For Dominicans teaching is a form of preaching. The Order itself has a great tradition of teaching. St. Dominic sent his first followers to the university centres of Europe. St. Albert the Great and St. Thomas Aquinas, two of the most well known teachers from the Order, taught in Paris. Today members of the Dominican Family run universities, colleges, schools, and other centres of learning all over the world and teach in them.

The Indian Dominicans have followed this teaching tradition. The Province has well qualified personnel in Philosophy, Theology and allied subjects. Many brethren from the Indian Province are engaged in teaching – some fulltime and some partime. For many brethren St. Charles’ Seminary has been the main place of teaching for half a century. They are also visiting professors to many other seminaries and institutes.