Ayurveda Dietetics – 1 credit course – Online 15 hour Basic Course | The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU)
  • Introduction to Ayurveda Dietetics (Online, 15-hour, 1 Credit Course)

  • Why Should You Do The Course?

    India has a rich repertoire of foods seeped with traditional knowledge. Today, the line between traditional home practices and Ayurveda is sometimes blurred. The former is what we know culturally and intuitively; the latter is a codified medical knowledge system. How do these intersect and what concepts can we use for dietetics today?

    This course is for knowledge seekers who want to know the answer to this question. We will discuss what is written in the classical texts and share our interpretation of how Ayurveda first principles in food concepts are applicable for personalising diets.

  • Course Eligibility and Fees

    Open to all knowledge-seekers regardless of age or educational background. 

    The content has been designed keeping in mind the curriculum that Indian undergraduate students in food, nutrition and dietetics are exposed to. If you are not sure if this course is for you, please email wellness@tdu.edu.in with your background information.


    • Rs. 2000 for students (Valid and current student ID needed). 
    • Rs. 3000 for non-students. (includes 18% GST).
  • Course Structure

    • Classes are a mix of recorded and live sessions. Participants are expected to listen to a set of recorded sessions and then come for the live session.
    • There will be 4 live sessions within the stated course time frame. These will be scheduled based on cohort demographics. It could be post-working hours and weekends. They will be announced on the 1st day of the course.
    • Those seeking a certificate are expected to complete assignments (2), quizzes (take home) and attend all live sessions.
  • How to Apply

    • Pay online using NEFT/ Google Pay (Bank details below)
    • Save transaction number.
    • Register yourself for the course


    Bank Details:

    Account Name: UTD-HST General Fund
    Account Number: 0694104000134705
    Bank Details: IDBI Bank, Yelahanka New Town, Bengaluru-560064
    IFSC: IBKL0000694, MICR: 560259014

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  • Batch Dates for 2022

    • 2 Feb - 15 Feb
    • 30 Mar - 12 Apr
    • 8 Jun - 21 Jun
    • 28 July - 10 Aug
    • 18 Sep - 18 Oct
      Live Sessions Weekends:
      25 Sep, 1 Oct, 9 Oct, 15 Oct
    • 1 Nov - 30 Nov
    • 15 Dec - 15 Jan


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  • What does the Course cover?

    • How Ayurveda views a swasthya (health), and the person in relation to the cosmos. Tridosha siddhanta.
    • What the Ayurveda shastras (traditional texts) say about food, in terms of its classification, consumption and dietary practices such as fasting.
    • Comparison of Ayurveda concepts with contemporary biochemical understanding. Learn about where ideas between the two converge and diverge. Become aware of recent research in support of concepts. 
    • Learn through 4 examples: pregnancy, diabetes, iron-deficiency anaemia and brain health, how physiology and dietary advice are described in Ayurveda.
  • Course Feedback

    Of ~500 participants polled so far, more than 95% found this course to be worth the money they paid.
    “Actually complete for the introductory level. It will be great if such short modules could be developed for more levels, so that working professionals can take it up.”
    Dietician, IDA Bangalore, July 2020

    “suggestion- to share recordings of the sessions and keep it open for atleast a month post the course. considering this to be a new topic it would benefit learning.”
    Nutrition professional, August 2020

    - All classes are now recorded and shared for the duration of the course -

    “It's very interesting..... Thanks to all the organisers.. Duration have to reduce because different terminology.... Not able to follow terms within time... But still it is interesting.... We tried to learn as early as possible....”
    Student, IDA Kerala, November 2020

    “The games were interesting , initially confusing but slowly after turning pages and finding answers it was like a revision. The best part I liked, the instructors were calm and they gave us the revision of each topic again and again before moving ahead. I felt good learning different Sanskrit words and now can relate with whatever i read about Ayurveda . THANKS so much for imparting such great knowledge. Gratitude!!!”
    Food enthusiast, December 2020

    “Learned so so much in these few days, it was unexpected! Only wish the course was longer in duration, I was thoroughly enjoying learning from our immensely knowledgable mentors. However, really appreciate that we can reach out to them on email whenever we have a doubt in future. Thank you!”
    Yoga therapist, February 2021

    “It was wonderful learning, would like to do an advance course.”
    Dietitian, IDA Rajasthan, May-June 2021

    “The course was really helpful. Both the speakers made the course even more interesting and interactive. The polls were a great idea and it was fun. The quizzes helped refresh our memory.”
    Student, July 2021

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  • Course Lecturers

  • Dr. Madhmitha Krishnan, MD (Ayurveda)

    Dr. Madhumitha Krishnan MD (Ayurveda) is a consultant Ayurveda Paediatrician. She has a special interest in educating mothers about the advantages of Ayurveda techniques in the care of newborn. Her research interests include management of children with Cerebral Palsy. Currently practicing in Bengaluru.

  • Megha, PHD

    Megha Ph.D. Biochemistry and Structural Biology from Stony Brook University, New York. Associate Professor at Centre For Ayurveda Biology and Holistic Nutrition. Active researcher in the area of malnutrition, with keen interest in public health nutrition and identifying how traditional food knowledge can be integrated with modern biochemistry. Website: http://tdu.edu.in/faculty/megha/

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