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RESTRUCTED SYLLABUS

(CBCS)
ANDHRAUNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF ARTS & COMMERCE

DEPARTMENT OF YOGA AND CONSCIOUSNESS
MASTER OF ARTS IN YOGA& CONSCIOUSNESS

(M.A. Yoga &Consciousness)

(w.e.f. 2016-2017)
Objectives of the Course:

  • To train students in theoretical knowledge in the fields of Yoga and Consciousness.

  • To qualify them in teaching theory subjects of yoga and consciousness.

  • To conduct research in the areas of yoga and consciousness for objectively establishing the benefits of yoga for improving health and reaching higher levels of consciousness.



Courses of study:

  • M.A. Yoga & Consciousness is a full time course and shall be of two academic years under semester system.

  • In each semester there will be four theory papers and one practical.

  • The details of these papers are provided in the syllabus.

  • The Practical classes will be conducted in morning from 6.00 AM to 8.00 AM.

  • Theory classes will be conducted between 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM

  • The medium of instruction shall be English.

Dress:

The candidates shall be required to wear suitable dress as designed by the Department which will permit them to do yogic practices comfortably.



Yoga practice:

The candidates shall practice kriyas, asanas, bandhas, pranayama, mudras and meditation during the course on a regular basis. They shall maintain a record consisting of the details of the sequential movements involved in yogic practices. Such a record shall be submitted at the time of the practical examination for evaluation.



Attendance:

In view of the special nature of the course it is desirable that the candidates shall be permitted to appear for the University examination at the end of the each semester only if he/she puts in at least 80 per cent attendance to achieve the benefits of the course.




Scheme of Teaching:

First Semester:



Subject code


Title of the Paper


Hard / Soft /Open Elective

No. of periods of

Teaching per week

MYC 101

Introduction to Indian Philosophy

Hard

5

MYC 102

Introduction to Western Philosophy

Hard

5

MYC 103

Yoga Practices-I: Asanas

Hard

5

MYC 104

Introduction to Psychology

Soft

5

MYC 105

Elements of Anatomy & Physiology

Soft

5

MYC 106

Selections from the Bhagavad Gita

Soft

5

MYC 107

Hatha Yoga Pradipika Text

Soft

5

MYC 108

Basics of Sanskrit

Open Elective

5


Second Semester:



Subject code


Title of the Paper


Hard / Soft /Open Elective

No. of periods of

Teaching per week

MYC 201

Introduction to Indian Psychology

Hard

5

MYC 202


Consciousness Studies-I (Western)

Hard

5

MYC 203

Yoga Practices- II: Shat Kriyas

Hard

5

MYC 204

Consciousness Studies – II (Eastern)

Soft

5

MYC 205

Meditation :Theory & Research

Soft

5

MYC 206

Ghrenda Samhita Text

Soft

5

MYC 207

Yoga and Alternative Therapy

Soft

5

MYC 208

Food and Nutrition

Open Elective

5

In Second Semester, to acquire practical knowledge in conducting Yoga classes, the candidates should watch regularly general Yoga classes in the evening conducted by the Yoga department. And also in the guidelines of teacher, candidate should conduct a 10 day Yoga camp for beginners within the department campus or outside of campus in city limits.
Third Semester:


Subject code


Title of the Paper


Hard / Soft /Open Elective

No. of periods of

Teaching per week

MYC 301


Ancient Indian Traditions of Yoga:Karma, Jnana and Bhakti Yogas

Hard

5


MYC 302

Ancient Indian Traditions of Yoga: Raja Yoga & Hatha Yoga

Hard

5


MYC 303

Yoga Practices-III: Pranayama & Mudras

Hard

5


MYC 304

Applied Yoga

Soft

5

MYC 305

Research Methodology with special reference to Consciousness studies & Yoga

Soft

5


MYC 306

Yoga and Stress Management

Soft

5

MYC 307

Yoga for Special Groups

Soft

5

MYC 308

Yoga and Ayurveda

Open Elective Paper

5

In third Semester, to acquire practical knowledge in conducting Yoga therapy classes, the candidates should watch Yoga Therapy classes regularly in the morning & evening conducted by the Yoga department. And also in the guidelines of teacher, candidate should conduct a 10 day Yoga Therapy camp for specific health disorder within the department campus or outside of campus in city limits.

