Govt forms Task Force to promote Yoga and Naturopathy Education in country

Central Government has constituted a Task Force to deliberate and make recommendations on various important issues concerning the Ministry of AYUSH, including the preferred option for promotion, development and regulation of yoga & naturopathy for education and practice.

Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yoga Sciences (BNYS) is a combined Naturopathy and Yoga 5½ years Degree course. Many Institutions under different Universities are conducting three years Degree Course in Yoga, two years Master Degree Course in Yoga and also Ph. D programmes; besides, diploma/ certificate courses of various durations. Those, who have studied (BNYS) degree from a recognized University, are eligible to be registered as doctors in Naturopathy and Yoga Sciences. Those, who have studied any degree/ diploma such as B.A/ B.Sc./ M.A./ M.Sc., Diploma/ Certificate courses in Yoga normally work as Yoga Teacher/ Instructor/ Therapist, but they are not registered as Yoga doctors.

The Government has also laid down the national policy on Indian Systems of Medicine & Homoeopathy-2002 which inter alia envisage overall growth and development of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy. The Government of India formulated the programmes and operational measures for promotion of AYUSH medical practices like Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy through Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) and various Central Sector Schemes as per the details furnished below: