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Distance Yoga » Yoga Programmes » Scheme of Evaluation

Theory Credits Evaluation Format

All Theory Credits will be evaluated as given in this document. We may choose all or some of the criteria to assess the students. More criteria may be added from time to time

1. Streams of Yoga: Understand the concept of Yoga and its main streams

How to understand the Streams of Yoga?

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  • Use your YIC notes / course materials
  • Use the Streams of Yoga series (VCDs) by Dr HR Nagendra
  • Use Shlokasangrahah audios of SVYASA publications (SVYP)

We will evaluate your understanding by the:

  • Happy Assembly presentation. The Happy Assembly will be a group activity.
  • Karma Yoga / Bhakti Yoga Self Assessment Sheets
  • Participation in Karma Yoga / Serving Duty / Bhajans during your Assessment Programme
2. Assignments: Written Exercises

 How to write the assignments?

  • Please look at the end of each unit for subjective questions
  • Where such questions are not available (only objective available or no questions), please send us a summary of your understanding of the unit
  • Please go through the Course Materials that have been given to you. The assignment will test your understanding of the subject. Please grasp the concept of the chapters without copying directly from the Materials.
  • The assignments should be sent to us in soft copy on else in hard copy to our address regularly as instructed in your schedule

We will evaluate your:

  • Timeliness
  • Originality
  • No. of pages
  • Content
3. Presentations: A Visual representation of various topics by students

How to develop your presentations?

  • Use visual aids such Graphics, Images, Props, Slide Shows, etc
  • Presentation should be sharp and clear. Elaborations can be done while explaining the points
  • Give your presentations an Opening, a Body, a Summary and a Closing
  • Rehearse well before you make a presentation
  • If you are using PowerPoint slideshows, ensure you do not give more than 4 lines / points per slide; use large and legible fonts; use matching background and colors; try and use images / animations

We will evaluate your:

  • Communication Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Creativity / Innovation
  • Content

Topics: Topics for Presentations on each Block will be taken from the Course Materials. Some sample topics will be given to you separately along with this instructional

4. Group Discussions: A discussion among students who have an agreed topic

How to prepare for Group Discussion?

  • Read / Write on the topics mentioned
  • Rehearse - Reading aloud can help
  • Participate in IQ Tests

We will evaluate your:

  • Initiative
  • Presence of mind
  • Creativity
  • Fluency
  • Leadership
  • Content
  • Group Awareness
  • Listening

Topics: Topics for GDs on each Block will be taken from the Course Materials. Some sample topics will be given to you separately along with this instructional

5. Viva voce: An examination conducted through spoken communication

How to prepare for Viva voce?

  • Read / Write on the given topics
  • Give emphasis to technical terminology
  • Prepare for objective examination
  • Create Objective Questions
  • Participate in IQ tests

We will evaluate your:

  • Accuracy
6. Reference Resource Test: A test to assess your ability for referencing

How to go about improving Reference Resource building skills?

  • Make a list of reference sources such as books, websites, dictionaries etc available
  • Make a ready reckoner which can be used as a reference tool listing all reference sources. Keep adding to this reckoner
  • For every topic given, look for more study / reference material through your reference tool in various reference sources
  • Make repeated research efforts to increase your speed

We will evaluate your:

  • Speed
  • Accuracy
7. Faculty Evaluation:

We will evaluate your:

  • Attitude
  • Discipline
  • Commitment
  • Participation
  • Other points of student's holistic personality oBAYErved by faculty
8. Personality Development

We will collect your Personality Inventory various times during your course. The Personality Inventory Questionnaires will be given to you

9. Theory Examinations:

We will evaluate the correctness of your answers. The question papers can be set in any format at the discretion of the faculty, Objective and Subjective, Opened and Closed-book

10. Attendance:

Attendance carries marks. You require 90% attendance in all subjects individually for your Counseling Programmes