The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU) sponsored by the FRLHT Trust, was legislated by the Government of Karnataka, in 2013. The University engages in research and education at the interface of Ayurveda and biology. It is equipped with research laboratories for phyto-chemistry, genetics, microbiology, molecular, cell biology, and is involved with the management of a 100-bed research hospital called IAIM (Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine). It has specialized groups focused on building innovative programs related to vocational education, community health, conservation of medicinal flora, animal health, human health (neuro-biology, metabolism, malnutrition, microbiome, holistic nutrition, specific clinical areas), medicinal plants informatics and digitization of medical manuscripts. The scope of the term Trans-Disciplinary as defined in the TDU Act also includes biomedicine, life sciences, social sciences, environment studies, design, architecture, performing and fine arts, engineering and management and policy studies.