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 John Arun Kumar

John Arun Kumar

Dr Arun is a professor of Hinduism and Head of the Department of Study of Religions. He also is the director of the Centre for Religious Studies, and of SAIACS’ MA (TS) and PhD (Theology) programmes under the University of Mysore. Prior to joining SAIACS, Dr Arun served with Indian Evangelical Mission (IEM), a cross-cultural mission work in India…

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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 Nigel Ajay Kumar

Dr Nigel Kumar

Dr Nigel Ajay 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…

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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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Dr E. D. Solomon

Dr E D Solomon

Dr E.D. Solomon joined SAIACS in June 2016. He is a professor of missiology and Head of the Department of Missiology.     Dr Solomon has written for a number of national and international journals and books. His PhD thesis is published by the ISPCK (2012), titled, Change and continuity: Influences on Self-Identity of Christian Dalits of Madiri Puram…

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Dr Prabhu Singh

Prabhu Singh

Dr Prabhu Singh, Principal of South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) and Professor of Anthropology and Missions, was born and brought up in the southernmost part of India, in the state of Tamil Nadu. At the age of 19, he surrendered his life to Christ and at 22, joined Christian ministry. For nearly 25 years, he has…

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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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Dr Ernest Clark

Ernest Clark

Dr Ernest Clark is Classics Consultant in the Department of New Testament. He joined the SAIACS faculty in 2016. Dr Clark teaches MDiv modules on Greek translation and exegesis, and MTh modules on Historical Contexts of the New Testament, Textual Criticism, and Research Methods. He has developed several modules for SAIACS’s online MA programmes: Biblical Interpretation; Gospels; Acts and…

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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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