- The candidates are admitted to the seminary on the formal request by their bishop/rector/superior.
- The duly filled application forms must reach the seminary latest by April 30.
- Regular attendance at lectures, group discussions, and all other academic activities is obligatory.
- The class beadles should give information about the absentees to the animators. The students who are absent for more than one third of a semester will be debarred from appearing for examinations and have to repeat that semester.
Choice of Optional Courses
- To enroll for an optional course, every student must fill the prescribed form and drop it in the box provided in the office.
- The list of the optional courses along with necessary details is published on the notice board in due time.
- Every student will be examined for each course taught in the seminary. The book reviews, seminar and dissertation are also evaluated.
- Generally, the examinations are written. However, oral examinations can be conducted for fifty percent of the total number of subjects every semester. When an oral exam is conducted for a two credit course, it is obligatory for the instructor to give an assignment as part of evaluation. Subjects with three credits and above are evaluated only through a written examination. The Controller of Examinations decides the form of examination in consultation with the instructors and announces the dates of all examinations.
- Duration of the written examinations will be as follows: one credit course – one hour; two credit course – two hours; three credit course and above – three hours. The following duration will be observed in oral examinations: one credit course – seven minutes; two credit course – ten minutes.
- Examinations are conducted at the end of each semester on the dates indicated in the calendar.
- In case of grave inconveniences, the students may obtain permission either to anticipate or postpone their examination(s) from the controller of examinations through written application.
- Absence from an examination without prior written permission from the controller of examinations is counted as a failure.
- Each student must pass all the examinations conducted in the seminary. The student who fails in an examination is obliged to repeat the examination and must pass it. The student who fails in the re-examination might get a third chance, provided he submits a written application to the Rector to this effect. If he is not able to pass in the third chance also, he will be asked to discontinue his studies in the seminary, even if it is in the beginning of the second semester. However, such students may repeat the respective year in the following academic year, if their bishops/superiors send in applications to this effect to the Rector. The students who repeat the year in this manner must pass all the examinations in the first appearance itself. Otherwise, they will be disqualified to continue their studies in the seminary. Those who fail in more than three subjects in a semester will not be allowed to continue their studies in the seminary. (This is not applicable in the first semester of the first year philosophy.) However, their bishops/superiors can send in applications to the Rector to consider them for year repetition. The decision is left to the discretion of the academic council.
- The re-examinations of the first semester are held in the month of November and the re-examinations of the second semester will be held in the month of April or May.
Evaluation of Courses
- Each credit carries 100 marks.
- All examinations are out of 100 marks, irrespective of the credits assigned to each course.
- 25% of marks in each course may be given for class tests, written assignments, discussion, etc., as decided by the instructor. These marks are counted along with the marks received in the mid-semester or semester examinations.
- For tabulating the average of marks, the marks obtained by the student in individual courses are multiplied by the number of credits assigned to each course and get the aggregate. This aggregate, then, is divided by the total number of credits one has completed.
- The statements of marks are issued to the bishops/rectors/superiors and the students in due time.
- The yearly ranks are determined on the basis of the annual aggregate of marks secured in all the examinations and assessments held in an academic year.
- The course ranks are decided on the basis of the final average calculated according to the distribution of marks indicated in the handbook.
- The first and second rank-holders are awarded prizes at the inaugural ceremony of every academic year.
- The students who fail in any of the examinations and the students who either anticipate or postpone the examination (s) are not considered for the rank list of that particular academic year.
- Only failure in an examination excludes a student from the course rank list.
- The library has a sizeable amount of books and periodicals in philosophy, theology and other allied disciplines. The library is accessible from K U Leuven Libraries. It has rather a good collection of books on recent authors and trends in philosophy and theology.
- The library is open from 08.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. everyday.
- Each student will pay a fee of Rs.25,000/- as a partial payment for food and accomodation for the academic year 2015 - 2016. Besides, each student will pay Rs. 4000/- for academic expenses. This sum is paid at the beginning of the academic year. This sum includes fees for tuition, library, handbook, and examinations only. But the seminary has the provision to help all the students financially by giving scholarships.
Lectures are held from Monday to Friday. Order of the daily lectures is as follows:
- 08.45 a.m. – 09.30 a.m. Lecture I
- 09.35 a.m. – 10.20 a.m. Lecture II
- 10.25 a.m. – 11.10 a.m. Lecture III
- 11.20 a.m. – 12.05 p.m. Lecture IV
- 12.10 p.m. – 12.50 p.m. Lecture V
- The certificates will be distributed to all the students who have successfully completed their philosophical and theological studies in the seminary at the inaugural ceremony of every academic year.
- The students, who find themselves unable to attend the inaugural ceremony, may receive the certificates later, either in person or by post.
- In case of legitimate reasons, exemption from academic requirements must be sought from the dean of studies through written application.