New Theological College


On April 15, 1989, Dr. Ted Engstrom, President-Emeritus, World Vision, and Dr. Orvel Taylor, President, Christian Evangelistic Assemblies, dedicated New Theological College to the glory of God and the service of humanity. Many distinguished guests from several parts of the world witnessed the dedication. It was particularly joy for us to have the presence of the eighty-two-year-old Dr. Janie Fountain New and her eighty-four-year-old sister, Dr. Lucille Holliman, for the dedication. Dr. New unveiled the dedicatory stone of the College named after her late husband.

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Dr. Ted Engstrom taught the first course in the College. Sixty invited Christian leaders from across north India attended his seminar on the Development of a Christian Leader and Time Management.

Immediately following this, we began offering short courses and seminars on various topics. Many distinguished teachers helped us conduct these courses. Soon, we started a five-month Discipleship Course and a four-month Mission Orientation Course in Hindi, India's national language.

Later, we amalgamated these two to form the Christian Workers Certificate Course, which was later renamed to Church Planter's Certificate Course and is now our Certificate in Theology course. 

• A four-year undergraduate program (B.A. / B.Th.) was started in 1991 in English.

• In 1998, NTC received accreditation from the Asia Theological Association (ATA) for the B.Th. degree, and in 2003, we were affiliated with the Senate of Serampore for both B.Th. and B.D. (master's) degrees.

• In 2004, we launched B.Th. Degree course in Hindi that received affiliation from the Senate of Serampore in 2008.

• NTC's Master of Divinity program received accreditation from ATA in 2007.

Equipping His Servants

NTC provides quality training to God's people who want to serve Him in the Indian subcontinent. Our goal is to see spiritually vibrant laborers for the harvest who are well-equipped to proclaim the Gospel to every segment of society.

We have already received many honors as our students consistently rank among the top achievers in the entire family of Serampore Senate, consisting of fifty-three seminaries across India. We are very thankful to the Lord for His help thus far. He 2024 NTC Graduating Class copy