Memorial Prize: Awarded to the students
securing the highest marks in the three M.Th. Departments
of New Testament, Theology and History of Christianity.
5) M. Suaka Memorial Prize: Awarded to the students
ecuring the highest aggregate marks in the Old Testament
and Religion.
6) Upa Dr. R. Kapthuama Prize: Awarded to the student(s)
who duly completed M.Th course and Doctoral studies.

XV. FINANCIAL MATTERS
A. COMPULSORY COLLEGE FEES :

Items Single Student Married Student
B.D. M.Th. D.Th. B.D. M.Th. D.Th.
1.Registration 200 300 400 200 300 400
2.Tuition 5,000 8,000 10,000 5,000 8,000 10,000
3.Accommo. 2,000 2,500 8,000 5,000 6,000 8,000
4.Electricity 1,000 1,500 2,000 ……. ……. …….
5.Water 1,000 1,000 1,000 2,500 2,500 2,500
6.Mess Establis. 200 200 200 ……. ……. …….
7.College Establis. 200 200 200 200 200 200
8. Stationery 500 1,000 1,500 500 1,000 1,500
9.Library 2,000 2,500 3,000 2,000 2,500 3,000
10.Con. Field Edu. 2,500 ……. ……. 2,500 ……. …….
11.Inten. Field Edu.6,000 ……. ……. 6,000 ……. …….
12.Seminar Fee 100 250 500 100 250 500
13.Medical Care 500 500 500 500 500 500
14.Games & Sports 200 200 200 200 200 200
15.Students’ Body 150 150 150 150 150 150
16.Col. Magazine 200 200 200 200 200 200
17. Journal Fee 100 100 100 100 100 100
18.Col. Exams 1,000 1,500 500 1,000 1,500 500
19.Mess (Rs1500) 15,000 15,000 18,000 ……. ……. …….
Total 37,850 35,100 46,450 26,150 23,400 27,750
B. COMPULSORY SENATE FEES:
1. (To be paid one time) B.D. M.Th.
a)Senate Registration 600 800
b)Reguln. & Syllabus 1& 2 350 300
c)Transcript Fee 350 350
Total = 1300 1450
2. (To be paid every year)
BDI BDII BDIII BDIV MThI MThII
a) SenateEx.Fee 2100 1750 2100 1050 1800 1350
b) Marks Fee 250 250 250 250 250 250
c) Council Fee 100 100 100 100 100 100
Total = 2450 2100 2450 1400 2150 1700
3. (To be paid by Final year Students)
Particular B.D. M.Th
1) Thesis Fee 1000 2500
2) Graduation Fee 200 200
Total = 1200 2700
C. 1. COLLEGE FEES: DCPC
1.College Registration fee 200 11. Tuition fee 5,000
2.Regulation and Syllabus 150 12.Water 1,000
3.Accommodation fee 2,000 13. Electricity 1,000
4.Mess Establishment 200 14. Library fee 2,000
5.College Establishment 200 15. Project fee 1000
6. Practical/Clinal Work 2,500 16. Stationery 500
7.Medical Care Fee 500 17. Seminar Fee 500
8.Games & Sports 200 18.Col. Magazine 200
9.College Exams Fee 1,000 19. Journal 100
10.Mess Fee (Rs1500x10) 15,000 20. Students’ Body 150
Total = 33,400
2. Senate Fees for DCPC
1) Senate Exam. Fee (Every year) 3,150
2) Marks Fee (Every Year) 250
3) Council Fee (Every year) 100
4) Senate Registration fee (one time) 600
5) Regulation & Syllabus (one time) 150
6) Transcript fee (one time) 350
7) Graduation Fee (by final year) 200
Total = 4,800
D. TOTAL FEES Single Married
B.D First Year 41,600 29,900
B.D Second Year 39,950 28,250
B.D Third Year 40,300 28,600
B.D Fourth Year 40,450 28,750
M.Th First Year 38,700 27,000
M.Th Second Year 39,500 27,800
D.Th First Year 74,450 55,750
D.Th Second Year 57,450 38,750
D.Th Third Year 57,450 58,750
DCPC 38,200 35,500

XVI. SPONSORSHIP
1. What is Synod sponsorship?
Synod sponsorship means the official approval and
recommendation granted by the Governing Board, i.e.,
Theological Education Board (TEB) of the Mizoram
Presbyterian Synod, to a person undertaking any level of
theological studies.
2. Conditions for Granting Synod Sponsorship
1) Financial Support for Deputed Synod Workers shall be
awarded by the Governing Board after considering the
academic records and character of the candidates and the
needs of the church.
2) Various categories of scholarship shall be awarded to the
applicants as per the discretion of the Governing Board.
3) For the continuation of any scholarship in subsequent years
of study, the scholarship holders would be required to maintain
at least a C+ average in their studies, and the confidential reports
from their respective colleges should be satisfactory.
4) Synod sponsorship as well as financial support granted to
any candidate shall be withdrawn at any time during the
course of studies if he/she fails to abide by the standards
and directives of the Governing Board.
5) Candidates who have not been granted Synod sponsorship
for a particular course of studies can, however, apply for Synod
sponsorship to undertake another course of theological studies.
6) Subsequent applications for scholarships from candidates
who had earlier sought Synod sponsorship without financial
support, and from private candidates will not be entertained
by the Governing Board after the candidates have completed
one year or more in a particular course of studies.
7) Candidates receiving minimum or medium scholarship may
apply to the Governing Board for a higher category of
scholarship after one year or more of theological studies.
They shall have to provide sufficient justification for the
same. The Governing Board, after due consideration, may
or may not grant such requests.
3. Types of Synod Sponsorship
There are three types of Synod sponsorship:
1) Sponsorship for Deputed Synod Workers:
This sponsorship shall be granted to any full-time Synod
worker who is officially deputed to undergo theological studies.
2) Sponsorship with Financial Support:
This sponsorship shall be granted to any candidate other
than deputed full-time Synod Workers selected by the TEB
on the basis of a written examination and/or interview for
undertaking any level of theological studies in any college
or seminary affiliated to the Senate of Serampore College
within the country.
3) Sponsorship without Financial Support:
This sponsorship shall be granted to candidates desirous of
pursuing theological studies at their own expense without
expecting any financial support from the Synod. Such
candidates will be selected by the Governing Board on the
basis of a written test and/or interview. Even Synod fulltime
workers, desirous of undertaking theological studies
at their own expense, can apply for this kind of Synod
sponsorship.
4. Categories of Financial Support:
The College offers different categories of financial support.
These categories of assistance or scholarship may be granted
not only to candidates receiving type 1 or 2 of Synod
Sponsorship, but also to candidates sponsored by other church
bodies. There are four kinds of financial support:
1) Financial Support for Deputed Synod Workers:
Full-time Synod workers who have been deputed by the
Synod will be entitled to receive their salaries and other
financial assistance as per the Synod Service Rules.
2) Maximum Scholarship/Category I scholarship:
This scholarship shall cover all the College and Senate
fees, including Hostel mess fee and travel expenses (T/A
& D/A) to and from the College of study at the beginning
and at the end of the course. It will not cover pocket money,
medical fees, book grant, thesis grant, etc.
In the case of married candidates who plan to live in the
College family quarters, maximum scholarship would cover
all college and senate fees and charges for family quarters.
They will be entitled to receive double mess fee, double
medical allowance and travel allowance (to and from the
College at the beginning and end of the course ) for their
spouses as well. No allowance is given for their children.
In case of married candidates sponsored byTEB studying
in other Colleges within India, the candidate and his or her
spouse shall be given travel expenses at the beginning and
end of the course.
3) Medium Scholarship/Category II Scholarship:
This scholarship shall cover College and Senate fees
including study tour grant. It will not cover hostel mess fee
field education, pocket money, book grant, thesis grant,
degree certificate fee, sports, magazine and association fees.
