Varnasrama College for Men

Created by Bhakti Raghava Swami

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 young men 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 ONLINE will focus exclusively on education for men. As such VCO will be a men’s college. 

Interested students may click on Register link and register as a student. This would create a login account for student. There is a one time registration fee that needs to be paid. After approval of registration, student can apply for courses.

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. This is also one of the means by which the Brahmana Teachers supports himself financially.

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.

Upon completion of specific courses, there would be an online/offline exam. Only those students who have fulfilled their obligations will be eligible to receive accreditation that will gradually lead towards certification.

If you have any inquiries or would like to volunteer or support this effort in any way, please contact us at