Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Academy

One regular course of Post Graduate degree in Yoga in Odisha was the dream of Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pradhan, IAS (Retd.), founder President of Viswa Seva Sangha Trust, (Viswast) Nuapada, Deogarh District, Odisha. Accordingly, the founder President of the Trust discussed with the then Registrar, Utkal University of Culture, Sri Balakrishna Behera, IAS. Accordingly, a new syllabus of M.A. in Yoga was approved by the Utkal University of Culture for the first time in the year 2003. A proposal was submitted to Commissioner-cum- Secretary, Culture Department, Government of Odisha to issue No Objection Certificate to establish a M.A. in Yoga College in Bhubaneswar. The Government of Odisha in Culture Department was kind enough to issue NOC in favour of the Educational Agency, Viswa Seva Sangha Trust, Nuapada, Deogarh. Accordingly, the Viswa Seva Sangha Trust submitted its application to the Utkal University of Culture to establish its M.A. in Yoga College in the honour of H.H. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, Founder President, International Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, Himalayas, Uttarkhand, India and named as “Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Academy (SYVA)”. In course of time various authorities changed but ultimately the institution got its affiliation vide order No. 636 dated 25.03.2015 due to positive support of the then Registrar Dr. S.K. Das, the then Controller of Examinations Dr. M.K. Panigrahi, the then Vice Chancellor of Utkal University of Culture, Prof. Debendra Nath Jena and Dr. Arabinda Padhi, the then Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Culture Department, Government of Odisha. The institution got permission to start admission from the academic session 2015-16 with an intake capacity of 60 students.

In its long process of effort we acknowledge the contribution and blessing of H.H. Swami Nirliptananda Saraswati Ji Maharaj, Vice President, International Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, Himalayas, India, H.H. Swami Padmanavananda Saraswati Ji Maharaj, General Secretary, International Divine Life Society, H.H. Swami Sivachidananda Saraswati ji Maharaj, H.H. Swami Dharma Prakashananda Saraswati Ji Maharaj, Swami Santananda Saraswati Ji Maharaj, International Divine Life Society, Rishikesh and Sri Udaya Nath Mohanty, OES (I) Retd., Reader in Sanskrit, Dr. Dinesh Prasad Swain, Ms. Bishnupriya Acharya, Yoga Expert, Late Kali Charan Samantary, Secretary Biju Patnaik Computer Academy, Sri Pabitra Routray, CMD, Sri Krishna Group of Companies, Nayapalli. We express our deep gratitude to all of them.


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Any Graduate (10+2+3) or equivalent from any recognized University with 45% marks in aggregate is eligible. There is no age bar. However, the regulation of the Utkal University of Culture will be followed from time to time. Both Male and Female students are eligible to take admission. However, the University on special circumstances reduces the percentage of marks to 40%.

Admission Procedure

Student seeking admission to the course has to collect prescribed Admission Application Form with Prospectus from the office by payment of Rs.500/- or Rs.550/- (by Post) from SYVA, Bhubaneswar within 30 days of advertisement/declaration of qualifying examination results.
Document should be submitted along with the admission application form:
  •  Attested photocopies of HSC, +2, +3 or equivalent Certificate and Mark sheets.
  • Attested recent passport size photograph.
  • Attested photocopies of caste Certificate in case of SC/ST/OBC candidates.
  • Attested copies of the certificate in case of Sportsman/Physical
  • Handicapped/Green Card Holder/Ex-Servicemen, if any.
  • Postage stamps worth Rs.5/- to be affixed on the Index card given in the Application Form.
  • College Leaving Certificate and Conduct Certificate (original)
  • Migration Certificate (original).
  • Copy of the Aadhaar Card
 Application of the candidate fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be placed before the Selection Committee. Selection will be done in the basis of merit only. Candidate having higher education will be getting special weightage during the selection. Candidate belonging to Reserve Category, i.e., SC/ST/OBC/Ex-Servicemen/Green Card Holder/Sports will get preference as per Government rules.
Selected candidates will be intimated by notice through the Notice Board of the Academy as well as by intimation letter through post or email regarding the date and time of admission.
Candidates selected for admission has to report at the office with all the documents and requisite fees mentioned in this prospectus.

Every candidate has to give an undertaking in the prescribed format at the time of admission.

The decision of the Authority is final and binding with regard to admission.