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.

    01:11:44 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 (Part 1)

    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

    15 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.

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Chapter updates

  • . Introduction to Options Trading (Video Series) on June 13, 2022

    Ch 11 – Options M2M and P&L calculation

    11.1 – Margins for Options trading When trading options, you’ll hear a term called “margin.” It’s nothing but the money required to buy or sell an option. Margin requirem ..

  • . Introduction to Options Trading (Video Series) on

    Ch 10 – Vega

    10.1 – Vega of an Option So far, in the series, we’ve learned about three option greeks—delta, gamma and theta. In this video, we’ll discuss vega—the fourth and final greek. < ..

  • . Integrated Financial Modelling on June 7, 2022

    Ch 15 – FCFF & FCFE

    15.1 – Building blocks   Picking up from the previous chapter, we discussed relative and absolute valuation concepts. At its core, three key inputs drive the absolute valuations – The cashflow Th ..

  • . Introduction to Options Trading (Video Series) on May 23, 2022

    Ch 9 – Theta

    9.1 – Theta of an Option All options – both Calls and Puts lose value as the expiration approaches. The Theta or time decay factor is the rate at which an option loses value as time passes. T ..

  • . Options Theory for Professional Trading on July 24, 2015

    Ch 16 – Volatility Calculation (Historical)

    16.1 – Calculating Volatility on Excel In the previous chapter, we introduced the concept of standard deviation and how it can be used to evaluate ‘Risk or Volatility’ of a stock. Before we move ..

Recent comments

  • 12 Prashant Chaudhary on Chart Types

    So far Excellent, Excited to proceed.. ...

    25 Jun 2022
  • Let us just assume that the volatility is expected to increase along with increase in the underlying prices. Clearly buying a call option makes sense. I got this information from above topics. What I think Volatility and increase in the underlying ...

    25 Jun 2022
  • Hi, I am confused with the tax calculation given in the example - &gt; My understanding is I have to classify all my ...

    25 Jun 2022
  • Hi, How do we know that IV will increase or decrease in future. Suppose TCS has a IV of 50% as compare with historical volatility. I got to know that TCS IV has increased but how will i find that it will not increase more in future. Forecast IV ...

    25 Jun 2022
  • Let us use this information to calculate the option Greeks for ICICI 280 CE. Spot Price = 272.7 Interest Rate = 7.4769% Dividend = 0 Number of days to expiry = 1 (today is 23rd September, and expiry is on 24th September) Volatility = 43.55% ...

    25 Jun 2022

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