Free and open stock market and financial education

Varsity is an extensive and in-depth collection of stock market and financial lessons created by Karthik Rangappa at Zerodha. It is openly accessible to everyone and is one of the largest financial education resources on the web.

Karthik Rangappa heads educational initiatives at Zerodha and has more than a decade of research experience in financial markets. He travels widely conducting educational programmes.


  • 1. Introduction to Stock Markets

    15 chapters
    Investing ensures financial security, and the Stock market plays a pivotal role in this domain, it is a place where people buy/sell shares of publicly listed companies. In this module, you will learn about the fundamentals of the stock market, how to get started, how it functions and the various intermediaries that appertain it.

    01:10:32 हिंदी

  • 2. Technical Analysis

    22 chapters
    Technical Analysis (TA) plays an important role in developing a point of view. Like every other research, TA also has its own attributes. In this module, we will discover all those complex attributes of TA, study various patterns, indicators and theories that will help you as a trader to find upright trading opportunities in the market.

    02:01:36 हिंदी

  • 3. Fundamental Analysis

    16 chapters
    Fundamental Analysis (FA) is a holistic approach to study a business. This module will help you understand Equity research, read financial statements, annual reports, calculation of Financial Ratio, Analysis and most importantly evaluate the intrinsic value of a stock to find long-term investing opportunities.

    01:05:34 हिंदी

  • 4. Futures Trading

    13 chapters
    Futures Trading involves trading in contracts in the derivatives markets. This module covers the various intricacies involved in undergoing a futures trade including margins, leverages, pricing, etc

    00:56:44 हिंदी

  • 5. Options Theory for Professional Trading

    25 chapters
    An option is a contract where the price of the options is based on an underlying. Options contracts grant the buyer the right to buy the underlying without a compulsory obligation.

    01:40:12 हिंदी

  • 6. Option Strategies

    14 chapters
    The module covers various options strategies that can be built with a multi-dimensional approach based on Market trend involving Option Greeks, Risk-Return, etc.


  • 7. Markets and Taxation

    7 chapters
    As a trader in India, you should be informed of all the taxes that are levied on your investments and account. This module overlays the taxation countenance of Investing/Trading in the Markets. It also outlines the various essential topics like calculation of your turnover, how to prepare a balance sheet and the P&L statement, and further about how you can file your Income Tax Returns.


  • 8. Currency, Commodity, and Government Securities

    19 chapters
    This module covers the Currency,  MCX Commodity contract, and the Government Securities (GSec) traded in the Indian Markets.


  • 9. Risk Management & Trading Psychology

    16 chapters
    The module covers the risk management aspect along with the psychology required for being consistent and profitable while trading


  • 10. Trading Systems

    16 chapters
    Have you considered building your own Trading System? Well, then this module is for you. The major components of building a good trading system are input parameters and interpreting output alongside decision-making. In this module, we will learn about all the components and much more including the techniques and different types of Trading Systems.


  • 11. Personal Finance - Mutual Funds

    30 chapters
    Personal finance is an essential aspect of your financial life as it helps you achieve your short term and long term financial goals. This module encompasses the various aspects of personal finance such as retirement planning, Mutual funds, ETFs, Bonds, and goal-oriented investments.


  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets

    603 chapters
    A series of articles on the psychology of trading, that will guide you mend your thought and prepare you psychologically to become a novice trader.

  • 13. Integrated Financial Modelling

    17 chapters
    An integrated financial model of a company breaks down the financials of a company to give you granular insights. A financial model includes assets, reserves, debt schedules, and valuation models. Learn all that and more in this module.

  • 14. Personal Finance - Insurance

    9 chapters
    If you have been working on your financial plan and continuously saving and Investing, it is crucial to be prepared to tackle any unforeseen eventualities. In this module, through these short chapters, we will see what importance Insurance plays in one's life.

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Chapter updates

  • . Personal Finance - Insurance on July 25, 2022

    Ch 8 – Gimmick or not (Part 1)

    8.1 – Understanding the gimmicks of Insurance This chapter is authored by Shrehith from Ditto. Insurance is a cutthroat enterprise. Everybody is trying to outcompete each other. It’s all-out w ..

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    Ch 9 – Gimmick or not (Part 2)

    9.1 – Consumables This chapter is authored by Shrehith from Ditto. Here’s the thing — When you parse through a hospital bill, you’ll almost always see line items that are a bit dubious ..

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    Ch 5 – Dunning Kruger effect

    5.1 – Understanding medical declarations, pre-existing diseases and loading charge This chapter is authored by Shrehith from Ditto. The Dunning–Kruger effect is a hypothetical cognitive bias t ..

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    Ch 4 – Skin in the game

    4.1 – Understanding co-payment and room rent restrictions This chapter is authored by Shrehith from Ditto. Skin in the game — It’s an idea propounded by many people, but none more so tha ..

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    Ch 2 – Perverse Incentives

    2.1 – Filling the application right This chapter is authored by Shrehith from Ditto. A few months ago, a young chap came to us seeking help — completely distraught after his rejected claim ..

Recent comments

  • Trade setups given below. a. Bullish Marubuzo formed on 11-Mar-19. BUY Tatachem 1 lot @592.15 on 12-03-2019. SL: 580. Target: 650+. Hit SL on 13th Mar but subsequently it has come up and future trading at 594 now 🙁 – should I have not sold ...

    11 Aug 2022
  • I want to ask you that can I put stop loss in the BTST Option Trading. In other words, say I bought Nifty Strike Price CE @100 and want to put stop loss @95 and will hold this position as I have belief that the markets will open gap-up. Can I do so. ...

    10 Aug 2022
  • 946 Hardik Lakhanpal on The Need to Invest

    Hey Karthik ! Hope you are doing well. I just wanted to know that there is an app as well as a website for varsity. Which one do you suggest we should learn from? ...

    10 Aug 2022
  • 419 Anupam on Orientation

    Thank you Karthik Sir, Video was helpful, In the video @ 3:00- 3:15 you said, try to understand what ,candles formed, are saying or suggesting i.e. psychology of the market based on the price action. That is what I want to understand at deeper leve ...

    10 Aug 2022
  • 854 Vemankumardamera on The IPO Markets - Part 1

    Sir,Is Valuation of a company similar to market capitalization ? Do they depicts the same meaning ? ...

    10 Aug 2022

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