Director: Dr. Rajesh Kavalackal, CMI
This programme aims at initiating the students into systematic, critical and creative theological reflection in the actual Indian context of villages. The soul of India is in her villages where almost 80% of our people live. A contextualized and praxis-oriented theology can originate only from an existential encounter with the concrete life situation of the people. Direct observation and personal participation in the life of the people combined with deeper theological study under competent guidance are the main characteristics of this programme.
Every student has to take up this programme once during the second year theology course. It consists of village exposure and field-work for about one week and a research paper with a minimum of 6000 words and a maximum of 7500 words.
This programme is for the II BTh students, which is usually conducted at the end of second semester. A research paper based on this programme has to be submitted to the Director in the first week of the III BTh.