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

Batch Periodicity of the course Last date of submission of application Date of entrance
1st Batch 1st July to 1st October 2022 10th June 2022 25th June 2022
2nd Batch 15th Oct 2022 to 15th Jan 2023 10th September 2022 25th September 2022
3rd Batch 20th Jan 2023 to 20th April 2023 16th January 2023 19th January 2023
Number of seats 6
Age limit Below 60 years
Required qualification B.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 instruction English
Health status To be medically fit
Course fee Rs.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,