Bharat Vidya is an online learning platform of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute. It provides on-demand and lifetime access to the subscribed online courses.

It is home to free learning resources, as well as subscribed resources and courses, on India’s rich civilizational heritage and Indian Knowledge Systems that span areas like religion, literature and philosophy, governance and policy-making, astronomy and mathematics, science and medicine, art and architecture, history and material culture, and the underpinning fundamental values of the Indian civilization.

The platform will offer courses based on primary sources. It aims to reach common people and to schools and colleges that lack qualified resources on the subjects. The courses are compliant with the new National Education Policy.

Established in 1917, The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute is a premier research institution in Indology and Asian Studies.

The institute undertakes a robust academic research program and is home to 28,000 rare manuscripts and 1,53,000 rare books. The institute has published close to 300 books and journals, including magnum opuses like the Critical Edition of Mahabharata, History of Dharmashastra, and the Vedic Bibliography.