The University Grants Commission (UGC) has taken a step to include Yoga as a subject in the National Eligibility Test (NET) examination. From the coming academic year, the project will come to being. UGC also announced that the Yoga departments will be opened in six central universities in India.
Yoga to be included in NET Exam Subject
Guru HR Nagenddra, VC Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana Bengaluru, proposed to include the NET subject in the NET examination for the betterment of the students and lead a bright future ahead. By this many Yoga Professionals will be able to join different Universities in the country a teach the students all the process of Yoga.
According to an Indian Express report, ever since the NDA government came to power in the year 2014 yoga has gained importance. Since then, it has been introduced as a subject in school and university curricula and the same has also made it to the syllabi of IITs.
The high authority of Yoga Panel is planning to appoint guest lecturers from institutes like Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth to spread the knowledge of Yoga in different Universities. At present, there are 52 institutions across the country where yoga is being taught and about 16 offer an MA degree in the discipline. The lecturers will be paid according to the norms of UGC. After the final touch of the proposal, graduate and post graduate degree will be able to appear in the National Eligibility Test (NET). If a candidate clears the NEET examination, then they will be eligible for teaching and research fellowships in leading universities and colleges.
As per a report, NEET examination is not conducted for Yoga, so, after completing the Post Graduate course in Yoga, candidates unable to teach the students Yoga in Universities. So, to make India a better place from every side, students can now appear in the NEET exam and can do a job in different Universities and teach the subject Yoga.
NEET examination will be conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian candidates for the eligibility for Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor in the universities and colleges of India. The exam will be held in 83 subjects at 89 selected NEET examination cities across the country.