Department of Yoga

About Department :


Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in ancient India and is followed in all over the world. Many studies have tried to determine the effectiveness of yoga as a complementary intervention for cancer, schizophrenia, asthma, and heart disease. Indira Gandhi National Tribal University is located in the tribal area of the Amarkantak surrounded by aroma of herbs. The University has been celebrating International Yoga day every year on 21st June. The University has developed a Yoga Centre to provide physical, mental and spiritual practices to the employees, students of the university, students and teachers of the nearby schools. As per the approval of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, the university is keen to start the following yoga courses.

Offered and Proposed Course/Programmes by the Department

1. Certificate Course in Yoga – CCY : 6 Months
2. Bachelors of Science (Yoga) - BSc (Yoga) : 3 years
3. Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga – PGDY : 1 year
4. Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy – PGDYT : 1 Year
5. Masters of Science (Yoga) - MSc (Yoga) : 2 Years
6. Doctor of Philosophy (Yoga) – PhD (Yoga) : 3-5 Years
7. Doctor of Philosophy (Yoga) Integrated – PhD (Yoga) : 4-6 Years

Non Teaching Staff :

Faculty Members

Prof. Jitendra kumar sharma,

Professor & Head
Specialization : Indian Yogic Philosophy
Contact No. : 9755653140 eMail :

Dr. Hare Ram Pandey,

Asst. Professor
Qualification : DHMS,BHMS, DI.HOM, CTY M.Sc (Yoga) UGC NET (Yoga)
Specialization : Fundamental Yoga and Health Sciences
Contact No. : 9415033244 eMail :

Dr. Praveen Kumar Gupta ,

Asst. Professor
Qualification : PG. Diploma in Yoga, Ph.D, D.Litt.
Specialization : Yoga. Indian Ethics and Philosophy
Contact No. : 9450439408 eMail :

Dr. Shyam Sunder Pal,

Guest Faculty
Qualification : B. A. in Yoga, M.A. in Yoga, Ph. D. in Yoga , PG. Diploma in naturopathy and yogic science
Contact No. : 9584234600 eMail :

Dr. Neelam Shrivastav ,

Guest Faculty
Qualification : M.A. (Psychology), Ph. D. in Yoga Psychology
Contact No. : 7389463135

Dr. Sandeep Thakre,

Guest Faculty
Qualification : M.Sc. Yoga, Ph.D. in Yoga
Contact No. : 9109870100 eMail :