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A Brief History


Oriens Theological College was started in 1979 as a study house for the diocesan students of theology from the dioceses of Northeast India. In 1986, the College began to hold lectures on its own premises, and the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples raised it to the status of an Inter-Diocesan Seminary, with all the Bishops of Northeast India as members of the Governing Body. In 1990, it became a full-fledged Theological College offering the four year theology programme for candidates to priesthood. On 4 December of the same year, the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples approved its statutes. On 7 December 1993, Oriens Theological College was formally affiliated to the Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome, with the Decree (vide No. 442/93/7) of the Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education. Since then, the B. Th. (Bachelor of Theology) Degree has been conferred on students who fulfil the prescribed requirements.

Aims and Objectives

In keeping with its motto “To Give Light” Oriens Theological College aims to provide an integral Christian and Priestly Formation and to promote Theological Studies through scientific research primarily, but not exclusively, for candidates of the ecclesiastical provinces of Northeast India.

It seeks to form committed Christian leaders who will continue the mission of Jesus, a mission rooted in the experience of God’s love, striving to bring all “people of good will” into fellowship of love and service, carried out in collaboration with the religious and the laity in a Christian community which reflects the cultural, religious and socio-economic realities of the region and the country.

Governing Board

Chairman: Most Rev. JALA Dominic, SDB (Archbishop of Shillong and Apostolic Administrator, Nongstoin)
Episcopal Delegate: Most Rev. KATTRUKUDIYIL John Thomas (Bishop of Itanagar)
Members: Most Rev. LUMON Dominic (Archbishop of Imphal)
Most Rev. MOOLACHIRA John (Archbishop of Guwahati)
Most Rev. KATTRUKUDIYIL John Thomas (Bishop of Itanagar)
Most Rev. AIND Joseph, SDB (Bishop of Dibrugarh)
Most Rev. MONTEIRO Lumen, CSC (Bishop of Agartala)
Most Rev. PULLOPPILLIL Thomas (Bishop of Bongaigaon)
Most Rev. ROTLUANGA Stephen, CSC (Bishop of Aizawl)
Most Rev. PALLIPARAMBIL George, SDB (Bishop of Miao)
Most Rev. LYNGDOH Victor (Bishop of Jowai)
Most Rev. MARAK Andrew R. (Bishop of Tura)
Most Rev. TOPPO Michael Akasius (Tezpur)
Most Rev. THOPPIL James (Kohima)
Most Rev. MATTEKATT Paul (Diphu)
Honorary Members:
Most Rev. MITTATHANY Joseph (Archbishop Emeritus, Imphal)
Most Rev. MENAMPARAMPIL Thomas (Archbishop Emeritus, Guwahati)
Most Rev. MAMALASSERY George (Bishop Emeritus, Tura)
Most Rev. KERKETTA Robert, SDB (Bishop Emeritus, Tezpur)
Secretary: Rev. Fr. POOVATHUMKUDY Kuriakose (Rector, Oriens Theological College)

College Authorities

Sl. No.
Name
Portfolio
 
1
Fr. POOVATHUMKUDY Kuriakose
Rector
2
Fr. CHINLIANKHUP Stanislaus
Vice Rector, Professor & Director of Documentation Centre
3
Fr. KAPOOR Raj
Professor, Administrator and Prefect
4
Fr. PADINJAREKUTTU Isaac
Head of the Department
5
Fr. R.R. Graviour Augustine
Professor & Treasurer
6
Fr. KAPANI Samuel
Professor & Librarian
7
Fr. BASUMATARY Satyajit
Professor, Director of Cultural - Historical Centre & Oreins Publication
8
Fr. NEDUMARUTHUMCHALIL George
Spiritual Director
9
Fr. CHANIKUZHY Mathew
Spiritual Director

Academic Council

The Academic Council consists of all resident teaching staff of Oriens and Representatives of the Rectors of Study Houses that send students to the College. The Head of the Department, who is the President of this Council, convenes its meeting at least twice in every semester. The competence of this Council extends to all matters concerning the academic life of the College.