In the case of married candidates who plan to live in the
College family quarters, this scholarship shall cover only
the candidate and his or her spouse travel expenses (T/A
& D/A) to and from the College of study at the beginning
and at the end of the course excluding their children.
In case of married candidates sponsored byTEB studying
in other Colleges within India, the candidate and his or her
spouse shall be given travel expenses at the beginning and
end of the course.
4) Minimum Scholarship/Category III Scholarship:
This scholarship shall cover colleg fee and study tour grant
only. All other expenses will be borne by the candidate. In
the case of married candidates who plan to live in college
family quarters, minimum scholarship implies a grant of travel
expenses (T/A & D/A) to the candidate and his or her spouse
to and from the College of study at the beginning and at the
end of the course excluding their children.
In case of married candidates sponsored byTEB
studying in other Colleges within India, the candidate and
his or her spouse shall be given travel expenses at the
beginning and at the end of the course.

XVII. CAMPUS LIFE
1. Daily Routine
The Students have a very busy and exciting campus life. Their
day begins with a rising bell at 5:00 am. Following morning
tea, they are expected to have their own private devotions and
do their studies from 6:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. At 7:45 a.m. meals
are served in the Dining Hall. Staff and students participate in
the chapel service at 8:30 a.m. Classes are held from 9:15 a.m.
to 11:55 a.m. following which there is a break for 45 minutes
fo tea, rest and recreation. In the afternoon, classes are usually
eld from 12:40 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. Thereafter students may spend
some time in the library, have their supper, play games, listen
to the radio or watch T.V., meet friends, etc. They then have to
assemble in the chapel for evening prayers. Afterwards, they
have tea and then return to their studies (either in their own
rooms or in the library).
On Thursday afternoons, students are expected to do campus
work from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 pm. On Saturdays, they are free
to attend to their needs or any responsibilities; however the
library may be kept open in the forenoon as well as in the
evening (after the evening worship) for students who require
doing some reading.
2. Study Time
1) The College is striving for academic excellence for all students.
In order to promote such an academic atmosphere,
the following are the minimum hours for study prescribed
by the College from Mondays to Fridays:
Morning 06:00 a.m. – 07:45 a.m. (Summer)
06:30 a.m. – 07:45 a.m. (Winter)
Evening 07:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Summer)
07:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Winter)
2) Evening Study Hours will also be observed on Saturdays
as well.
3) Students are expected to study either in their respective
rooms or in the Library
4) Silence should be observed in the Hostels especially during
study hours. The students should not in any way cause
inconvenience or disturbance to fellow hostellers.
5) Students are not permitted to use personal entertainment
devices during study hours.
6) With the exception of emergencies or urgent college work,
students are not permitted to go out of the College campus
during class/study hours for private purposes. In the case
of emergencies or urgent college work, prior permission
should be sought from the Vice-Principal through the Hostel
Warden.
7) Students having Fellowship/Tutorial Group meetings during
study hours should inform the Hostel Superintendent
about the same.
8) As far as possible Committee meetings, choir practices,
etc, should not be held during study hours. If it is necessary
to have such meetings, the Hostel Superintendent’s
permission should be sought first.
3. Sunday Responsibilities
1) Sunday is a busy day for most of the students as they are
engaged in the Sunday Field Education programme. They
are encouraged to follow this routine every Sunday.
4. Students’ Body
All the students in the college are members of an organization
called the Students’ Body. They elect their own leaders every
year who constitute the S.B. Committee. This Committee is
responsible for student discipline as well as other activities
such as weekly campus social work on Thursday afternoon,
organizing games and sports, debates, special lectures, etc.
5. The Student Christian Movement
The College is a member unit of the Student Christian Movement
of India (SCMI). The SCM elects its Committee members
every year. The Committee organises various programmes
such as the Bible Study, reflections on social issues, Male Voice
(Choir), participation in camps, etc. The Unit takes an active
part in regional and national programmes of the SCM.
