Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University (S-VYASA), was established in 1986 and is a charitable educational institution promoting the role of Yoga in the modern medical sciences and research. Based on the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, the four streams of Yoga, that are the key essence of Indian culture, are now being applied to bring health, harmony, and peace to people all over the world. Suggested by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the United Nations has declared June 21st as the International Yoga Day in 2014. The mission of S-VYASA has been to combine the best of the east (Yoga and spiritual lore) with that of the west (modern scientific research).

S-VYASA has supported and enabled thousands of students with an interest in yoga and its connection to medicine to conduct research, both independently and in collaboration with dozens of medical institutions around the world.

IDRF Partner Since: 2002

Focus Area: Women Empowerment and Health

Location: Karnataka

Project Title(s): Construction of Women’s Hostel


IDRF partnered with S-VYASA to help construct a four-floor women’s hostel on the campus in Bengaluru. The Lakshmi Amma hostel constructed in 2010, provides safe accommodation to 500 students of all ages and academic levels (Bachelors to Doctorate). The parents of the girls feel a sense of relief in sending their daughters to study and live on the campus. Since 2017, IDRF has been supporting the construction for the expansion of this hostel.

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Lakshmi Amma Women’s Hostel on the campus

Hostel accommodates 500 students

Spacious and furnished rooms in the hostel