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.

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  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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

    10 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

  • . ट्रेडिंग के लिए ऑप्शन थ्योरी on February 4, 2020

    Ch 23 – केस स्टडी और समापन (मॉड्यूल समाप्ति)

    23.1 – केस स्टडी अब हम इस मॉड्यूल के अंत में पहुंच चुके हैं और मुझे उम्मीद है कि इ ..

  • . Technical Analysis (Video Series) on December 22, 2021

    Ch 1 – Technical Analysis vs Fundamental Analysis

    1.1 – Introduction to Technical Analysis Technical Analysis (also abbreviated as TA) is a popular technique that allows you to understand the risk and rewards involved while taking a trading dec ..

  • . Technical Analysis (Video Series) on

    Ch 2 – Setting expectations

    2.1 – Expectations Often market participants approach technical analysis as a quick and easy way to make a windfall gain in the markets. On the contrary, technical analysis is anything but quick ..

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    Ch 3 – Chart Types

    3.1 – Types of Charts If not for a good charting technique, charts can get quite complex. Each trading day has four data points,  i.e. the Open, High, Low, and Closing called the ‘OHLC ..

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    Ch 4 – Timeframes

    4.1 – A note on Timeframes A time frame is defined as the time duration of choosing to study a particular chart. The time frame can range from intraday to monthly, to even yearly. In this video, ..

Recent comments

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    Hey Mr. Karthik! I am of the opinion that this sentence requires a correction - The price of Infosys moved from 1014.20 to 1020.80, and the colour changed to red from blue. Shouldn't it be - the colour changed from red to green? 2. Your mar ...

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