Dr Varghese Thomas

Dr Varghese Thomas, a SAIACS alumnus (MTh, Pastoral Theology and Counselling), serves as Head of the Department of Practical Theology and Counselling, and as Chaplain of the SAIACS community. Before joining SAIACS in 2018, he was a faculty at Hindustan Bible Institute for more than twenty years and also served as principal there for three years.


Books Written/Papers Published:

He has published several articles on professional development of theological educators, intercultural competencies of ministry leaders, and rest and spirituality. He has also published study material in counselling, education, and ministry courses for students of distance education at Hindustan Bible Institute.


Areas of Focus:

  • Pastoral and Practical Theology
  • Christian Counselling
  • Educational/Formational Studies
  • Liturgical Studies and Homiletics



  • PhD in Educational Studies, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL, USA
  • MTh in Pastoral Theology and Counselling, SAIACS
  • Bachelor of Divinity, Senate of Serampore University, West Bengal
  • BA in Theology, Hindustan Bible Institute, Chennai


Varghese and his wife, Suja, have two children.