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 15th Jan 2024 to 15th April 2024 10th January 2024 10th January 2024
2nd Batch 1st June 2024 to 1st Sept 2024 20th May 2024 25th May 2024
3rd Batch 15th Sept 2024 to 15th Dec 2024 1st Sept 2024 10th Sept 2024
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.4000

There is no accommodation on campus for CPE students.


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