6. Worship Time
Worship is an indispensable element of theological training.
All students are required to spend time in private devotions
and to regularly attend worship services in the college or elsewhere
as directed by the college authorities. If at any time they
are unable to do so, they should acquire prior permission from
the concerned college authorities. SCM Services are held on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The SB Services are held on
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
7. Fellowship
While the majority of the students are from Mizoram, there are
also some from the neighbouring states of Tripura, Assam,
Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh, as well
as from neighbouring regions representing different church traditions.
Hence the college is a centre of warm ecumenical fellowship.
Tutorial groups, campus community worship services, and
fellowship meetings further strengthen this spirit of togetherness.
The annual retreat is also a time of edifying spiritual fellowship.
8. Community Worship
Students have been actively participating in community worship
along with the faculty, non-teaching staff and families in the campus
on Sunday evenings. They are encouraged to participate in
worship and devotions as these activities are important for the
spiritual formation and leadership training of the students.
9. Sports and Recreation Time
Students are encouraged to observe the following timings for
leisure and for playing out-door and indoor games from Mondays
to Fridays: 3:30p.m-5:30p.m. (Summer) 3:30p.m-
5:00p.m. (Winter)
10. Dining Hall
All students residing in the single students’ hostel share a common
dining hall. While the college appoints full-time cooks, the
students are responsible in running their own mess under the Students’
Body (S.B) Committee in which the Mess Secretary (elected
by the students every year along with S.B. Office Bearers) is responsible
for the administration of Hostel Mess under the supervision
of the Hostel Superintendent. All Students are expected to
serve as Mess Managers according to their roster.
11. Tea and Meal Timings:
Morning Tea (Summer) —- 5:30 a.m.
(Winter ) —- 6:00 a.m.
Morning Meal (Summer &Winter) —- 7:45 a.m.
Noon Tea (Summer & Winter) -12:00-12:35 p.m.
Afternoon Tea (Summer & Winter) —- 3:30 p.m.
Evening Meal (Summer & Winter) —- 5:30 p.m.
The Summer Period extends from March to October, while
the Winter Period extends from November to February.
12. Visitors’ Parlour
To entertain their visitors in the campus. They are encouraged
to make the most of this facility and are not permitted to entertain
visitors in their hostel rooms.
13. Campus Work
ATC emphasizes campus work as part of its programme of
training. It also believes that sharing of necessary work is a
good trainning in personal relationship, work ethics, dignity
of service and practical skills.

XVIII. OTHER PROGRAMMES
OF THE COLLEGE

1. B.C.S:
Aizawl Theological College serves as a local centre for two
external study programmes of the Senate of Serampore College:
the Bachelor of Christian Studies (B.C.S.) and the Diploma in
Christian Studies (Dip.C.S.) programmes. The objective of both
these programmes is to provide persons with an informed
understanding of their faith, to strengthen their academic skills
and to deepen their commitment to Christian service in the
context of their vocations.
To be eligible to study the B.C.S. course, a candidate must be
graduate of a recognised university. A holder of the B.Th.
degree of the Senate of Serampore College who has already
passed the two qualifying English papers is also eligible to
undertake the B.C.S. course. So also a person who is at least
25 years of age, who has been prevented for special reasons to
pursue normal school education and who can produce evidence
that he/she has been engaged in a full-time vocation/profession/
employment for two years, is eligible to study the B.C.S. course
provided he/she passes the Mature Candidates Entrance
Examination.
2. Dip. C.S:
Candidates desirous of doing the diploma course in Christian
Studies (Dip. C.S.) are required to have passed Higher
Secondary School (10+2) or its equivalent.The Registrar is in
charge of the two programmes. The College is also running
B.C.S. and Dip.C.S. programmes in English and Mizo.
