Intellectual growth commence at birth

and cease only at death”

– Albert Einstein

Research Opportunities:

There is provision for 2 students to pursue their Doctoral studies in Ecumenical theology and Inter-faith concerns. In collaboration with the Senate of Serampore University and the Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram respectively scholarships are offered.


Students, Pastors, Research Scholars are encouraged to Apply for a period of Internship/Sabbatical. The Director, ECC may be contacted.

Programme for International Students & Friends:

ECC organises a flexible 30-day to 1 semester course for international friends on Indian Culture, Tradition, Religions, Festivals, and Society, including guided tours to places of religious significance, meditation centres, and historical sites. The all-inclusive package provides an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge and contemporary exposure to the various religious “colours” and cultural diversity of India. Experts on various religions and cultural aspects are invited to deliver insightful lectures. Optional yoga classes, Carnatic musical performances, live Indian dance shows (Bharatnatyam), and practical sessions are important segments of this programme. A visit to the royal city of Mysore (just 135 kms. from Bangalore) will take you centuries backwards and present the rich cultural colours of the Wodeyar dynasty. You should not miss buying the world-famous Mysore silk saree (for women) or the silk dhoti & shirt (for men), while at Mysore. St. Olaf College, Minnesota, USA, has been sending about 30 students (in batches of about 25 to 30) for the past 41 years to ECC to participate in this programme. Participants always look forward to celebrating Deepavali, the festival of lights during the months of August-November.

Other Highlights:

Lake-view from the coconut grove of the campus
ECC is a 75-minute drive away from the Bangalore International Airport
Close to standard Hospitals, Railway station, Health spas, Shopping malls, Entertainment, and Restaurants serving Indian and International Cuisine
Availability of air-conditioned taxis and sedans and luxury buses for local travel
Wi-Fi facilities on request while on campus

Little on Bangalore & Best time to visit:

Bangalore, being 3,000 feet above sea-level is blessed with a pleasant, cool climate through the year and several green pockets in the city. Lalbagh and Cubbon Park stand today as strong witness to the city’s love for trees and open parks. The red-bricked Attara Kacheri built in the 1860’s using Greco-Roman architecture, today stands as the High Court of Karnataka. It is located just opposite to Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the State Legislature of Karnataka. Built in Neo-Dravidian style, this epic structure was completed in the 1950’s and is the largest Legislative building in India. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, built in 1790’s adopting Indo-Islamic architecture, is today a visible proof of the Sultan’s strong spirit with which he mustered local forces to fight against the British. The palace is located close to Kalasipalayam bus stand.

ECC is itself a shaded eco park and a home to many species of birds and animals. The temperatures during October to January are at a maximum of 28 degrees centigrade and a minimum of 13 degrees centigrade, thus making it the best time to visit. You may enjoy the occasional rainfall during this season.