Fourth Semester:


Subject code


Title of the Paper


Hard / Soft /Open Elective

No. of periods of

Teaching per week

MYC 401

Therapeutic Application of Yoga

Hard

5


MYC 402

Dissertation & Viva voce

Hard

5

MYC 403

Yoga Practices –IV: Meditation and Yoga Nidra

Hard

5


MYC 404

Kundalini Yoga

Soft

5

MYC 405

Diagnostic Methods

Soft

5

MYC 406

Consciousness Studies

(advanced)



Soft

5

MYC 407

Yoga Studies (advanced)

Soft

5

MYC 408

Yoga and Naturopathy

Open Elective Paper

5

In fourth Semester, related to dissertation, the candidates should learn the clinical methods, such as pulse reading, blood pressure testing, respiratory rate etc., case history writing and Psychological (questionnaire) parameters. Statistical analysis of the initial and final data should be done.

Candidates should take special Yoga classes for in-patients who joined in the department campus for Yoga treatment.


Candidates should visit other Yoga centers in the city and around the city related to her/his dissertation.
Examination:
The examination pattern for the M.A. Yoga & Consciousness shall include two mid-semester examinations and two end semester examination in first year and second year. The Mid semester examinations shall be conducted for 20 marks in each paper. The end semester examinations shall be conducted for 80 marks in each paper. The Yoga practical in each mid-semester will be for 50 marks and in end semester for 50 marks. The total marks of 50 for the semester end examination in yoga practice shall be distributed as follows:

Performance - 30 marks

Viva-voce - 10 marks

Records - 10 marks

The semester end examination in yoga practice will be conducted external examiner. The pass mark in yoga practice is 50%. Passing in the practical is a prerequisite for the award of the degree.

Regulations to Semester –end Examinations:


  • The semester end examinations shall be based on the question paper set by an external paper-setter if available and there shall be double valuation. If external paper setter is not available to particular subject, paper setting will be taken by internal paper setter.

  • In order to be eligible to be appointed as an internal paper setter or internal examiner for the semester end examination, a teacher shall have to put in at least three years of service as teacher for the degree class concerned.

  • If the disparity between the marks awarded by both the examiners is 25% or less, the average marks shall be taken as the marks obtained in the paper. If the disparity happens to be more, the paper shall be referred to another examiner for third valuation. To the marks obtained in third valuation the first or second valuation marks whichever is nearest to third valuation are added for arriving at the average marks which shall be final.



Scheme of Examination as per Credit System

First Semester:



Subject

Code



Title of the Paper


Hard/ soft


Exam duration



Cred-its


Max.

Marks


Mid-Semester

(Internal)

End-semester

Valuation

(Internal/ External)

MYC 101

Introduction to Indian Philosophy

Hard

3

6

100

20

80


MYC 102

Introduction to Western Philosophy

Hard

3

6

100

20

80


MYC 103

Yoga Practices-I: Asanas

Hard



4

100

50

50 *

MYC 104

Introduction to Psychology


Soft

3

6

100

20

80

MYC 105


Elements of Anatomy & Physiology

Soft


3

6

100

20

80

MYC 106


Selections from the Bhagavad Gita

Soft



3


6

100

20

80

MYC 107

Hatha Yoga Pradipika Text

Soft



3

6

100

20

80

MYC 108


Elective paper:

Basics of Sanskrit



Elective

3

6

100

20

80



Total






28

500

130

370


*External valuation only

Second Semester:



Subject

Code



Title of the Paper


Hard/soft


Exam duration



Cre-dits


Max.

Marks


Mid-Semester

(Internal)

End-semester

Valuation

(Internal / External)

MYC 201


Introduction to Indian Psychology

Hard

3

6

100

20

80

MYC 202


Consciousness Studies-I (Western)

Hard

3

6

100

20

80

MYC 203

Yoga Practices-II:Shat Kriyas



Hard



4

100

50

50 *

MYC 204


Consciousness Studies – II (Eastern)

Soft

3

6

100

20

80

MYC 205


Meditation :Theory & Research

Soft


3

6

100

20

80

MYC 206

Gheranda Samhitha Text


Soft


3

6

100

20

80

MYC 207

Yoga and Alternative Therapy


Soft


3

6

100

20

80

MYC 208

Elective paper:

Food and Nutrition


Elective

3

6

100

20

80




Total



28

500

130

370


*External valuation only

Third Semester:



Subject

Code



Title of the Paper

Hard/soft


Exam duration



Credits


Max.

