Graduate Diploma in Church Music and Worship

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Recognized by the Senate of Serampore (University)

Patron H.H Baselios Marthoma Paulos II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan
Principal Rev. Fr. Dr. O.Thomas
Dean of Studies Rev. Fr. Dr. Reji Mathew
Registrar Rev. Fr. Dr. Jose John
Director Rev. Fr. Dr. M.P.George
Assi. Director Rev Fr. Varghese P Varghese

The Sruti School of Liturgical Music (founded in 1989), the Music Department of the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, has great pleasure in announcing the Graduate Diploma Course in Church Music and Worship. It is our hope to train young priests, sisters and laymen in improving the quality of liturgical music in our churches.

Graduate Diploma in Church Music and Worship

ELIGIBILITY OF ADMISSION: Bachelor degree in any subject from any recognized university in India or abroad. The application is to be recommended by the Parish Priest or Pastor.


1. DWM/ED 401 Music Theory I
2. DWM/ ED 402 Music Theory II
3. DWM/ ED 403 Indian Music I
4. DWM/ ED 404 Indian Music II
5. DWM/ ED 416 Introduction to New Testament
6. DWM/ ED 417 Introduction to Old Testament
7. DWM/ ED 418 Introduction to Theology
1. DML02/DML03 German/Italian
2.   Syriac
3. ED401 Piano - Practical
4. ED403 Classical Music – Practical
5. ED404 Ekkara / East Syriac Songs – Practical
6. DM05 Digital Music (Theory)
7. Hindustani Music  
8. Music Therapy  
9. Projects  
Total 500 hrs. (1/3 Theory and 2/3 Practical)

Duration: One year, two semesters, (July to October & November to April)
Classes: Tuesday 9.30 am to Wednesday 4.00 pm


Rev Fr Dr O Thomas Introduction to Music Therapy
Rev.Fr.Dr.M.P.George Introduction to Music Theory
Rev Fr Dr Reji Mathew Introduction to New Testament
Rev Fr K V Alias Introduction to Old Testament
Rev Fr Dr Ninan K George Introduction to Theology
Rev Fr Dr Jose John Italian
Rev Fr Varghese P Varghese Syriac Language and Music
Fr. Jose Kochuparampil (Syro-Malabar Church) History of East Syriac
Mr. Anil cherian / Thomas Jacob Western Music/ Piano
Prof. Joseph Varghese German
Dr. Zachariah Mani Hindustani Music
Sri. Sathyaneshan (Rtd Prof. RLV college of Music) Carnatic Music
Sri. Jarly Mathew Thalikasthanam East Syriac Music
Rev Fr Viji Kurian Thomas Administrator
Mr. Thomas K Office manager
1. Application Form Rs. 250
2. Admission Fee Rs.1500
3. Course Fee Rs.12500
4. University fee Rs. 2500
5. Food Rs. 5000
6. Accommodation (optional) Rs. 4000
At the time of admission Rs.8000. and the remaining amount in 2 installments.
Foreign students should pay the entire course fee at the time of admission.
SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarships are available for deserving students.