About SHS

Welcome to the School of Health Sciences!

We are a young, innovative, vibrant research school making important strides in Trans-disciplinary healthcare education, research and in the delivery of high quality integrative patient care.

The School of Health Sciences is home to the following Groups:

  1. Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (I-AIM) – The University Hospital
  2. Clinical Research Group
  3. Local Health Traditions Group
  4. Ethno-veterinary Group
  5. Education Innovation Group.

The research and teaching facilities in the School have the people, process, infrastructure and technology for integrating various streams of traditional healthcare practices with modern biomedical science.

The aim of the University Hospital is to create a new 21st century model for integrative healthcare. It is a state of the art NABH accredited 100-bed AYUSH Hospital with in-house diagnostic unit and recognized as a Centre of Excellence and is supported by the Government of India. It caters to approximately 25,000 patients annually, of which 25% are economically challenged patients given either free or subsidized treatment. We also conduct regular outreach medical camps in collaboration with our network centers in rural pockets.

TDU has established a clinical research facility with a vision of evolving an integrative model of healthcare pivoted in Ayurveda by suitably combining advanced clinical research methodologies with the scientific integrity and wisdom of Ayurveda. The Clinical Research Group (CRG) is engaged in programs aimed at enhancing the evidence base of Ayurveda, such as developing documentation protocols integrating Ayurveda with biomedical diagnostic tools, observational studies for prioritized disease conditions and developing guidelines for reporting clinical trials in Ayurveda and Yoga. The group has also been developing SOP’s for integrative clinical practices.

People in India have an outstanding knowledgebase of medicinal plants acquired over centuries, and in the majority of rural communities illness is treated with home remedies and by specialized folk healers. Yet, such knowledge and practices are eroding rapidly under the influence of modernization. The Local Health Traditions Group is focused revitalizing the local practices, beliefs and customs related to health by documenting, rapidly assessing specific remedies and certifying practices or practitioners.

Innovative methodologies are being developed, in which local healers can be supported, and selected local practices are compared with western bio-medicine as well as other codified medical systems, such as Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani.

Ethno-veterinary medicine using Ayurveda can address many medical problem in animals as well through decentralized local resource based applications which are both safe, efficacious & have very less adverse effects in the animals Many traditional Ethno-veterinary practices used ecosystem specific resource which are easily available and hence the intervention becomes cost effective and have a greater impact in community. The Ethno-veterinary Group at TDU is working on research and training of farmers & veterinary doctors in the use of herbal remedies in Mastitis.

The Study Abroad Program is a major global initiative of our School aimed at orienting international medical students in US, EU and Australia on the basics and strengths of complimentary and alternative medicine. The Education Innovation Group in the School of Health Sciences also conducts programs on Panchakarma, Herbal Home Remedies, Use of Medicinal Plants in Primary Healthcare, Understanding the Fundamentals of Ayurveda, Nutrition & Diet for a healthy living, Personal Lifestyle Management etc.

Come visit our campus, meet our exceptional faculty, staff, students, and experience the future of healthcare and health sciences at TDU. We look forward to interacting with you.


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