Marks


Mid-Semester

(Internal)

End-semester

Valuation

(Internal / External)

MYC 301


Ancient Indian Traditions of Yoga :Karma, Jnana and Bhakti Yogas

Hard

3

6

100

20

80

MYC 302


Ancient Indian Traditions of Yoga: Raja Yoga & Hatha Yoga

Hard

3

6

100

20

80


MYC 303

Yoga Practices-III: Pranayama & Mudras

Hard



6

100

50

50 *


MYC 304

Applied Yoga

Soft

3

6

100

20

80

MYC 305


Research Methodology with special reference to Consciousness & Yoga

Soft


3

6

100

20

80

MYC 306

Yoga for Stress Management


Soft


3

6

100

20

80

MYC 307

Yoga for Special Groups


Soft


3

6

100

20

80

MYC 308

Yoga and Ayurveda


Elective



3

6

100

20

80





Total






28

500

130

370


*External valuation only

Fourth Semester:



Subject

Code



Title of the Paper

Hard/ soft


Exam duration



Credits



Max.

Marks


Mid-Semester

(Internal)

End-semester

Valuation

(Internal/External)

MYC 401

Therapeutic Application of Yoga


Hard

3

6

100

20

80


MYC 402

Dissertation & Viva voce


Hard


3

8

100

20

80

MYC 403

Yoga Practices-IV: Meditation and Yoga Nidra

Hard




4

100

50

50 *

MYC 404


Kundalini Yoga

Soft


3

6

100

20

80


MYC 405


Diagnostic Methods

Soft


3

6

100

20

80


MYC 406


Consciousness Studies

(advanced)



Soft


3

6

100

20

80

MYC 407

Yoga Studies (advanced)



Soft


3

6

100

20

80

MYC 408

Yoga and Naturopathy


Elective



3

6

100

20

80




Total






30

500

130

370

*External valuation only

M.A YOGA & CONSCIOUSNESS

ANDHRA UNIVERSITY

GRADES AND GRADE POINT DETAILS



S. No.


Range of Marks




Grade



Grade Points

1.

91-100

O (Outstanding)




10.0

2.

81-90

A


9.0

3.

71-80

B


8.0

4.

61-70

C


7.0

5.

51-60

D

6.0

6.

40-50

E

5.0

7.



< 40

F (Fail)


0.0

8.


The Grade W represents failure due to insufficient attendance in a year or semester

W

0.0

9.


Incomplete (Subsequently to be changed into pass or E to O or F grade in the same semester)

I

0.0

A candidate shall be declared to have passed in each semester paper, if he/she obtains not less than E grade, i.e 40% of marks in theory papers and not less than 50% in practical examination.

Only those candidates who appear and pass the examination in all papers of the First, Second, Third and Fourth semesters, at first appearance are eligible to be placed in O grade.

A candidate failing to secure the minimum marks prescribed as above shall have to reappear for the examination.

Such reappearance shall be limited only to five chances within five years from the date of first passing the final examination.

There is provision, to improve their grade before completing the fourth semester examinations by appearing for one or more papers of the first/second/third semester examinations.



Candidates who have reappeared for the examinations under the above provision may opt for combining the better marks obtained by them at the latest examination to those of better marks obtained at earliest first, second, and third semester end examinations pattern for purpose of classification.


S.No

Semester

Course

Hard/Soft

core

Credit value

L

T

P

Credits

1

Semester-1

Introduction to Indian Philosophy

Hard

6










2

Semester-1

Introduction to Western Philosophy

Hard

6










3

Semester-1

Yoga Practice –I: Asanas

Hard




4







4

Semester-1

Introduction to Psychology

soft

6










5

Semester-1

Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology

soft

6










6

Semester-1

Selections from Bhagavad Gita

soft

6










7

Semester-1

Hatha Yoga Pradipika Text

soft

6










8

Semester-1

Basics of Sanskrit

Elective

6
















Total Credits=




24

4




28

9

Semester-2

Introduction to Indian Psychology

Hard

6










10

Semester-2

Consciousness Studies (Western)

Hard

6










11

Semester-2

Yoga Practice-2 (Shatkriyas)


Hard




4







12

Semester-2

Consciousness Studies (eastern)

soft

6










13

Semester-2

Meditation theory and Research

Soft

6










14

Semester-2

Gheranda Samhita

Soft

6










15

Semester-2

Alternative Therapy

Soft

6










16

Semester-2

Food and Nutrition

Elective

6
















Total Credits=




24

4




28

17

Semester-3

Ancient Indian Traditions of Yoga: Karma, Jnana, Bhakti

Hard

6










18

Semester-3

Ancient Indian Traditions of Yoga: Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga

Hard

6










19

Semester-3

Yoga Practice: (Pranayama & Mudras)

