Bachelor in Yogic Science and Wellbeing

Bachelor in Yogic Science and Wellbeing

4 years
Fee (Tentative)NPR 470,000

The Bachelor in Yogic Sciences and Wellbeing program is a new undergraduate program offered jointly by the KU School of Arts and the KU School of Medical Sciences at Chaukot. This program is designed for students who are interested in achieving optimal physical and mental health while also acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills to excel professionally.

The program's curriculum combines the rich traditional knowledge of yogic sciences with the latest scientific discoveries. The program aims to foster collaboration with physiology, neuroscience, and science labs in various academic and pharmaceutical centers worldwide. By bridging traditional knowledge with modern scientific advancements, students gain a comprehensive understanding of yogic sciences and their application in promoting health and wellbeing.

The curriculum structure spans eight semesters and covers a wide range of subjects. In the first semester, students delve into the history and foundation of yogic sciences, Sanskrit for yogic sciences, human biology for yoga, the foundation of Asian philosophies, English for yogic sciences, and practical yoga sessions. The subsequent semesters explore various aspects of yogic sciences, including anatomy and physiology, global cultural influences on yoga, health, and wellbeing, Patanjala yoga system, biomechanics for yoga, psychology for yoga, information and communication technology for yogic sciences, Buddhist philosophy, and Tibetan yogic practices, and much more.

In the final semesters, students focus on specialized subjects such as nutrition and diet, yoga and wellbeing, research methodology, yoga system of Gorakhnath, principles of ethics, Ayurveda and herbal science, entrepreneurship, and wellbeing, research applications in yogic sciences, yogic principles in Srīmad-Bhagavad-Gīta, different schools of yoga practices, and traditional Nepali health systems. The program culminates with a research paper/thesis and a yogic internship, allowing students to apply their knowledge and skills in a practical setting.

The Bachelor in Yogic Sciences and Wellbeing program offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to studying yogic sciences. It equips students with the necessary tools to understand and practice yoga while preparing them for health, wellness, and holistic well-being careers.

Program Objectives

  • Build an in-depth understanding of the historical evolution of yogic practices and their philosophies
  • Understand the interlinkages between yogic sciences and medical sciences
  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed for becoming a leader in yogic sciences
  • Acquire expertise in yogic practices
  • Build academic rigor in understanding and applying yogic philosophy to everyday life sciences
  • Develop entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to develop a career in fields related to yogic sciences
  • Build networks and connections with students, scholars, professionals, and practitioners from across the world

Salient Features

Evaluation Methods

The performance of students in a course is evaluated in two components;

  1. In-semester: 50 % of the weightage is evaluated internally by the faculty member
  2. End-semester: 50% of the weightage is evaluated externally by the Office of the Controller of Examination through end-semester exams.

Course Completion and Graduation

In order to successfully complete a course:

  • Students are required to obtain a minimum of 40% marks in both of the components independently
  • Students will have to achieve a minimum of 80% attendance
  • Students who do not achieve this will be considered “Not qualified” and will not be allowed to appear in the external end-semester examinations.
  • Any student who fails to secure 50% of the total credits offered in a semester will have to drop out of the semester.

Cohort Size

Maximum students enrolled for an intake: 24


The major activities considered for in-semester evaluation includes class tests, reflection, midterm, assignments, journal/portfolio, class performance, presentation and attendance.


This BYSW program addresses the need for fundamental understanding by the students irrespective of their education background hence, applicants from any education background with a minimum 2 CGPA in their high school (10+2 equivalent) can apply for this Bachelor’s degree program.


The total fee for Nepali students enrolled in Bachelor in Yogic Science and Well Being (BYSW) program for the academic year 2079/80 (2022 Batch) is NPR. 470,000.

The fee structure for international students seeking admission to Bachelor in Yogic Science and Well-Being (BYSW) program at Kathmandu University (KU) is as follows:

  1. The fees for applicants from SAARC countries will be 1.5 times the amount specified for domestic students i.e. NPR. 705,000
  2. On the other hand, international students from countries outside of SAARC will be required to pay double the fees stated for domestic students i.e. NPR 940,000

Curricular Structure

First Semester

Code Course Title Credit
BYSW 101 History and Foundation of Yogic Sciences I 3
BYSW 102 Sanskrit for Yogic Sciences I 3
BYSW 103 Human Biology for Yoga I 3
BYSW 104 Foundation of Asian Philosophies I 3
BYSW 105 English for Yogic Sciences I  
BYSW 140 Yoga in Practice I 2
BYSW 141 Human Biology Practicum I 1
Total 18

Second Semester

Code Course Title Credit
BYSW 106 History and Foundation of Yogic Sciences II 3
BYSW 107 Sanskrit for Yogic Sciences II 3
BYSW 108 Human Biology for Yoga II (Anatomy & Physiology) 3
BYSW 109 Foundation of Asian Philosophies II 3
BYSW 110 English for Yogic Sciences II 3
BYSW 142 Yoga in Practice II 2
BYSW 143 Human Biology Practicum II 1
Total 18

Third Semester

Code Course Title Credit
BYSW 201 Human Biology for Yoga III 3
BYSW 202 Yoga in Global Culture 3
BYSW 203 Health and Wellbeing 3
BYSW 204 Patanjala Yoga System 3
BYSW 205 Biomechanics for Yoga 3
BYSW 240 Applied Yoga I 3
Total 18

Fourth Semester

Code Course Title Credit
BYSW 206 Psychology for Yoga 3
BYSW 207 Information & Communication Technology for Yogic Sciences 3
BYSW 208 Capabilities and Wellbeing 3
BYSW 209 Buddhist Philosophy and Tibetan Yogic Practices 3
BYSW 210 Naturopathy (Pancakarma) 3
BYSW 241 Applied Yoga II 3
Total 18

Fifth Semester

Code Course Title Credit
BYSW 301 Nutrition and Diet 3
BYSW 302 Yoga and Wellbeing 3
BYSW 303 Research Methodology 3
BYSW 304 Yoga System of Gorakhnath 3
BYSW 305 Principles of Ethics 3
BYSW 340 Project Work 3
Total 18

Sixth Semester

Code Course Title Credit
BYSW 306 Ayurveda and Herbal Science I 3
BYSW 307 Entrepreneurship and Wellbeing 3
BYSW 308 Research Applications in Yogic Sciences 3
BYSW 309 Yogic Principles in Srīmad-Bhagavad-Gīta 3
BYSW 310 Different Schools of Yoga Practices 3
BYSW 341 Yoga Lab 3
Total 18

Seventh Semester

Code Course Title Credit
BYSW 401 Ayurveda and Herbal Science II 3
BYSW 402 Ethics for Yogic Practitioners 3
BYSW 403 Yogic Therapy and Mental Health 3
BYSW 404 Yogic Readings in Yogic Texts 3
BYSW 440 Yogic Internship 3
Total 15

Eighth Semester

Code Course Title Credit
BYSW 406 Traditional Nepali Health Systems 3
BYSW 407 Meditation, Mantra, and Mindfulness 3
BYSW 408 Yoga and Tantra 3
BYSW 450 Research Paper/Thesis 3
Total 15