The Parāśara Jyotiṣa Course (PJC) is to be taught in the tradition of Puri, India and includes spiritual instructions to develop the mind in order to grasp the entire subject. The student is to develop a keen understanding of Vedic astrology and will master all the śloka of Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra (BPHS).
The syllabus primarily includes the jyotiṣa classic Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra as available today.
When we taught the Upadeśa Sūtra of Maharṣi Jaimini in a course (Jaimini Scholar Program 2007-11), there were just a few students from India. Of these three scholars formed a group and taught the course in the Himalayas to a dozen students who will be graduating as scholars in 2017. Hopefully some of them will take the certification viva-voce and qualify as Jaimini Scholars and an even fewer number will qualify as JSP teachers. Certification is done by an independent board of scholar-teachers headed by Steve Hubball.
We have been getting umpteen complaints that one Mr. Rajat Kapoor of Delhi has been posing as a bonafide Jyotish Guru of SJC and later when he was exposed, he is now selling materials obtained from theft by hacking the websites of Pt. Sanjay Rath, SoHamsa, Parasara Jyotish Course and the Jaimini Scholar Program. The Public is hereby warned to report any material received from him as this is stolen from SJC/allied offices websites. Matter is currently under investigation.