Yoga & Life Sciences

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Division of Yoga & Life Sciences


To develop a holistic system of health care through integration of best of the east with best of the west


To integrate holistic ancient systems of medicine with modern medicine through evidence based research and teaching for better health of the mankind


  • To prevent ailments and promote Positive health
  • To effectively treat diseases the holistic way
  • To bring out normalization through long-term rehabilitation
  • To evolve diagnostic tools using modern technology and ancient insights
  • To create Health care professionals and paramedical persons with holistic vision, clinical knowledge and skills
  • Research to understand and promote integration of ancient sciences of healing with modern medicine


Distinguished Professors

  • Dr. R Nagarathna, MBBS, MD, FRCP, DSc


  • Dr. N K Manjunath, BNYS, PhD
  • Dr. M N Ramesh, PhD

Associate Professors

  • Dr. G Manjunath, BAMS, MS
  • Dr. Apar Avinash Saoji, BNYS, PhD
  • Dr. Deepeshwar Singh, MSc, PhD
  • Dr. Raghavendra Bhat, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professors

  • Dr. Padmini Tekur, MBBS, MD, PhD
  • Dr. Amit Kumar Singh, BAMS, MD
  • Dr. Promila Choudhary, BAMS, MD
  • Mrs. V R Bharati Dhevi, PhD
  • Dr Mithila MV, MSc, PhD
  • Dr Vijaya Majumdar, MSc, PhD
  • Dr Drithi B Reddy, BNYS, MD
  • Mrs. Aravinda M, MSc
  • Dr Kshamashree Madle, BNYS, MSc
  • Dr Reshma Jogdand, BNYS
  • Dr Swathi PS, BNYS
  • Dr Ranjitha Raj, BNYS
  • Dr Malini K Gowda, BNYS
  • Dr Bhavana, BNYS
  • Dr Pranab Das, BNYS
  • Dr Sneha Bharati, BNYS
  • Dr Titty George, BNYS
  • Dr Priyanka S Nayak, BNYS

Senior Visiting Fellows

  • Dr. John Ebenezer, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Parimala Health Care Services, Bannerghatta Main Road, Near IIM, Bilekahalli, Bangalore
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MSc in yoga therapy (YT)Ms.

5 Skill oriented courses are offered by the Division

  1. Naturopathic Massage

  2. Hypnosis

  3. Natural way of living

  4. Yogic counselling

  5. Yoga way of total body purification

Under Graduate Program:

B.Sc. (Yoga therapy)

BNYS (Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences)

Post Graduate Programmes:

M.Sc. (Yoga therapy)



MD (Yoga)

Doctoral Program:

  • PhD (Yoga)

  • The University will permit the registration for Ph.D. in the following Divisions, namely,

    • Division of Yoga and Spirituality

    • Division of Yoga and Humanities

    • Division of Yoga and Physical Sciences

    • Division of Yoga and Life Sciences

    • Division of Yoga and Management

Inter-Disciplinary Subject Areas:

A candidate is allowed to pursue Ph.D. program in a subject area of inter-disciplinary nature subject to the approval from Research Advisory Committee.

  1. The credit for Ph.D. course work shall be a minimum of 08 credits and a maximum of 16 credits.

  2. The course work shall comprise of one course on Research Methodology and other courses shall be advanced level courses, duly approved by the Academic Council, preparing the students for Ph.D. degree as recommended by the Research Advisory Committee.

  3. The Division where the scholar pursues his/her research shall prescribe the course(s) to him/her based on the recommendations of the Research Advisory Committee.

  4. All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programme shall be required to complete the course work prescribed by the Division within one year from the date of registration.

  5. Grades in the course work, including research methodology courses shall be finalized after a combined assessment by the Research Advisory Committee and the Division and the final grades shall be communicated to the candidate.

  6. A Ph.D. scholar has to obtain a minimum of 55% of marks in the course work in order to be eligible to continue in the programme and submit the dissertation/thesis.

  7. A Ph.D. scholar shall complete the entire coursework within two years from the date of registration or a maximum of four consecutive coursework examinations conducted by the University from the date of registration.

  8. Candidates failing to fulfill the above requirements are liable to get their registration automatically cancelled and no further extension/coursework examinations will be permissible for completing the coursework. Such candidates are free to apply for registration for Ph.D. afresh.

Progress Monitoring:

  1. A research scholar shall appear before the Research Advisory Committee once in six months to make a presentation of the progress of his/her work for evaluation and further guidance. The six monthly progress reports shall be submitted by the Research Advisory Committee to the university with a copy to the research supervisor.

  2. In case the progress of the research scholar is unsatisfactory, the Research Advisory Committee shall record the reasons for the same and suggest corrective measures. If the research scholar fails to implement these corrective measures, the Research Advisory Committee may recommend to the University, with specific reasons, for cancellation of the registration of the research scholar.

  3. If the Ph.D. research scholar fails to submit the two consecutive progress reports or abstains from presentation of progress report, the RAC may recommend for cancellation of the registration of the research scholar.

  4. If the research scholar fails to complete the entire Ph. D. work up to submission of thesis within the stipulated period, the registration of the research scholar shall be cancelled as per the regulations.

  5. Evaluation and Assessment Methods

Course work:

  1. The setting of question paper and evaluation shall be carried out by two examiners, selected from an approved panel of examiners, possessing Ph D degree in the relevant field, appointed by the Controller of Examinations.

  2. If the difference between the marks awarded by the two examiners is less than or equal to 14%, the marks awarded to the candidate shall be the average of the two valuations.

  3. If the difference between the marks awarded by the two examiners is greater than or equal to 15%, a third examiner shall evaluate the concerned answer script(s). The average of the marks of the nearest two valuations shall be considered as the marks secured by the candidate. However, if one of the three evaluations lays exactly midway between the other two, then the higher two marks shall be taken for averaging.

  4. The candidate shall score minimum passing marks of 50% in each subject.