Swami Vivekananda's Philosophy of Karma Yoga

In order to inculcate Universal Human Values among the students and for holistic development of students, a certificate course in “Swami Vivekananda’s Philosophy of Karma Yoga” is designed.

Two additional credits and a certificate will be given to the students after successful completion of the course.

Eligibility: Minimum qualification is 12th Standard Pass from any stream (Only for the Students of K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce)

Admission : First Come First Serve Basis

Duration : 30 Lectures

Seats : 40 Maximum

Lecture Schedule: 2-4 Lectures Every Week

Medium of lecture delivery: English (Marathi, Hindi if required for explanation of specific concepts)

Instructor: Dr. Mangala S. Deshpande, Chairperson of Universal Human Values and Code of Conduct Cell

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Key Information

Learning Objectives

  • Familiarize the learners with teachings of on Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda with emphasis on man making, character building.
  • To apply Karma Yoga in day today life.
  • To learn to do the work without any stress or anxiety.

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of this course, the learners will

  • be able to do work without any attachment.
  • be able to do work without any anxiety or stress.
  • become better citizens and a better work force will be generated.

Evaluation of the learners

At the end of the certificate course students will make power point presentations which will include real life examples.


Module I (4 Lectures) Module II (4 Lectures)
Karma in its Effect on character The Secret of Work
Each is Great in his Own Place What is Duty?
Module III (6 Lectures) Module IV (6 Lectures)
We help ourselves, not the World Freedom
Non attachment is Complete Self -abnegation The Ideal of Karma-Yoga
Participation in activities related to the course: 4 Lectures
Preparation for Presentation and Presentation: 6 Lectures

Reference Books

Swami Vivekananda, Karma Yoga, Advaita Ashrama (Publication house of Ramakrishna Math) (ISBN 978-85301-89-1)

Course Coordinator

Dr. Mangala Deshpande