The sub-committee of Examinations has framed the following rules of the examinations subject to approval by the Examination Committee and the subsequent sanction by the Secretary, Kaivalyadhama SMYM Samiti,

Rules pertaining to the attendance criterion for PGDYEd Course

A minimum of 90% attendance in theory lectures and practical sessions would be compulsory behind the purpose of granting the term.  However, in case of extra ordinary reasons behind the shortage of the attendance the students, showing satisfactory attendance during the previous term, may be considered favorably at the discretion of higher authorities.  There should be fifteen days buffer time towards the end of the second term, whereby students can make good the deficit in their attendance failing which the defaulters would be debarred from appearing for the annual examination

Paper setting and evaluation policy.

P.G.Diploma in Yoga Education:  

Terminal Examination: Paper setting and evaluation of Terminal Examination will be done by the respective in-house (institutional) subject teachers.  The break–up of evaluation for each subject, both theory and practicals, should be as under:.

  • Terminal Examination would account for 20% of the marks.
  • Two assigned write-up projects for each subject each of 10 marks = a total of 20% of the marks.
  • Annual Examination, to be evaluated by external examiner, would account   for 60% marks.
  • a) Annual practical Examination    150 Marks

b) Terminal Examination   40 Marks
c) Mantras                10 Marks  

200 Marks

  • Teaching Methods: Lesson Plan – 50 Marks (10 marks each)
  • Theory paper of teaching methods – 50 Marks

100 Marks Annual Examination

  • In an ultimate analysis

5 Theory papers X 100 – 500 marks
Practicals – 200 marks
Practice Teaching – 100 marks. 

Grand Total  –  800 marks 

10% grace marks for “a good attendance record” can be availed to the candidate, falling short of minimum passing marks, in one of the subjects. If a candidate failed in one subject, and if in rest subjects, scored more than 45% marks, grace 5 marks can be given. 

2a. Language of the Examination: Normally, it is to be written in English, Hindi, or Marathi.  An international student now can write the examination in any of the five languages viz., Italian, French, German, Korean and Japanese. ( Panel of correctors) 
2b. The result dates:  All academic courses should have their results declared within 45 days from the; last day of examination. 
2c) Invigilators of Examination: At least one external invigilator should be entrusted with this job. 
2d)  If any irregularities are found, evidence of the irregularity by the candidate should be collected and the report of the same be prepared by the appointed Supervisors and the same should immediately forwarded to the Controller of the Examinations.  The Controller of Examination should immediately consult the Examination Committee, and immediately make the circular resolution of the same be prepared to decide as to what action is to be taken.  If the irregularity is serious, the committee can take strong actions including debarring the candidate from appearing in the whole examination. The candidates may debarred in the subject concerned depending upon the seriousness of the irregularity,

  1. Re-Examination Policy
    1. Failing students or those debarred from examination on disciplinary grounds may be re-examined during the upcoming term examination, usually held in October or November. every year.
    2. “Out of turn examination” will not be permitted except in case of students missing out the regular examination schedule because of sports and educational contests of the state or national level programmes.
  1. Academic Calendar :

Every student should posses the academic calendar wherein proper entries, for attendance and assignment completion, will be made by the teachers concerned.   For the grant of a term Principal’s signature should be compulsory   on the “Examination Form” enclosed in the academic calendar itself. 5     International students,   failing in only ONE of the subjects,  can take their examination through a fax facility, the modality of which would be communicated  to them in good time.

  1. Re-evaluation Policy :
    1. Students may apply for maximum of three heads or 50% of the heads of subjects, whichever, is greater
    2. If re-evaluation shows more marks than that actually secured, the re-evaluated marks will be considered valid/original/base marks.
    3. Request for the re-evaluation must be made within three weeks from the date of declaration of results.
    4. Requesting candidates should enclose a photocopy of the statement of marks of the examination concerned.
    5. The candidate should write the seat number, the nomenclature (name) of theory papers and the date of  the examination.
    6. The candidate should remit the exact amount of re-evaluation fees (Rs.300/- per subject for Indian students and US $ 20 per subject for International students) which will be non-refundable.
    7. A candidate applying for re-evaluation shall note that the results of the re-evaluation shall be binding on him/her and he/she shall also accept the same.
    8. The benefit of the re-evaluation shall be given to the candidate only if the original marks exceed or recede by 10% after the process of re-valuation.  Second opinion about the re-evaluated marks can be sought at the discretion of the Examination Committee.  However, if the original marks recede on re-valuation the original marks will only be tenable.
    9. Re-evaluated marks would be rounded off to the next successive higher integer.
    10. Any delay in the declaration of the re-evaluation shall not confer upon any right upon students for admission into next higher class/or course of studies anywhere.
    11. A candidate will attract a condo nation of deficiency due to the results of the re-valuation.
    12. Mode of Re-evaluation :