Hard




4







20

Semester-3

Applied Yoga

Soft

6










21

Semester-3

Research Methodology with special reference to Yoga and Consciousness

Soft

6










22

Semester-3

Yoga for Stress Management

Soft

6










23

Semester-3

Yoga for special Groups

Soft

6










24

Semester-3

Yoga and Ayurveda

Elective

6
















Total Credits=




24

4




28

25

Semester-4

Therapeutic applications of Yoga

Hard

6










26

Semester-4

Dissertation and viva

Hard

8










27

Semester-4

Yoga Practice: (Meditation & Yoga Nidra)

Hard




4







28

Semester-4

Kundalini Yoga

soft

6










29

Semester-4

Diagnostic Methods

soft

6










30

Semester-4

Consciousness Studies (advanced)

soft

6










31

Semester-4

Yoga Studies

soft

6










32

Semester-4

Yoga and Naturopathy

Elective

6
















Total Credits=




26

4




30

Choice Based Credit System : M.A Yoga and Consciousness

M.A. YOGA & CONSCIOUSNESS: Detailed syllabus:

Semester-I

Paper 101: Introduction to Indian Philosophy

Unit-I

Nature, Characteristics and Development of Indian Philosophy; Speculations of the Vedas & Upanishads, Atman and Brahman; Central teachings of the Gita.



Unit-II

Outlines of Shad darshanas: Nyaya- Vaisesika; Samkhya- Yoga, Purva Mimamsa and Uttara Mimamsa or Vedanta; Central teachings of Jainism and Buddhism



Unit-III

Sankara Vedanta :(i) Brahman as Saguna and Nirguna, ii)Status of Individual soul and the world, (iii) The Doctrine of Maya



Unit-IV

The Visistadvaita Vedanta of Ramanuja : (i) Reality as qualified and nonqualified, (ii) The Nature of God, soul, world, (iii) Doctrine of Bhakti, Saranagati and Prapatti;



Unit-V

The Dvaita Vedanta of Madhvacharya: (i) Matter, souls, and god (ii) Means of Liberation.


Recommended books:

S.N. Dasgupta, (1991). History of Indian Philosophy, Vols.I & II.Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi.

S. Radhakrishnan. (1936). Indian Philosophy, Vols. I and II, Allen & Unwin, London.

C.D. Sharma. (1975). A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi.

R. Puligandla, (1975). Fundamentals of Indian Philosophy. Abingdon Press.

Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli (1953). trans. The Principal Upanishads. London: Allen & Unwin.

PAPER 101: INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN PHILOSOPHY

Model Question Paper
Duration: 3 hours Max. Marks: 80

______________________________________________________________________________

SECTION - A
Answer all the three questions choosing one from each set: 3x20 = 60


  1. Elucidate the nature, characteristics and development of Indian philosophy?

(Or)

Discuss the Main Doctrines of Upanishads?




  1. Discuss the major concepts of Vedanta?

(Or)

Explain the Eight fold path of the Yoga system?




  1. Describe the philosophy of Dvaita?

(Or)

Explain the basic concepts of Sankara Vedanta?

SECTION - B
Answer any five of the following questions: 5x4 = 20


  1. “Sthita Prajna” of Bhagavad Gita




  1. Discuss Jaina’s Syadvada.




  1. Give a brief account on Nyaya Epistemology.




  1. Explain the seven categories of Vaiseshika Darsana




  1. Samkhya “trigunas”




  1. Discuss Karma and dharma of Mimamsa




  1. “God, Soul, and World” according to Ramanuja.




  1. What are the means of Liberation according to Madhva


Semester –I

Paper-102: Introduction to Western Philosophy

Unit-I


Pre-Socratic Philosophers- Homer; Hesiod; Thales; Anaximander; Anaximanes;

Heraclitus and Pythagoras.

Unit-II

Socratic Philosophy- Life, Method, Pursuit of Truth and Ethics; Plato- Dialectical

Method; Doctrine of Ideas; Political theory; Aristotle- Logic, views on form and matter.


Unit-III

Descartes: Cartesian method of doubt, cogito ergo sum, criterion of truth, types of ideas,

Proofs for the existence of God, Proofs for the existence of the external world.



Spinoza: Doctrine of substance, attributes and modes, existence of God, Pantheism, three orders of knowing; Leibniz : Monads, truths of reason, truths of facts, innateness of

ideas.
Unit-IV – Locke- Refutation of innate ideas, Nature of knowledge,



Berkeley- refutation of abstract ideas, esse-est-percipi and role of God

Hume- Skepticism -theory of self and personal identity
Unit-V

Kant- Distinction between a priori and a posteriori, analytic and synthetic judgments categorical imperative and transcendental idealism

Hegel-Absolute Idealism, Objective reason.
Recommended Books:

1. Frank Thilly(1914): A History of Philosophy, New York: H.Holt Company.




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