The St.Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary or STOTS, Nagpur as it is commonly called is situated 25 kilometers from the Nagpur City in the scenic country side. This institution is adorned with the fragrance and tranquility of natures lap. The Chapel of this institution is a wonderful specimen of architecture, surrounded by plush lawns, creates an abeyance of prayerful serenity. the seminary campus is a sprawling 15 acre plot, with a huge play-ground in the front of the building and the rest of the plot has been taken up for farming. Nagpur is called as the land of Oranges, and STOTS too has a vast orange orchard. the desire to become self reliant to some extent has led to the simultaneous farming of crops like Soyabean, Wheat and Gram. Along with this a kitchen garden too is maintained to provide adequate vegetables for the mess. a noteworthy aspect of this farming is that it is completely organic. the whole campus of STOTS with its serenity provides for the holistic development of a person.
Upasana Centre is the most recently accomplished project of the Seminary to host and coordinate conferences and camps for the parishioners of the Outside Kerala Region of our Church.
The seminary mainly aims at hosting programs like Orthodox Christian Youth Conference (OCYC – a conference for the diaspora youth organized by the Seminary) and other regional conferences of various spiritual organizations.
Apart from conferences, the Upasana Centre welcomes the groups which visit the Seminary during the weekends or holidays from various parishes of our Church. The Centre consists of a conference hall, dormitories, individual rooms and a dining hall.