Kathmandu University Expands Bachelor of Yogic Science and Wellbeing Program

June 21, 2024
Kathmandu University Expands Bachelor of Yogic Science and Wellbeing Program
KMC Lalitpur

Kathmandu University (KU) has signed definitive agreements with the Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, and the College of Medical Sciences, Chitwan, to introduce the Bachelor of Yogic Science and Wellbeing (BYSW) program at these institutions. The signing ceremony was held on International Day of Yoga, 2024, at KU's central campus in Dhulikhel.

This expansion comes after the successful launch of the BYSW program at KU in 2022. The program addressed the growing global interest in yogic science while acknowledging the limited academic options, particularly in Nepal, where yogic teachings are primarily offered through non-academic courses.

The BYSW program bridges the gap between yogic science and medical science, fostering research and integrating the study of yoga's history, theory, philosophy, practice, and methodology. The curriculum combines elements of physiology and neuroscience with traditional yogic teachings, creating a unique program that aligns ancient knowledge with modern scientific discoveries.

In 2023, KU collaborated with the Sri Vishweswara Yoga Research Institute to launch the BYSW program in India. The expansion into Nepal's medical colleges signifies KU's continued commitment to promoting the academic study of yoga.

The signing ceremony was a significant event, attended by the founding Vice Chancellor, the current Vice Chancellor, the Registrar, and several other senior officials from KU and the respective medical colleges. The event highlighted the growing recognition of yogic science as a legitimate field of academic study.

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