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Principal’s Message

Greetings to all those who have studied and worked in this historic Serampore College. Many who spent part of their lives on the beautiful campus of the college have left this world. It is because of them that Serampore College is what it is now. My greetings also go to all those who support this College in various ways. It is only because of your continued support that this college can go on imparting education to various sections of the society from generation to generation. Serampore College stands as a living witness to the possibility of harmonious living together among people from different cultural, linguistic, regional and religious backgrounds. Here, we always maintain the multi-cultural character of our great Indian nation. We want to carry on the mission and fulfill the vision of the Founders: William Carey, Joshua Marshman and William Ward. There is no higher satisfaction than to hear, know and meet those who have studied here and now leading successful lives and careers in various fields.

Reasons for studying in Serampore College

Community Life

The ‘catholicity’ or ‘ecumenical character’ has been retained by the College throughout its history of last 200 years. It has been reflected in the appointments of Principals and teachers, and students who were drawn from different states and denominations both from India and abroad. Within this academic year 2018-19, there are 166 students (BD – 144, MTh – 16 and D.Th – 6) in the Faculty of Theology. The women and men students together representing various denominations language groups and regions give a very unique feature of community life to the Faculty of Theology.

Library Resources

The greatest resource of the College is undoubtedly the Carey Library. It is considered one of the oldest library in India. The following resource facilities are available in the College and other adjacent institutions for the study and research work.

(1) The Theology library:
(2) The Arts Science Commerce Library
(3) Other Available Resources

Publication & Souvenir

Books: Following are the list of publications for sales in the College:

  • Life and Times of Carey, Marshman and Ward by John Clark Marshman
  • Carey’s Obligation to Indian Renaissance
  • A Journey of faith in action: In honour of Rev. Dr. Lalchungnunga, 2011
  • Amidst Theologies of Twenty – First Century: Some Pedagogical Issues
  • Serampore College Hymn Book
  • William Carey and Serampore