3. D. Min:
Recognizing the importance of continuing theological
education for full time Ministers in the service of the Church,
the Senate of Serampore College has offered a special
programme for them: the Doctor of Ministry programme. The
Mizoram Presbyterian Church Synod is encouraging its
ordained Ministers to register for the same. Aizawl Theological
College has been given the responsibility of co-ordinating this
programme for them.
4. D.C.P.C (Diploma in Clinical Pastoral Counselling):
The College has introduced the Diploma in Clinical Pastoral
Counselling (D.C.P.C.) to provode skills for pastors and others
to engage in the healing ministry of the church in the congregations,
institutions and in the society in general.
5. Mobile Theological School:
Since 1972, the college has been engaged in educating lay
people throuh this programme. This programme was initially
started with the help of the Theological Education Fund of
the World Council of Churches. In this programme a team of
faculty members visit interior places in Mizoram and open
study institutes for the laity. Introductory lectures are given in
different disciplines such as Old Testament, New Testament,
Theology, History of Christianity, Religions and Christian
Ministry. Theological literature relating to these subjects,
published by the College are made available to the laity. The
registered students study the books. After five or six months
an examination is conducted. Successful candidates are
awarded certificates with Bible or Christian Hymn Book.
6. Calvin Study Centre (CSC):
Recognising that a vast majority of Mizo Christians belong to
the Calvinistic tradition, the Aizawl Theological College has
established a Calvin Study Centre. The Centre serves primarily
as a research and study centre for Calvin’s teachings and the
Calvinistic tradition. It also seeks to conscientize the Mizo
Christians about the said tradition and makes provision for
theological students to study the same.
In view of the above objectives, the Centre has started
collecting various books, journals and articles relating to the
teachings of Calvin and the Calvinistic tradition. Seminars on
Calvinism are organized every year. The seminar papers and
discussions are published in a book form as part of a series
entitled Calvina Zirtirna leh Mizo Nun (Calvinism and Mizo
Life). The Centre is also engaged in translating and publishing
other books related to the Calvinistic tradition. A course on
The Life and Thought of John Calvin is also offered to the
final year B.D. students.
7. Conducting Probationary Pastors’ Examination:
The College is entrusted by the Mizoram Presbyterian Church
to conduct examinations for probationary pastors in October
every year. During their three years of probationary pastorship,
they are expected to successfully write examinations in six
subjects: The Bible, Christian Theology, History of Christianity,
Christian Education, Religions and Pastoralia. In addition,
they are required to write a book review every year.
8. Early Childhood Care Education Centre:
A pre-school facility is made available for tiny tots in the
campus and in the neighbourhood. Presently Mrs. Lalthanpuii
is the Head Mistress while Mrs. Lalrokimi serves as volunteer
teacher and Ms Lalrinnungi serves as a helper.

XIX. ATC Publications
1. Didakhe Journal:
The College has been publishing a bi-monthly theological journal
called Didakhe since 1972, with a circulation of 5,500 copies.
This is an important medium through which theological
discussions on relevant contemporary issues are addressed. It
is managed by an independent Board called ‘Didakhe Editorial
Board’ of Aizawl Theological College.
2. Presbyterian Review:
The Presbyterian Review is an English quarterly, which the
College published on behalf of the Mizoram Presbyterian
Church, contains News, reports and reflections about the
Church, its mission and ministries. It is manged by the Presbyterian
Review Editorial Board, Aizawl Theological College.
3. Mizoram Journal of Theology:
Mizoram Journal of Theology, a theological journal in English,
is also published bi-annually since 1999. It is looked after by
the MJT Editorial Board, Aizawl Theological College.
4. College Magazine:
The College Magazine is another annual publication. It normally
carries English as well as Mizo articles. It is primarily
the Students’ Body that takes up the responsibility of publishing
the Magazine with the help of the College Faculty.