President: Fr. PADINJAREKUTTU Isaac
Members: Fr. POOVATHUMKUDY Kuriakose
Fr. R. R. Graviour Augustine
Fr. KAPANI Samuel
Fr. KAPOOR Raj
Fr. BASUMATARY Satyajit
Fr. CHINLIANKHUP Stanislaus
Fr. VADAKKEL Mathew, CMF
Fr. KERKETTA Athnas, MSFS
Fr. ASEERVATHAM. Alexis, SDS
Fr. MAXON, OCD
Fr. PULICKEEL Tomy, OFM Cap

Former Staff

Most of them held multiple offices simultaneously during their tenure. Only some portfolios held by them are mentioned below.

1. Rectors
Fr. KOZHUPPATHADAM Gervasis, SDB
(1979-82)
Fr. ALUCKAL Jacob (1982-1987)
Bishop KATTRUKUDIYIL John Thomas
(1987-1993)
Fr. MACHERIL Thomas (1993-1996)
Fr. MATHAVADIAN Christudhas
(1996-2001)
Fr. POOVATHUMKUDY Kuriakose
(2002-2008)
Bishop THOPPIL James (2008-2011)
Fr. CHIRACKAL Jose (2011-2014)
Fr. NELI Linus (2014-2017)

2. Vice-Rectors
Fr. MACHERIL Thomas (1987-1990)
Fr. ALUCKAL Jacob (1990-1994)
Fr. MANAR Henry (1994-1996)
Fr. HAOKIP Peter (1996-2012)
Fr. S. Joe Francis (2012-2015)
3. Deans
Fr. MANJALY Thomas (1984-1990)
Fr. KOCHUTHARA Thomas (1990-1995)
Fr. HAOKIP Peter (1995-1999)
Bishop THOPPIL James (1999-2005)
Fr. KAROTEMPREL Sebastian (2005-2009)
Fr. PALELY Tomy (2009-2013)

4. Administrators
Fr. KHYRIEM Cornelius (1979-1981)
Fr. MANGALASSERY Thomas (1981)
Fr. THATTAMPARAMPIL Luke (1982-1983)
Fr. MACHERIL Thomas (1983-1986)
Fr. PALAMATTAM Paulose (1987-1988)
Bishop KATTRUKUDIYIL John Thomas (1988-1990)
Fr. MATHAVADIAN Christudhas (1990-1993)
Fr. KARIKKATTIL Thomas (1993-1995)
Bishop PULLOPPILLIL Thomas (1995-1997)
Fr. KHARPAN Francis (1998)
Fr. S. Joe Francis (1999-2001)
Fr. KAROTEMPREL Sebastian (2002)
Fr. PALELY Tomy (2002-2004)
Fr. MARWEIN Wilbert (2005-2008)
Fr. SUNN Michael (2008-2011)
Fr. SYNGKLI Zacheaus (2011-2013)
Fr. THAOLI Solomon (2013-2016)
Fr. LYNGDOH Teiborlang (2016-2017)

5. Librarians

Fr. MANJALY Thomas (1984-1987, 1989, 1995-2004)
Fr. THUNDATHIL Mathew (1987-1988)
Bishop PULLOPPILLIL Thomas (1990-1992)
Fr. HAOKIP Peter (1992-1995)
Fr. T. S. Dominic (2004-2010)
Fr. S. Joe Francis (2010-2015)
Fr. LYNGDOH Teiborlang (2015-2016)
Fr. R. R. Graviour Augustine (2016-2017)


6. Spiritual Directors
Fr. Uguet, SDB (1981-1982)
Fr. KATTAKKAYAM Alexander, CMI (1984-1985)
Fr. THANNIPPARA Alex, SJ (1985-1990)
Fr. D’SILVA Albert, SJ (1998-2002)
Fr. ORAPANKAL Abraham (2001-2003)
Fr. QUADROS Tom, SJ (2003)
Fr. THEKKEKUTTU Abel, OFM, Cap (2004-2010)
Fr. NAMBIAPARAMBIL Francis (2007-2010)
 
 

 

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