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Foundation Vedanta Course Online

Swami Chinmayananda, the founder of Chinmaya Mission, initiated a unique method to study Vedanta at home through easy lessons. These lessons are made available from Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) as the Foundation Vedanta Course. The primary aim of this Home Study Course is to introduce you to the timeless Philosophy of Vedanta and to enable you to apply its priceless wisdom in your day-to-day life.

Beginner Course Medium: English

Chinmaya International Foundation takes care to process the payments as per the instructions given by the users online and offline. However, in case of an unlikely event of an erroneous payments or if the user wants to cancel the payments, our team will respond within 5-6 working days upon getting the valid request for the refund from the users. Regarding the refund concerns, please contact manager@chinfo.org or accounts@chinfo.org along with the payment receipt and person details necessary for verification.

Yes. Any debit/credit card can be used for making the payments.

Yes. The payments through all these cards are accepted.

Razorpay and CCAvenue are the two payment gateways that are used to capture the online payments. Please select one of these options after which the debit/credit card option will appear.

Kindly ensure the following:

  • Your card allows online transactions.
  • Your card allows international transactions (for international payment options).
  • Your card has not crossed the permissible transaction limit.
  • You have entered all personal details correctly. All the details entered including the name, billing address, email id, contact number, date of birth etc. match the information in the card and the concerned bank account.
  • You have not used debit/credit cards of friends/family/relatives. The bank or the credit card company might decline the transaction assuming that the card is a stolen one.
  • Your card is valid as on date.
  • Your card number is correctly entered.
  • You have completed the payment process within the permissible time limit.

No. You need to log in, complete the registration and then make the payment.

Yes. But please remember that your course/event will be activated only after the payment is made.

On successful completion of the payment process, you will see a pop-up message on the screen and also receive a confirmation email to your registered email id. If you do not get the confirmation email, please feel free to contact: Manager, CIF (Email: manager@chinfo.org or Mob: +91 92077 11145)

More about the Course

Course Objectives and Rewards

The philosophy of Vedanta gives the right vision of life. It enables an individual to face the situations and problems of life, be it in profession, family or interpersonal relationships, with ease and dexterity. Clarity of thinking and right vision of life enables peace of mind and efficient living. Spiritual seekers shall be able to understand spirituality and walk the path of sadhana effectively.

Course Eligibility

Any individual who seeks to know the Vedantic Philosophy and earnestly wishes to apply it in his life is welcome to join the Foundation Vedanta Course. Sanskrit knowledge is not required for this course. This is not a course for mere academic knowledge, it is rather aimed at transforming oneself.

Course Details

  • The duration of the Foundation Vedanta Course Online is one year
  • The course comprises 24 lessons (@ 2 lessons per month) and a total of 12 objective type questionnaires (one questionnaire covering two lessons).
  • Registered students will be provided log-in credentials and link to online platform.
  • You can register from our website. Once payment is received your registration for the course will be activated.
  • Log-in to the website and then access your course through ‘My Registrations’ section.
  • Download your first lesson, study the lesson, watch the video recording and then submit your answers through the ‘Get Started’ option
  • Attendance will be tracked through the system.
  • Within 30 days of downloading your PDF course material (2 lessons), you have to submit your answers online.
  • Your answers are checked automatically by the system and the score is displayed.
  • Once your answers are submitted online, you will be able to download the next set of lessons.
  • Those who successfully complete the course will be given a ‘Course Completion Certificate’ of merit signed by Pujya Swami Swaroopananda, Head of Chinmaya Mission worldwide. The digital copy of the same will be sent to your registered email ID.
  • Grading system for certification.
    • 80% and above 'O' Grade
    • 60% and above 'A+' Grade
    • 50% and above 'A' Grade
    • Below 50% 'B' Grade

Discussion Forum / Chat Blog

We recommend students of the Vedanta Courses to discuss, share, and exchange notes with fellow students through the CIF Online Discussion Forum.

Guidance notes for the students to use the ‘Discussion Forum’, will be available on the course dashboard.

Access to Lessons

In Online mode the lessons can be downloaded from the web page, the answers need to be submitted Online. We will provide Video/Audio recordings for each lesson. Grades can be viewed online.

Home Study Course Scholarship Initiative

Envisioned to be a platform to impart knowledge, CIF has always made it a point to make the courses accessible to all the sincere seekers. Students, who are keen to pursue a particular course, but have difficulty affording the course fee, can send an email to the Director: homestudycourses@chinfo.org stating the same. They will be given financial assistance to enrol for the course based on the genuineness of request, keenness to study and eligibility.

One can also be a part of this noble venture by contributing to the Home Study Course Scholarship Fund. To know more, send an email to the Director: homestudycourses@chinfo.org.

Additional Support

At CIF each student is of immense value. In the course of study, if you stumble at any stage, we are here to help you. Please feel free to drop an email stating the issues you are facing while attending the course to homestudycourses@chinfo.org, and we will come up with the best possible way to tackle the issue.

For Queries

The Administrator - Home Study Courses

Chinmaya International Foundation, Adi Sankara Nilayam

Veliyanad, Ernakulam District, Pin - 682313, Kerala, India

Phone: +91-92077-11140 | +91-484-2749676

E-mail: vedantacourses@chinfo.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The course covers all the basic concepts and hence is best suited for a beginner.

Yes. Vedanta gives the seeker the right vision of life and enables to walk the path of spirituality effectively.

No. The basic knowledge of Sanskrit is not a pre-requisite to enrol for the course.

You will be provided with course material. However, since this is a concept-based course, no particular text will be followed.

Your queries can be solved through an online Discussion Forum. If your queries are left unanswered, you may email them to homestudycourses@chinfo.org

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  • Sat, 29-Feb-2020
    Madan Lakshman Joshi
    The course material and the Webinar sessions were of great help. However, there should be clarity on when we are expected to give exams.
  • Mon, 09-Mar-2020
    Vinod Kumar
  • Tue, 14-Apr-2020
    Sandhya Khatal
  • Sun, 19-Apr-2020
    Ian Shaw
    The course leads you gently, but thoroughly, into Vedanta. The quality of the written lessons is excellent: Inspiring and relevant. What you get out of the course depends largely on what effort you put in. But the team are there to support you along the way. Thoroughly impressed so far (lesson 14).
  • Sun, 19-Apr-2020
    Excellent knowledge content. The challenge lies in putting it all into practise until it becomes integrated with oneself.
  • Mon, 20-Apr-2020
    It was a window towards our ancient knowledge and it made me crave for more wisdom from scriptures. Created deep interest in Vedantha-Upanidhidic literature.
  • Tue, 21-Apr-2020
    Vandana Mishra
    Very nice and explained well. Want some provision to clear doubts as well. I would love to have these courses in other Bhartiya bhasha. Its an irony of western education system that we have to learn our own paramaparik Gyan through foreign language even though we have so many beautiful and rich language than English!
  • Wed, 16-Sep-2020
    Shetal Vohra-Gupta
    This course changed my life perspective. I am just learning how to incorporate this knowledge into my life and has changed the way I parent and approach my career and marriage. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to go through this course.
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