A. Entrance Requirements
Any person applying to study at CCU must meet the requirements as given below for each program.
- Any applicant, who is taking theology courses, must be a baptized Christian and recommended by a responsible church and Association leaders.
- Any Applicant as a transfer student must submit a transcript from his or her previous school(s) and letter of recommendation from the principal of the former school.
- Any person who has a Basic Education High School pass certificate or the equivalent is eligible for BTh, BA (English), BBA, and BSS programs.
- Any person who has a degree from any government university, or a BTh degree from any recognized Bible School, or a BAE or BBA degree from CCU is eligible for BRE and MDiv programs.
- Any person who has a degree from a government college or university, or a BTh degree from any recognized Bible School, or a BAE degree from CCU may be admitted to BBA second year.
- Any person who has passed grade 9 is eligible for the DipTh program.
- Any person who has at least a DipTh or the equivalent is eligible for the BMin program.
- There shall be entrance examinations for BTh and MDiv candidates, and only those who pass may be allowed to attend.
- A student who has completed the DipTh program and passed the 10th standard may be admitted to the third-year BTh course as a mature student, and he or she shall be required to sit for first and second years BTh examinations.
B. Period of Study and Course Credits Required
- No consideration is extended to the student who fails to complete his/her study within the duration of study fixed.
- Durations of studies for BTh, BAE, BBA, and DipTh programs are four years, and in case of a student failing to complete within four years he/she must complete in eight years.
- Durations of studies for MDiv program shall be three years and in case of a student failing to complete in three years he or she must complete within six years.
- Duration of studies for BMin and BRE program are two years, and in case of a student failing to complete in two years he/ she must complete within four years.
- The number of course credits and time required for graduation are as follows:
BTh, DipTh, BAE, BBA: 160 credit hours, 4 years
MDiv: 96 credit hours, 3 years
BRE: 50 credit hours, 2 years (Part-time)
BMin: 80 credit hours, 2 years (Full-time)
C. Registration and Admission Procedure
- The academic year of the University, divided into two semesters, is from June to March. The first (from June to September) and second (from November to March) semesters each have 16 weeks including examination periods.
- Only those submitting application forms in full may be admitted to the University (Form in full means attached recommendations from mother church and association along with other requirements mentioned in the form).
- There are entrance examinations for BTh and MDiv applicants. Those who pass the exams are allowed to enrol in the programs.
- Examination plays an important role ina student’s academic standing. However, a student’s achievement is not based only on examination. A student’s character development, spiritual life, attitude in learning and spirit of service are all taken into account.
- The school uses the alphabetic grading system. Each alphabet letter grade is equivalent to a certain grade point and percentage.
The equivalent in grade points is as follows:
A+ = 4.00 = 100-97
A = 3.7 = 96-93
A- = 3.00 = 92-89
B+ = 2.7 = 88-86
B = 2.5 = 85-82
B- = 2.3 = 81-78
C+ = 2.00 = 77-74
C = 1.7 = 73-70
C- = 1.3 = 70-
No degree will be conferred if a student total grade point average falls below 1.7.
Student Grade Point Average: the Grade Point Average indicates a student academic standing and is calculated as follows:
i. Total Points
A+ = 4.00 x Course credit hours = Total Points
A = 3.7 x Course credit hours = Total Point
= 3.00 x Course credit hours = Total Points
B+ = 2.7 x Course credit hours = Total Point
B = 2.5 x Course credit hours = Total Points
= 2.3 x Course credit hours = Total Points
C+ = 2.00 x Course credit hours = Total Points
C = 1.7 x Course credit hours = Total Points
= 1.3 x Course credit hours = Total Points
ii. Grade Point Average (GPA)
The grade point average is obtained by dividing the total points by the total number of credit hours.
Total Points % Credit hours = GPA
GPA (Grading Point Average) = 25.5 % 8 = 3.19
- Pass mark is 70% for BTh, MDiv and BRE programs, and only if the cumulative average for each subject is 80% (or B-) the student shall be conferred a degree.
- Pass mark is 60% for DipTh and BMin programs, and only if the cumulative average for each subject is 70% the student shall be conferred a certificate.
- Pass mark for BAE and BBA programs is 50%.
- Pass mark in English subject for BTh, MDiv, DipTh, and Bmin programs, which shall not be included in accumulated marks, is 50%.
