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.

    01:04:05 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

    14 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

  • . 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 ..

  • . Introduction to Options Trading (Video Series) on May 14, 2022

    Ch 8 – Gamma

    8.1 – Gamma of an Option The Gamma of an option measures this change in delta for the given change in the underlying. In other words, the Gamma of an option helps us answer this question – “ ..

  • . Integrated Financial Modelling on May 12, 2022

    Ch 14 – Valuation (Part 1) – Overview

    14.1 – Valuations basics We are at the last stage in our Financial Modelling journey. As the last step, we have to build a valuation model, which will sit within the integrated model that we are bui ..

  • . Personal Finance (Part 1) on March 9, 2020

    Ch 11 – The Debt funds (Part 1)

    11.1 – The origins of debt Over the next couple of chapters, we will cover the basics of debt mutual funds. As you may recollect from the earlier chapters, there are about 16 debt mutual fund catego ..

  • . Introduction to Options Trading (Video Series) on May 4, 2022

    Ch 7 – The Option Greeks – Delta

    7.1 – Delta of an Option For an options trade to be successful in the market, several forces need to work in the option trader’s favour. These forces are collectively called ‘The Options Gre ..

Recent comments

  • 803 Prathvi R on Iron Condor

    Would love to see a module on it written by you. Adjustment trades seem to be a game-changer letting us have more control over our trades if done right. ...

    20 May 2022
  • Futures are daily settled in India? Let us say I buy hdfc futures, what happen on expiry date? ...

    20 May 2022
  • thanks for ur reply... 1.what will happen when i forget to close the nifty may futures [email protected] 2.wheather margin and exposure will increase day by day on last week of expiry in nifty may futures if increase means how much percent...iam hav ...

    20 May 2022
  • Hi Karthik. I am reading your notes for a few days now and I must say that I have been really impressed! 2022 and these are still helpful you see :) Just a quick question. Here in this sentence below, why do you say that counterparty agrees to buy f ...

    20 May 2022
  • 360 Franklin Loyola on Delta (Part 3)

    Sir,one question "the probability of an ITM option expiring OTM is very low, so beware while shorting/writing ITM options as the odds are already against you!" what kind of odds lie there? ...

    20 May 2022

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