Mangaluru, June 22, 2015: Talking to media on the sidelines of the International Yoga Day celebrations at the University June 21, Sunday, VC Dr Byrappa said that courses in yoga are to be introduced. A certificate course would be of six months and diploma course would be of one year.
The classes would be conducted from 6.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. There would be no upper age limit to join the courses.
The minimum qualification to join the courses would be pass in the SSLC. The University has been offering a regular postgraduation course (M.Sc.) in Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences at the University at Mangalagangotri for over a decade. It was the pioneer university in the State to offer a M.Sc. course in yoga with yoga therapy.
Earlier, addressing a gathering during the celebrations, the Vice-Chancellor said that the need of the hour was to study the biochemical reactions in the body after doing yoga and document them. There was a need to conduct research on this aspect and publish the findings.
The Vice-Chancellor said that Govardhan Mehta, former director, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, who visited the university campus last week, showed keen interest in the M.Sc. course in yoga offered by the university and suggested to set up a full-fledged laboratory to study the biological changes in body after yoga scientifically.
The faculty of the Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences demonstrated simple yoga to teachers, non-teaching staff and students at the university campus on the occasion.