Yoga – Spirituality

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Division of Yoga – Spirituality


To make spirituality as a socially relevant science


To combine philosophical understanding of Spirituality with the modern scientific advancement to unearth the science behind Indian traditional practices and performances, directed towards research and application


To train the aspirants, inner researchers, spiritual counselors with knowledge base by imparting through theory and practical classes
To make the campus spiritually congenial for self growth and to express the hidden potentials for practice and promotion of spirituality


Yoga & Vedic Therapy is the most sought after course; it is designed by making Yajna/Yoga therapy modules based on integration of Astanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Jyotisha as additional electives with possibilities of scientific research. Since these courses are based on strong philosophical foundation, they are socially more relevant in establishing Health, Harmony and Peace in the world at large. While reviving the ancient Indian Education system, the philosophy and practice of Yoga is carried forward in an individual through Guru Parampara.

Further, these courses aim to train responsible citizens by inculcating the practice of Yoga at all levels of their being, namely, personal, family, social, moral and spiritual spheres. In the history of mankind, human engineering is the most relevant of all disciplines of study. This is in keeping with the view of training teachers for the future world order as envisaged by Maharshi Aurobindo and Mother, for individual and collective spiritual progress. Vedanta(Prasthanatraya) followed by Ashtanga Yoga is the way forward for the entire humanity by bringing the awareness at body, mind and soul levels. Further, this promotes to establish harmony between human beings and nature through eco-friendly life. These programs are aimed at bringing out the true understanding of the ultimate Yogic lore of ancient India with deeper understanding of its philosophy and practice. Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA, Deemed to be University) conceptualized the Gurukula System of Education, through which B.Sc (Yoga Vedic therapy ) and M.Sc. (Yoga Vedic therapy ) are offered with the objective of producing outstanding teaching professionals, Yoga therapists/ Consultants/ Counselors who are able to teach Yoga and Vedanta and also to assist conventional medicine specialists in their profession to effectively address and care for a wide range of psychosomatic ailments.

Specialized Faculties

Sl. No. Name Qualification Designation Specialization Teaching experience (years)
1 Prof Ramachandra G Bhat MA, PhD Distinguished Professor Yoga, Vedanta, Indian Logic Science of Yajna 47
2 Prof M K Sridhar MA, PhD Professor Sanskrit literature and Indian Philosophy 38
3 Dr Manjunath Gururaj BAMS, PGDNY, M.S( Counselling & Psycho therapy) Associate Professor Science of Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy, Vedic Science 22
4 Sri Naveen Kumar H M.Sc.(Yoga), (PhD in Yoga) Asst Professor Hatha Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Psychology and Gurukula Education system, Vedas and Vedangas 4
5 Ms. Maheshwari M Msc (Yoga) Asst Professor Sanskrit, Vyakarana, Yoga & Vedic philosophy

Visiting Faculties



Designation (in their organization)

1 Dr. R Rangan Founder Director, WEBOLIM
2 Dr. Mahabaleshwara S Bhat Principal, Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam , Bengalore.
3 Dr Tilak M Rao Former Asst. Director, Vida Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam, Bengalore
4 Dr.M.Jayaraman Director, Research Department Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram Chennai, Tamilnadu
5 Dr. Sushrutha S Assistant professor, MIT institute of Vedic Studies.
6 Dr. Divya BR Asst Professor, Science of Yajna and Yoga Philosophy

Emeritus Professor

  • Dr. V K Hampihole, UGC Emeritus Professor (2015-17)

Program /Courses nameName of the CoordinatorEmail ID
MSc in yoga and vedic therapy (YVT)
BSc in yoga and vedic therapy (YVT)
Dr. Manjunath

5 Skill oriented courses are offered by the Division

    1. Spiritual Retreats - Every month from 2nd to 8th

    2. Advanced Spiritual Retreats - Every month from 17th to 23rd

    3. Sadhana Shibir - Every month from 10th to 16th

    4. Advanced Sadhana Shibirs - Every month from 24th to 30th

    5. Atma Parishodhaan Shibirs - Every month from 3rd to 9th and 15th to 21st

Fees Rs 8000 both Boarding and Lodging
Accommodation in Sadhana and Samvit Kutirs ( simple, Single rooms of about 6ft X 8 ft congenial for individual practices ) with Common toilets

Download Syllabus for Skill oriented Courses – Yoga - Spirituality

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.

Under Graduate Program:

B.Sc. (Yoga Vedic therapy )

Post Graduate Program:

M.Sc. (Yoga Vedic therapy )