5. The Mizo Theological Literature Committee (MTLC):
Another body which is affiliated to the Board for Theological
Text Book Programmes for South Asia (BTTBPSA), is responsible
for the publication of theological textbooks and other
useful reference books in Mizo. Most of these publications
have undergone several reprints. The members of the Committee
are drawn from all over Mizoram and the permanent
Office Bearers are: Moderator, Mizoram Presbyterian Church
Synod (Chairman), Principal, Aizawl Theological College
(Secretary), Vice-Principal, Aizawl Theological College (Treasurer),
Registrar, Aizawl Theological College (Manager).
6. Special Publications:
During the past few years, the College has brought out the
following special publications:
1) Social Problems in the Mizo Context
2) Biblical Exegesis & Sermon Exposition
3) Calvina Zirtirna leh Mizo Nun (Calvinism in the Life and
Thought of the Mizos) Vols. I, II, III & IV
4) Westminster Thurin leh Welsh Thurin (The Westminster and
Welsh Confessions)
5) ATC Hymn Book
6) Dictionary of Theological Terms (in Mizo)
7) History of Departments of the Mizoram Presbyterian Church
8) Kum Za Mel Lung (A.T.C. Centernary Souvenir)
9) Rawngbawltute Thian(Collection of Didakhe Articles 1972-1982)
10) Rawngbawltu Puitu ( Collection of Didakhe Articles 1983-1992)
11) Rawngbawltu Hruaitu (Collection of Didakhe Articles 1993-2002)
12) Rawngbawltu Thuam (Collection of Didakhe Articles 2003-2012).
13) One Volume New Testament Commentary (Mizo) ( 2015)
14) ATC Hymn Book (Revised and Enlarged) (2017)
15)Dictionary of Theological Terms (Mizo) Revised and Enlarged
(2017)

XX. AIZAWL THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR 2017 – 2018

FIRST SEMESTER (JUNE – OCTOBER 2017)
June 07 (Wed) : Hostel Re-opens: Arrival of students
June 08 (Thu) : Campus Cleaning
June 09(Fri) : 10:00-11:00 am – Registration of New BD, M.Th
& DCPC Students
12:30-1:00 pm – Principal’s Tea
1:00 pm – Welcome Function to be
followed by Faculty meeting with
DCPC, BD I, M.Th I, D.Th.I.
June 12 (Mon) : Beginning of Classes
June 12 (Mon) – 13 (Tue) : M.Th. Iyr Orientation Workshop
June 15 (Thu) : YMA Day* (Young Mizo Association Day)
June 22 (Thu) – 23 (Fri) : College Retreat
June 30 (Fri) : Remna Ni* (Peace Day)
Aug 01 (Tue) – 30 (Wed) : M.Th. Integrated Course Seminars
Aug 15 (Tue) : Independence Day*
Aug 31 (Thu) : Ramthar Ni* (Mission Day)
Sept 14 (Thu) – 17 (Sun) : Exam Preparatory Holidays**
Sept 18 (Mon)- 3 0 (Sat) : 1st Semester Examination
Oct 02 (Mon) : Gandhi Jayanti*
Oct 03 (Tue) : Interview of Final Year BD & M.Th.
