Kottayam Seminary
The first Orthodox Christian school of theology in Asia, the Orthodox Seminary, was founded in 1815 at Kottayam, in the state of Kerala (ancient Malabar) by Ramban Ittoop, a priest-monk of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. The learned monk from Kunnamkulam was carrying out with singular courage a major decision of the church made at Kandanadu in 1809 to start two schools of theology (Padithaveedu), one in the North and the other in the South of Kerala. Colonel John Manroe, the then British Resident in the Kingdom of Travancore offered his unreserved support for the initiative. Gowri Parvathi Bai, the queen of Travancore granted 16 acres of tax-free land, Rs.20,000 and the necessary timber for the construction of the Seminary. The work started in 1813 and the building was completed and classes begun in March 1815.
Contact Details:
Orthodox Theological Seminary,
P.B.No. 98,
Chungom, Kottayam-686001

Nagpur Seminary
The St.Thomas Seminary is gradually growing as a centre of the Orthodox Church in Central and North India. Not only does it cater the needs of the diaspora population meaningfully but also does it create a new vision about the mission of the Church in a multi-lingual and multi-religious context. Moreover, the Seminary offers a stage for fruitful dialogues of Christian theologians with people of other faith affirmations. In future, women of the Orthodox Church, who wish to study theology and to reflect to the challenges of the world will find it as a place, where their ideas will be influencing the theology of the Church.
Contact Details:
St.Thomas Orthodox Theological,
Ubali Road, Brahmani P.O.,
Kalmeshwar, Seminary Nagpur,

Parumala Seminary
The Parumala Seminary is a Syrian Christian religious school located in Parumala, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, India. It was established in by the late St. Gregorios, the first Indian to be elevated as a Saint by the Syriac Orthodox Church.
Contact Details:
Parumala Seminary,
Parumala, Mannar-689626,
Ph: 0479-2312202, 2312328, 2312226