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HRD Min sets up Yoga panel for courses in Universities

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New Delhi: The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has set up a 12-member committee headed by Prof H R Nagendra, to identify courses and programmes in Yogic Art and Science that can be offered at various levels.

The Committee on Yoga Education in Universities will submit its report in 45 days and, will also spell out the scope of programmes offered at certificate, diploma, degree, post graduate and research levels.

It will also develop broad details of the curriculum in various courses, an order by the HRD ministry said.

The Chairperson of the panel Prof Nagendra, is the Chancellor of the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru, and is reported to be the yoga guru of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The committee will also prescribe the syllabus for conducting NET in Yogic Art and Science and determine the eligibility qualifications for students for joining Yoga Education Programme at different levels.

In its order, the HRD ministry said that a meeting on Yoga Education in Universities was held by minister Smriti Irani with VCs in Bangalore on January 2, where it was decided to set up Department of Yogic Art and Science in Universities and constitute a Committee on Yoga Education in Universities.

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