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Institute of Pastoral Management is a centre established in the Faculty of Theology at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram with a view to provide specialized training to ordained priests to undertake ministry in specific contexts and to facilitate quality research and ongoing updating programmes in the area of pastoral ministry. Apart from regular programmes to train missionaries in diverse contexts, this Institute intends to impart training in languages and other skills required for the effective fulfilment of the mission mandate. This Institute offers, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Cologne, Germany, an intensive five months Pastoral Management Course for priests, who want to work in the German speaking dioceses. The first part of the course, consisting of intensive training in the first two levels of German language, will be offered in association with the Goethe Institute, Bangalore. The second part will offer specially focused introduction to the German culture, traditions, history of the Church in Germany, liturgical practices, etc., in view of practically equipping each candidate to offer pastoral care to the people in German speaking Catholic parishes. These courses will be offered by teachers from Germany who are experts in the respective fields.

Director: Prof. Dr. Joy Philip Kakknattu, CMI  |  Email:

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