The Jyotiṣa Paṇḍita Certification Essay can be written by students during the final academic years of study of the Parāśara Jyotiṣa Course.

  1. PJC Year-1 2020
  2. PJC Year-2 2021
  3. PJC Year-3 2022
  4. PJC Year-4 2023
  5. PJC Year-5 2024

Rules and Regulations

The examination and viva-voce is conducted by the DBC Examination Board constituted for the purpose by the Certification Head Steven Hubball. The decision of the Board can be appealed to the Certification Head and the decision of the Head is final and binding.

Students interested in Jyotiṣa Paṇḍita certification must inform the DBC Mentors. For Questions contact your Mentor and/or PJC Liaison Mrs. Sarbani Rath (

All documents and logs must be received at the DBC Certification Office. Please email these to the Examinations Officer.

DBC examinations are conducted both online and in person by Jaimini Scholar teachers. The written examination is submitted online prior to the viva voce.

The Certification primary requirement, as has been done traditionally for centuries, is the viva voce which will include a 30 minute chart interpretation and remedy recommendation which has to be defended by the student in front of a panel of scholars.


Certificates will be issued by Devaguru Bṛhaspati Center, New Delhi on receiving recommendation from the Certification Head. Certificate will be provided as PDF bearing the signature of Certification Head, Mentor and Examiner (DBC Board).

To obtain a printed Jyotiṣa Paṇḍita Certificate, please requisition PJC Liaison Mrs. Sarbani Rath ( Cost of print and postage is to be borne by the student.

Duplicate print certificates will cost ₹1500 (INR) each for Home students and $40 (USD) Overseas students provided the student has requisitioned print certificates originally. Else the PDF can be downloaded online.

Jyotisa Guru

Sanjay Rath belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village of Puri, Orissa, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Achyutananda). His grandfather, the late Pandit Jagannath Rath, was the Jyotish Ratna of Orissa and authored many books on Jyotish. He began his studies at a tender age, and received the depth of Jyotish only found among those who have been trained in the ancient traditional way of the parampara. More Info

Kaartik Gor Kaartik Gor is a professional Vedic Astrologer, originally from Somnath, Gujarat and now based in Dubai. Kaartik comes from a family of priests and Jyotiṣa was part of his life since early days though he got interested after meeting his Gurudev. His early life was spent in Gujarat and later Mumbai where he completed his Engineering and later worked with corporate giants in their Sales and later as a Project Manager in Mumbai and Dubai. More Info

Nitin Bhanap Nitin Bhanap is an IT professional turned Vedic astrologer by the grace of Guruji (Pt. Sanjay Rath). Nitin is originally from Bombay, Maharashtra and now based in Raleigh USA. Nitin comes from a family of astrologers and Jyotiṣa was part of his early life because of his father and grandfather who had a career in corporate world, however practiced Jyotisa to help and guide people. More Info

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