Doctoral Program

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Scope of TDU’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program

Research in knowledge generation, dissemination and application in any topic related to “Transdisciplinary sciences and technology”.


The definition of Trans-disciplinary (as per the Act)

The scope of the term Trans-Disciplinary is defined in the Institute of Transdisciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU) Act as the Indian traditional health sciences and other systems of knowledge including; biomedicine, life sciences, social sciences, environment studies, design, architecture, performing and fine arts,   engineering and management and policy studies.

Therefore, students from all disciplines implied in the definition above are eligible to enroll for our PhD Program.


The nature of research encouraged in TDU

One of the key goals of TDU is the creation of new knowledge through trans-disciplinary research including but not limited to basic sciences, clinical, pharmacological, pharmaceutical, biomedicine, life sciences, environment studies, design architecture, performing and fine arts, engineering, technology, management and social sciences.

Hence TDU encourages research related to knowledge generation, knowledge dissemination and knowledge application in these fields. Research related to knowledge generation is the conventional focus of research in most Universities.  TDU, however, will also support research related to design of dissemination strategies including the use of information technology and also action-research related to knowledge application, through well designed experimental outreach programs.


Duration of the Program

The minimum duration of research study for PhD Students will be 3 (three) years from the date of provisional admission into the program.



Masters degree in respective subject with 55% aggregate marks.



Based on marks obtained in the entrance tests/assessment and past academic records, publication and research experience the candidates will be short – listed for personal interview.


Partner Research Institutions

TDU has partnered with leading research institutions, centers of excellences for joint research projects. PhD Students can benefit from this partnership by choose faculty at partner research institutions as their research supervisors or co-supervisors depending on the subject of his / her research work, get access to partner infrastructure and facilities or take high quality relevant coursework at partner institutions and earn coursework credits.


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