Bhakti Vaibhava course for ISKCON Ghaziabad brahmacharis

By IBMV Gaziabad

Certificate Course

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Course Duration

500 hours


No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week




Should be ISKCON Ghaziabad brahmachari

Schedule of Classes


Starts on


2pm to 4.30pm IST

Regular classes on

Mon to Thurs (First 3 weeks of every month)

About the Teacher


IBMV Gaziabad

ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya aims to provide a facility for its members to study, practice, and disseminate the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam, along with the writings of the Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas and the branches of Vedic philosophy, culture, music and science in the context of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings. ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya is located in Sri Govardhan dhama to systematically propagate the teachings of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and Caitanya-caritāmṛta to the society at large.

To accomplish the above mission, ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya will facilitate philosophical training for adult residential and non-residential students through the traditional Vedic educational methods. ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya has been inspired by the service and efforts of His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu and His Holiness Gaur Krishna Gosvami Maharaja. Their dedication toward the study and the dissemination of the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam is the torchlight guiding us forward to serve this mission.

Course Overview

Course description: A detailed study of the cantos one to six of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Module 1 covers Canto 1, 2 & 3. Module 2 covers Canto 4, 5 & 6. The students who will qualify all the assessments of Modules 1 & 2 will be awarded a Bhakti Vaibhav degree from ISKCON Board of Exams.

Eligibility: Those who have done Bhakti Sastri can only pursue this course. You need to submit your Bhakti Sastri certificate issued from ISKCON Board of Examination.

Course materials: Students’ Handbook

Course duration : Approx. 500 hours

Teachers: Kanai Krishna das, Shri Keshav das, Dheer Prashant das, Premasindhu Gauranga das, Kamal Lochan das, Radhika Vallabh das, Samarpan Gopa das and others

Target audience: All devotees who have a Bhakti-shastri certification and are enthusiastic to continue their scriptural studies with Srimad-Bhagvatam. Srila Prabhupada desired that all ISKCON devotees must take the Bhakti-Vaibhava certification.

Assessment plan:

• Open book questions

• Closed book exams for each unit

• Sloka recitation

• 4 presentations for the canto 1 to canto 6

Course requirement (any pre-qualification)

 You must be 16 years or above in age.

 As per the guidelines of ISKCON Board of Examination to pursue Bhakti Vaibhav course, the students must chant minimum 16 rounds of Hare Krishna maha-mantra daily & follow the four regulative principles.

 You must have done Bhakti Sastri from any of the authorised centre of ISKCON and having a Bhakti Sastri certificate from ISKCON Board of Examinations.

 For better understanding we humbly request you to read all the six cantos before you begin the deep study of these books with us and be fully benefited from the course.

 As the course would be in English so proficiency in English language is mandatory.

As per the rules & regulations of ISKCON Board of Examination, for getting the Bhakti Vaibhav degree, you must have 75% of attendance in the live sessions.

You need to submit a recommendation letter by an ISKCON authority (your Spiritual Master/GBC member/Temple President/Co-President) who knows you well, certifying your character, sadhana, Brahminical tendencies and being favourably engaged in the preaching mission of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu for at least the previous 12 months. Please download the Recommendation letter format from the link below:-

You need to submit the recommendation letter along with your Bhakti Sastri certificate in this google form with other details:-


               Please note that your admission will not be confirmed unless we have received this recommendation letter & your Bhakti Sastri certificate.

            7. The regulations to be followed during the closed books exams. All students should agree for the following requirements regarding the online exam before taking admission to this course:-

                * All closed book exams will be conducted online (in cloud meetings).

                * Answers should be hand written, no electronic devices are allowed for typing.

                * Student should be having two devices live on cloud meetings. One will cover the student writing the exam as well as the screen of the front device. The second/front device will be used by the student to see the question paper provided in cloud meeting screen.

                * Immediately after the exam, the student has to scan the answer sheet in front of the front device camera & upload it in the assessment section.

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