Pulikottil is currently dean of academic affairs and department head of Biblical Studies at Union Biblical Seminary, located in Pune, India. In addition to this academic post, Pulikottil has served in a number of visiting lecture roles over his career in India.
Pulikottil has written extensively and currently serves as editor of Biblical and Theological Studies Index and Lodestar, a Christian news magazine. He also served as a member of the Bible Translation Committee of the Bible Society of India from 1989-1991. Additionally, Pulikottil served as a member of the World Council of Churches Joint Consultative Group with Pentecostals and president of the Asian Pentecostal Society.
Pulikottil received his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield, UK, in the area of the Qumran texts (of the Dead Sea scrolls) with particular emphasis on the Isaiah Scroll.
Pulikottil will be guest lecturing in a number of seminary classes and providing public lectures during his stay from January to May 2011. His daughter, Amrutha, is a student at Anderson University.
The Harp Professor in Residence at the Anderson University School of Theology is an appointed faculty position created through an endowment by the Harp and York families to honor the lives of their parents, the Rev. Harry and Mrs. Henrietta Harp.
The Anderson University School of Theology is the seminary of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Established in 1950, the seminary is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The seminary offers a number of degree programs, including the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), the Master of Divinity (M.Div.), the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), the Master of Arts in Intercultural Service (M.A.I.S.), and the Online Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (M.A.C.M.).