B.A. Yogashastra

(This programme will be conducted in offline mode)

Programme details for Academic year 2024-25

Commencement Date: 15th July 2024
Days: Monday to Friday 
Timing: 8.00 am to 12.00 pm

Yoga has become a keyword for physical and mental health in this modern era. While the entire world is appreciating the significance of Yoga, it is often equated only with the practices of Asanas and Pranayama. While these are vital aspects of Yoga, it is important to know that Yoga is a profound system of philosophy, in which these aspects of physical and mental well-being are grounded. This ancient legacy has much more to offer to the aspirant individually, and to the entire society collectively.


From 2022-23, we are offering a revised programme of BA Yogashastra, wherein the third year will incorporate rigorous teacher-training courses and courses in Yoga Therapy in Semesters V and VI.


In addition to the traditional three-year programme, from 2022-23 we are also offering a four-year, Honours programme in B.A. Yogashastra, as per NEP 2020. The four-year programme will include a year of research which will be guided by our faculty. Upon successful completion of the four-year Honours programme, the students will be eligible for applying directly for a Ph.D.

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Key Information


Teaching-learning is offered in a combination of theory lectures and practical sessions. Students will get rigorous training in all the aspects of Yoga, including textual study, Psychology, Alternative therapies, Philosophy, Yogic practices etc. 


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Semester I Semester II
Introduction to foundational principles of Yoga Key Concepts of Yoga
Introduction to S??khya Dar?ana Yogic Texts - I
Anatomy and Physiology - I Anatomy and Physiology - II
Yoga and Education Basic Principles of Psychology
Practical -Level 1 Practical -Level 2
Audit course: Sanskrit - Level 1 Audit course: Sanskrit - Level 2
Semester III Semester IV
Physiology of Yogic Practices Yoga and Holistic health
Yogic Texts - II Yogic Texts - III
Elective 1: Yoga in Pur??as and Mah?bh?rata  Elective 1: Complementary and Alternative therapies
Elective 2: Introduction to Ha?hayoga texts Elective 2: Applied Yoga
Practical -Level 3 Elective 3: Yoga Institutions and Governing Bodies
Audit course : Sanskrit - Level 3 Practical -Level 4
  Audit course : Sanskrit - Level 4
  Environmental Studies
Semester V Semester VI


Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham has expert faculty members, who have several years of experience in this field. They are drawn from the field of Yoga, Sanskrit and Philosophy and bring diverse perspectives that enhance teaching learning outcomes.

Our Curriculum is designed in a way that the students get diverse knowledge of all the aspects of Yoga including Yogic practices, Philosophy, Psychology Alternative therapies etc. Students can choose elective papers of their choice. Students will get specialized knowledge and practical experience in Yoga therapy, Yoga teaching and research.

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies has a library with over 30,000 books, which is an important resource.

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies regularly organises special lectures, seminars and workshops on different themes in areas of Religion, Culture and Philosophy. In addition, there are field trips to heritage sites. This offers students opportunities to meet students of other disciplines in informal learning forums which is an unmatched experience.

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, a student will:

  • Have a good foundation of all the aspects of Yoga.
  • Be equipped with methods to read and interpret the traditional Yoga texts, as well as skill of doing Yoga asanas and other practices.
  • Will develop a quest to go deeper to acquire the thorough knowledge of Yoga with post graduation in it.


    1. HSC or equivalent.

    2. Prior knowledge of Yoga is not required. 

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