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20 May 2016

UGC asks Universities to include Yoga module in Physiotherapy Courses

UGC asks Universities to include Yoga module in Physiotherapy Courses:
May 20, 2016: In line with the Prime Minister's desire, the UGC has asked universities to include modules of yoga teaching and training in Bachelor's and Master's courses in physiotherapy.

University Grants Commission has told all universities and affiliated colleges to include teaching and training of Yoga in their Bachelor's and Master's programs for of Physiotherapy . The circular to this effect was issued by the UGC on Thursday.

A letter written by Ministry of Human Resource Development to UGC which was enclosed with the UGC circular said that 'Ministry of AYUSH has requested that the UGC may include yoga syllabus in BPT and MPT for forthcoming academic session. The honorable prime minister has also desired that the possibility of giving suitable preference in admission to graduate courses in physiotherapy to those candidates having requisite expertise in yoga may be explored.

A meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister on March 7 , to review the preparedness for organization of international yoga day on June 21 . As per a letter from the ministry of Ayush to MHRD, 'One of the decisions taken was that the curriculam for physiotherapy training may include yoga training. Accordingly the committee on Yoga Education in Universities headed by DR H R Nagendra, chancellor, S-Vyasa university Bengaluru have examined this issue and have recommended the yoga syllabus for  Bachelor’s and Master's in Physiotherapy (BPT and MPT). The letter further instructs MHRD to request UGC to include the yoga syllabus in physiotherapy programs from the forthcoming session.


The syllabus mentioned includes both practical and theoretical study of Yoga with reference to ancient Indian philosophy, mythology and yogic texts.


University Grants Commission has told all universities and affiliated colleges to include teaching and training of Yoga in their Bachelor's and Master's programs for of Physiotherapy . The circular to this effect was issued by the UGC on Thursday.

A letter written by Ministry of Human Resource Development to UGC which was enclosed with the UGC circular said that 'Ministry of AYUSH has requested that the UGC may include yoga syllabus in BPT and MPT for forthcoming academic session. The honorable prime minister has also desired that the possibility of giving suitable preference in admission to graduate courses in physiotherapy to those candidates having requisite expertise in yoga may be explored.

A meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister on March 7 , to review the preparedness for organization of international yoga day on June 21 . As per a letter from the ministry of Ayush to MHRD, 'One of the decisions taken was that the curriculam for physiotherapy training may include yoga training. 

Accordingly the committee on Yoga Education in Universities headed by DR H R Nagendra, chancellor, S-Vyasa university Bengaluru have examined this issue and have recommended the yoga syllabus for  Bachelors and Master's in Physiotherapy (BPT and MPT).' The letter further instructs MHRD to request UGC to include the yoga syllabus in physiotherapy programs from the forthcoming session.

The syllabus mentioned includes both practical and theoretical study of Yoga with reference to ancient Indian philosophy, mythology and yogic texts.





News Source and Link :
Times of India and India Today.in dated May 20, 2016 : http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/ugc-universities-include-yoga/1/672932.html

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/UGC-tells-varsities-to-include-Yoga-at-grad-level-Physiotherapy-at-post-grad/articleshow/52359980.cms

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