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JNU body approves course on Yoga

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Published : Jun 19, 2017, 2:59 am IST
Updated : Jun 19, 2017, 12:41 pm IST

The decision, however, comes after several rejections and objections raised by a section of students and teachers.

“A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the AC on Thursday. It will be an excellent idea to celebrate Yoga Day on June 21by approving the much-debated course,” a senior university official said.
 “A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the AC on Thursday. It will be an excellent idea to celebrate Yoga Day on June 21by approving the much-debated course,” a senior university official said.

New Delhi: The JNU is all set to offer a certificate course on “Yoga Philosophy” from the next academic session with the varsity’s top-decision making body finally approving the proposal for the same at the Academic Council meeting on Thursday.

The decision, however, comes after several rejections and objections raised by a section of students and teachers.

“A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the AC on Thursday. It will be an excellent idea to celebrate Yoga Day on June 21by approving the much-debated course,” a senior university official said.

The one-year course will be of two semesters during which students will be taught about topics such as ‘Yoga in Bhagavad Gita’, ‘Yoga for well being’ and ‘Yoga tradition–pre-Patanjali and post-Patanjali’.

The “Certificate of Proficiency in Yoga Philosophy” will be offered by the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies. The proposal to introduce three short-term courses was first floated in 2015.

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