Oct 04 (Wed) : Bible Knowledge Exam for B.D. Students
Oct 05 (Thu) – 10 (Tue) : Break for Presbytery Meetings (Field Education
for BD Students)
Oct 05 (Thu) – 08 (Sun) : Presbytery Meetings
SECOND SEMESTER (OCTOBER 2017 – APRIL 2018)
Oct 11 (Wed) : Hostel Reopens: Arrival of Students
Oct 12 (Thu) : Campus Cleaning
Oct 12 (Thu) – 13 (Fri) : Pro. Pastor Exam (9:30 am-12:30 pm)
Oct 13 (Fri) : 12:30 pm: Community Tea
01:00 pm: Welcome Programme
Oct 16 (Mon) : Beginning of Classes
Oct 23 (Mon) : TEB Budget Meeting
Oct 23 (Mon) – Nov 06 (Mon) : D.Min. Entrance, Dip.C.S., B.C.S.,
MCS, Dip.BT, Mature Entrance
(BD, BCS) All Qualifying, CET Exam
Oct 26 (Thu) – Nov 04 (Sat) : BD III: Mission Exposure
Nov 06 (Tue) – 09 (Thu) : M.Th. I Thesis Proposal Workshop
Nov 17 (Fri) : 52nd COLLEGE DAY CELEBRATION
Nov 23 (Thu) : Interview of Pro Pastor Candidates
Nov 28 (Tue) – 30 (Thu) : College Sports,
Dec 01 (Fri) – 20 (Wed) : B.D. II: Urban Field Exposure
Dec 04 (Mon) – 07 (Thu) : Senate Meetings and Convocation
Dec 01 (Fri) – Jan 09 (Tue) : Winter Vacation
Jan 10 (Wed) 2018 : Hostel Reopens & Arrival of Students
Jan 11 (Thu) : Campus Cleaning
Jan 12 (Fri) : 12:30 pm: Community Tea & Welcome Function
Jan 15 (Mon) : Beginning of Classes
Jan 17 (Wed) : M.Th. Entrance Examination
Jan 18 (Thu) : Interview of M.Th & D.Th Candidates(Dept)
Jan 19 (Fri) : TEB Interview of M.Th & D.Th Candidates
Jan 26 (Fri) : India Republic Day*
Jan 31 (Wed) : Submission of B.D. Thesis & DCPC Project
Feb. 07 (Wed) : Last date for Sumission of B.D. Thesis &
DCPC Project with Late Fee
Feb 12 (Mon) & 13 (Tue) : BD III Thesis Writing Orientation (Gen Intro &
Methodological inputs from the Departments)
Feb 14 (Wed) : BD Entrance Examination
Feb 15 (Thu) : Scrutiny of BD Candidates by the faculty
Feb 16 (Fri) : TEB Interview of BD Candidates
Feb 20 (Tue) : Mizoram Statehood Day*
Feb 21 (Wed) : BD III Thesis Proposal Workshop (Departmental)
Feb 25 (Sun) : Last Sunday for Field Education
March 07(Wed) : Submission of M.Th. Thesis
March 09 (Fri) : Interview of Final Year BD & M.Th, D.Th &
DCPC Students
March 14 (Wed) : Last Date for Submission of M.Th. Thesis
with Late Fee
March 15 (Thu) : Chanchin Tha Thlen Ni* (Arrival of First
Missionary to Mizoram)
March 19 ( Mon) : Library Knowledge Exam for BD Final year Stds
March 20 (Tue) : Bible Reading Competition (Mizo & English)
March 21 (Wed) – 25 (Sun) : Exam Preparatory Holidays***
March 22 (Thu) : DCPC & Hindi B.D. Entrance Examination
March 23 (Fri) : TEB Interview of DCPC & Hindi BD Candts
March 30 (Fri) : Good Friday*
April 01 (Sun) : Easter Sunday*
April 02 (Mon) : Easter Monday*
April 03 (Tue) – April 18 (Wed) : Senate Exam :- BD, MTh, DCPC, D.Min. etc.,
April 04 (Wed) : Harhna Thlen Ni* (Revival Day)
April 20 (Fri) : VALEDICTORY SERVICE***
April 21 (Sat) – May 07 (Mon) : BD I: Working with NGOs***
April 21 (Sat) – May 07 (Mon) : BD II: Rural Field Education***
April 21 (Sat) – May 07 (Mon) : BD III: Engagement with Pastoral Ministry***
April 21 (Sat) – June 12 (Tue) : Summer Vacation***
May 18 (Fri) : ATC Teaching & Non-Teaching Staff Retreat
May 20 (Sun) : Pentecost Sunday
May 25 (Fri) : SLWF Day
June 13 (Wed) : Hostel Reopens : Arrival of Students
Notes:
* Holidays
** Non-instructional days, College Office remains open
*** The scheduled dates given in the calender are liable to be changed in compliance
with the final Senate exam routine.

Aizawl Theological 40 College Prospectus: 2017-2018