Prabodhana, Pallottine Centre for Theological and Religious formation was commissioned on June 29, 2004. The Theology Course offers a four-year Theology programme in accordance with ecclesiastical laws and conventions of priestly formation, the Formation Programme of SAC, as well as the directives of the Conference of Major Superiors of the Pallottines in India. This institution was born out of the concern to offer a theological formation that is at the service of church renewal and mission, in keeping with the original inspiration of St. Vincent Pallotti and in conformity with the fresh insights of the Second Vatican Council. Pallotti dreamt of a Church where every member is co-responsible for the life and mission of the Church. For this reason in all its academic and extracurricular activities, the institute will try to inculcate those ideals and values required for the establishment of a Church, enormously enriched by the active participation and collaboration of the laity. The emphasis during the period of theological formation would be to enable the students to constantly clarify their own faith for themselves, integrate it with their lives and articulate that faith, derived from the Sacred Scriptures, Tradition, and the Magisterium of the Church, in the context of the realities of the society in which they live and work.

The students would be made familiar with the doctrines of the Magisterium of the Church and different theologies and be enlightened to perceive and maintain the difference between the two. Since theology enriches itself as it draws on the customs, traditions and wisdom of the local community the actual religious, social, economic, political, cultural, and historical conditions of the community also form a ?locus theologicus? understood in a broad sense. Therefore, during the period of theological formation, opportunities would be given to the students for guided exposure, reflection and action. For this purpose the teachers would constantly seek to relate intellectual concepts to situations and problems that exist in the region, in the country, and in the world as well as to the life of the students themselves.