Master’s College of Theology is a part of Vision Natives (a Non-profit organization) and is an interdenominational institution. Her faculty members belong to major Christian traditions and the students represents various places of India and abroad.
MCT is being affiliated to the Senate of Serampore College since 2003. We look forward to pursue our mission through training students in all aspects. We want to look in them scholars, teachers/pastors and dynamic leaders.
This college is set with all requirements to equip every person focusing on them minutely the art of campus discipline, worship, public life style and personal relationship with the Lord.
We look forward as you become a part of this ministry, the Lord will lead and guide your paths carefully towards a meaningful theological education.
Rev. Dr. Arjuna Rao Chiguluri
Vision Nationals and MCT
Welcome to Master’s College of Theology (Serampore University), Visakhapatnam. It gives me immense pleasure to introduce you to this great learning experience called MCT. One can trace back the humble beginning of MCT to the year 1992 when Rev. Arjuna Rao Chiguluri and his beloved wife Mrs. Hema listening to the call of God to work among the people of Visakhapatnam started a church planting ministry in Gajuwaka. From the beginning they had the desire to train young men and women for Christian ministry. In 1996 they began a one year diploma in Telugu medium. It was conducted in a rented building with nine students who sat on the floor for their classes. From 1997-2000 they moved to a bigger house where they continued to train both in English and Telugu. In 2000 they moved to the present campus in Madhurawada where temporary sheds were erected for the stay and training of the students. By then the students were trained for Bachelor of Theology. In 2002 God helped in the construction of the buildings. Realizing the need for theologically trained mission workers Rev. Rao and his team approached the Senate of Serampore College (University), West Bengal for affiliation in 2003. As desired by and ordained by God, Master’s College of Theology came into being in 2004 and was affiliated to the Senate for its Bachelor of Theology program from the academic year 2003-04. In 2006 MCT got the full affiliation. During these years the college grew in number. More staff was added. Volumes increased in the library. In 2007 affiliation for Bachelor of Divinity was sought and it was granted. God gave a good team of faculty members and staff which propelled the college to excellence. We are especially thankful to the three former principals: Rev. S. George Thomas (2001-05); Rev. Dr. Daniel Kirubaraj (2006-08) and Rev. Bandi George Livingstone (2008-12) and Dr. Samuel George (2012-2015) for their immense contribution towards making it a centre of learning and ministerial training. Currently, we have 8 well-qualified faculty members and students from various parts of India and elsewhere. Today, MCT boasts of a good campus and a good and a very progressive library. Training Leaders is our motto, and for this we give equal importance to theologizing both as an academic exercise as well as a praxiological commitment. I invite you to visit us for a wonderful experience called MCT.