- If the student fails in two subjects he or she is to sit for supplementary examinations, and if he or she fails again he or she shall write academic papers assigned by the subject teachers within the duration of candidacy.
- Failure in three or more subjects is deemed failure of the course.
E. Thesis and Viva Voce
- A final year BTh student shall write a research paper, and MDiv and BRE students shall write a thesis in English.
- A final year DipThstudent shall write a research paper in Burmese, or in English, or in Chin (Lai).
- A final year BAE and BBA student shall write a project paper in English.
- Any BTh research paper or MDiv thesis shall be an academic one.
- Any research paper and thesis shall be graded as a subject.
- A BAE or BBA research shall contain 2500 atleast and 3000 words at most.
- A BTh or DipTh research paper shall contain 5000 words at least and 8000 words at most.
- An MDiv or BRE thesis shall contain 8000 words at least and 12000 words at most.
- A final year BMin student shall write an academic term paper containing 2000 words at least.
- Submission of a draft or final copy of a research paper or thesis shall be as fixed in the University calendar.
- A student failing to submit a research paper or thesis in accordance with theUniversity calendar shall not be conferred a degree.
- The CCU manual for Thesis, Research and Term papers must be consulted in writing a research paper or a thesis.
- There shall be a viva-voce test on research paper and thesis.
F. Field Education and Internship
- In order to be able to put learning to practice as necessary in the church every student from second year BTh, second year DipThand second year MDiv classes is given fieldwork assignments to churches throughout the academic year, which is graded as a subject.
- In order to become acquainted with the nature of the church as a job-training, every student from third year BTh, third year DipTh and second year MDiv classes is required to undergo an internship program at a church chosenby the University for one and a half months, which is graded as a subject.
- In order to be able to put learning to practice, every student from third year BAE and third year BBA classes is to undergo Service Learning Program in a community chosen by the University for one and a half months, which is graded as a subject.
Awards, Scholarships and Sponsorships
(1) CCU has the following Awards:
- David Vanbik Award
- CACC Award
- CCC Award
- HBA Award
- Hornbill Award
- Alumni Awards
- Hrangzel-kim Award
- 17 Friends Forever Award
- MDiv first batch Award
(2) CCU has the following Scholarships:
- Johnson Memorial Scholarships
- Myanmar Mission
- David Vanbik Foundation Scholarships
- David Za Hre Lian Memorial Scholarships
- Chin Baptist Churches, USA
- Chin Baptist Mission Church, Washington DC, USA
- Friends of Myanmar Governing Board
(3) CCU has the following Sponsorships:
- WACCC, Perth, Australia
- Milwaukee Chin Baptist Church, USA
- Norway Chin Mission Church, Oslo, Norway
- Emmanuel Chin Baptist Church, Dallas, USA
- CEBC, Dallas, USA
- Texas Chin Baptist Church, USA
- Carson Baptist Church, Froland, USA
- Jacksonville Chin Baptist Church, USA
- CBC, USA
- Midland Chin Baptist Church, USA
- CCF, Froland, Norway
- Melbourne Chin Church, Australia
- Norway Chin Baptist Church, Aurskog
- Buanlung Baptist Church, HBA
(4) Scholarship Rules and Regulations
A Guide-line for Students’ Scholarships and Sponsorships is as follows:
(1) Academic performance and competency must be a top priority supported by the following facts in order.
- An obedient and dutiful student will be given priority.
- A student's contribution to CCU should also be considered.
- A minister, a pastor's kid and family member, a family member
- of full-time faculty and staff at CCU will also be given priority.
- Two or more students from a family at CCU will also be on
- A student's financial condition should also be considered.
(2) Withdrawal of Scholarships
- A scholarship of any student warned by the President or faculty council or the Officer Council, and barred and expelled from the university for any reason is to be withdrawn.
- A scholarship of any student failing a subject or more or of the repeater must be withdrawn.
- A student, whose sponsorship is managed by the school, is to sign on the pledge with his/her respective pastor or church leader that he/she shall refund the money he/she has used if he/she drops out of his/her study before graduating.
- President, Dean of student affairs, Academic Dean, Registrar, Wardens, Chaplain andField Director will be responsible for nominating the recipients of scholarships.