Bhakti Vaibhav Online (Module-2)


Certificate Course

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Course Duration

Approx 8 months


2 Hours

No. Of Sessions

Approx 135

Sessions per week




Bhakti Shastri Certified

Schedule of Classes


Starts on


07:00 PM to 09:00 PM IST

Regular classes on

Monday to Thursday

About the Teacher



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 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:

Join us for a comprehensive study of Cantos 1 to 6 of the Srimad Bhagavatam in the upcoming Bhakti Vaibhava batch. This course is divided into two modules. Module 1 covers Canto 1, 2, and 3, while Module 2 covers Canto 4, 5, and 6. Successful completion of all assessments in Modules 1 and 2 will earn you a Bhakti Vaibhav degree from the ISKCON Board of Exams.


To pursue this course, you must have completed the Bhakti Sastri course and hold a Bhakti Sastri certificate issued by the ISKCON Board of Examination.

Course Materials:

Institute will provide you a comprehensive Students' Handbook.

Course Duration:

The approximate duration of the course is 500 hours.

Target Audience:

This course is open to all devotees who have a Bhakti-shastri certification and are enthusiastic about furthering their scriptural studies with the Srimad-Bhagavatam. It is in accordance with Srila Prabhupada's desire that all ISKCON devotees undertake the Bhakti-Vaibhava certification.

Assessment Plan:

The assessments will include open book questions, closed book exams for each unit, sloka recitation, and four presentations covering Cantos 1 to 6.

Course Requirements:

To be eligible for the Bhakti Vaibhav degree, you must meet the following requirements:

Age: You must be 16 years or above.

Daily Sadhana: Chant a minimum of 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra and follow the four regulative principles.

Bhakti Sastri Certificate: Hold a Bhakti Sastri certificate from any authorized ISKCON center issued by the ISKCON Board of Examinations.

Prior Preparation: It is recommended to read all six cantos before the course begins for a better understanding and maximum benefit.

Proficiency in English: As the course will be conducted in English, a good command of the language is mandatory.

Attendance: Maintain a minimum of 75% attendance in live sessions as per ISKCON Board of Examination rules.

Recommendation Letter:

Please submit a recommendation letter from an ISKCON authority (your Spiritual Master/GBC member/Temple President/Co-President) who knows you well, certifying your character, sadhana, Brahminical tendencies, and active engagement in Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's preaching mission for at least the previous 12 months.

The recommendation letter format can be found here:

Please upload a scanned copy of the signed recommendation letter using this Google form:

Upload the scan copy here

Please note that your enrollment confirmation will be processed upon receiving the recommendation letter.

Exams Regulations:

Before enrolling in the course, please agree to the following requirements for online exams:

·         All closed book exams will be conducted online via cloud meetings.

·         Answers must be handwritten, and electronic devices are not allowed for typing.

·         Students must have two devices active during the exam: one to write the answers and the other to view the question paper provided in the cloud meeting screen.

·         Immediately after the exam, students must scan their answer sheets in front of the front device's camera and upload them in the assessment section.

·         We look forward to your active participation in this enriching course on the Srimad Bhagavatam.

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