NAAC organizes Global Yoga Accreditation Summit at United Nations Headquarters, United States of America (USA)

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is organizing ‘Global Yoga Accreditation Summit (GYAS)’ on 26 -27th April, 2019 at UN Headquarters, New York, USA

The Global Yoga Accreditation Summit (GYAS), a joint undertaking of NAAC in conjunction with The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations (UN), USA and The Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN), is a historic initiative intended to bring various stakeholders from all over the world in the field of Yoga at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA.

The resolution on the 'International Day of Yoga (IDY)' introduced by the India's ambassador to the United Nations (UN) and having 175 nations joining as co-sponsors - the highest number ever for any general assembly resolution, has now become a global phenomenon. Even though Yoga is fast gaining a rapid popularity world -wide, it has, in its truest essence yet to make its presence felt.

It is becoming increasing important to create the pertinent space for authentic yoga into the mainstream education. And one step ahead is the need for the regulation of its education and practice.

Yoga is reliable with India’s ethnicity and harmonizing to science so, it becomes the countries primary response stability endorse it further aligned to the following. Enable the creation of eco-systems across Higher Education Institutions that scientifically would open every possibility of exploration (tapped-untapped) across various dimensions of Traditional Authentic Yogic Principles (physical, psycho-social, emotional, employability generation etc);

The summit is expected to deliberate on the following points:

  1. State-of-The-Art of Yoga in Higher Education Systems and its Accreditation
  2. Thoughts on Mainstreaming Yoga into the Higher Education Systems
  3. Issues related to Yoga Accreditation and its Recognition within the Higher Education System
  4. To take the agenda forward on mainstreaming Yoga and its accreditation within the Higher Education System ambit

Brochure - GYAS

The concept note/discussion paper on GYAS