This department was started in 1994 under the direction of Bhakti Purusottama Maharaja. The devotees in this department develop and conduct Krishna conscious courses through correspondence. At present two correspondence study programs and one online course , Gita Study Course and Bhagavata Study Course are in operation.
Systematic teaching of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is and Srimad Bhagavata to as many people as possible is a very effective way to do this, we have felt. For this, a well-worth spiritual academic institution is the only answer to the ravages made in society by the non-devotional organizations.
Involving them in a prestigious academy and well-fabricated study courses are very solid cures for the current ills, as people regard these to be contrary to sentimentalism and participation in these purely academic activities does not harm their social prestige, rather augments it. And we have got proofs of it; after implementation of the Study Course 12 yrs before and later on organizing the preaching under the head of Bhaktivedanta Academy, we have got hundreds of top-class professionals like scientists, professors, advocates and judges, doctorates, doctors (M.B.B.S) and common educated persons as well.
It is true that only course that they do from home cannot make them devotees—-they need association of devotees. So we have arranged to convene yearly seminar(Gita jayanti ,bhagavatam sanmillan ) and Bhaktiyoga training camp where they come in Sri Dham, attend temple programs, take prasadam, hear discourses, associate with devotees.