No. This is a full time PG (post graduate) program. Several course topics have lab practical and field visit components, hence an online only experience is not possible or desirable. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, registered students may receive some online classes, but that would be due to the pandemic and not by choice.
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Students can pursue careers in research (academic and industry) as well as teaching.
In research, students from this course will be trained for academia and industry, specially those in the herbal, wellness and drug discovery space. Further, those with a medical background can pursue clinical research as a career.
The linear path to a PhD is also open to all. The curriculum ensures that you are prepared for national exams like CSIR-UGC-NET, ICMR etc., With this degree students can also apply abroad for a PhD degree.
Students are encouraged to pursue their interests and faculty will help students reach their goals.
This course will build your skills in laboratory based science and bring in perspectives from botany, pharmacology and molecular sciences that are not part of typical medical courses. This course cannot be seen as a substitute for an MD, but is a lateral move to learning and doing science with a trans-disciplinary approach. Physicians who wish to continue to practice can do so outside of class hours, at their own discretion. Further, we would encourage physicians to design dissertation projects that involve clinical research, to build their skills in areas that are important to them.
Yes. Applicants must have a B.Sc degree with chemistry or any biology (such as botany, zoology microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture etc.) specialisation as a core subject. If you are confused please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the past, we have offered short 15-hr sessions to Ayurveda physicians to learn more about microbiology, cell and molecular biology from a modern biomedicine background. However, with an increased investment in our Master’s program, these short courses have been put on hold for the time being. Please check our events page for other short-term courses on offer. For the time being, the MSc course is expected to be offline and in person.
Yes. This is a MSc in Life Sciences, which is a recognised degree for admissions to foreign universities.
TDU is a UGC approved Karnataka State Private University. This approval provides the authority to offer degree courses. The syllabus of this course is primarily tailored according to UGC recommendation for an MSc degree in Life Sciences. Papers on Ayurveda have been included to provide a specialisation in Ayurveda biology that will integrate modern biology and Ayurveda.
This course is one of the few in India to offer a mix of modern science and Ayurveda biology at the PG level. Hence, a graduate in this degree would be uniquely qualified for industry positions that require training in both sciences which spans from drug discovery to food science. Further, as India moves towards an integrated healthcare model a greater need for human resources that are trained in modern biology and traditional medicine can be foreseen.
The course syllabus has been designed such that graduates would have received sufficient training to tackle national-level competitive exams from CSIR, ICMR and DBT for JRF positions. The majority of the syllabus is what would be covered in a MSc Life Sciences program and our graduates can be competitive anywhere that other Indian MSc Life Science degree holders are.