The varsity authorities of the Chaudhary Charan Singh University, run by the State Government, claims that the books that have been included in the syllabus for Philosophy are of high academic value. I have neither read the books nor have been able to trace any reviews for the same and so would refrain from commenting on the content of the books. But it is indeed baffling to note that the books, purportedly pertaining to Yoga and its effects, one written by a mathematics graduate who became a Sanyasi and the other by a Sadhu (sanyasi again) who attained knowledge through the Gurukul form of education has been prescribed for study by the students of Philosophy. Now that their books will be read alongside those of Aristotle and Plato is something that needs to be given serious consideration. I am not saying that a CM or a Sadhu cannot write books or that what they write need not be of academic value but to prescribe their books just because of what they are (and what they have in common) is not acceptable for someone who is logical. Ramdev has attained the status of Yoga Guru very recently and we are aware of his traits. And so is Yoginath who is known for his extreme right-wing views.
If I am not mistaken, philosophy, as per its dictionary meaning is 'the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline'. So in that sense, I doubt whether the Varsity authorities have indeed applied their mind with the future of the students in mind or have gone with their brain keeping their own future in mind.
'Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power'. -Lao Tzu