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Established in 2002, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University) is a private higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the metropolis of Bangalore (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Karnataka. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA) is a coeducational higher education institution. Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. SVYASA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.
Yoga Research and Yoga Therapy – two Yoga fields which S-VYASA has poured life into!
Over the years, S-VYASA has been substantiating scientific validation through Research @ S-VYASA. We have successfully published 284 research papers which have all been indexed in PubMed/Medline or Psychlit/Psychinfo. S-VYASA has carried itself as a Centre of Advanced Research (CAR) in Yoga and Neurophysiology accredited by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
S-VYASA is also supported by one-of-its-kind Yoga Therapy Research health Home with a 250-bed inpatient treatment facility called Arogyadhama run by VYASA. This is essentially envisioned to prevent and treat modern NCDs, long-term rehabilitation and to promote Positive Health.
Offering well designed Yoga Courses in S-VYASA, we now have 114 PhDs, 51 MScs and over 410 students in various branches. We have so far produced 25 PhDs and 21 MDs from our University.
S-VYASA and VYASA have their campus 30 Kms away from the center of Bangalore. The campus is called Prashanti Kutiram, the Abode of Peace. Lying in the lap of nature amidst greenery, the campus lies sprawling over 100 acres. The campus is about 14 Kms from the bountiful Bannerughatta National Park.
S-VYASA has an exhaustive Yoga Library with a good collection of 15000 books, videos and books. the digital library has a few thousand on-line journals. SVYP (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashan) is the publication wing of S-VYASA. We have about 35 Titles, Videos and Audios.
S-VYASA has, over the years, standardized such Advanced Yoga techniques as CM (Cyclic Meditation), PET (Pranic Energisation Technique), MSRT (Mind Sound Resonance Technique), MEMT (Mastering the Emotions Technique), MIRT (Mind Imagery Technique), VISAK (Vijnana Sadhana Kausala) and ANAMS (Anandamrita Sincana).
IJOY or International Journal of Yoga is gaining more and more popularity over 4 years of its existence and got PubMed status from the very second issue. On the IJOY website, one can read entire set of research papers published freely. We are hoping to make this journal a platform to bring together all good experimental researches on Yoga! IJOY-PPP is the other dimension of IJOY which is meant essentially to unearth the hidden dimensions of our Shastras, in the three areas of Philosophy, Para-psychology and Psychology.
Division of Yoga – Spirituality
To make spirituality as a socially relevant science
To combine philosophical understanding of Spirituality with the modern scientific advancement to unearth the science behind Indian traditional practices and performances, directed towards research and application
- To train the aspirants, inner researchers, spiritual counselors with knowledge base by imparting through theory and practical classes
- To make the campus spiritually congenial for self growth and to express the hidden potentials for practice and promotion of spirituality
About Research at S-VYASA
Anvesana Research facility was founded over 30 years ago, in the long sighted belief to restore the lost heritage and tradition of Yoga practices with an evidence base. Its founders Dr. H R Nagendra & Dr. R Nagaratna, known to be the expert fraternity in the field of Yoga therapy through their extensive research have contributed towards the promotion of health and efficiently treat pathologies. Their work has laid a path towards making Yoga a evidence based practice for human maladies.
The basic scientific approach towards monitoring the benefits of Yoga practice in Asthma was one of our Initial works that brought Yoga into the limelight for its therapeutic values. The aim of the laboratory remains that of understanding the biology of Yoga at multiple levels – physical planes to more subtle planes of existence with the aid of the best technology available to mankind. We at our lab as a team seek not just to study the response of the body to Yoga, but to understand the complex dynamics that are existing in coordination ensuring homeostasis of the human to his completeness.
The ambitious goals of the entire team, with a stable support from the University has generated developed a cohesive environment amongst the research groups paving way for extensive interdisciplinary studies. The development of the laboratory to this state in part is also contributed by the alumni. Our move into this brand new facility with state of the art laboratories marks a stepping stone for our entry into a new dimension of Yoga research.
Anvesana, provides an unparalleled environment for young and established researchers from various domains. We along with your support are inspired to contribute to yoga and making it as a socially relevant science.
