Bihar Yoga Bharati University is the first officially accepted university of Yoga in the world. A Deemed University, it is located atop a hill, overlooking the Ganges
, in Munger
It was founded by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati in 1994. The university is set up on the lines of great spiritual universities of Nalanda and Vikramshila.
The university offers complete education on Yoga, Vedanta and Tantra, with an atmosphere of ashram life. Mainly three divisions of studies are provided namely Philosophy of Yoga, Psychology of Yoga and Applied Yoga. It offers a four-month Certificate Course, a one year Diploma Course in Yogic Sciences and two year MA courses in Yoga Philosophy, MA/MSc in Yoga Psychology and MSc in Applied Yogic Science.