Discussions held on Academic Programs with Yunnan Minzu University, China

The India-China Yoga College of Minzu University located in Yunnan province of China held a series of discussions with the Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya on several topics, social and practical issues. Prof. Liew Feng, the co-dean of the Minzu University, met Dr. Chinmay Pandya, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of DSVV, on her tour to the university. According to Prof. Feng, she was overwhelmed seeing the overall nature of Yoga, one of the traditional practices of Indian Culture. She offered the Pro-Vice Chancellor to immediately start a course on this traditional lore at graduation level. Discussions were also held on short term courses in yoga. According to Dr. Pandya, researches are being conducted in DSVV on philosophical, social, physical, spiritual and other aspects of Yoga. On one side where priority is being given to the excellence oriented subjects of yoga in order to understand the philosophical aspect of Yoga, on the other side, different types of lab work and researches are being held to understand the scientific aspect of yoga. Prof. Feng also met teachers and students and gathered knowledge on the lifestyle, costumes, food and drink etc. of DSVV. Mutual exchange of staff and students was also discussed. The two universities, in future, could start new academic activities together.