The answer book shall be re-evaluated by a separate examiner of the choice of the Chairman of Exams or his representative, as per the standard procedure followed at the institution. 

Credit System  The International Students are not very well acquainted with Indian examination pattern and hence credit based examination system has also been introduced as under –   Credit batch student 

  1. Credit batch student will not appear for regular examination organized for regular batch student.
  2. Credit batch student will be awarded credit based diploma on the bases of following requirement:

ıConsent letter addressed to the Principal for opting to credit based system ıı. Above 85% attendance to theory, as well as, practical classes is compulsory

  1. Credit batch student have to submit one assignment per semester per subject to become eligible to receive the credit of that particular subject.
  2. Credit batch student will undergo same practical exam pattern as regular batch student.
  3. Each assignment will carry 50 marks. Thus, each subject assignment will carry 100 marks in total.
  4. To get complete credit for that particular subject, student should score more than 30 marks in each assignment. Failing which will result in no credit to that particulars subject.
  5. The assignment will be decided in assistance with the subject faculty.
  6. Assignment should be accompanied by PowerPoint presentation (10-15 slides.)
  7. PowerPoint presentation (10-15 slides) assignment and two copies of each assignment should be deliverables for each subject to get the credits.
  8. Subject faculty will take 10-15 minutes viva on the assignment.
  9. Respective subject faculty will give marks to the assignment on the basis of assignment paper submission, viva and Power Point presentation.
  10. For grading system, We will follow university of Mumbai manual

Performance grading:             Grade                                         Marks                                   Grade point O                                               70 & above                                 07 A                          60 to 69.99                                    06 B                                                55 to 55.99                                 05 C                                                50 to 54.99                                 04 D                                     45 to 49.99                                   03 E                                                40 to 44.99                                  02 F (Fail)                                   39.99 & below                              01

  • The performance grading shall be based on the aggregate performance of two semesters.

No credit will be awarded if: 

  1. Attendance is less than 85 % in theory and practical’s
  2. Each semester assignment are incomplete and not scored less than 30 marks
  3. General behavior is not to satisfaction of Kaivalyadhama tradition


  1. Complete at least three subjects in a year
  2. Complete course should be completed within 3 years
  3. Student should have same subjects in both semesters

Credit system profile (per semester) (1 credit =15 Hrs) Program Name: Diploma In Yoga Education

SubjectsTeachingHrs.Non-teaching HrsTotal Credit 
Patanjala Yoga Sutra1054515010
Yogic Texts1054515010
Structure and Functions of  …..1054515010
Yoga and Mental Health1054515010
Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Value…1054515010
Practical Yoga60060040
Karma Yoga  6004
Total 1125225141094

Distribution of Assignment Marks:    Assessment Score : 50 each (two)  Semester Assignment Write Up PPT VIVA TOTAL        I 40 05 05 50        II 40 05 05 50

S.n.ParametersScore for two Ass.  
1Clear-cut Planning & thinking base04
2Efforts put-in so far04
4Need & relevance of topics.04
5Research reference available on the topic at hand.04
6Critical evaluation of available reference in the light of present topics.04
7Yogic implications related to the topics.04
8Relevance of the topics for Yoga Education & research.04
9Relevance of the topics for developing Yogic personality.04
10Conclusion and recommendation.04
 Total 40

 Distribution of Non-teaching Hrs For a Course (Subject) we have allotted 45 hrs for Non- teaching . These 45 hours will be distributed in following way:

  • Preparation for assignment 50%
  • Preparation of PPT and VIVA 50%

We are happy to welcome you as a student at Kaivalyadhama. Being part of a yoga college involves making a choice to use your time and energy in ways that will make you more focused into yourself and become aware when your mind is pulling you away from your true self.  We are here also to learn how to live in harmony with each other in a spirit of sharing and brotherhood. We hope that you will get the most out of the facilities and your stay here.

