The Assembly of God Church, Kolkata established the Buntain Theological College [formerly `West Bengal Bible College’] in 1986 with the purpose to train and prepare pioneer pastors for West Bengal and North India. For nearly three decades, the Bible College was situated on the AG Church Campus in Park Street. Beginning in 2014 and then following a final Dedication in October 2018, BTC shifted to the beautiful campus in Joka, providing a wonderful holistic environment to prepare next-generation leaders.
BTC aims to provide spiritual environment, character formation, quality theological learning and missional impetus to equip its students for effective lay and leadership ministry and church-related vocations. The college is accredited under the Asia Theological Association. Currently it offers four programs: Bachelor of Theology (English), Bachelor of Theology (Bengali), Diploma in Theology and Master of Divinity. The Master of Divinity programme is offered in partnership with Global School of Open Learning [a unit of`The Centre for Global Leadership Development’, Bangalore]. BTC at present has close to 100 students enrolled in its various programmes.