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“Vivekananda Yoga University” World’s First Yoga University Outside India launched in Los Angeles

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Vivekananda Yoga UniversityAs a part of International Yoga day, on 23rd June 2020, V Muraleedharan, the Minister of State of External Affairs and P P Chaudhary, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on External Affairs, jointly launched World’s First Yoga University “Vivekananda Yoga University”(VaYU) in Los Angeles, United States of America, over the virtual event at the Consulate General of India in New York.

The event was jointly hosted by Sandeep Chakravorty, Consulate General and the founding director of VaYU, Prem Bhandari, the chairperson of Jaipur Foot USA.

Vivekananda Yoga University:


Online programmes based on the scientific principles and modern research approaches combined with the ancient indian practice of yoga.


The first chairman of the VaYU is the Indian Yoga Guru, Dr. H R Nagendra, the Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA), the first Yoga University in India. 

Key Points:

i.The official recognition to offer yoga-based higher education programmes was received in November 2019, from the Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education, California.

ii.The University will support collaborative research, credit transfers, and joint programmes with other universities across the world.

Chancellor– H R Nagendra
Location– Bengaluru, Karnataka