Doctor of Ministry (D.Min)

  • Applicants with minimum of five years of ministry experience with successful completion of B.D. or M.Div. or equivalent degree with B+ [higher second class] or M.Th. with B grade [second class] or above, a second division score from a recognized institution/ college/ seminary with three years of ministry experience will be eligible to apply for the D. Min. degree course.
  • Candidate applying for D. Min. program should submit a letter of affirmation of work experience from the employing organization.
  • However, applicants who do not have second class in their previous theological studies may have to take some pre-required B.D. or M.Div. level course/s and maintain a minimum of B and above grade to be eligible for the program.
  • Applicants from ATA colleges with less than B grade should write the qualifying examinations during the time of the entrance examinations at NLC.
  • The applicants having B.D. or M.Div. degrees from unrecognized institutions with a B grade average should write the qualifying examinations on adequate numbers of papers during the time of the entrance examinations.
  • For more detailed information, please see the  Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) page.
  • To apply, please download Doctor of Ministry (PDF) application and submit the completed application to the NLC Admissions Drive, along with copies of your academic records. You can also mail the documents to New Life College, by speed post or courier.

Master of Theology (M.Th)

Master of Divinity (M.Div)

  • M.Div 1st year applicants must have earned a secular degree from a recognized university. M.Div 2nd year applicants must have completed a B.Th degree from ATA or Serampore colleges.
  • M.Div 2nd year applicants will be required to have earned their B.Th degree with at least a 2nd Class or B average.
  • M.Div 2nd year applicants must have 1 year of ministry experience after completion of the B.Th degree. Mature candidates 30 years or older with extensive ministry experience will be considered directly for M.Div.
  • Please see the instructions on the Online Application Steps page or download the M.Div Application (PDF) and submit along with the required academic records to the NLC Admissions Drive or mail it by speed post or courier to New Life College.

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th)

  • B.Th applicants require completion of PUC or 12th standard or 10th standard with at least 2 years at the Certificate in Theology.
  • Mature candidates (25 years and above) with ministry experience will be considered for B.Th with at least 10th standard completed.
  • To apply, please see the instructions on the Online Application Steps page or download the  B.Th Application (PDF) and submit along with the required academic records to the NLC Admissions Drive or or mail it by speed post or courier to New Life College.

General Guidelines

  • Applications should be submitted early for priority consideration. Admission will be granted on a first-come, first served basis.
  • All documents regarding previous Academic history must be submitted along with the application.
  • Students who have attended other colleges will be required to get a conduct certificate or recommendation letter from the previous college.
  • Students who have been granted admission to NLC, must appear for the entrance test during the specified time or their seat will be granted to students on the waiting list.


The Bachelor of Theology (B.Th) and Master of Divinity (M.Div) programs offered by New Life College are accredited by Asia Theological Association (ATA). The Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min) and Diploma in Theology (Dip. Th) are accredited by the National Association for Theological Accreditation (NATA)

Application for Admission

To obtain the application form, please click on the links below:

Online Application Steps

Download application below:

  1. Doctor of Ministry (D.Min)
  2. Master of Theology in New Testament (M.Th)
  3. Master of Theology in Religion and Philosophy (M.Th)
  4. Master of Divinity (M.Div)
  5. Bachelor of Theology (B.Th)

NLC Admissions Drive to upload academic documents or the PDF application

Please note: Since admission seats are limited, submit the application process early.