Director: Dr. James Thalachelloor


Considering the importance of specialized studies in Eastern Canon Law in the local ecclesial context and the increasing need to have trained personnel in Eparchial Tribunals and Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life and taking into account the request of Synod of Bishops of the Syro-Malabar Church, the Institute of Eastern Canon Law was erected by the Congregation for Catholic Education on 12 December 2016. Although the Institute offers specialization in Eastern Canon Law, it will promote a comparative study of both Eastern and Latin Canon Laws. The Institute of Eastern Canon Law is aggregated to the Faculty of Oriental Canon Law at Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome.

The Institute offers the following Programmes

1. Licentiate Degree in Eastern Canon Law
2. Diploma in Eastern Canon Law
3. Certificate Course