Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) was conceived by Dr. Richard C Cabot as a method of learning pastoral practice under supervision in a clinical setting. The Rev. Anton Boisen enlarged the concept to include a case study method of theological inquiry – a study of the person as a “living human document.”

As CPE developed, it was expanded by other CPE leaders to integrate into pastoral practice knowledge of medicine, psychology and behavioural sciences. Today many supervisors emphasize the importance of pastoral relationships being formed through an integration of personal history, behavioural theory and method, and spiritual development.

Three batches of the course is held during the year

BatchPeriodicity of the courseLast date of submission of applicationDate of entrance
1st Batch1st July to 1st October 202210th June 202225th June 2022
2nd Batch15th Oct 2022 to 15th Jan 202310th September 202225th September 2022
3rd Batch20th Jan 2023 to 20th April 202316th January 202319th January 2023
Number of seats6
Age limitBelow 60 years
Required qualificationB.TH / B.D or M. Div. Degree from any university/college, or any bachelor degree in any subject from any regular university.

Both male and female candidates should have completed two years in professional pastoral ministry.

Medium of instructionEnglish
Health statusTo be medically fit
Course feeRs.2500

Hostel Fee (approximately Rs.1350 per month) and mess fee (approximately Rs.2400per month) are charged separately.


The Program Coordinator,
Patient Counselling Department,
Bangalore Baptist Hospital
Bellary Road, Hebbal,