Diploma in Worship and Music (DWM)

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Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam


Recognized by the Senate of Serampore (University)


Patron               : H.H Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan

Director             : H.G. Dr. Zacharias Mar Aprem Metropolitan

Principal           : Rev. Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konat

Dean of Studies: Rev. Fr. Dr. Reji Mathew

Registrar           : Rev. Fr. Dr. Ninan K. George

Asst. Director   : Rev Fr. Dr. Mathew Varghese

The Sruti School of Liturgical Music (founded in 1989), the Music Department of the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, has great pleasure in announcing admission for the new batch of 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.


Plus 2 is the minimum qualification to apply for ad . The application is to be recommended by the Parish Priest or Pastor.


Senate Examined Courses

1.      WM 401 Introduction to Worship and Music in the Hebrew Bible

2.      WM 402 Introduction to Worship and Music in the New Testament

3        WM 403 Introduction to the Theology of Christian Worship and Music

 4    WM 404 Introduction to Worship Leading and Preaching

 5    WM 409 Intro. to Indian Music - either Hindustani Music or Carnatic Music

             6    WM 407 Music Theory II

 College Examined Compulsory Courses

1. WM 405 Music Appreciation

2. WM 406 Music Theory I

3. WM 408 Ear Training and Sight Reading

4. WM 410 Applied Major Instrument

5. WM 411 Class Voice

6. WM 412 Introduction to Ethnomusicology

College Examined Optional Courses

                1.  WM 415 Introduction to Syraic Music

      2WM 417 Music Therapy 



Duration: One year, Two semesters (June to October & November to March)

Class: Tuesday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm


Rev. Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham (Principal)

      Rev. Fr. Dr. M.P George  (Dean )             :         

Ø  Rev. Fr. Dr. Reji Mathew 

     Rev. Fr. Dr. John Thomas Karingattil

    Rev. Fr. Dr. Ninan K. George           :           

Ø  Rev. Fr. K. V Alias 

     Rev. Fr. Dr. Shaji P. John            :                   

Ø  Rev. Fr. Dr. Varghese P Varghese:           

Ø  Rev. Fr. Varghese Joseph             :           

Ø  Mr. Anil Cherian          

Ø  Prof. Dr. Joseph Varghese                 :        

Ø  Dr. Zachariah Mani                        :        

Ø  Sri. Sathyaneshan                         :           

(Rtd. Prof. RLV college of Music)

Ø  Sri. Jarly Mathew Thalikasthanam:          


Mrs. Sindhu Biju (Receptionist)


1. Application & Admission     :           Rs. 2500

2. Course Fee                            :           Rs.12500

3. University fee and others                       :           Rs. 6000

At the time of admission Rs.8500/- And the remaining amount in 2 instalments (September& January). Foreign students should pay the entire course fee at the time of admission.

 Scholarship:   Scholarships are available for deserving students.

 Discipline:       The students have the opportunity to participate in the campus life and co-operate worship in the Seminary Chapel at the appointed time. All the students are expected to keep the discipline of the Seminary campus