Proposed NEP-2020 Syllabus for 4 Years Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Yoga


  • Samiran Mondal Founder Head, Department of Yogic Art & Science, Indian Knowledge System Laboratory, Visva-Bharati (Central University), Santiniketan-731235, West Bengal, India
  • Sushil Prasad Mahato UGC Junior Research Fellow, Department of Yoga Studies, School of Public Health and Medicine, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, Kerala



NEP-2020, B.Sc Yoga, UG Yoga Certificate, UG Yoga Diploma, UG Yoga Degree, UG Yoga Degree with Honours, UG Yoga Degree Honours with Research


In 2000, the University Grants Commission, Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, requested all the universities to open a new yoga department in the name of Department of Yoga and Human Consciousness. They offered academic and non-academic posts with financial support for infrastructure and other essential commodities. Some interested universities have opened yoga departments since then and continue to do so successfully. After a long gap again, in 2016 Government of India selected six central universities, one from each zone, to open the Department of Yogic Art & Science. UGC offered 11 cores for five years for the foundation and development of these departments for staffs and infrastructure. Between 2000 to 2016, UGC occasionally provided all the universities with at least to open yoga center for their communities and stakeholders. In 2016 UGC mentioned the following seven courses to be open step by step. 1. Certificate in Yoga, 2. PG Diploma In Yoga, 3. PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy, 4. B.Sc in Yoga, 5. M.Sc. in Yoga, 6. Ph.D. in Yoga, 7. Integrated M.Sc. Ph.D. in Yoga. After 2016 slowly, other central, state, private, and deemed universities started to open yoga department or converted yoga centers into a department. National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020), allows us to reconstruct the Yoga courses for the best benefit of our future generation.


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Mondal, S., & Mahato, S. P. (2023). Proposed NEP-2020 Syllabus for 4 Years Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Yoga. Indian Journal of YOGA Exercise & Sport Science and Physical Education, 8(1), 20–25.