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25 Universities & 18 Colleges offering master’s degree in Yoga: AISHE

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New Delhi: There are 25 Universities & 18 Colleges offering Master’s Degree in Yoga as per All India Survey of Higher Education(AISHE) provisional report 2014-15). UGC has notified Regulation, 2010 on Teacher’s appointment which specify the rules for appointment of Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Professor.

The following two Yoga Universities are in UGC list:

  • Lokulish Yoga University, Ahmedabad
  • Swami Vivekanand Yoga Anusandhan Sansthan(Deemed to be University), Bangalore

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has informed that a Committee has been constituted by the Government on Yoga education in universities under the chairpersonship of Prof. H. R. Nagendra, Chancellor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana, Samsthana, Bengaluru. The Terms of Reference(TOR) for the committee included prescribing qualification of faculty of Yoga in Colleges and Universities and also to examine whether the existing qualifications for recruitment of the faculty in the Colleges and Universities as presently approved by the University Grants Commission(UGC), will need amendments.

Committee in its report has recommended as follows:

I. Appointment of a sub-committee to finalise the NET syllabus.

II. Implementation of seven programmes in universities viz. (i) Certificate Course in Yoga (CCY) of 6 to 12 months duration; (ii) Bachelor of Science (Yoga)- BSc. (Yoga) of 3 to 6 years; (iii) Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga (PGDY) of 1 to 2 years; (iv) Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy (PGDYT) of 1 to 2 years; (v) Masters of Science (MSc.) – Yoga of 2 years to 4 years; (vi) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) -Yoga of 3 years to 5 years; and (vii) Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) – Yoga of 4 to 6 years. The committee has also prescribed the qualifications for faculty of yoga. The committee has made other recommendations for promotion of yoga in universities. The recommendations of the committee are being examined.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha  on Friday.

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