Varnasrama College Online

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ॐ सुरभ्यै नमः  OM Surabhyai Namah! All glories to Mother Surabhi! All glories to Varnasrama Dharma! All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Hare Krishna.

The primary goal of Varnasrama College ONLINE (VCO) is to train and educate students in the traditional Vedic lifestyle and sacred values known as Varnasrama Dharma.

The success of VCO will be demonstrated in the practical establishment of 1) local Varnasrama Colleges, 2) traditional Gurukulas, and 3) Vedic Eco Villages.

Our website offers courses as well as a repository of resources to support the development of Varnasrama communities locally.

ISKCON MOE logoThis is a project of Varnasrama College Network, in collaboration with the ISKCON Ministry of Education.

The Varnasrama College ONLINE was officially launched on May 15, 2020.  We had initially offered 7 inaugural online courses and the number has since gradually been increasing.

Varnasrama College for Men

Varnasrama College ONLINE will focus exclusively on education for men. As such VCO will be a men’s college.  For any inquiry please contact

Interested students may register as follows

  1. Click on Register and register as a student

  2. Once registration is submitted, you will be prompted to make payment for a one time registration fee of US $5 or Rs. 350.

  3. You will receive an email when your website account is approved.

  4. After payment of the registration fee (which may take up to 48 hours to process), you will be registered as a student (and notified via email).

  5. Once you have been approved as a student, you may apply for any course you choose.

  6. The teacher will approve your course application and provide you with the relevant information.

VCO Courses, Fees & Accreditation

While VCO upholds and promotes the traditional Vedic Dakshina system where students are required to offer Dakshina to their Teachers at the end of their education, we also recognize that until society is able to support the
Brahmana Teachers, in some instances financial considerations will need to be met.

In our Vedic literatures Dakshina is listed as being mandatory for a student and can be given in the form of Laksmi (money), kind (grains, gift or other) or direct service. The Teacher, in discussion with the student, will approve
and sanction.

All VCO courses will fall in one of three categories:
   1.    With Fee
   2.    Dakshina
   3.    Without Fee

Upon completion of specific courses, only those students who have fulfilled their obligations in categories 1 and 2 will be eligible to receive accreditation that will gradually lead towards certification.

Volunteers & Inquiries

We are looking for volunteers who are keen to join the team to support the project administratively. Particularly, we need devotees who are experienced in education management, learning management systems (LMS), web development, drupal, marketing communications and project management. If you have any inquiries or would like to volunteer or support this effort in any way, please contact us at

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While VCO provides a platform for teachers to present various courses related to the Vedic teachings, VCO does not necessarily endorse and is not bound by statements, personal opinions or views expressed by teachers that may not conform with the Vedic narrative or those of ISKCON Founder Acharya Srila Prabhupada.


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