How many students are there at RVC?
ANSWER: Generally around twenty.
many teachers does RVC have?
ANSWER: A minimum of five, two of which are always on campus.
must one do to be qualified to enroll in RVC?
ANSWER: Be male, be over eighteen years old, be very interested
in Krsna consciousness or Vedic learning, have read and agreed with
everything in this prospectus, have talked with an authority at
RVC and received approval.
is the best time to come to RVC?
ANSWER: After having accomplished the above, then ASAP. There
is no specific starting times. Each student begins when he comes.
RVC accept my previous college credits for transfer?
ANSWER: RVC accepts college transfer credits for approved
course work. Your college credits will be examined for consideration
Does RVC accept my previous college degrees?
ANSWER: Same as above.
I wish to leave before completing the semester, is it allowed?
RVC sponsor my transportation to and from my home to the college
and visa versa?
ANSWER: No, transportation to and from Kansas City is the
responsibility of the students.
long does it usually take to earn a bachelors degree at the RVC?
ANSWER: Usually four years.
long does it usually take to earn a masters degree at the RVC?
ANSWER: Usually two years after having earned a bachelors
long does it usually take to earn a doctorate degree at the RVC?
ANSWER: Usually two years after having earned a masters degree.
the RVC accredited?
ANSWER: No. (Please see Certification
in this prospectus)
other colleges and universities accept credits or degrees awarded
ANSWER: You should consult with the institution itself to
see if it accepts RVC credits and degrees. Each educational institution
has its own policies regarding transferring credits and degrees.
can one do with a degree from RVC?
ANSWER: Since this is the first college of its kind in the
United States, the opportunities are somewhat uncharted.
Can I get a job with a degree from RVC?
the RVC connected to the Hare Krishna Movement?
ANSWER: Yes, it is the college seminary division of the International
Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
all RVC students and faculty/staff have to shave their heads like
Hare Krishna devotees?
all RVC students and faculty/staff have to wear the robes that Hare
Krishna devotees wear? And if so, why?
ANSWER: Yes, because these traditional Vedic clothes are
helpful for entering into the mood of pure devotional service and
learning transcendental knowledge.
do RVC students and faculty get up so early?
ANSWER: The segment known as brahma-muhurta (a muhurta is
a two- hour segment of time; each day has twelve muhurtas) is the
most conducive part of the day for advancing in spiritual life.
Srila Prabhupada writes:
The time early in the
morning, one and a half hours before sunrise, is called brahma-muhurta.
During this brahma-muhurta, spiritual activities are recommended.
Spiritual activities performed early in the morning have a greater
effect than in any other part of the day. (Srimad Bhagavatam 3.20.46
If the students are
not awake during this precious time, they will miss the excellent
opportunity it affords. Some students may find rising early quite
a challenge, even more so than comprehending the philosophy. But
rest assured, after a little while, getting up early is not only
tolerable but immensely enjoyable. Students should expect a few
days of adjustment to the new schedule.
a student slips up once or twice on the principles, is he expelled
ANSWER: Not necessarily, it depends on the circumstances.
don't you allow women?
ANSWER: Being a men's seminary, RVC is only adapted to accomodate
men. RVC is modeled after the Vedic educational system known as
gurukula. Ladies are welcomed as visitors to RVC and as residents
in all other ISKCON centers.
there any Vedic colleges for ladies?
ANSWER: There is a fine ladies training center in Columbus,
Ohio which is moving toward collegiate format. Those interested
Director: Malati devi
379 W. 8th Ave., Columbus, OH, 43201
e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I go to India with the RVC?
ANSWER: Yes, RVC offers one month India Pilgrimage Practicum's
through its work-study program. Discuss with RVC authorities for
details and eligibility guidelines.
should I bring when coming to RVC?
ANSWER: If you have these you can bring them, otherwise the
college will provide them:
- A warm coat for the
- A few sets of western
- A sleeping bag
- Personal toiletries
- Any Bhaktivedanta
Book Trust books you might already own
- Enough funds for
- Ask us about other
specific items you may have in mind.
do I get to the RVC?
ANSWER: Just get to Kansas City, Missouri and we'll pick
you up from the airport, bus station or train station. (Please see
Directions to the RVC section of this
if it doesn't work out for me at the RVC? How will I return to my
home or continue with my journey?
ANSWER: You should bring enough funds for return transportation
to your home or to your next destination. RVC does not supply these.
there anything else I need to know?
ANSWER: Chant Hare Krishna to prepare yourself.