Research, Outreach and Education with a Difference!
TDU was established as an innovation centered University focused on designing and delivering research, outreach and education focused on social transformation aligned to emerging and futuristic needs. It is the first Trans-Disciplinary University in India that also promotes knowledge derived from Indian and other non-mainstream cultural and intellectual traditions. TDU’s institutional uniqueness stems from the fact that while the University itself has core strength in Ayurveda-Biology, Clinical medicine, Medicinal plants systematics, Plant Genomics, Local Health Traditions, Theoretical Foundations of Ayurveda, Traditional Knowledge informatics and Manuscriptology, it has institutional academic relationships with outstanding knowledge partners in fields like Biological Sciences (NCBS-TIFR), Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Contemporary Movement Arts (Attakkalari), Bioinformatics (IBAB), Conservation of Coastal, Marine and Mountain Ecosystems (Dakshin Foundation), Stem Cell Biology (InStem), Inter-disciplinary Studies (NIAS), Public health (IPH), Education and Pedagogy (Poorna), Medical Research (SJRI), Policy Studies (Takshashila), Antibiotics Research (Bugworks), and Biological Research (Gaiagen). Thus, the TDU institutional ecosystem has the capacity to offer programmes that combine subjects related to natural and social sciences, education, health sciences, conservation and fine arts.