Guidelines for Affiliation to
Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (VYASA, International )
by an Institution outside India
Objectives: The objective of the Organization / Institute / College / University / Department/Individual center, hereafter called Institute should be in accordance with the objectives of VYASA.
PROCEDURE FOR AFFILIATION :
Permission to use the term “Affiliated”:
Affiliated institution is permitted to use the term “Affiliated to Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, International (VYASA, Int )” below their institute name when once the Affiliation is granted.
The Institution will provide information about SVYASA / VYASA / SVYP.
To follow courses offered by VYASA:
The courses and curricula prescribed by VYASA, Int based on their research findings and tradition of yoga and spiritual lore has to be followed by the Affiliated Institution.
The following courses shall be conducted by the affiliated Institution:
Details of the courses are given in the enclosed. Other courses if any, will be conveyed by the VYASA team from time to time.
Examination, Evaluation, Declaration of result:
The students undergoing the course will be assessed by VYASA, Int team based on the evaluation procedures set out for the same.
Promotion of Yoga Research:
Yoga Research should be promoted. The Institution shall have an opportunity, if they desire, to participate in the ongoing research projects of VYASA, Int
Deputation of Faculty/Teachers:
The Center for whom Affiliation has been granted may seek assistance for deputation of Faculty/Teachers from VYASA, Int for any specified/or all courses. Subject to availability, VYASA, Int shall depute faculty member (s) and/or well trained yoga teacher(s) for conducting the above courses.
The TA/DA, B and L as also local hospitality towards deputation of the Faculty/Teachers/Examiner, to be met by the Affiliated Institution.
Setting up of a Yoga Library:
A library is a must for the institution. It should contain, good and STANDARD books on yoga and spirituality including publications of VYASA exclusively for the benefit of yoga students and faculty. Membership is open to Affiliated Institution to enroll as associate member for the VYASA Central library at Prashanti on nominal Membership fee.
To have new Course than prescribed by VYASA:
If the institution wishes to conduct any other course designed by them, with the curriculum of their own should obtain prior approval from VYASA, Int. They are required to submit the curriculum for the proposed new courses with course content and with all the details for consideration by the VYASA,Int Board of studies (BOS) for their recommendation, before announcement/implementation/of the course. The Institution should send these details at least one semester ahead, to enable the BOS to make their recommendation and approval.
Report on the activities:
A monthly report on the activities of the Institution, containing information about the courses offered, number of students, seminars, conferences held/attended by Faculty, training programs conducted, lecture-Demonstrations conducted, Number of lectures held during the year on Yoga and spirituality, distinguished personality visited, articles published in newspapers or magazines, research reports or papers of the institution presented on national/ international conferences/Seminars and published in research journals should be sent to VYASA every month or handed over to VYASA supervisors during their visits to the centers.
Institution should submit their Annual statement of accounts (preferred audit statement) for the year ending March 31st before May 1st of the year.