Samkhya and Yoga are two systems of Indian Philosophy. These two systems are inter-related. Samkhyadarshanaprovides the metaphysical framework to understand the philosophy of Yoga and Yoga darshana explains the practices which can help one to explore the real nature of the Self.The course will be divided into two semesters. In the first semester Samkhyakarika, the most important text of Samkhya system will be taught. In the second semester, all four chapters of Yogasutraof MaharshiPatanjali will be taught.

While discussing these two texts, topics will be discussed in comparison with other philosophical systems, such as, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Vedanta, Buddhism etc. As a result, a learner will become well-acquainted with the basics of Indian philosophy, technical terms, and style of the language used in philosophical texts.

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Key Information


  • HSC or equivalent. Knowledge of Sanskrit language or philosophy not required.


Teaching-learning occurs with the introduction to the fundamental principles of Samkhya and Yoga schools of Philosophy.


  • Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham has the original texts and the expert faculty members who can make students well aware of all those concepts that are reflected in the syllabus.
  • The special lectures, seminars and workshops are organized from time to time to enlighten the students.
  • The students are taught to read the original texts of both the schools of philosophy so that they can explore further knowledge of these systems.

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, a student will:

  • Have a good foundation of the Samkhya and Yoga schools of Philosophy.
  • Be enabled to understand the Bhagavadgita easily, because the philosophy depicted in Gita is primarily based on these two systems.
  • Have a quest to go deeper to acquire the thorough knowledge of Philosophy.