Since its inception in 2012, the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha school has educated several enthusiastic students of Vaisnavism in the knowledge of Srimad Bhagavatam, Sri Caitanya-caritamrita and the Vaisnava culture. To facilitate the study of varied kinds of students, the school offers various study models as follows–

1. Two Year Full Time Residential Model: The Two-Year Full Time Residential course is conducted at GEV. In this model of study, the students attend BVVP sessions five days a week. In weekends, they are engaged in services in GEV. Other than this, the program of activities is as follows –

  1. Every day before the session commences, the students have a 50 marks test on the chapter studied the previous day,
  2. A Sloka Recitation Session,
  3. At the end of each canto. a grand test of 100 marks,
  4. An open book assignment,
  5. A presentation on a particular topic from the studied canto,
  6. A project based on Srimad Bhagavatam.

Examples of attempted projects : Compilation of management lessons from Srimad Bhagavatam,Construction of a model of movement of the sun, thematic search engine based on keywords from Bhagavatam, etc.

2.Partial Residential Model: In the partial residential Model, the students attend the BVVP sessions for about ten days in a month. This is also conducted at GEV. The other part of the month, the students return to their respective centers/temples for their respective services. They share the same curriculum and program of activities as that of two-year residential model.

3.Four-days in a month Model: The “four-days in a month” Model is wherein BVVP conducts sessions at different centers across India (currently at Pune, Kolkata, Kanpur, Mumbai and Nigdi). Our teachers from GEV, travel to the respective centers to conduct the classes. They also share the same curriculum and program of activities as that of two-year residential model except the yearly project.

4.Online study Model : An online course model is wherein the students can study with the help of the study materials provided online. Here, students get access to the audio and video lectures of Srimad Bhagavatam (in separate modules of 2-3 chapters) along with a pdf presentation that gives a brief outline of each chapter. At the end of each chapter, a set of multiple choice quiz (MCQ) is available and the student needs to clear it before enrolling for the next chapter/module.

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