Swami Kuvalayananda’s vision: “Yoga has a complete message for humanity. It has a message for the human body. It has a message for the human mind. And it also has a message for the human soul. Will intelligent and capable youths come forth to carry this message to every individual, not only in India but also in every other part of the world?” And our hope is that you all will join us and former students in spreading His message. We share  our experiences and give our guidelines for you to be able to move towards a yogic and holistic lifestyle.

Some basic guidelines:

  • Each student is responsible for his own personal belongings and is advised NOT to bring costly items, jewelry, etc, to the Institute.
  • Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited. If any incident of ragging is brought to the notice of the authorities, the concerned student/s will be liable for a punishment decided by the College.
  • Consumption of any alcoholic drinks, smoking, chewing tobacco/gutakha or in any drug is strictly prohibited at any situation. If a student/s found consuming any of these he/she will liable for a punishment decided by the College.
  • Be punctual and humble as both of these are the hallmark of Yogic discipline.
  • Develop a habit of talking softly everywhere in the campus so as to respect those who are practicing any yogic activity i.e. meditation or give lectures.
  • Students are advised to go together if walking to the hill side or other such sacred places after getting the permission of the Student Guardian. The student has the full responsibility for his or her own security at all times.
  • If you plan any extra-curricular activities, first consult with the Course-coordinator before making any actions.
  • As a student, please respect verbal or written instruction/s from the staff of Kaivalyadhama.

Places not to be visited by students of College-

  • Staff Quarters
  • Manan & HHCC Gardens
  • CAD
  • Play ground May be visited – Morning 04:30 to 06:00 and  Evening: 17:00 to 19:30 with staff/Hostel Guardian.
  • Defaulters to be reported by the security
  • Avoid plucking flowers, leaves or fruits from the trees.
  • Dress Code – To be scrupulously adhered to by the students – Course co-ordinator to monitor.
    • Practical  Class – Track suit
    • Theory Class/Library -Pajama Kurta /Track Suit
    • Annapurna –
      • Break Fast : Yoga/Practical class dress
      • Lunch: Pajama Kurta /Track suit / Long pants. T shirts with sleeves.
      • Dinner: Long pants/pajama & T Shirt with sleeves.

Annapurna (Dinning facility)

  • Students should maintain the laid down meal timings.
  • Use of mobile phones is not permitted in Annapurna.
  • Outside foodstuff is not allowed to be consumed inside
  • Shoes and chappals are not allowed. Kindly use the shoe rack for keeping them in order.
  • Everyone is expected to wash their own utensils.
  • Maintain silence during meal.
  • Carrying food outside Annapurna is only permitted in cases of medical need.
  • If you don’t want to have the lunch or dinner, kindly inform a day beforehand to avoid wastage of food. Guest/s of students can be allowed to have their meals in Annapurna mess after prior notification to the person in charge of the mess/course co-coordinator and would be charged as per the rule.
  • The vicinity at Annapurna has therapy centres, and therefore sanctity of the area needs to be maintained.


  • Early reporting to the class/lecture is to be put in practice; it is recommended to be ready at least 5 minutes before the class starts. Students may not be permitted into the class if late.
  • 90% attendance is mandatory as an eligibility to appear in the exams.
  • Use of Mobiles: Carrying of Mobiles to classes/library is forbidden. Defaulters will be issued caution and the mobile will be confiscated for three days.
  • Avoid getting out during a class in progress , unless absolutely necessary.
  • Nobody should be absent without prior information/permission of the course Coordinator.
  • Usage of gadgets for facilitating learning are to be used only with prior permission.

Attendance during classes

  • Roll call/attendance  taken by Instructor with help of Students Monitor
  • Entry swipe RFID cards/Bio metric attendance system (when provided)
  • Eligibility for exams 90%.
  • Short fall supported by sickness cent/ emergency leave not exceed 5% of total periods
  • Students deliberately missing classes will be warned in writing  once prior to Mid-term test and once prior to final examination.
  • Attendance short fall of 5 % can be made up by additional duty/Kriya Yoga/as per stipulated periods  in places decided by college .


  • Students should return to the hostel on or before 9 pm every night. The doors shall be shut at 9.00 a.m.
  • As the hostel is your home and place for practicing yoga during your studies here, you are responsible for the cleanliness of your room and the adjoining passages. Please take care of our home and avoid any damage (writing on walls, damaging furniture, door, windows etc.). Otherwise, the college will charge for it.
  • Please take care of our environment and always switch off fan and light while leaving your room, bathroom, washroom, hostel passage, lecture hall, mess or other common areas. If found, a fine will be charged to the student.
  • As Kaivalyadhama has a policy to reduce the use of plastic for the protection of environment, we request you to use bags (reusable cloth bags, handbags, etc.) instead of plastic bags while shopping. Always throw garbage in the necessary bins and leave plastic and glass at the recycle collecting point.
  • If using mobile phones, show respect to your surroundings by not causing any disturbance
  • Cooking / use of heaters & immersion rods in hostels – Not permitted.  Users will be cautioned in writing and gadget will be confiscated.
  • Roll Call Procedure (Hostels)

All students get together under respective Hostel Guardian in the hostels at 2100 Hrs for the following: –

    • Attendance/Marking of 100% presence (Absentees to be reported to the Course Co-coordinator by the Hostel Guardian).
    • Out pass for Night Out of station only if approved by the Registrar/Principal
    • Receive and record any complaints/suggestions/ requirements.
    • Any short comings/noticed during the day.
    • Routine or commitments for the ensuing day
    • Any special instructions.


  • For your security, we have established a system of recording movement in and out of the campus. You are requested to fill in the movement register whenever you leave and come back to the campus with the following details:
    • Name.
    • Roll No
    • Place to be visited
    • Exit Time
    • Return Time
    • Signature
  • Students are allowed to go out of the campus for local areas on Sundays without any gate pass.
  • Students must carry their identity card with them when going out of the campus.
  • For the rest of the days, written permission to leave the campus will be given only for dire emergencies. For this purpose, kindly fill in a gate pass (available at the office), get it signed by the Student Guardian and leave it at the gate post while going out of the campus.
  • Students are expected to be back by 7.30 pm.
  • It is mandatory for all students to attend the hostel roll call at 9:00 pm every night.
  • Students are kindly requested to fill in an application form (available at the office) for holiday/s. It is needed for staying out of the campus overnight or more and for going out of station (for 1 day or more). Submit the completed document at least 2 days prior to the start of the leave for example by Friday for Sunday.
  • Gate Pass / Out passes: Only on Saturdays after the classes & on Sundays/holidays
    • With intimation & written permission of Hostel Guardian or in his absence course coordinator.
    • Over Night stay out will be sanctioned when applied in advance and will be intimated to the Registrar /Principal.
    • Discipline Lapse: Issue of written caution
    • Three cautions make into one warning
    • Max. of two  warnings and the stay in the campus/college terminated.
    • No caution/warning for deliberate omissions/commission or account of smoking/alcohol consumption in the campus. Action – Termination
    • Returning to Institution – In drunken state, issue of one warning second time a termination notice will be issued forthwith
    • Students are advised to exercise special caution while visiting the hills/walking through the jungles due to prevalence of wild animals. All water bodies are strictly out of bounds, defaulters will be given one warning.
    • Students are advised not to visit the market in ones and twos to avoid any mishap.

Home Cleaning

Sauca-Santosa-tapah-sadhyayesvara-pranidhananiniyamah – PYS II-32

Cleanliness is the first niyama of Patanjali. It is the first step in cultivating a yogic attitude. For a Yoga practitioner, the whole world is his/her home. Wherever one goes observes personal sauca internally and externally. Not only the body, but also the surrounding environment is kept clean for spiritual growth. The place where the Yoga practitioner sleeps, eats, rests and above all, where he/she practices sadhana must be preserved in good, hygienic condition. Self help is the best help! In this view, a daily/weekly/monthly cleaning schedule is established by the Student Council Body* so that a fair distribution of chores and responsibility can be ensured.


  • *Student Council Body is set up by students for the students under the supervision of the course Coordinator. This group will help the institution make the students’ stay here as conducive as possible for their education and development by making sure that the students’ complaints are earnestly attended.
  • Guest/Relative/Parents of the students are allowed to visit on Sundays/holidays only. The college should be notified of their visit at least 2 days in advance. It is difficult for the institute to provide guests with accommodation. However, in case of emergency, a guest room may be provided depending on its availability. An additional cost of Rs.500 per day will be charged. A maximum of 2 days accommodation will be provided.


Kaivalyadhama announces that “Smt. BHAGWATI DEVI BABURAM TIWARI SCHOLORSHIP” has been instituted for the worthy students of the Post. Graduate Diploma in Yoga Education. The scholarship is available to outstanding students of the course.

Four scholarships are available to the meritorious students ( Two Boys, two Girls ) . One male and one female will get Rs. 10,000/- each. As well, one (other) male and one (other) female will get Rs. 7500/- each. The overall performance of the students will be assessed on the following parameters:

Points of selection criteria 

1. Social Work, General conduct befitting an ideal yoga student.
2. Scholastic achievement (percent-wise) at terminal Examination(College).
3. Attendance (percent-wise) as per college record.
4. Understanding of subject matter in theory lectures.
5. Proficiency in practical Yoga as reflected in marks secured at the terminal and in the final examination (College).
6. Social Work (Attendance, effectiveness, extracurricular activities and personality).
7. Insight into yogic concepts and yoga practices befitting an ideal yoga teacher.
8. Reflection of Institutional ideals and yogic values in personality disposition.


The Yoga Education Fund came into existence in the year 2007 in the memory of “ Shri Rameshwar Prasad Nevatia” with an objective to encourage young men and women into basics of yoga science in all its pure and pristine form so that they can pursue their life’s mission in the multiple disciplines of Yoga Science or take yogic practices to common man by involving themselves in spare time teaching while they adopt any other career path for their living.

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Kaivalyadhama Shreeman Madhava Yoga Mandira Samiti, (K.S.M.Y.M. Samiti), which is responsible for the foundation, conduct and management of GORDHANDAS SEKSARIA COLLEGE OF YOGA & CULTURAL SYNTHESIS, is recognized by the Central and Maharashtra State Governments as a Research Institute and has been getting Grants from these Governments for its Scientific and Philosophico-Literary Research in Yoga. The Samiti’s research has been greatly appreciated by scientists and scholars, both in India and abroad.


Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute Swami Kuvalayananda Marg, Lonavla – 410 403 ( Pune)
Tel: +91 – 2114-273001 / 276001
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The College was founded in Lonavla by Swami Kuvalayananda under the Management of Kaivalyadhama S.M.Y.M. Samiti. Late Shri B. G. Kher, the then Chief Minister, Mumbai State, formally inaugurated the college in October 1951. Since then the college has continued in sending out batches of students every year without any break till date. The first convocation was held in May 1953 when the Hon. Shri Dinkarao Desai , the then Minister of Education , Mumbai State, presided and Shri H.V. Divetia, Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat University, delivered the Convocational Address.

(i) To train young men and women into basics of yoga science in all its pure and pristine form, as well as,
(ii) To acquaint students with essential features of all cultures so as to enable them to perceive broader horizons of yoga, encompassing all world cultures. According to Swami Kuvalayananda, if understood through the modern scientific approach, yoga would help greatly in the spiritual and material renaissance of the human society. This has been the philosophy behind all academic and social activities of GORDHANDAS SEKSARIA COLLEGE OF YOGA and CULTURAL SYNTHESIS, since, its inception.

The College ins located in Lonavla, a small hill station on the Central Railway line between Pune and Mumbai. Lonavla is 128 Kms. From Mumbai and 64 Kms. from Pune. Railway trains are available at 1 to 2 hours of intervals from both sides. The Kaivalyadhama campus is about 2 Kms. from Lonavla station. Taxis and three wheelers are available, during the day-time, between these two locations.



  1. Recognized by University of Pune as an “Institute for Research” vide letter No. CA2654 dated 29th June, 2007.
  2. Recognized by Council for Scientific & Industrial Research , Govt. of India as a Research Institute vide letter No. 14/79/88- TU-V dated 16th March, 2010
  3. Declared as an “Institute of Higher Learning” by Govt. of India, Ministry of Education in 1962 vide letter No. 7630/62_U4. dated 12th November, 1962.
  4. Declared as “Resource Centre/ Nodal Agency” for “Introduction of Yoga in Schools” by Ministry of HRD , Dept. of Education vide DD No. 5-21/2004-school-6. Dated 24th August, 2005
  5. Recognized by Govt. of Maharashtra as an Institute of Training & Health Care for its employees wherein they can avail 14 days on duty leave vide GR No. ARJA 2404/2/Seva-8, dated 3 Feb.2004.
  6. GORDHANDAS SEKSARIA COLLEGE OF YOGA & CULTURAL SYNTHESIS has permanent recognition by the NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TEACHER EDUCATION, NEW DELHI. Govt. of India, (Regd. Code is 114046) vide Letter No. WRC/9-9/NCTE/2004/2554Dated 21st April, 2004.For more details contactTHE PRINCIPALGORDHANDAS SEKSARIA COLLEGE OF YOGA & CULTURAL SYNTHESISKAIVALYADHAMA S.M.Y.M SAMITI,Swami Kuvalayananda Marg,P.O. KAIVALYADHAMATQ. MAVAL DIST.PUNE (MAHARASHTRA STATE) PIN-410 403Phone: 02114-273001 Ext. 111, 112; Telefax: 02114-271983E-mail-,

2. Yoga Education fund and Scholarship Project 2.1 Introduction The yoga Education Fund came into existence in the year 2007 in the memory of “ Shri Rameshwar Prasad Nevatia” with an objective to encourage young men and women into basics of yoga science in all its pure and pristine form so that they can pursue their life’s mission in the multiple disciplines of Yoga Science or take yogic practices to common man by involving themselves in spare time teaching while they adopt any other career path for their living. The purpose of the Yoga Education Fund is to educate people in India and abroad on what yoga means, how it is preached and practiced and how the knowledge is useful in their day to day life in order to achieve its purpose. YEF focuses at holding classes, seminars and workshops for students , teachers, doctors, nurses and homemakers. YEF is also concerned about promoting yoga through yogic teachings through books, periodicals, CD’s, films and other media – all these being produced and presented professionally. The YEF Committee has designed events and programs in order to enroot its vision of bringing up the youth of the Nation together to educate and spread the knowledge of yoga. 2.2 Vision and Mission

  • Educate people in India and abroad on what yoga means by sharing preached and practice yoga knowledge.
  • Hold classes, seminars, workshops and events for yoga students and consider granting scholarship for various yogic activities.
  • Professionally publish scientific and traditional and yogic thought through books , periodicals, CD’s and films and other media & means./
  • YEF believes in and affirms the well being of all sections of society.
  • YEF further believes that inclusive growth is a component of growth and development ofhuman beings.
  • The recognition of diversity should include the socially disadvantaged section of the society
  • YEF activities will add value to employment opportunities and employees of all sections ofthe society.
  • YEF will have partnership programmes with educational institutions to support and aidstudents from all sections of the society especially socially disadvantaged section of thesociety.
  • YEF will make available learning of yoga sciences and experience of practice of yoga as partof building a good human being thereby continuously helping.

3. Kaivalyadhama YEF Scholarship in Yoga Education For the first time the Institute is offering scholarships for Diploma in Yoga Education to fulfill the message of Swami Kuvalayanandaji, who stated “ Yoga has a complete message for the humanity. It has a message for the human body, It has a message for the human mind and It has a message for the human soul” “Will the intelligent and capable youths come forth to carry this message to every individual not only in India but also to every other part of the world” Scheme

  1. 3.2.1  The scheme for the first phase is to encourage 10 students ( 5 Males and 5 Females ) from India time to time. Generally these students would be from deserving economic strata of society, who would need the support of YEF to provide the means for learning the science of yoga.
  2. 3.2.2  The students would be selected through a procedure led by an expert committee from time to time. Final selection will be done by the selection committee appointed for the year.
  3. 3.2.3  The selected student should give an undertaking of completing the duration of the course.
  4. 3.2.4  After completion the course the students qualifies as a yoga teacher and should promote yogairrespective of the careers he/she pursues for his/her livelihood.
  5. 3.2.5  They will also have to undergo internship at the Kaivalyadhama Yoga institute for not less thana period of 4 (Four) months with free board and lodging.
  6. 3.2.6  After the internship, an MoU will be signed by the students to keep linkage with KaivalyadhamaYoga Institute, so that they become a source of inspiration to the new generation of youth.
  7. 3.2.7  The present application form of Kaivalyadhama’s Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga and

