Dr Havilah Dharamraj

Dr Havilah Dharamraj

Dr Havilah Dharamraj entered SAIACS as an MA student in 1999, on the completion of which she went on to doctoral studies as a faculty trainee. She returned in 2006 to full-time employment as faculty. She became Head of the Department of Old Testament in 2008, and Academic Dean in 2012.     Her area of specialization is Old…

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Dr Nigel Kumar

Dr Nigel Kumar

Dr Nigel Kumar first joined SAIACS as an MA student in 1998. He later returned as Faculty in Training in the Theology department in 2003 and has been at the seminary ever since. His doctoral research was on the theological definition of the word "religion" and has been published as; What is Religion: A Theological Answer.   Dr Nigel…

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Dr Roji Thomas George

Dr. Roji Thomas George

Dr Roji George is a New Testament professor, Head of the NT Department, and Dean of Students. Prior to joining the SAIACS faculty, Dr Roji served as Assistant Professor of the New Testament at Luther W. New Jr. Theological College, Dehradun (2005-2016), and as the Managing Editor of the Doon Theological Journal (DTJ) from 2008-09 and 2012-16. He started…

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Yesan Sellan

Yesan Sellan

Mr Yesan Sellan has been serving as Chief Librarian of SAIACS since 2004. Prior to joining SAIACS, he was librarian at Serampore College. Mr Yesan has more than twenty years of experience as a theological librarian. He is responsible for library information services of SAIACS and is coordinator for the Centre for South Asia Research (CSAR), which endeavours to…

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Dr Varughese John

Varghese John

Dr Varughese John is a professor of theology and has served on SAIACS’ faculty since 2011.  He served as Dean of Students from 2012-17 and also as the chair of the publication committee from 2014-18.   He received his PhD in 2006 in the area of Kierkegaard studies as a fellow of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research. Before joining SAIACS, he…

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Rev Dr Varghese Thomas

Varghese Thomas

Rev Dr Varghese Thomas is a professor and the Head of the Department of Pastoral Theology and Counselling at SAIACS. He joined SAIACS in August 2018. Prior to this, he served as the teaching pastor of New Calvary Church, Chennai, and as faculty at Hindustan Bible Institute and College for more than twenty years. Before joining SAIACS, he was…

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Dr Uday Balasundaram

Uday Balasundaram

Dr Uday Balasundaram joined SAIACS in 2018 as a professor of Intercultural Studies with a special focus on integrating the creative arts, theology, and mission. His doctoral research focused on exploring the process of musical creativity among “indigenous cosmopolitan musicians” for mission, wherein he introduces the concept of creatio Dei as a way for theologising through the arts and developing “new…

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Stavan John

Stavan John

Mr Stavan N. John joined SAIACS as a faculty-in-training in the Theology Department after completing his MTh at SAIACS in 2015. Earlier, in 2010, he graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with an MDiv. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. His thesis focuses on Thomas F. Torrance’s Theology of the Ascension….

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Salome Namrata Simeon

Salome Namrata Simeon

Mrs Salome Namrata Simeon is a faculty-in-training in the Pastoral Theology and Counselling department with a focus on counselling. Her PhD work in is the area of motherhood identity in which she aims to explore how women reconstruct their identities on becoming a mother.   Mrs Salome is married to Rev. Philip Yalla, a pastor in New City Fellowship,…

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Prince Kumar

Prince Kumar

Mr Prince Kumar Tamilarasan is a graduate of SAIACS with an MTh in Old Testament. In May 2018, he joined SAIACS as a faculty-in-training in the OT department. Presently, he is working on a proposal for his PhD dissertation and teaches courses in OT. Before joining SAIACS full-time, he served as a discipleship pastor in First Assembly of God church…

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