Historically since the time of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Mayapur has been a place for learning Gaudiya Vaisnava scriptures. It was a highly reputed centre for scriptural studies. Our acaryas, especially Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura and Srila Prabhupada desired to reestablish Mayapur as an international center for spiritual education related to sastric studies. Based on the vision of our acaryas, the Mayapur Institute was established in 2000. The institute started with Bhakti-sastri course in the first year. Since then the institute has grown in leaps and bounds and currently offers separate Bhakti-sastri for men & ladies, Bhakti Pravesa (for ladies only), Bhakti-vaibhava Modules 1 and 2 and Bhakti-vaibhava Module 1 (in Portuguese language), besides Teacher Training, Bengali & Sanskrit language courses and other short-term courses.