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  • Each year a set of subjects for 40 credits will be chosen from among  subjects prescribed for each PG Diploma Programme. 
  • 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.  
  • 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. 
  • •The theme of the research paper shall be selected during contact  
    class. The length of the research paper shall be between 10,000 and  
    15,000 words.
  • • Each of the courses in a discipline will have the following pattern of  
    1) Written Assignment/Case Study = 55% (600) 
    2) Attending Contact Classes = 18% (200) 
    3) Objective Type Examination and Viva = 18% (200)  
    4) Research Paper = 9% (100) 
  • Online/electronic submission of the written assignments is encouraged. 
    Printed or hand-written assignments can also be submitted. 
1. Post Graduate Diploma in Philosophy
  • Understanding Philosophy Today 
  • Formal Logic 
  • Ancient Western Philosophy  
  • Ancient Indian Philosophy (Sruti & Smrti) 
  • Medieval Western Philosophy 
  • Moral Philosophy (General Ethics) 
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of God 
  • Indian Orthodox Systems 
  • Indian Heterodox Systems 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Modern Western Philosophy 
  • Modern Indian Philosophy 
  • Contemporary Western Philosophy 
  • Contemporary Trends in Western Philosophy 
  • General Psychology 
  • Existentialism and Phenomenology 
  • Philosophy of Knowledge 
  • Philosophy of Human Person 
  • Philosophy of Science and Nature 
  • Subaltern Studies                                                                 
2. Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
  • General Psychology 
  • Theories of Personality 
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Abnormal Psychology 
  • Psychological Assessment & Testing 
  • and Psychodynamics Analysis 
  • Basic Skills and Techniques in Counselling 
  • Group Therapy 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Theory and Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Approach 
  • Case Studies and Supervised Practical Counselling Session
3. Post Graduate Diploma in Theology
  • Understanding Theology Today 
  • Fundamentals of Biblical Studies 
  • Canon Law in the Life of the Church 
  • Moral Theology 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Church History 
  • Fathers of the Church 
  • Eastern and Indian Christian Theology 
  • Theology of the Church 
  • Ecumenism 
  • Liturgy 
  • Pastoral Theology 
  • Anthropology 
  • Christology 
  • Pneumatology 
  • Revelation and Faith 
  • Theology of sacraments 
  • Theology of Eucharist 
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation 
  • Theology of Mission 
  • Bio-Medical Ethics 
  • Sexuality and Marriage                                                                                                                             
4. Post Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Theology 
  • Understanding Theology Today 
  •  Fundamentals of Biblical Studies 
  •  Foundations of Christian Spirituality 
  •  Theology of Spiritual Life 
  •  The Art of Spiritual Direction 
  •  Nature & Challenges of Discipleship in the Gospels 
  •  Transforming Experience of Prayer in the Bible 
  •  Fathers of the Church
  •  Eastern Christian Spirituality 
  •  Discernment of the Spirit 
  •  Monasticism 
  •  Ashram Spirituality 
  •  Biblical Spirituality 
  •  Spiritual Traditions in the Church 
  •  Mysticism
  •  Mysteries of the Church 
  •  Research Methodology 
  •  Spiritual Traditions in the Church 
  •  Religion and Literature                                                                                                           
5. Post Graduate Diploma in Formative Spirituality 
  • Foundations of Christian Spirituality 
  • Theology of Spiritual Life 
  • The Art of Spiritual Direction 
  • Nature & Challenges of Discipleship in the Gospels 
  • Transforming Experience of Prayer in the Bible 
  • Yoga and Integration 
  • Eastern Christian Spirituality 
  • Discernment of the Spirit 
  • Spirituality and Wholeness 
  • Psychology and Vocation 
  • Monasticism 
  • Ashram Spirituality 
  • Theology of Religious Life, Vows, and Community 
  • Psycho-Dynamics of Religious Life 
  • Formation: Styles, Challenges, and Response 
  • Basic Skills and Techniques in Counselling 
  • Sexuality, Intimacy, and Celibacy 
  • Teachings of the Church on Religious Formation 
  • Spiritual Traditions in the Church 
  • Research Methodology                                                                                                          
6. Post Graduate Diploma in Biblical Studies
  • Understanding Theology Today 
  • Fundamentals of Biblical Studies 
  • Pentateuch 
  • Historical Books 
  • Prophets 
  • Psalms 
  • Wisdom Literature 
  • Biblical Interpretation 
  • Synoptics 
  • Gospel of Mathew 
  • Luke-Acts 
  • Pauline Theology 
  • Johannine Writings 
  • Other NT Writings 
  • Passion and Resurrection Narratives  
  • Research Methodology
7. Post Graduate Diploma in Canon Law
  • Legal Studies in General 
  • Indian Civil Law 
  • Canon Law in the Life of the Church 
  • History and Sources of Canon Law 
  • General Norms 
  • Churches sui iuris and Rites 
  • Christian Faithful and Lay Ministry in the Church 
  • Hierarchy I & II 
  • Eastern Christian Churches 
  • Law on Clerics 
  • Institutes of Consecrated Life 
  • Marriage 
  • Juridical Methodology 
  • Trials in General and Contentious Trial 
  • Temporal Goods of the Church 
  • Discipline of Sacraments 
  • Ecclesial Magisterium 
  • Evangelization and Ecumenism 
  • Penal Law 
  • Special Procedures 
  • Personal Law in India 
  • Roman-Byzantine Law                                                      
Latest News


44th Convocation Day was held at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram on 24 February 2021. 


New Academic Year has Begun in online Mode due to the restrictions of Covid -19. We had Solemn Holy Mass at the Dharmaram Chapel, which was followed by the inaugural address by Fr Kurian Kachappilly CMI, President DVK. The live program was broadcasted.