- Physiological effects of yoga practices
- Therapeutic applications of yoga
- Yoga for rehabilitation
- Yoga for perception and performance
- Higher states of consciousness
5 Skill oriented courses are offered by the Division –
1. Spiritual Counseling
2. Veda Chanting and Daily rituals
3. Astrology for Health, Happiness and Harmony
4. Traditional Knowledge and skills for harmonious living (Vastu)
5. Yajna – a healing science
Syllabus for Skill oriented Courses – > Skill oriented courses Yoga -Spirituality
Under Graduate Program:
- B.Sc. (Yoga and Consciousness)
- Syllabus BSc Yoga and Consciousness 2017
Post Graduate Program:
- M.Sc. (Yoga and Consciousness)
- Syllabus M.Sc. Yoga and Consciousness 2017
- The University will permit the registration for Ph.D. in the following Divisions, namely,
1. Division of Yoga and Spirituality
2. Division of Yoga and Humanities
3. Division of Yoga and Physical Sciences
4. Division of Yoga and Life Sciences
5. Division of Yoga and Management
- Inter-Disciplinary Subject Areas:
A candidate is allowed to pursue Ph.D. program in a subject area of inter-disciplinary nature subject to the approval from Research Advisory Committee.
- The credit for Ph.D. course work shall be a minimum of 08 credits and a maximum of 16 credits.
2. The course work shall comprise of one course on Research Methodology and other courses shall be advanced level courses, duly approved by the Academic Council, preparing the students for Ph.D. degree as recommended by the Research Advisory Committee.
3. The Division where the scholar pursues his/her research shall prescribe the course(s) to him/her based on the recommendations of the Research Advisory Committee.
4. All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programme shall be required to complete the course work prescribed by the Division within one year from the date of registration.
5. Grades in the course work, including research methodology courses shall be finalized after a combined assessment by the Research Advisory Committee and the Division and the final grades shall be communicated to the candidate.
6. A Ph.D. scholar has to obtain a minimum of 55% of marks in the course work in order to be eligible to continue in the programme and submit the dissertation/thesis.
7. A Ph.D. scholar shall complete the entire coursework within two years from the date of registration or a maximum of four consecutive coursework examinations conducted by the University from the date of registration.
8. Candidates failing to fulfill the above requirements are liable to get their registration automatically cancelled and no further extension/coursework examinations will be permissible for completing the coursework. Such candidates are free to apply for registration for Ph.D. afresh.Progress Monitoring:
1. A research scholar shall appear before the Research Advisory Committee once in six months to make a presentation of the progress of his/her work for evaluation and further guidance. The six monthly progress reports shall be submitted by the Research Advisory Committee to the university with a copy to the research supervisor.
2. In case the progress of the research scholar is unsatisfactory, the Research Advisory Committee shall record the reasons for the same and suggest corrective measures. If the research scholar fails to implement these corrective measures, the Research Advisory Committee may recommend to the University, with specific reasons, for cancellation of the registration of the research scholar.
3. If the Ph.D. research scholar fails to submit the two consecutive progress reports or abstains from presentation of progress report, the RAC may recommend for cancellation of the registration of the research scholar.
4. If the research scholar fails to complete the entire Ph. D. work up to submission of thesis within the stipulated period, the registration of the research scholar shall be cancelled as per the regulations.
10. Evaluation and Assessment Methods
1. The setting of question paper and evaluation shall be carried out by two examiners, selected from an approved panel of examiners, possessing Ph D degree in the relevant field, appointed by the Controller of Examinations.
2. If the difference between the marks awarded by the two examiners is less than or equal to 14%, the marks awarded to the candidate shall be the average of the two valuations.
3. If the difference between the marks awarded by the two examiners is greater than or equal to 15%, a third examiner shall evaluate the concerned answer script(s). The average of the marks of the nearest two valuations shall be considered as the marks secured by the candidate. However, if one of the three evaluations lays exactly midway between the other two, then the higher two marks shall be taken for averaging.
4. The candidate shall score minimum passing marks of 50% in each subject.
- The credit for Ph.D. course work shall be a minimum of 08 credits and a maximum of 16 credits.