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February 17, 2020 11:28
Vivekananda Yoga University in the US to now Start PG Courses

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The Vivekananda Yoga University (VAYU) which is said to be the world’s first yoga university that is situated outside India which is in the United States.

The officials of the university say that, along with the research in the ancient Indian practice the Vivekananda Yoga University (VAYU) is also said to start its post graduation course later during this year.

The admissions for the courses in the university would be starting in the month of April, as said by the officials of the university on Saturday.

The initial campus of the world’s first yoga university outside India has been established with a budget of around USD 5 million in Los Angeles.

The university has stated that Sree Sreenath who is a professor from Case Western University has been named as the President of the Vivekananda Yoga University where as H R Nagendra who is the Indian yoga guru has been named as its chaiman.

The university has also stated that the admissions for the post graduation course would get started in the month of April in this year and the programmes would get started from the month of August, 2020 which would be under the leadership of Sree Sreenath as the founding President.

The official recognition has been received from the Bureau for Private Post secondary Education, California in order to offer a yoga- based higher education programmes in the month of November during the previous year following which the announcement has been made by the university.

Collaborative research, credit transfers and joint programmes with several premier universities around the world would be facilitated by the Vivekananda Yoga University.

This university is said to be aiming to provide man- making and nation- building education as it promotes the all- round personality development in the students. Nagendra who is the chairman of the Vivekananda Yoga University is a former scientist from NASA who has said to be working in the conversion of yoga into a socially relevant science for almost four decades now.

It has been said that thousands of individuals who teach yoga with the limitation of around 200 to 500 hours of the certificate program would get benefited by the courses that are being provided in the Vivekananda Yoga University as it yoga teachers who have been limited regarding the yoga education programmes would now be progressing further into a university- based higher education, as said by Prem Bhandari who is a member in the board of directors of the Vivekananda Yoga University.

By Shrithika Kushangi

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