The Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation was recognized as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organization(SIRO) from the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India in the year 1988 as it was started following the path breaking work in evaluating the therapeutic use of yoga in the management of bronchial asthma and in other aspects from 1984.

The scientific accomplishments thereafter and the disciplined education based on the science and philosophy of yoga resulted in receiving University affiliations leading to a doctoral level program in yoga & allied sciences under the Faculty of Science, Bangalore University, and subsequently getting the recognition as a Deemed-to-be University by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, through the University Grants Commission in the year 2002.



  • Molecular Biology Laboratory

  • Autonomic Function Testing and Exercise Physiology Laboratory

  • Sleep Laboratory (Polysomnography)

  • Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

  • Psychology Laboratory

  • Bio-Energy Laboratory


  • Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO)

  • ICMR Center for Advanced Research in Yoga and Neurophysiology [ICMR CAR Y & N] – 2007-2012

  • Accorded the status of Center for Excellence in Yoga by Dept. of AYUSHACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • International Journal of Yoga (IJOY) – the first yoga journal in PubMed

  • 250 Research Publications

  • 25 Ph.D’s.

  • 19 International Conferences

  • Completed 16 Funded Projects.

  • DST – FIST supported Lab


  • Physiological effects of yoga practices

  • Therapeutic applications of yoga

  • Yoga for rehabilitation

  • Yoga for perception and performance

  • Higher states of consciousness