Escande Chair in Asian Christian Studies
This Endowment Chair was established in the year 2004. The main objective of the Chair is to guide researchers on the study of Christianity in relation with other Religious, Cultural and Philosophical thoughts in Asia. India being a nation of multi-religious confessions, a rational approach towards and a systematic research into the beliefs of Christianity and other major religions and their philosophical nuances will certainly facilitate an amicable coexistence among people of this nation and in Asia at large. Since belief in the principles and doctrines of an explicit religion is exclusively personal, only a rational appreciation of the specificities of all the religions along with due respect and tolerance towards them can provide the right ambience of universal brotherhood and solidarity. Thus, the Chair offers Ph.D. Programme in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy.