The Bhaktivedanta College of Education and Culture (BCEC) was founded in July 1991 in Durban, South Africa. His Holiness Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami – then known as  Brhat-Mrdanga dasa formed the BCEC under the instructions and guidance of His Holiness Giriraj Swami. The college is a forum to discuss and relish the translations and purport of the books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

The Bhaktivedanta College is operational at numerous locations in 8 different countries and offers numerous programs for differing age groups and levels of study. Since inception 3359 children have completed certificate programs and 11817 adults.

Courses offered for children

Fun filled strategies to present Vedic culture to children, insulating them against the somewhat decadent society that we are living in. Through the medium of music, drama, debates, quizzes and games, children will now be able to study the ancient wisdom of the Vedas.

Courses offered for adults

All classes are part time and are a minimum duration of one hour each. This format attracts those who hold regular jobs, professionals, housewives, businessman and students alike.

As part of various certificate programs modules offered include:

  • The Science of Self realization
  • Vaishnava Etiquette
  • Spiritual Master and Disciple
  • The Yoga ladder
  • Bhagavad-Gita As it is
  • Nectar of Devotion
  • Nectar of Instruction
  • Sri Isopanisad
  • Srimad Bhagavatam

Courses are offered at various locations across the country. Email: for more info or contact your nearest ISKCON centre

Srila Prabhupada said once “So first thing is to become knowledgeable in Krishna Consciousness…So I am requesting all of my students to read my books very seriously every day without fail. In this way if your mind becomes absorbed daily in the transcendental subject matter of Srimad-Bhagavatam, Bhagavad-Gita, and other books then very easily you will make your advancement in Krishna Consciousness. It is not a matter of changing our engagement, adjusting this or that material condition, in order to find our real happiness. Krishna Consciousness is not like that. It is able to be performed under any variety of material conditions or with any type of engagement

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