NEW DELHI: Six central universities across India have been identified by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to start the Yoga Department from the academic session 2016-17.
The universities are namely -
1. Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University,
2. Visva Bharati,
3. Central University of Rajasthan,
4. Central University of Kerala,
5. Indira Gandhi National Tribal University and
6. Manipur University
The Commission has already conveyed the approval for starting the Yoga Department in these Central Universities.
Among the central universities which have been sanctioned Yoga Department, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University is situated in Madhya Pradesh.
Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation on Mann Ki Baat had said that Yoga has become a mass movement.
He also stressed the fact that it has now reached every household.