UGC plans to offer BSc, MSc in yoga
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has planned to induct yoga into the curriculum of public-funded universities, hoping to cash in on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push for the ancient discipline and its growing popularity across the world.
The apex regulatory body for higher education has prepared a proposal to introduce BSc and MSc in yoga in all 40 central universities from the 2016-17 academic session and, later, in state and deemed universities, sources said.
“It is imperative that Indian universities engage themselves in strengthening scientific evidence of the positive effects of yoga and meditation on human health. In order to pursue education and practice in yoga, it is proposed to establish centres and departments of yoga in the public-funded universities,” the proposal says.
The move came a year after the UN General Assembly adopted an India-led resolution to declare June 21 as International Day of Yoga.
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