Research Scholars from Division

Sl No. Name Thesis Title

Guide &


Year of passing
1 Sudheer Deshpande Influence of yoga on Quality of Life Dr. Nagendra H.R. & Dr. Nagarathana R. 2008
2 Sony Kumari Effect of SMET Yoga Module on Emotional Dynamics of Managers Dr. Nagendra H.R.& Nath N.C.B. 2009
3 Hasmukh Adiya Effect of Yoga Therapy on Chronic Low Back Pain – A Randomized Control Study Dr. Nagendra H.R &  Mahadevan B. 2010
4 Tikhe Sham Ganpat Self Management of Excessive Tension Module for Managerial Effectiveness H R Nagendra,
T M Srinivasan,
R Ramachandra Bhat
5 V. Judu Ilavarasu Application of Gun-Implicit Association test to study social desirability in explicit measures of Gunas in Yoga Students. Alex Hankey, Sarasvati Mohan 2013
6 Shatrughan Singh Naruka Effect of an Intensive Five Days of Self Management of Excessive Tension (SMET) residential workshop on top line managers. H R Nagendra,
Balaram Pradhan
7 Padmavathi Effect of Integrated Yoga Module on leadership development of managers. H R Nagandra,
T M Srinivasan
8 Rabindra Mohan Acharya Effect of Self Management of Excessive Tension on Psycho-Emotional Wellbeing in ONGC Executives H R Nagandra 2014
9 P.S. Chokkalingam An experimental study of Integrated Yoga Module on personality and performance of employees. Sony Kumari,
H R Nagandra
10 Pammi Sesha Srinivas Effect of Cyclic Meditation on Job Stress Levels of Indian IT Professionals. Sony Kumari 2015
11 Umesh Dwivedi Effect of yoga on counterproductive work behavior Dr. Sony Kumari,       Dr. K.B.Akhilesh,& Dr.H.R.Nagendra 2016

Research Scholars form all divisions with thesis title (2011-2016)

Current Research Scholars –

Yoga and Management Studies – PhD Scholars

Sr. No. Reg. No. Name Guide/Co-Guide
1 PhD/Cat 2/16/Jan 12 Datta Shesharao Taware Dr. Sony Kumari
2 PhD/Cat 2/05/Aug 12 Jyothi Vasu Dr. Sony Kumari
3 PhD/Cat 2/06/Aug 12 Alaka Mani T. L. Dr. H. R. Nagendra
4 PhD/Cat 2/15/Aug 12 Surendra Singh Sankhla Dr. Deepeshwar Singh
5 PhD/Cat 2/02/Jan 13 Deepak B.V. Dr. Sony Kumari
6 PhD/Cat2/07/Aug 13 Pallavi Pandey Dr. Subramanya P
7 PhD/Cat 2/2/Jan14 Atul Sinha Dr. Sony Kumari
8 Year August 2009 SreeKumar T. S. Dr HR Nagendra
9 Year August 2010 Satyanarayana A. Vaddi Dr  M K Sridhar


Learning and Teaching Techniques –

These are effective methods to ensure that all students have complete understanding of the subject with required insight for application in life.

Indian Philosophy of Jnana Yoga gives three step principles of learning. All are essential for complete learning.

As the proverb goes –

  1. Sravana – I hear and I forget
  2. Manana – I read and I remember
  3. Nidhidhyasana – I do and I understand

Educational Objectives –

Learning process involves following major cognitive domains. In order to make students learn the subject the characteristics of skill at that level must be observed.

Cognitive Domains to be considered for learning are as –

Cognitive Skill Characteristics of the skill – Students ability
Knowledge Label, list, match, recall, select, state, underline
Comprehension Describe, explain, interpret, summarize, paraphrase
Application Complete, organize, solve, calculate, compute, use

Categorize, classify, compare and contrast,

recognise patterns and relationships.

Synthesis Compose, create, formulate, hypothesize, write
Evaluation Judge based on criteria, support, conclude.


In division of Yoga and Management, Learning environment is created and learning starts the moment student enter the classrooms. Classrooms have multiple display boards, charts and images to aid visual learning. Open and informal environment within classrooms serves for better pedagogy.

Silence and peaceful Campus helps them go deep within themselves and search for the meaning in everything they learn.  Student development activities are organised for all programmes including UG, PG and PhD.

It is because of such unique yoga way of life in tune with the nature in Prashanti Kutiram that true growth and ‘Life-Learning’ happens.


Following are the guidelines along with the learning and teaching techniques provided for Teachers in Division of Yoga and Management to enhance the learning of students.

Case Study Method-

A case study is narrative or description of an event or facts written with a view to arise a problem solving case. It has high level of structured way and high level of feedback as well.

  1. When students are presented with a case, they place themselves in the role of the decision maker.
  2. As they read through the situation and identify the problem they are faced with, they are searching for solutions.
  3. The next step is to perform the necessary analysis- examining the causes and considering alternative courses of actions to come to a set of recommendations.
  4. SWOT analysis of the situation is first step towards the analysis of alternative solutions available.
  5. To get the most out of cases, students read and reflect on the case, and then meet in learning teams before class.
  6. In class, they study the case under the questioning and guidance of the professor.
  7. Students are evaluated through level and depth of their discussion.