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Panel of yoga education recommended seven courses: Smriti Irani

A government appointed committee on yoga education has recommended seven programmes for implementation in universities, the government today said.

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Without taking the name of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Smriti Irani said though he was an expert in economics, his expertise was "not visible". (PTI)
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A government appointed committee on yoga education has recommended seven programmes for implementation in universities, the government today said. (PTI)

A government appointed committee on yoga education has recommended seven programmes for implementation in universities, the government today said.

In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said the recommendations of the panel are being examined.

Giving details, the minister said the panel, headed by Professor H R Nagendra of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore, has recommended a certificate course of 6 to 12 months, BSc yoga of 3 to 6 years and post-graduate diploma of 1 to 2 years duration.

Other courses recommended are post-graduate diploma in yoga therapy (1 to 2 years), MSc yoga (2 to 4 years), PhD (3 to 5 years) and Doctor of Philosophy (integrated) yoga of 4 to 6 years.

The committee has also prescribed the qualifications for faculty of yoga, she said.

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