The Yoga Therapy came into existence in the year 2005 after the University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi sanctioned two years P.G. Diploma in Yoga Therapy aiming to cater to the needs of all over development of human being including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of the society. Dr. N.K.Tiwari, Reader, Department of History, Archaeology and Culture was first coordinator of the department who submitted the proposal to the UGC and established the department from very beginning. The course was, however, interrupted during 2011-2016 due to inevitable reasons.
The course has been revived soon after new Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Manoj Dixit has assumed his office in the month of May, 2017. He appointed Dr S. S. Mishra, Associate Professor, Department Mathematics and Statistics as new coordinator of the department. Moreover, the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor has also been pleased to appoint three new faculty members to run the classes of the program as well as to bring about positive aroma and ambience of teaching and learning in the department.
So far, the program has organized two national level seminars and three lectures and produced about 175 post graduate students who passed out from the program. The program has also organized international yoga day in collaboration with the faculty of student’s welfare which spanned over three days of June 19 – 21, 2017. On June 21, 2017 the programme was finally culminated into a form of seminar so as to provide effective platform in order to communicate with and to deliberate fruitfully the related issues of yoga and health amongst larger audience of the society. The department has also successfully organized the Vishwa Bandhutwa Diwas on Sept 14, 2017 in collaboration with Kanya Kumari Kendra, Shakha Ayodhya on the occasion of first unique speech of Swami Vivekanada delivered in World Parliament Religion at Chicago on Sept 11, 1893. The main purpose of observing this day was to disseminate the global message of peace, harmony and brotherhood n the society.