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INSTITUTE OF CANON LAW
INSTITUTE OF ORIENTAL CANON LAW
Director: Dr. Varghese Koluthara, CMI
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 080-41116400;
Mobile : 918041116257
1.Prof. Dr. Varghese Koluthatra, CMI
Tel:080 4111 6257; Mobile: 9448206571
Email:vkoluthara at gmail dot com
2.Dr. Pampara James Mathew, CMI
Tel:080-41116281; Mobile: 9448381989
3.Dr. Payyappilly Sebastian, CMI
Tel:080-4111 6400; Mobile: 9739305328
Email:dspayyapilly at yahoo dot com
4.Fr. Panadan Davis, CMI
Tel:080-4111 6111; Mobile: 9916710071
Email: davispanadan at hotmail dot com
The Institute is meant for the study and research in Oriental and Latin Codes of Canon Law, promoting the juridical disciplines in the light of the Gospel and instructing the students in these so as to form researchers,teachers as well as competent personnel to work in the eparchial curias and ecclesiastical tribunals particularly in India and in other Asian countries.Religious Institutes can have persons trained to help in the formulation,revision and updating of their constitutions, in their work of formation as well as administration.
Realizing the need of more competent persons in the understanding and application of the laws of the Church and the importance of the laws of these experts having a thorough knowledge of canon law, the Congregation for Catholic Education has revised the programme (16 November 2002) of the study of Canon Law in the Catholic Church and has decreed that this new scheme should be introduced in every Canon Law Faculties. This new scheme has made the Licentiate programme (LOCL) a three year course with greater emphasis on the study of Latin which is the original language of the texts of the Codes of Canon Law. The Institute has implemented this programme from (2004-2005)academic year.
The Institute will be attentive to the inculturation of the Law of the Church. For this purpose the Constitution of India as well as the ancient law of the land will be studied with the help of specialists, particularly in collaboration with various law colleges in Bangalore. The various branches of Indian civil law will also receive due attention. Finally, the Institute will inculcate in the students a sense of responsibility towards the Church and respect for its institutions, besides developing in them high standards of professional behaviour and personal integrity.