3.3 cultural synthesis will be used to receive applications from interested students. Introduction This document outlines the terms and conditions that govern the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute. (“Kaivalyadhama”) Scholarship (the “Scholarship”). Please read these terms and conditions before applying for the Scholarship. These terms and conditions constitute agreement between the student and Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute that becomes effective upon an acceptance of the scholarship by selected applicant. This is to announce that “KAIVALYADHAM YEF SCHOLARSHIP in YOGA EDUCATION” has been instituted for the deserving students of the Diploma in Yoga Education Course. The YEF will pay, directly to College Management tuition, boarding and lodging charges. So Far personal expenses are concerned, would be met by the student from his own resources. The overall performance of the students will be gauged on the following parameters: Points for selection criteria

  1. Initially the Scholarship will be considered on the basis of-
    1. A certificate from a competent authority regarding the economic status of the applicant, thusbeing in need of financial support.
    2. interest in Yoga course
    3. Medical certificate
  2. The scholarship will be given on following conditions –
    1. Rs 10,000 should be deposited (refundable) by the student for getting admission in thecourse and applying for scholarship.
    2. The full amount of deposit will be released by the YEF after successful and satisfactory

completion of terminal examination and evaluation made by the concerned teachers and committee members on the basis of following criteria. Scores 1. Attendance (percent-wise) as per record (College). 2. Proficiency in practical Yoga as reflected in marks secured at the terminal examination (College). 3. Understanding of subject matter in theory lectures. 4. Insight into yogic concepts and yoga practices befitting an ideal yoga teacher 25 Marks 5. Reflection of Institutional Ideals and yogic values in personality Disposition (College) 6. Social Work (effectiveness, extra-curricular activities and personality). 7. General conducts befitting an ideal yoga student. 8. Scholastic achievement (percent-wise) at terminal Examination (College). 25 Marks 25 Marks 25 Marks 25 Marks A three member committee will select the deserving students of this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded in the month of December, every year. 4. The Kaivalyadhama Scholarship 4.1 Eligibility for the Scholarship Candidates have to undergo internship at the Kaivalyadhama Yoga institute for not less than a period of 4 (Four) months with free board and lodging. Additionally, the applicant must agree to the following conditions to be eligible for the Kaivalyadhama Scholarship: 25 Marks 25 Marks 25 Marks 1. The applicant must agree to become a full-time student in the academic year (Typically, “full-time” enrolment involves the student registering for 18 credit points per semester. Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute reserves the right to revise the lower cap on the number of credits at any point of time) 4.2 Accepting the Scholarship The recipient will receive an offer letter containing detailed information on the Scholarship and the acceptance procedure for the Scholarship. This letter will also outline the acceptance date – a deadline before which the selected student must communicate his/her acceptance of the Scholarship offer. To be entitled to accept the Scholarship, the recipient must:

  1. Complete the application procedure for the Scholarship before the acceptance date. If the application procedure is not complete or the applicant does not meet the acceptance date, the Scholarship may be withdrawn and/or reallocated.
  2. Continue to meet the eligibility requirements stated above.

4.3 Retention/Termination of Scholarship To retain the scholarship, the student will have to maintain the following eligibility criteria:

  • Maintain enrolment in the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute.
  • Adhere to Kaivalyadhama’s academic and administrative policies.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic standing in all subjects/courses.Failure in observing the above guidelines may lead to termination of the Scholarship. See also below under “General Provisions”.5. General Provisions5.1 Deferment of ScholarshipIf a recipient’s appeal for deferment in joining is accepted by the college, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute will continue the Scholarship after the recipient has joined the educational institution. Requests for deferment of Scholarships will be accepted for a deferment period of up to one year. For deferments greater than one year, the Scholarship will be withdrawn from the recipient.5.2 Discontinuation of Study

