Yoga of Gita Bachelor Degree Course

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The Yoga of Bhagavad Gita - Bachelor Degree Course

The Bhagavad Gita is widely regarded as one of the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy. In contrast to its small size—just 700 verses, divided into 18 chapters—the scope of this scripture is all encompassing, and reveals timeless truths of life and the universe. Countless books and commentaries discuss the Bhagavad Gita, but few people have recognized how it presents a step-by-step path to reach the highest goal of human life. This is the uniqueness of USR’s curriculum, experientially developed and tested over the course of 30 years.

The Bachelor’s degree in the Yoga of Bhagavad Gita certifies that the student has successfully completed a three-year program of experiential study of this yoga path, including daily practice of yogic action, meditation, contemplation, service, and chanting of the scripture, as well as in-depth study.

The Bachelor’s degree course is offered by USR in collaboration with Satyachetana Educational Trust (SCET) of Tamil Nadu, India. The first year of the course is conducted entirely through online correspondence. The second and third year lessons are given online and through classroom teachings in residential programs held in India and in the United States.

After earning the Bachelor’s degree, students are eligible for admission into the Master’s and doctorate programs offered by USR on the Yoga of Bhagavad Gita.

To apply for the Bachelor degree course, complete the application form at the bottom of this page. After submitting the form you will receive an automated E-mail confirmation that your application has been received, and you will be redirected to the USR website home page.


Limited seats are available.

First Year

Course Fee, $1000.00 USD

Second Year

Course Fee, $1500.00 USD

Third Year

Course Fee, $2000.00 USD


The following syllabuses are simply a glimpse of the full course details.

First Year Syllabus (at a glance):

  1. 1.Definition, Scope, And Method Of Yoga

  2. 2.Different Approaches To Yoga

  3. 3.Bhagavad Gita As A Yoga Path

  4. 4.Definition, Scope, Symptom And Process Of Dejection

  5. 5.Arjuna’s Dejection

  6. 6.The Yoga Of Discrimination (Sankhya Yoga)

  7. 7.Yoga Of Intellect (Buddhi Yoga)

  8. 8.Yoga Of Action

  9. 9.Meaning, Nature, Process And Purpose Of Incarnation

  10. 10.Yoga Of Knowledge

  11. 11.The Concept, The Need And The Role Of Guru In Gita Yoga

  12. 12.Definition, Nature And Process Of Renunciation

  13. 13.Yoga Of Renunciation

  14. 14.Meaning, Nature And Process Of Meditation

  15. 15.Yoga Of Meditation

  16. 16.Concept Of A Fallen Yogi

  17. 17.The Secret Knowledge

  18. 18.The Two-Fold Prakriti (The Concept Of Yogamaya & Mahamaya)

  19. 19.Concept Of The Absolute (Brahman)

  20. 20.The Royal Knowledge And The Royal  Secret

  21. 21.The Divine Emanation

  22. 22.Yoga Of Universal Vision

  23. 23.Meaning, Nature And Process Of Devotion

  24. 24.The Yoga Of Devotion

  25. 25.Concept Of Prakriti And Purusha

  26. 26.The Triple Veil – The Concept Of Transcendence

  27. 27.The Yoga Of The Supreme Being

  28. 28.The Divine And Undivine Matrix

  29. 29.The Three-Fold Faith

  30. 30.The Concept, Process, And Challenges Of Liberation

Second And Third Year Syllabus (at a glance):

  1. 1.The Human System

  2. 2.The Characters Seven Symbols In Gita       

  3. 3.The Dynamics Of Dejection   

  4. 4.Challenges Of Discrimination           

  5. 5.The Concept Of Soul   

  6. 6.Buddhi Yoga Vs. Equanimity   

  7. 7.Swabhava & Swadharma   

  8. 8.Brahmisthiti   

  9. 9.Yogic Action       

  10. 10.Process Of Karma – Bondage  & Release

  11. 11.Concept Of Doer And The Process Of Doing

  12. 12.The Meaning, Scope And Path Of Jñana   

  13. 13.Challenges In The Jñana Path   

  14. 14.Purpose And Process Of Incarnation   

  15. 15.Guru-Disciple Relationship       

  16. 16.Symptoms Of True Sannyasa

  17. 17.Uniqueness Of Gita’s Method Of Meditation       

  18. 18.Natural Meditation And Stages Of Samadhi                   

  19. 19.Savikalpa And Nirvikalpa Samadhi               

  20. 20.Knowledge, Knower And The Process Of Knowing                   

  21. 21.Higher And Lower Nature           

  22. 22.Threefold Maya           

  23. 23.Experiencing Unity                   

  24. 24.The Concept Of Secret Knowledge   

  25. 25.From Unity To Duality   

  26. 26.Is God An Experience?           

  27. 27.Seer, Sight, Surrender

  28. 28.The Universal Vision

  29. 29.Divine And Devotion

  30. 30.The State Of God Realization

  31. 31.The Field And Its Components

  32. 32.Prakriti And Purusha Revisited

  33. 33.The Technique Of Transcendence

  34. 34.What Is Enlightenment?

  35. 35.Purushottama: The Supreme Mystery

  36. 36.The Great Divide

  37. 37. Is Destiny Everything?

  38. 38.Sacrifice Or Charity   

  39. 39.Sannyasa And Tyaga

  40. 40.Destiny Vs. Free Will

  41. 41.The Process Of Ascension

  42. 42.Does Gita Has A Message

  43. 43.The Greatness Of Gita

  44. 44.Elemental Techniques