Bhopal, August 24, 2016: Bhopal based AISECT University (AU) and Bangalore based Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA) have entered into a five year partnership with an objective of bringing up the status and importance of Yoga by promoting it as an employable skill rather than just a practice of well being. The universities will also initiate a dialogue with a Sector Skill Council for inclusion of Yoga as a formal employable skill under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Under this partnership, the universities will work together to enhance the quality of their education, training and research offerings in the area of yoga. AU and S-VYASA have agreed to launch one joint programme of research on Yoga, within one year. The two educational institutions will also develop skill courses on Yoga, where S-VYASA would be responsible for curriculum planning and development and AU will provide the necessary help and implementation within its framework. These courses will range from a one month certificate to a one year diploma and three years degree programme.
Expressing his happiness about this collaboration, AISECT University's Vice Chancellor Prof. V.K. Verma said, "We hope to spread awareness about Yoga in the entire country not just as a practice but as a career option too. S-VYASA is known for their immense efforts to make Yoga a socially relevant Science. Thus, we have partnered with them to boost our common purpose of promoting Yoga as an employable skill among the youth."
The terms of this MoU also include Yoga training of AISECT University's Faculty at S-VYASA and technical training of S-VYASA Faculty on computer and electronics at AU at discounted fees. AU will also translate courses developed by S-VYASA, mutually agreed upon by both the parties, into Hindi for the benefit of local speaking students. As part of this collaboration, AU will open a centre at Bhopal to stop diabetes with the help of S-VYASA.
Both the universities will jointly organize research, publication, symposia and conduct research work using each other's campus as research centre. They have also agreed to exchange of information for education and research purposes as well as exchange of students, staff and interns as per their requirement. Education and training programs at each other's campus and organization of other activities will also benefit the partner institutions.
"AISECT University has been doing wonderful work, they focus on skill training and this MoU is going to bring new dimensions of yoga as a skill training programme and will spread all over the country," said Dr H R Nagendra, the Chancellor of S-VYASA.