Dharmaram Academy of Distance Education (DADE)

Director: Dr. Wilson Chakkyath, CMI
Associate Director: Dr. Benny Tharakkunnel, CMI
Email: dadebangalore@gmail.com;director@dade.in
www.dade.in; DADE on Facebook

Objectives

Make theological, philosophical and religious studies easily accessible to the general public
Impart these studies with a harmonious synthesis of the Indian, Eastern, and Western genius
Open to all seekers of knowledge
Promote mature Christian leadership among the laity through intellectual and faith formation
Help people of other faiths to know Christianity and its basic world view

Courses Offered

Choice of disciplines: (1) Philosophy, (2) Theology, (3) Biblical Studies, (4) Formative Spirituality, (5) Counselling Psychology, (6) Canon Law, (7) Spiritual Theology

Target Groups

Open to all, especially, professionals, employers, preachers, catechism teachers, priests, religious, youth, lay ministers, etc.

Eligibility and Admission

a. Degree from a recognised College/University.
b. Send in the application form and upon receiving communication from the office of DADE, register by sending the required fee.
Application Form can be downloaded from: www.dade.in

Fee Structure

a. Fee for any One Year PG Diploma Course including the course materials is Rs. 6000 ($400 for foreign students).
b. Total amount is to be remitted to DADE office by Demand Draft at the time of registration. The Demand Draft is to be drawn in favor of “Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore.”
c. Free accommodation will be provided during the time of contact classes, but students have to pay for their food expenses.

Structure of the Programme

a. Each diploma programme consists of 37 credits and a research paper.
b. Each year a set of subjects for 37 credits will be chosen from the various subjects prescribed for each PG Diploma Programme.
c. 20 study hours constitute a credit of 20 marks.
d. Upon registration, the student will be provided with course materials for the first part and after the successful completion of the assignments of this part, the course materials for the rest will be given.
e. Apart from the assignments, at the completion of courses the student will submit a research paper on a relevant theme, approved by the coordinator of the concerned course.
f. The theme of the Research Paper is to be selected during the Contact Class. The length of the research paper shall be between 10,000 and 15,000 words.
g. Every year, the Contact Classes are held for ten days in the second half of Month of May.
h. Instruction for the methodology of research writing will be given at the time of contact classes.
i. The Research Paper should be in a bound book format, typed neatly according to proper methodological style.

Evaluation Methods and Awarding of Marks

Each of the courses in a discipline will have the following pattern of evaluation:
Written Assignment, Project, Case Study, Research Paper = 50% (400)

1. Attending Contact classes = 25% (200)
2. Objective Type Examination and Viva held during the time of Contact Classes=25% (200)
3. Online/electronic submission of the written assignments is encouraged. Printed or hand-written assignments can also be submitted.

Awarding of Diploma


a. Diploma will be issued from DVK on the successful completion of the Course with 50% aggregate marks.
b. Pass grade for each individual subjects will be 40%.
c. Upon request and payment of required fees, Certificate will be sent by post to successful candidates.

For Enquires and Admission, Contact:

Dr. Wilson Chakkyath CMI,
Director, DADE,
Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram,
Dharmaram College P.O.,
Bangalore -560029,
India Email address:dadebangalore@gmail.com;director@dade.in
Fax: 080-41116000;
Tel: 080-41116227/ 41116333; 09342809497; 09448877476
For further information visit: www.dade.in;www.dvk.in/dade

Course Details

Each year a set of subjects for 37 credits will be chosen from the various subjects prescribed for each PG Diploma Programme.

