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Distance Education Programme in Theology (DEPTh)

In a world of knowledge explosion the need to update the fundamentals of one’s faith life has become a necessity. Men and women from different walks of life express the desire to enrich their faith life in consonance with the contemporary world and its challenges. The study of theology – seen till recently as meant only for the clergy or the religious – is becoming more popular with the lay faithful who see it as a right as well as a duty emerging from their Christian vocation. Distance Education Programme in Theology (DEPTh) is an attempt to respond to this quest, and is designed as a life-enrichment course in the Indian/Asian context.

The Jesuit-run Vidyajyoti College of Theology, Delhi, has been in the field of theological education for a century and a half. True to its name ‘Vidyajyoti’ (light of knowledge) aims at spreading the light of theology far and wide. The Second Vatican Council had a dream when it wrote: “Let the laity, therefore, diligently apply themselves to a more profound knowledge of revealed truth…” (LG, 35). Sharing in the same dream Vidyajyoti has initiated the new Distance Education Programme in Theology (DEPTh) primarily for the lay faithful. It welcomes all who desire to deepen their Christian faith, and search for avenues of deeper participation in the mission of the Church.

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Prize: Rs 350, (USD 15). Discount for DEPTh - Rs 250 (USD 12)

Upcoming contact classes


Venue: Vidyajyoti College of Theology,
Date: December 9th, 2017
Time: 9.30 am to 4 pm


Venue: JDV (Jhana Deepa Vidyapeeth)
Date : December 6th, 2017
Time: 2.45 pm to 6.45 pm


Venue :Goregaon Seminary
Date: December 2nd, 2017
Time: 9.30 am to to 4.30 pm


Venue :Arul Kadal
Date: January 6th, 2018
Time: 9.30 am to to 4.00 pm


Regional Centres


Arul Kadal 136 (Old No.98) San Thome High Road
Chennai - 600 028
Phone: 044-24938389/ 24612268


St. Pius College Goregaon (E)
Mumbai – 400 063
Phone: 022 29270933


76 Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road
Kolkata – 700016
Mob: 08697126461


JDV Campus
Near Ramwadi
Pune- 411 014
Mob: 09096872278


C/O St. Stephen’s Church, Danapur Cantt.
Patna Dist - 801 502
Phone: 09430285251/ 09431009428


Arsande, P.O. Boreya
Ranchi - 835 240
Phone: 0651-2450304/3204513


Jnana Bharati
Christnagar P.O.
Varanasi - 221 003
Phone: 09454730878/ 09451860175

New Regional Centre

DEPTh has opened a new Regional Centre at Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with the Archdiocesan Pastoral Institute. Applicants from Malaysia may contact the Regional Centre. Please contact the DEPTh Office for further assistance.


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Contact our office +919205210426/+919968190110 between 7.45AM-3.00PM Monday to Friday

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