Introduction of Yoga in Schools and Colleges
Yoga is one of the subjects along with physical and health education and is also included as part of physical activity in all the schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) across the country. Yoga is also included as one of the units under physical education curriculum at the senior secondary level. Moreover, University Grants Commission(UGC) has informed that Yoga has been included in the modules on the health, nutrition, fitness and general well being in all courses at Under graduate and Post graduate level while framing the revised XII Plan guidelines on the scheme of development of sports infrastructure and equipment in universities and Colleges. Education is a concurrent subject and State Governments administer the schools in their jurisdiction as well as develop and prescribe their own curriculum.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha.