Narendra Kumar Arya ('88) receives first Doctorate in Yogic Sciences
News18 (April 26, 2019)
New Delhi: Fifty-one-year-old Narendra Kumar Arya ('88), an alumnus of IIT-Kharagpur and at present, a scientist with the Deference Research and Development Organization (DRDO), is the first PhD holder in yogic sciences from the IIT-Delhi.
As an external candidate, Arya's study focused on "heartfulness meditation, which may improve well-being and health". He said his work was in the area of psycho-physiology, psychology and connected one to the source of happiness "ananda".
The scientist submitted his thesis, which was awarded in November 2018, has found in his study that heartfulness meditation-based programmes have a significant impact on one's well-being. Heartfulness and other forms of meditation, such as Vipassana, can play a significant role in enhancing the well-being of people, while inculcating values at the same time. (Read More)