We are pleased to announce the signing of MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between our SRI BALAJI VIDYAPEETH (Deemed University Accredited with A Grade by NAAC), Pondicherry & KAIVALYADHAMA YOGA INSTITUTE, Lonavla, Maharashtra at 11 am on 28 January 2016. The MoU signing ceremony was held at the Board Room in University Administrative Block in SBV Campus, Pondicherry-607 403.
Sri Subodh Tiwari, CEO of Kaivalyadhama represented and signed the MoU on behalf of Kaivalyadhama while Prof AR Srinivasan, Registrar SBV signed on behalf of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth in the presence of Vice Chancellor Prof KR Sethuraman, Dean PG, Research and Allied Health Sciences Prof N Ananthakrishnan, Dean (Admin) Prof Ravishankar and Additional Director Prof S Ravichandran. Medical Education Unit was represented by Prof B Adkoli and Mrs S Rama while management was represented by Mrs Asha Sureshbabu. Deputy Registrar Mr. Joseph Naresh facilitated the ceremony. CYTER was represented by its Director, Prof Madanmohan, Deputy Director Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and Coordinator-cum-Yoga therapist Dr. Meena Ramanathan. CYTER student community was represented by Vibha Shah, Prabhakaran along with the international observer Dr Krzysztof Bierski, an anthropologist from Germany.
This is an innovative step as it represents the coming together of the modern medical science with the ancient traditional wisdom of Yoga.
KAIVALYADHAMA is the oldest organized Yoga Institute in the world and was founded by Swami Kuvalayananda in 1924. Extensive scientific and literary research has been done there and a Yoga therapy hospital is running in the institute along with the GS college of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis.
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth has been successfully running CYTER, a Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research in its campus since 2010 under the SBV AIM HIGH initiative. CYTER has published 42 papers on Yoga and Yoga research, given Yoga therapy consultations and sessions for more than 17,000 patients and is running a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy being upgraded to Master’s degree in the coming academic year. Medical, dental and nursing students of constituent colleges of SBV are given regular training and awareness programs through CYTER.
This MoU signals the beginning of extensive collaboration in a wide range of activities related to Yoga Therapy, Education and Research. This will include joint educational and research activities, exchange of academic materials and publications as well as the exchange of faculty members for research, lectures and discussions.
Sri SUBODH TIWARI, CEO of Kaivalyadhama also gave a well appreciated invited talk highlighting the scientific research work done at Kaivalyadhama since 1924 for the Scientific Academic Forum of MGMC&RI in the afternoon. The talk was followed by an Interactive Stress Reduction Session by the CYTER Team consisting of Prof Madanmohan, Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and Dr. Meena Ramanathan.