The Diploma in Yoga for Human Excellence in SRM Institute of Science and Technology under The Directorate of Distance Education aims to provide a value based education. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in ancient India and is followed all over the world. Yoga falls under the category of HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS unlike the modern medical practices which are under HEALTH CURE SYSTEMS.

Yoga practices were not in a very formal educational practice but however were practiced and improved over a period of time through various gurus of yoga such as; Agathiar, Thirumoolar, Bogar, Korakkar, LahiriMahasayar, Swami Vivekananda etc., and present decade gurus of BKS Iyengar, Krishnammachari, SadguruVasudev, Shri Shri Ravishankar, Baba Ramdev, YogirajVethathri Maharishi and others…
Further it aims to give training in numerous aspects. Many studies have tried to determine the effectiveness of yoga as a complementary intervention for physical and mental ailments.

In the present busy life, people have forgotten or conveniently ignored the need to learn ‘how to live a balanced life’ and also to improve their social well-being. Yoga is a ‘way of life’, and this education is needed for every individual. But there is a huge gap in the society where there are very few individuals who are formally and properly qualified in Yogic Science practices. Hence, the society needs qualified professionals in the fields of Yogic Science.

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) is pushing many Central universities to start ‘Departments in Yoga’ and its allied fields of knowledge.


One of the fundamental aims of education is providing opportunities for learners at all level. The Diploma Yoga for Human Excellence  Programme would help them to transform the individual into intellectually competent human resources which could help the uplififtment of the nation. The distance mode of education is effective in imparting quality education through flexi-timings.

Program Educational Objectives

o To enable the student to have good health.
o To practice mental hygiene.
o To possess emotional stability.
o To integrate moral values.
o To attain higher level of consciousness.
o To enable social wellness
o To attain Occupational wellness

Career Opportunities:

o Yoga trainer

o Can pursue Higher educational institutions; Arts, Science,
Engineering, Medical and Paramedical, Central Universities, State
Universities, etc

o Yoga Practicing centres, ie., Isha, Art of Living, SKY, Patanjalietc

o Yoga Counsellors

o Wellness Centers/ IT/ ITES.

o Yoga Therapist

o For Private Hospitals

o Health Care Centers (ie., Primary Health Centers, Rehabilitation Centers etc.,

o Eligible for Obtaining QCI Certifications in Yoga Master, Yoga Acharya

o AYUSH Ministry QCI Certification – (This Certificate is Eligible for
becoming International Yoga Professional Trainer)

The minimum qualification for admission to M. Sc. Yoga For Human Excellence (M.Sc. Yoga)  programme (Distance Education) shall be:

Any graduate.

Minimum Duration: 1 Years

1st Semester: Rs.4,000/-

2nd Semester: Rs.3,500/-

1 Year : Rs.7,500

 Prof. M. Daniel Rajkumar