The Bhaktivedanta College's unique educational program is designed to:
- To act as a religious seminary for training men to become qualified Vaisnava Brahmanas (Vedic priests).
- To grant theological degrees for completion of training and merit to qualified Vaisnava Brahmanas.
- To grant degrees in the traditional Vedic religious vocations, (Arcana, Ayurveda, Jyotish, Sanskrit, etc) practiced for completion of training and merit to qualified Vaisnava Brahmanas.
- Teach a complete culture with a long-term integrated educational degree scheme (as opposed to providing a Western model of teaching one-off courses in multiple unrelated fields.)
- Train preachers who are richly oriented in Gaudiya Vaisnava-Vedic cultural values.
- Teach and practice Varnasrama-Dharma, Krsna's Vedic cultural system for harmonious social organization.
- Establish the absolute authority of Vaisnava theology and Krsna's Vedic cultural values.
- Not compromise with the "objectivity" of Western Vedic research institutions that do not profess faith in the Veda.
Objectives of modern education
Srila Prabhupada has described modern education as "the slaughter house of youth." For an eye opening look at the objectives of modern education visit The Underground History of American Education where John T. Gatto, an award winning teacher of 30 years experience, exposes the purpose of mass forced schooling and proves that Srila Prabhupada was right (again).
Since bored people are the best consumers, school had to be a boring place, and since childish people are the easiest customers to convince, the manufacture of childishness, extended into adulthood, had to be the first priority of factory schools. Naturally, teachers and administrators weren't let in on this plan; they didn't need to be. If they didn't conform to instructions passed down from increasingly centralized school offices, they didn't last long.
In the new system, schools were gradually re-formed to meet the pressing need of big businesses to have standardized customers and employees, standardized because such people are predictable in certain crucial ways by mathematical formulae. Business (and government) can only be efficient if human beings are redesigned to meet simplified specifications. As the century wore on, school spaces themselves were opened bit by bit to commercialization.