NMC Publishes Common Protocol for MBBS Yoga Training Programs to All Medical Schools

In order to maintain symmetry in yoga training programs, the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga has developed common protocols that apply to all medical schools.

MBBS students are required to undergo yoga training. (representative image)

New Delhi: The National Medical Council (NMC) has introduced yoga training in the foundation course, starting June 12, for a maximum of 1 hour per day for 10 days.

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In order to maintain symmetry in yoga training programs across all medical schools in India, the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga under the Ministry of AYUSH has developed a common YOGA protocol.

The NMC also urges all state governments, union territories, universities and medical schools to take immediate action to introduce a YOGA training program for the UG program curriculum from the current cohort of MBBS students admitted from February to March 2022.

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The NMC said, “The new competency-based undergraduate course medical education has been implemented by the National Medical Council from the 2021-22 academic year, with the introduction of yoga training in the foundation course for up to 1 hour per day for 10 years from June 12 each year. It begins today and culminates in International Yoga Day, June 21, at all medical schools across the country.”

Common yoga protocol video resources can be accessed through the links below.

Common Yoga Protocols – English – click here

Detailed information and brochures are also available on the AYUSH Ministry’s Yoga Portal at yoga.ayush.government


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