Bachelor of Arts

Programme details for Academic year 2024-25 will be updated soon

How to become a Somaiya student

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies offers BA programmes in Yogashastra. There is a focus on thorough introduction to the various aspects of Yogashastra. Yogashastra with all the basics of practicals as well as the philosophy of Yoga is taught throughout the six semesters.


Yogashastra / Yogashastra Honors

Eligibility Criteria

  1. HSC or equivalent.
  2. Prior knowledge of Yoga is not required.

Admission Process


The students should fill the pre-admission form which is available on the college
Admission Portal


Submission of 200/- (non-refundable in all cases) form fees through the payment gateway


Admission will be offered based on the merit and availability of seats taken together. The candidate will be communicated via email about his/her offered seat or waitlisted number.

Important Dates

Commencement of the Academic Year 2023-24: 17th July 2023

Important Instructions

  • A provisional seat will be offered based on the merit, and availability of seats. The candidate will be communicated via email about his/her status of admission whether confirmed or waitlisted.
  • A candidate who has been offered a provisional seat will need to pay the full fees within 8 days of the receipt of the offer letter, to secure the confirmed admission.
  • Candidate who does not pay the requisite amount as per the deadline will lose his/her claim on the confirmed seat during that phase.
  • Provisional admission needs to be confirmed within four working days of declaration of result of graduation or equivalent examinations, by paying the remaining balance of fees.
  • The final confirmation of admission is subject to physical verification of the documents. In case of non-availability of valid documents, the confirmation of the admission will result in cancellation.
  • Cancellation rules are available on the website for reference.
  • The admission schedule may change under unavoidable circumstances or as per directive / instructions from admitting authorities of Somaiya Vidyavihar University. The revised schedule, if any, will be notified on the website.

Documents Required

  Documents Required
Date of Birth Proof 

(Anyone of the following documents)

  1. Leaving certificate
  2. Passport
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. PAN Card
Address Proof 

(Anyone of the following documents)

  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Passport
  3. Driving License
  4. Voter ID
Other Documents
  1. Caste Certificate (for SC, SC, OBC, VJ, NT,SBC & ESBC) if applicable
  2. Marriage Certificate OR Affidavit OR Gazette copy (If there is change in name)
  3. Link for Undertaking Document (Compulsory)
Documents for Person with Disability
  • Physical Disability Certificate from a competent authority (The certificate should clearly state the disability is not less than 40% and that the disability is permanent in nature)
Documents for Sports Quota
  • Certificate issued by competent authorities in a sports competition at State/National /International competitions
  • Credentials will be evaluated by Authorities of SVU

Documents for Non-Resident  Indian(NRI)

(All documents are compulsory)

  1. Passport copy of Candidate 
  2. A Letter issued by the Indian Embassy indicating NRI status of Parent/ Sponsor/ Candidate

Documents for Overseas Citizenship of   

India/Person of Indian Origin(OCI/PIO)

(All documents are compulsory)

  1. Passport copy of Candidate 
  2. PIO (OCI) card copy (if the candidate is admitted under PIO (OCI) category)
Documents for Foreign Nationals 

(All documents are compulsory)

  1. Visa
  2. Passport copy of Candidate 
Academic Records Documents Required
B.A. (Yogashastra)
  1. SSC Marksheet and Passing Certificate (Board)
  2. Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C)  or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
  • In case any of the following conditions apply to you, kindly upload the relevant Declaration in the format given below :
  • Candidates who do not have a HSC mark list.
  • Candidates who do not have a Passing Certificate

Click here to download the DECLARATION mark lists or certificates unavailable Format

Candidates whose HSC results are awaited.

Click here to download the DECLARATION_Results Awaited Format

  • All candidates seeking admission to any of the Yoga programmes are required to submit the following documents:
  1. Self Declaration_Medical History (link given below)

Click here to download the Self Declaration_Medical History Format


  • Fitness Certificate from a Physician (if candidate is above 60 years of age)


Fees Structure

Fees for students enrolling for First year in academic year 2024-25

Particulars Fees per annum
B.A. (Yogashastra)   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
First Year Second Year Third Year First Year Second Year Third Year
Admission fees 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Tuition fees 16,000 17,800 19,500 32,000 35,600 39,000
Development fees 1,600 1,700 1,950 3,200 3,400 3,900
Exam fees 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Library fees 500 500 500 500 500 500
I Card fees 200 - - 200 - -
Convocation fees - - 1,500 - - 1,500
Total 22,300 24,000 27,450 39,900 43,500 48,900

Academic Break

After commencement of the BA programme, if a student wants to take a break for certain valid reason, then he/she can do so as per the following norms :

The academic break can be granted to any student at most once during the programme, for the period of a semester or more, with the maximum period of academic one year. The application has to be approved by the Dean.

Eligibility for academic break:

  • Serious personal medical reasons involving hospitalization or serious family issues, on the condition of providing valid medical certificates or relevant documents.
  • Pregnancy/Maternity

The Dean will approve the academic break and forward the application of the student to the admission/ department for necessary process.

  • Payment of Fees for the academic break: If the student has informed the Dean regarding academic break before the commencement of the relevant year and not paid the total fees for that year, then if his/her academic break is granted, he/she can pay the total fee (100%) prevalent at that time when he seeks re-admission.
  • If a student wants to take academic break after the commencement of the academic year, but he/she has not attended the classes and if the fees are not paid, then while seeking readmission he/she has to pay the total fee (100%) plus 25% of the total fee as re-admission fee to continue his/her studentship.
  • If the student has paid the total fee for the entire year and then sought the academic break after commencement of that academic year in the middle of semester, he/she has to pay 25% of the total fee prevalent at that time, towards re-admission in subsequent years.
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