Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3
SHIATS is a Christian Minority Institution declared Deemed University under Article 30 (I) of the constitution of India; and it has about 9,000 students, nine distinct faculties with close to 1200 staff members, a host of international links and cooperative programmes, and full accreditation by various Statutory bodies. Besides agricultural sciences the University has expanded over the last twenty years and presently has a wide variety of disciplines in Science, Humanities, Media, Health, Veterinary Science, Education, Business Engineering and Theology. This university is dedicated to the vision and mission of its founder Dr. Sam Higginbottom: Feed the Hungry, Serve the Land: Gospel and Plough. Yeshu Darbar (A Royal Court of Jesus) is held every day and is a great blessing for thousands of people who gather to hear the Word of God and ask for Christ’s blessing. Staff & Students often go through personal, social, cultural, emotional and spiritual problems while dealing with usual pressures along with the perplexities of university life. The benefits of talking with a trained counselor under such situation cannot be undermined. We believe that every individual is created in the image and likeness of God and belongs to God. One prime function of the Directorate of Chaplaincy, Guidance & Counseling will be to provide effective help when a member of the university family is in need of the same or seeks it. Though the Directorate shall be responsible for counselling to anyone facing such problem, but particularly help the Staff, students and families on campus of the University. Directorate will be equipped with facilities/space/faculty needed for the purpose. There would be sufficient number of trained counselors to do the counseling work in each faculty/college/department.
To inculcate Christ-likeness in the family of the University in order to produce responsible citizens in India and for the world.
As an effective instrument of God ready to offer genuine, useful Biblically-based pastoral care and counseling to the University Staff and students that provides permanent solutions to people's problems based on Matthew 11:28 Jesus said: “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”
The Structure of the Directorate