Research in knowledge generation, dissemination and application in any topic related to Transdisciplinary sciences and technology.
The scope of the term transdisciplinary is defined in the Institute of Transdisciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU) Act as the interface between Indian traditional health sciences and other systems of knowledge including; biomedicine, life sciences, social sciences, environment studies, design, architecture, performing and fine arts, engineering, management and policy studies.
Further, TDU defines transdisciplinarity as “actions from varied disciplines conducted jointly to create conceptual, methodological and translational innovations that move beyond specific, sectoral approaches to address common problems.”
Therefore students from all disciplines, implied in the definition above, are eligible to enrol into TDU’s PhD Programme.
One of the key goals of TDU is the creation of new knowledge through transdisciplinary 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 studies 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 applications, through well designed experimental outreach programmes.
For further details, please refer to the TDU doctoral programme handbook.