Board of Theological Accreditation

Welcome to Board of Theological Accreditation

Board of Theological Accreditation (BTA) is an International Leading Accrediting Body for Theological Universities, Colleges, Seminaries, Institutes, and Counseling Centers etc

About Us

Board of Theological Accreditation (BTA) is part of EMI Group with Government of Kerala, India Registration No. 83/IV/2018 (Non-Profit Public Charitable Organization). BTA is governed by an International Accreditation Body of Theologians and Educationists, dedicated to providing a professional, legal and relevant educational accrediting service to Theological Universities, Colleges, Seminaries, Institutes, and Counseling Centers in India and Internationally. BTA provides accreditation whether they are conducting education on-campus or off-campus online (DE).

Recognition, Accreditation, and Memberships

  • BTA is part of EMI Group with Government of Kerala, India Reg. No. 83/IV/2018
  • BTA is accredited and recognized by the Board of Quality Standards (BQS).
  • (Internationally recognized by the Governments)
  • BTA is accredited and recognized by the Ballsbridge Society for Education & Research
  • (Internationally recognized by the Governments)
  • Founder of the BTA Rev. Dr. Pappachan Baby is the Fellow Member of Ballsbridge University (FBU), Fellow Member of Board of Quality Standards (FBQS), Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Professionals (FICP). In addition, he also the Recognized Professor and Asia Head of Ballsbridge University & Asia Council Member of BQS Intl.

Board of Governors

The board of governors is the governing body of the EMI Group & Board of Theological Accreditation. The Board of Governors is the policy-making body with "the general determination, control, supervision, accreditation, management, and governance of all affairs of the constituent institutions."

Founder and President

Rev. Dr. Pappachan Baby DLitt, PhD, DICP, MBA, MBA, PGD (Asia Head of Ballsbridge University & Asia Council Member of BQS)

Vice President

Br. Benson Baby BBA, IATA Dip. (Treasurer & Admin Affairs of Ballsbridge Society for Education & Reseach - BSER)

Chairman

Rev. George Thomas MTh (Former Chairman of Church of God in South India)

Legal-Affairs Advisors

Adv. Sam K. Daniel MA, LLB (Advocate, Kottarakkara Court)

Adv. Manju Sara Jacob BA, LLB (Advocate, Kottrarakkara Court)

General Secretary

Dr. John Philipose PhD, MBA, DBS (Principal of EMI Theological University)

General Joint Secretary

Pr. K. Kunjumon M.Div, DCPC (Educational Consultant of BSER & ETU)

Treasurer & Admin Affairs

Mrs. Laly Baby BA, DCA (Founder & President of Ballsbridge Society for Education & Research - BSER)

Executive Members/Accreditation Service Coordinators

Prof. Rev. Dr. Pappachan Baby DLitt, PhD, DICP, MBA, MBA, PGD (Asia Head of Ballsbridge University & Asia Council Member of BQS)

Rev. George Thomas MTh (Former Chairman of Church of God in South India)

Br. Benson Baby BBA, IATA Dip. (Treasurer & Admin Affairs of Ballsbridge Society for Education & Research - BSER)

Dr. John Philipose PhD, MBA, DBS (Principal of EMI Theological University)

Pr. K. Kunjumon MDiv, DCPC (Educational Consultant of BSER & ETU) 

Mrs. Laly Baby BA, DCA (Founder & President of Ballsbridge Society for Education & Research - BSER)

Rev. Dr. Alex John ThD, MTh (IPC Senior Pastor)

Rev. Dr. Wilson John DMin, MDiv, MTh (National Representative and Faculty of IATA)

Rev. Stanly George MTh (Senior Pastor of The Good Samaritan Assembly of God - Australia)

Rev. Thomas Stephen MDiv, MTh (Evangelist)

Pr. Jenson Joseph MDiv (Senior Pastor - UAE)

Rev. Saju John MDiv (Chairman of Church of God in South India)

Accreditation 

Accreditation is a means of assuring the public that an institution meets accepted standards of quality and integrity. Granting approval to an institution of learning by a group of its peers after the school has met certain requirements and standards. Accreditation is a group process by which schools voluntarily agree to participate in a set of established standards in order to encourage quality education.

We understand that there is a difference between religious and secular education. Religious educational institutions are not required to obtain secular accreditation because they do not offer secular degrees and do not prepare their students for secular work. We recognize that there is a distinct separation between Church and State and fully support the freedom of Church leaders and religious educational institutions to offer programs that may lead to a Certificate, Diploma or Degree.

Government-recognized accreditation is not necessary for religious vocations. People working in Christian ministry positions do not need a government-accredited degree. However, we organized a tie-up with several legal legitimate to enrich the curriculum to meet the demands of the industry.


The purpose of Board of Theological Accreditation is to:

1. Certify that an institution has met the established standards of excellence.

2. Allow institutions to evaluate the acceptability of transfer credits into their own curricula programs.

Accredited status means a bible school has voluntarily undergone a comprehensive examination to determine that it operates at a worthy level of performance.

Accreditation Process 

The fee to be accredited by Board of Theological Accreditation is $120.00 annually.

There are a number of processes and activities in our accreditation process for each applicant such as:

* Operates legally in accordance with State, federal and national statutes.

* Has sufficient administrative facilities to accommodate staff, administrative and educational file and records.

* Classroom facilities are adequate to accommodate student needs (on-campus study).

* All policies are made available in writing to relevant employees and students where applicable.

* Suitable procedures are in place to administer online and international students.

* A current catalogue is available to all students.

* Personnel policies are in accordance with federal statutes.

* Has a suitably qualified academic board or council to set and maintain academic offerings.

* Implements an evaluation system for student performance.

* All board and faculty members and staff must comply with New Testament standards of conduct.

* Schools must be in comply with fundamental Christian teachings.

* Each institution must submit an annual report.

Board of Theological Accreditation offers two levels of membership:

Candidate Members

The institution has submitted an application for accreditation and paid the annual fee.

Accredited Members

The institution has met all our accreditation standards and has been awarded with an accreditation certificate.

Disclaimer

Board of Theological Accreditation is not legally responsible for the study programs or any other aspect of offerings by its members and is not on any way responsible for way the institution runs its day to day affairs and/or legal compliance with State or federal statutes.

Any member which fails to maintain the standards of Board of Theological Accreditation or fails to submit the annual report and renewal fees will be placed on probation until they comply with these requirements.

Members Status

Please contact us at pappachanbabyp@gmail.com should you wish to verify a member’s status with Board of Theological Accreditation or if you wish to become a member.

 

Contact Us

Corporate Office, 1st Floor, Palackal Building
Valakom P.O., Kottarakara (Via)
Quilon Dist., Kerala State, INDIA
Mob: +91 9446 794177
Tel: +91 4742 470632

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