Study at TDU
TDU provides uncommon opportunity to students and researchers to learn and qualify in areas of study such as conservation, life sciences, health sciences, management, integrative health sciences, law and policy, art and design and sustainable development.
With its mandate to promote trans and inter-disciplinary studies and research, all the courses offered by the University will be transdisciplinary in nature where all the students will be provided opportunities to learn from a range of courses spanning science, management, arts, engineering and humanities.
TDU provides a stimulating learning environment in a multicultural community of researchers, faculty and students where all the courses are offered by the best possible experts and faculty drawn from India and abroad. Most teaching takes place in small groups (20-25 students) with focus on experiential learning that combines self-study and class room interactions supported by significant amounts of time spent on field studies and observations.
The multicultural community at TDU offers an excellent learning environment both inside and outside the classroom, in which students can gain from each other’s diverse experience. As a student at TDU, you will find that no single perspective or ideology dominates and that you will be a part of a very special integrative, multifaceted research community.
The TDU focuses in ensuring all its students undergo the courses they have registered for through an experiential learning process. To this end, the University offers a range of core and optional elective courses for students to partake. Such elective courses range from courses in art and design to pervasive computing and conservation psychology.
The University has implemented an innovative learning platform “Xceleron” that will help deliver courses developed by the expert faculty of the University and used by the students to get differential learning experience in terms of combination of innovative topics, learning pace and focus, evaluation and monitoring system and continuous interaction between the faculty and students. Using “Xceleron” will provide the students and faculty to tailor to individual leaning and teaching skill development.
To ensure continuous and self-learning options are optimally used, all the courses will have a weightage of seventy-five percentage points for continuous assessment and twenty-five percentage points for end of term examinations.
With a combination of experts from India and abroad being available to teach and mentor the students, education at TDU is aimed to focus on ‘learning for life’.
Doctor of Philosophy
The University offers its Doctor of Philosophy programme with a focus on knowledge generation, dissemination and application in any topic related to “Transdisciplinary sciences and technology”.
TDU defines Trans-disciplinarity as “the interface between traditional and modern knowledge systems and pedagogy”.
Therefore students from all disciplines implied in the definition are eligible to join the Ph D Program.
The postgraduate programmes at TDU are designed to help graduate students understand and appreciate concepts and nuances in their fields of study through a series of field and project work modules that are supported by innovative curriculum designed to provide cutting-edge knowledge that is generated by observation, interactions and self- learning. All the postgraduate programmes are trans-disciplinary in nature, providing opportunities for students to experiment through their learning that is evaluated by continuous assessment.
The postgraduate courses offered by TDU are innovative to be extent that no such courses are offered in the country by other universities in terms of the focus, course content and delivery mechanism.
To ensure quality of the courses, no postgraduate course will have more than 20 students at any given time, through regular full-time registration process.
Integrated programmes allow students to have a more focused approach to learning enough about a particular specialisation or domain and also help the student complete the programme in short time. The programme provides foundation in basic skills, promotion of advanced skills and stream of specialisation. This approach will facilitate better employability of the student as it equips the student with skills currently required to meet the economic, social and cultural needs of society. The modular curricula of the integrated programme facilitates wider choices for students ensuring trans/cross-disciplinary education. Integrated programs also offer flexibility and allow lateral movement across disciplines or domains.
Considering the need to inspire students who join our undergraduate courses, who arrive fresh after their senior school studies, the undergraduate programmes at the University are designed to offer best possible science and technical content but also would prepare the students to be better researchers and scholars.
To ensure certain basic skills are imparted, the undergraduate students are offered a series of foundations courses such as mathematics, financing and economic reasoning, technology, planetary health and communication that are mandatory courses.
All the undergraduate programmes offered at TDU are designed to offer a combination of classroom study and practical learning where the students are encouraged to undertake independent research even as a part of the undergraduate courses.
Residential Facilities @ TDU
TDU has a well-furnished hostel facility within our campus for resident students. The hostel environment just as peaceful as our campus, away from the city hustles & bustles, and lets you live in the midst of landscaped rare medicinal plants surrounding. While there are separate wings for boys and girls, families have special accommodations in our double rooms. Students can also avail canteen facility available at our campus. Some of the facilities available at our hostel are;
- All rooms are fully furnished rooms with beds, wardrobes, tables and chairs
- All rooms have attached bathroom
- All rooms get 24-hour water, hot water and power supply
- The whole hostel is equipped with WiFi connectivity for students who wish to be connected all the time.
- TV viewing facility is available in the common hall for both boys and girls separately.
- For sports, facilities are available for both Indoor and outdoor games like Carom, Badminton, Chess, and Table Tennis.
- The hostel has a homely atmosphere, and is managed by well-trained hospitality staff
- Presently TDU has hostel facilities to accommodate only 80 students in total.