History of the Department

The Bangalore University Yoga Centre came to existence on 12th January, 1995. Dr. N R Shetty (Hon’ble Vice Chancellor) and Dr. H R Nagendra (Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SVYASA) were behind the establishment of Yoga Centre. Yoga Classes and other activities related to Yoga were conducted at Gandhi Bhavan. Later on the activities were shifted to Yoga Centre which was newly constructed and the inauguration was done on January 8th, 1996. Certificate Course and M.Sc. in Yoga studies are started during the year 2006-07 and 2007-08 respectively. In the beginning , Dr. Sugnana Murthy, Department of Sanskrit , was the Director for the Yoga Centre from 1995 to 2001. Dr. R L M Patil, Deparment of Political Science and Dr. Sudha Bhogle, Department of Psychology was the Director during 2001-02 and 2002-07 respectively. 

Co-ordinator: Prof. S.N. Susheela, Professor, Dept of Performing Arts

Contact Us:

Centre for Yoga Studies
Kalaa Bhavana
Jnanabharathi Campus
Bangalore University

A.Courses Offered –

a) M.Sc. in Human Consciousness & Yogic Science 
b) PG Diploma Course in Yoga Studies

B. Nature of Courses -Semester Scheme

C. Duration – 

a) 4 Semesters (2 years)
b) 3 Semesters

D. Intake –

a) 12
b) 30


a) Eligibility for M.Sc. in Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences:
Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject, of a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks.
b) Eligibility for PG Diploma in Yoga Studies :
Any candidate who has degree in any faculty of this University or any recognized University. Preference may be given to those who have completed certificate course.