The Jaimini Scholar Program (JSP) is perhaps, the greatest and most detailed jyotiṣa study available on this planet. It is no mean feat to study this in depth and finally get certified after facing the viva-voce. This program was conceptualised and taught in the traditional manner by Pt. Sanjay Rath at Almora and Bhimtal, Himalayas. Perhaps someday in the future, a proper documentation of the program shall be made and till such time, we do not wish to hold back on the aspirants who wish to learn this great knowledge from the paraṁparā.
The Jaimini Scholar program is a four part course taught over five years. It contains a great deal of advanced material not available anywhere else. This is the teaching of an ancient tradition and its wisdom could not be figured out by anyone just from the texts, however intelligent. This is the first era when this knowledge has been taught outside of a few Brahmin families. Many key teachings on remedial measures are included. This course is entirely unlike those courses where material is covered but many secrets are withheld.
Each part of the course is based on a Chapter of Jaimini’s Upadesha Sutras and is related to one of the four Vedas. Each is taught as a separate module. Successful participants can obtain certification from the Devaguru Brihaspati Centre (DBC) so that they can teach the program. The DBC and the course leader will determine when a student has reached a sufficient level for certification. The course is very detailed and has many lessons including recorded slides. For example, Year 1 involves 28 principal lessons and several subsidiary lessons.