If the recipient chooses to discontinue his/her studies, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute will revoke the Scholarship. This will lead to cancellation of any/all due payments. If the recipient later returns to the same educational institution, he/she will have to apply again to be eligible for the Scholarship. 5.3 Unsatisfactory Academic Performance Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute , on its sole discretion, may terminate the Scholarship if the recipient’s academic performance is unsatisfactory. 5.4 Expulsion/Suspension Kaivalyadhama may terminate the Scholarship if the recipient is expelled or suspended or excluded by the College for any reason. 5.5 Provision of false information The Scholarship is based on the information provided to Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute. If at any point of time the recipient is found having provided false/incorrect information or found to be withholding relevant information, Kaivalyadhama may terminate the Scholarship. 5.6 Promotional Uses As consideration for the opportunity to participate in the Kaivalyadhama Scholarship program, upon application, the recipient of the scholarship can choose to grant. Kaivalyadhama the right to use in all media, his/her name and voice, and, if Kaivalyadhama so chooses, his/her photograph, biography and excerpts from his/her Scholarship application publicity about the Scholarship, newsletters, brochures and other materials, including the Kaivalyadhama website. 5.7 Questions and Contact Information If you have questions you are welcome to contact us at: Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute Swami Kuvalyananda Marg, Lonavala – 410403. Maharashtra. India. Emai: Tel: 02114-273001/273039 Fax: 02114-277402 5.8 Privacy The information collected by Kaivalyadhama in the course of the Scholarship application process is subject to our privacy policy, available here: (Our Link on Privacy Policy On Website). By applying for the Scholarship you agree to our collection, use and disclosure of the information you provide in the application process in accordance with that privacy policy. 5.9 Governing Law; Assignment; Amendment These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND STATE GOVENMENT OF MAHARASHTRA. These terms and conditions may be amended at any time by Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute at its sole discretion and amendment will be posted on the Kaivalyadhama website. No amendment will be effective with respect to any Scholarship awarded on or prior to the time of the amendment. 5.10 Release of Liability Upon acceptance of scholarship offer, the applicant will sign the release of liability to release Kaivalyadhama and its parent, subsidiary affiliated institutes, as well as its successors, assigns, directors, officers, employees, agents and staff (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Releases”) of and from any and all claims, demands,actions, causes of action of every kind, howsoever arising, relating to the Scholarship, including, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, all claims arising out of or in any way related to your application for, or receipt or non-receipt of, the Scholarship. 5.11 Assurance from the Candidate Selected candidate should ensure that there would be no dilution to the basic principles of Yoga and later practice by the selected candidate. Selected candidate/s can adopt the Yoga path and its applications as his/ her career or he/ she should remain engaged as a part time practitioner and introduce others on this path.

For PG Diploma in Yoga Education and Certificate Course in Yoga

Bank: HDFC Bank
Account name: Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis
Account No: 50200001798662
IFSC Code: HDFC0000474

For other courses

Bank: Axis Bank
Account Name: Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis
Account No: 917010075700229
IFSC Code: UTIB0002773

In case the applicant decides to withdraw his/her registration for the course & inform(in writing through email/by post) the same to the college authorities 7 days before the commencement of the course then the G.S.College of Yoga & C.S. will refund fees paid in advance after deducting Administrative Charges Rs.1,000.00

  1. If one decides to withdraw from D.Y.Ed & D.Y.T course after reporting or within a month he/she would receive the refund only for :
  • Lodge & Board after deducting on applicable rates existing per day in hostel. (For Indian students) or
  • Lodge & Board after deducting on pro rata basis of fees. (For International students)
  • Examination fees
  • Cleansing Materials (If not availed until the date of leaving the course.)
  • Uniform (If not availed until the date of leaving the course.)
  • Student Activities
  • Deposit & Caution Money will be fully refunded after duly signed no dues Form.

Rs.1,000.00 will be deducted as administrative charges.

Fees received in all other heads are non-Refundable.

There is absolutely no refund if the student withdraws from any course after one month of commencement of the course.

2. If one decides to withdraw from B.A Yoga Shastra course after reporting or within a month he/she would receive the refund only for

  • Lodge & Board after deducting on applicable rates existing per day in hostel. (For Indian students) or
  • Lodge & Board after deducting on pro rata basis of fees. (For International students)
  • Examination fees
  • Uniform (If not availed until the date of leaving the course.)
  • student Activities
  • Convocation Fees
  • Yoga Mimamsa/ Publication
  • Deposit & Caution Money will be fully refunded after duly signed no dues Form.

Rs.1,000.00 will be deducted as administrative charges.

Fees received in all other heads will be non-Refundable.

There is absolutely no refund if the student withdraws from B.A. course after one month of commencement of the course.

3. Short Courses up to 1.5 months duration if one decides to withdraw the course after joining there is absolutely no refund of the fees in any head.