The terms Ayurveda and biology by definition mean knowledge of “biological change”. The goal of this trans-disciplinary program is to develop a cadre of next-generation young scientists with technical capability to combine the systemic and molecular perspectives of these disciplines, to solve problems of today and tomorrow in frontier areas of life sciences like metabolism, personalised food and medicine, brain health, drug design, regenerative biology and others.
The term “trans-disciplinary” goes beyond both inter-disciplinarity and multi-disciplinarity.
‘Inter-disciplinary’ refers to the intersection between two disciplines, such as bio-chemistry (biology and chemistry). Interpreting changes at this intersection is expected to help the learner to understand the phenomenon being studied more holistically.
‘Multi-disciplinary’ refers to the investigation of a question from the vantage points of multiple disciplines, in order to achieve better comprehension or solutions. This may be the case in town planning that requires multi-disciplinary inputs to plan effective planning solutions.
The ‘Trans-disciplinary’ is an open ended discovery framework for learning the meaning of “similar concepts” occurring “across” disciplines or knowledge systems. To outline an example of the trans-disciplinary approach, one can look at the concept of “structure”. It can be viewed differently “as an atomic structure (physics), molecular structure (chemistry), protein structure (molecular biology), skeletal structure (organismic biology), sentence structure (linguistics), organizational structure (politics, governance, economic management), social structure (sociology), and the structure of a sonnet or symphony, raga, or in drama, and sculpture”. Thus while the concept of structure is immediately familiar, it actually has got multiple and insightful meanings in specific contexts. It possesses a trans-disciplinary meaning which is yet to be uncovered from creative speculation of the inter -connections implied in its contextual meanings. The concept of structure can thus be studied and creatively used for new insight, on a trans-disciplinary platform.
This program is designed for graduate students interested in pursuing careers in “life sciences” , using knowledge from both modern and Ayurveda biology.
A substantial part of the syllabus is in line the M.Sc. Life Sciences curriculum of the UGC-CSIR NET exam. The unique feature of the program is the in depth modules on the systemic biology of Ayurveda.
Students who have qualifications in any of the following disciplines are eligible to enrol for the program.
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The program will help students to imbibe the basic theoretical foundations and key practical skills of both modern and Ayurveda Biology.
Some of the potential career pathways that the M.Sc. program may open are listed below:
* Indicates courses with lab, practical training and/or field visits.
# Can be in-house or external as long as TDU faculty is a co-guide.
Electives: Two electives, one each in Semester 3 and 4.
Students can choose from: Biology of metabolic diseases, Ayurveda Biology of Dietetics, Advanced Research Seminars, Natural gums and resin, Basics of plant taxonomy and systematics, Policy and regulatory affairs in Medical sciences, conservation, Wood science, subjects related to social sciences, humanities, fine and performing arts.
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