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25 universities, 18 colleges offering Master’s degree in Yoga

NEW DELHI || As informed by the University Grants Commission (UGC), 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.

ygThe two Yoga Universities are in UGC list are Lokulish Yoga University, Ahmedabad and the 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.