Duration: 2 years




Director: Dr. Mathew Anatharackal, CMI

Associate Director: Dr. Mathew Maniampra, CMI


The MA and Diploma programme are meant to prepare competent formators who can foster growth and wholeness in the adolescents and the youth entrusted to their care.  The specific objectives of the courses are as follows:

a)     To enhance the would-be formators to impart religious and Christian leadership training at Diocesan, Congregational, and parish levels.

b)     To promote a balanced blending of culture and faith, spirituality and psychology and academic and practical aspects, enriching and equipping the future formators with the skills for more effective evangelization.

To help them offer psycho-spiritual counselling to the individuals as well as groups at schools, colleges, hospitals, and other institutions

A. Courses Professor Hours/Credit
Dharmasadhanas: Eastern and Western Perspective Prof. Dr. Cyriac Kanichai 45/3
Discipleship in the Gospels: Dr. Paul Savio Pudussery 45/3
Foundations of Human Behaviour Fr. Thomas Parayil 45/3
Foundations of Human Development: Life Span Approach: Dr. Thomas Ambooken 45/3
Psycho-Spiritual Approaches to Formation: Dr. K. Perumpallikunnel & Dr. Sr. Theresa Purayidom 45/3
Theories of Counselling: : Fr. Thomas Parayil 45/3
Psychological Testing I Dr. Baiju Gopal 45/3
Inner Smile Meditations: Fr. Varghese Kotoor 30/2
Second Semester
Spiritual Guidance Dr.Mathew Anatharackal & Dr. William Sequeira 45/3
Prayer Experiences in Bible Dr. Joy P. Kakkanattu 30/2
Psychopathology Dr. M. Maniampra,
Dr. Varghese Kelamparampil
Foundations of Professional Counselling Fr. Sahayaraj S. Santiago OFM Cap. 45/3
Psychological Testing II Christ University Team 45/3
Formation in the Social Context V. Kokkadan & Team 30/2
Satsang: Theology of Christian Community Life Dr. M. Anatharackal 30/2
Group Counselling: Dr. Wilson, OFM Cap 45/3
Third Semester
Eastern Christian Spirituality Dr.T.Kollamparampil 30/2
Neuro-Linguistic Programme Dr. Shirdi Prasad 30/2
Sexuality, Celibacy, and Intimacy Dr. Shaji George Kochuthara 45/3
Psychometry Dr. Baiju Gopal, and Team 45/3
Advanced Theories and Techniques in Counselling Dr. Mathew Maniampra, Dr. Jose Thadavanal & Dr. Jini 45/3
Family Counselling Dr. M. Maniampra, Fr. Thomas Parayil & Dr. Jini 45/3
Authority and Obedience Dr. Jose Kuriedath 30/2
Canonical Aspects in Formation Dr. G. Thanchan 30/2
Fourth Semester
Pastoral Administration and Management Dr. Jayanathan 30/2
Formation of Conscience : Dr. P. Kochappilly 20/1
Advanced Course in the Art of Spiritual Guidance Dr. F. Menezes 30/2
The Franciscan Spirituality Fr. Jerry Lobo 30/2
Counselling Practicum (Internship): Dr. M. Maniampra and T. J. Parayil 80/4
Comprehensive Written Examination
3 credits
Thesis and Defence
3 credits

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

Tel : 080-41116300/41116302
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