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Jyotish Sarasvati


Below is a general outline of the program of Jyotish study for the Jyotish Sarasvati degree.

Mundane Astrology:

A sub-branch of Vedic astrology with many of its own principles combined with other branches of Vedic astrology such as Jataka and Prasna. It a very complex but rewarding subject.

Advanced Classes in Vedic Astrology:

Advanced study focuses on actual chart/prasna readings and case histories, the student works closely with the instructor in guru/disciple relationship as an apprentice. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

How to Set Up a Successful Jyotish Practice:

An advanced seminar which teaches the student the art of how to setup and conduct a successful jyotish practice.

Education Requirements:

Supplemental Reading:

The instructor and student will decide on a list of books on Vedic culture that must be read by the student this will include but not be limited to the major Upanishads, Caitanya Caritamrta and the Caitanya Bhagavat. The candidate will list each title read, and may be required to give a brief annotation for each of the materials read.


Is a seminar that introduces the candidate to good research and writing procedures.

Developmental Reading:

The candidate is required to read 2,000 pages of collateral material beyond the specific thesis requirements. The candidate will select the bibliography for this reading and submit it for his guiding professor's approval. The candidate will list each title read, and may be required to give a brief annotation for each of the materials read or some other method may be used to determine that the student has read the required material.


The candidate must complete a Doctoral Dissertation of 100 - 125 pages (minimum) dealing with an approved aspect of Vedic Astrology. The dissertation subject must be approved by the candidate's Doctorate professor.  

Time requirements

Normally the program is completed in 24-27 months. Under extreme conditions, the time of completion may be extended as long as 4 years. No program may extend beyond that time without special permission.   

Grading Policy

The Jyotish Sarasvati student must earn a minimum grade of 70% in each course, etc. Failure to achieve a grade of 70% will necessitate repeating the course.

Work submission deadlines

The work submission deadlines will be given by the guiding professor in the doctorate area. Work not submitted on deadline may receive a failing grade, if the delay is not requested in advance.

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