The Masters of Science 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 and the modern medical practices which are under HEALTH CURE SYSTEMS should be inclusive of Yoga practices.

Yoga practices were not part of formal educational practice , 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, Sadguru Vasudev, Shri Shri Ravishankar, Baba Ramdev, Yogiraj Vethathri 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 day 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 have formally
and properly learnt 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  universities to start ‘Departments in Yoga’ and its allied fields of knowledge.


One of the fundamental aims of higher education is providing opportunities to
learners at all levels to develop as strong individuals. The M.Sc. Yoga for Human Excellence Programme would help them to transform the individual into intellectually competent human beings which could help them to contribute to the upliftment of the nation. The distance mode of education is effective in imparting quality education through flexi-timings, especially for employed or otherwise engaged individuals.

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 Master

o 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 and Naturopathy Research Centers ie., National Inst. of Naturopathy, Central Courcil for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, Morarji Desai National Inst. of Yoga etc.

o Wellness Centers/ IT/ ITES.

o Yoga Therapist

o For Private Hospitals

o State and Central Govt. Hospitals.

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

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

o NET Certification (UGC Affiliated Institutions for Asst. Professor, Research Scholars, Junior Scientist positions.,

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: 2 Years

Per Semester: Rs.5,000/-

Whole Year: Rs.10,000/-

2 Years: Rs.20,000/-