ISKCON Disciple Course was developed under the direction of the Guru Services Committee, with the combined efforts of leading educators in ISKCON. It is based on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and the current ISKCON Law and references the writings of the broader Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. The lessons include ppt presentations, interactive workshops, forums, quizzes, assessment exercises, and additional videos to help students better understand presented topics and form spiritually healthy, constructive relationships with their gurus and senior Vaishnavas.
This course is made of four weeks of teaching and two additional weeks to prepare for and take the final exam.
All assessment is done online at a time convenient for the student.
Weekly question(s) – answered in the course forum where the interaction with the teacher is happening throughout the course.
Two quizzes – are based on multiple-choice and matching the pairs questions.
Final exam – also based on multiple-choice and matching the pairs questions.
The self-study mode of studying has a higher threshold for the passing mark – 80% as opposed to 65% for the regular course.
How To Study Online
Regular course (with the teacher):
The course has a scheduled starting and ending date and it lasts 4 weeks in total. It is made of four weeks of teaching and two additional weeks to prepare for and take the final exam.
Each week, on Monday, students get access to different sets of materials and then have that week to go through the materials and do the assignments. All the lectures are pre-recorded and put on our learning platform along with other learning materials. There are no live lectures so students don’t need to be present online at a specific time but can watch the videos and study at their convenience. Students do need to set the time aside to dedicate to the course but it can be at the time that suits them.
In the self-study mode, students can start and finish whenever they want as they immediately get access to all course materials and there is no deadline until which they have to take the exam. There is also no teacher to ask and clarify questions, nor other fellow students.
ISKCON Disciple Course can be attended without any prerequisites.
By clicking the enrollment button, you will be required to create a profile on BCOC – Bhaktivedanta College Online Campus (if you don’t have one already) and then proceed with the payment.