The Ministry had constituted a Committee under the Chairpersonship of Prof. H.R. Nagendra on 15th January, 2016 for making recommendations on Yoga Education in Universities. The Committee submitted its report in April, 2016 and prescribed curriculum for Yoga courses in its recommendations.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed that it has recognized the studies in Yoga at Graduation and Post Graduation levels. The UGC has also introduced Yoga as a new National Eligibility Test (NET) subject from January, 2017 UGC-NET onwards.
Further, as per All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) Portal 2019-20, 131 Universities are offering Yoga related courses.
The information was given by the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Subhas Sarkar in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on August 8, 2022.
(Ministry of Education/PIB.Gov.in)