SEERI has come up in response to a deeply
felt need. In India today there are seven Churches, with a total
membership of ten million, which share the ancient Syriac patrimony,
each with its own centre for the training of the clergy.
There was, however, no institute yet in India for advanced teaching
and learning of the Syriac language and heritage; nor was there any
place in India where manuscripts, documents, source books etc.
necessary for such study and research, are available.
SEERI has been conceived and established to fill this void. It seeks
to be a teaching-learning centre as well as a centre for research for
scholars and students of Syriac literature, history, worship and