Course duration: 2 years


Qualification for admission:

  • Completion of Bhakti-sastri course.
  • A sincere desire to study Srila Prabhupada’s books & willingness to follow the rigorous schedule of BVVP.

 Courses : Srimad Bhagavatam and Sri Caitanya Caritamrita.


 Special seminars/ Short courses:

  • Conducted once in every 2 months
  • Combined for both 1st & 2nd year students
    • Year I:
      • Srimad Bhagavatam Cantos 1 to 9
      • Requirements for Bhakti vaibhava degree
      • Weekly 5 classes (each 2 hr 45 min)
    • Year II:
      • Srimad Bhagavatam Cantos 10 to 12
      • Sri Caitanya Caritamrita
      • Weekly 4 classes (each 2 hr 45 min)
      • 2 projects

 Degrees awarded: Bhakti vaibhava (after completion of 6 cantos of Srimad Bhagavatam)


 Study groups: with 2-3 students in a group.


Assessment procedure:

  • Closed book exams [40%]
  • Open book exams & Assignments [25%]
  • Presentations [25%]
  • Attendance & Sadhana [10%]

 Projects: Two SB / CC based projects in 2nd year.


Monthly Get-togethers:

  • Combined for both 1st & 2nd year students.
  • Games, kirtans & sharing experiences

Yatras:

  • 2 annual Kartik yatras

Services:

  • Weekly 2 days in different GEV depts.
  • BVVP specific services & festival services

Schedule: (on class days)

  • 4.10 am to 9.00 am: Morning sadhana
  • 9.30 am to 10.00 am: SB/CC Closed book Exam
  • 10.00 am to 10.15 am: Arati for Srimad Bhagavatam + Sloka recitation
  • 10.15 am to 1.00 pm: SB/CC class
  • Rest of the day: Study time

Special Seminars/Short Courses

  • Once in every 2 months, special seminars are arranged for the students of both batches (combined).
  • These seminars are held for 1 or 2 days depending on the scope of the topic.

Some of the seminars are as follows:

  1. The contribution of Acharyas to our
  2. Understanding of Scriptures
  3. Damodarastakam (during Kartika)
  4. Art of Chanting
  5. Celebrating others’ Success
  6. Lessons from Ramayana (before Sri
  7. Ramanavami)
  8. Glories of Dham (before yatras)
  9. Lives of Vaisnava Acharyas
  10. Activities of Govardhan Eco Village
  11. Art of following Authority
  12. Vaishnava Bhajans

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