PG Diploma in Philosophy

Subject Credit
Understanding Philosophy Today 2
Formal Logic 2
Ancient Western Philosophy 2
Ancient Indian Philosophy (Sruti & Smrti) 3
Medieval Western Philosophy 2
Moral Philosophy (General Ethics) 3
Metaphysics 3
Philosophy of God 3
Indian Orthodox Systems 3
Indian Heterodox Systems 2
Research Methodology 2
Modern Western Philosophy 2
Modern Indian Philosophy 2
Contemporary Western Philosophy 2
Contemporary Trends in Western Philosophy 2
General Psychology 3
Existentialism and Phenomenology 2
Philosophy of Knowledge 3
Philosophy of Human Person 3
Philosophy of Science and Nature 3
Subaltern Studies 2
PG Diploma in Theology:

Understanding Theology Today 2
Fundamentals of Biblical Studies 3
Canon Law in the Life of the Church 3
Moral Theology 3
Research Methodology 2
Church History 3
Fathers of the Church 3
Eastern and Indian Christian Theology 3
Theology of the Church 2
Ecumenism 2
Liturgy 3
Pastoral Theology 2
Anthropology 2
Christology 2
Pneumatology 2
Revelation and Faith 3
Theology of Sacraments 3
Theology of Eucharist 2
Sacrament of Reconciliation 2
Theology of Mission 2
Bio-Medical Ethics 2
Sexuality and Marriage 2
PG Diploma in Counselling Psychology:

General Psychology 3
Theories of Personality 3
Developmental Psychology 3
Abnormal Psychology 5
Psychological Testing and Psychodynamics Analysis 4
Basic Skills and Techniques in Counselling 4
Group Therapy 3
Research Methodology 2
Theory and Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy 4
Cognitive Behavioral Approach 4
Case Studies and Supervised Practical Counselling Session 8
PG Diploma in Biblical Studies:

Understanding Theology Today 2
Fundamentals of Biblical Studies 3
Pentateuch and Historical Books 5
Prophets 3
Psalms 3
Wisdom Literature 2
Biblical Interpretation 2
Synoptics 3
Gospel of Mathew 2
Luke-Acts 3
Pauline Theology 4
Johannine Writings 4
Other NT Writings 2
Passion and Resurrection Narratives 2
Research Methodology 2


PG Diploma in Canon Law:

Legal Studies in General 2
Indian Civil Law 2
Canon Law in the Life of the Church 3
History and Sources of Canon Law 3
General Norms 4
Churches sui iuris and Rites 2
Christian Faithful Lay Ministry in the Church 2
Hierarchy I & II 4
Eastern Christian Churches 2
Law on Clerics 2
Institutes of Consecrated Life 2
Marriage 3
Juridical Methodology 2
Trials in General and Contentious Trial 2
Temporal Goods of the Church 2
Discipline of Sacraments 3
Ecclesial Magisterium 2
Evangelization and Ecumenism 2
Penal Law 2
Special Procedures 2
Personal Law in India 2
Roman-Byzantine Law 2


PG Diploma in Formative Spirituality:

Foundations of Christian Spirituality 2
Theology of Spiritual Life 3
The Art of Spiritual Direction 3
Nature & Challenges of Discipleship in the Gospels 3
Transforming Experience of Prayer in the Bible 3
Yoga and Integration 2
Eastern Christian Spirituality 3
Discernment of the Spirit 2
Spirituality and Wholeness 2
Psychology and Vocation 3
Monasticism 3
Ashram Spirituality 2
Theology of Religious Life and Vows 3
Psycho-Dynamics of Religious Life 3
Formation: Styles, Challenges, and Response 2
Basic Skills and Techniques in Counselling 4
Sexuality, Intimacy, and Celibacy 2
Teachings of the Church on Religious Formation 2
Spiritual Traditions in the Church 3
Research Methodology 2


PG Diploma in Spiritual Theology:

Understanding Theology Today 2
Fundamentals of Biblical Studies 3
Foundations of Christian Spirituality 2
Theology of Spiritual Life 3
The Art of Spiritual Direction 3
Nature & Challenges of Discipleship in the Gospels 3
Transforming Experience of Prayer in the Bible 3
Fathers of the Church 3
Eastern Christian Spirituality 3
Discernment of the Spirit 2
Monasticism 2
Ashram Spirituality 2
Spirituality of Journey 2
Spiritual Traditions in the Church 3
Mysticism 2
Mysteries of the Church 3
Research Methodology 2

Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram,
Dharmaram College P. O,
Bangalore-560 029,
India

Tel : 080-41116300/41116302
Fax : 080-41116000

E-mail : registrar@dvk.in
Website : www.dvk.in