“Developing a cadre of next-generation scientists trained in the philosophy and methodology of modern biology and Ayurveda.”
Are you keen to use biotechnology for exploring the potential of traditional medicine?
Are you motivated by evidence-based integration of traditional and modern biology?
Are you curious about the diversity and chemistry of indigenous medicinal plants?
Are you interested in conserving our flora and fauna for global wellbeing?
Join TDU for a first-of-its-kind 2-year postgraduate program in Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology) to answer these questions.
In this program, students will receive instructions on contemporary biomedicine and ecology, along with Indian Systems of Medicines. Students will acquire the tools and vocabulary to rigorously explore the theory of physiological functioning, disease etiology, drug formulations and clinical practices that underpins India’s vast medical heritage. They will also develop scholarship and understanding, for conserving and finding new applications for Indian systems of medicines in contemporary healthcare.
This 2 year PG degree will attempt an intellectual and practical integration of Ayurveda and contemporary biology at the level of students, faculty, curriculum and research. By the end of course, we hope students would have learned that there are many paths to discovering new biology.
Eligible graduates include those with:
*If you are uncertain about your eligibility please contact email@example.com
|Fundamentals of Ayurveda||Cell biology and cell signalling|
|Molecular biology and genetics*||Medicinal plants and pharmacognosy*|
|Local health traditions and community health||Genomics and Bioinformatics*|
|Ecological principles*||Principles of conservation of biodiversity*|
|Drug design in Ayurveda – principles and practices*||Basics of plant and animal physiology|
|Research project – Dissertation#||Research project – Dissertation#|
|Research methodology and biostatistics|
* Indicates courses with lab, practical training and/or field visits.
# Can be in-house or external as long as TDU faculty is a co-guide.
Electives: Biology of metabolic diseases, Ayurveda Biology of Dietetics, Advanced Research Seminars, Natural gums and resin, Basics of plant taxonomy and systematics, Policy and regulatory affairs in AYUSH and conservation, Wood science
Following are the credentials.
Recipient Account Name: UTD-HST General Fund
Bank IFSC Code: IBKL0000694
Bank Account Number: 0694104000134705
Bank Details: IDBI Bank, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore-560064
Intake for the first batch is limited to 30.
Email queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 080-28568000 (Ask for: Mr. Ravi Kumar G, Assistant Registrar, Academics)
The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology
Established in 2013, TDU is a Karnataka State Private University with a unique combination of resources, faculty and environment. TDU received approval to be a UGC recognised university wide letter No.F.8-8/2015(CPP-I/PU) on 23 Sep 2020.
TDU is the outcome of decades of work by FRLHT (Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Tradition), a Trust that has a strong reputation in conservation of medicinal knowledge and plants, using community-led methods. Awards include Norman Borlaug Award (1998), United Nations for the Equator Initiative Prize (2002), Columbia University Medical School, “Cultural Leadership in Traditional Medicine” (2003) and Ayurveda Ratna to our Vice-Chancellor Prof Darshan Shankar by the All Party Parliamentary Group, UK (2018).
Over the years (2002 – 2010) three Ministries of the Govt. of India: Environment and Forest, Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of AYUSH, have recognized FRLHT-TDU as a National Central of Excellence for various research programs.
Situated on a 17-acre campus in Bangalore, we have laboratory facilities, herbarium, medicinal plant nursery, pharmacy and close association with a 100-bed integrative healthcare hospital.
Laboratory facilities currently include molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology, analytical chemistry, phytochemistry, C. elegans facility, Drosophila facility, FACS and bioinformatics.
Hostel and transportation facilities available on site.