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Education, Outreach, Research

Unique Ecosystem, first of its kind in India

University with core strength in Ayurveda-Biology, Clinical Medicine, Medicinal Plants Systematics, Plant Genomics, Data Sciences, Local Health Traditions, Theoretical Foundations of Ayurveda, Traditional Knowledge Informatics and Manuscriptology. In addition, it has institutional academic relationships with outstanding knowledge partners in the relevant fields. 


We aim to provide learning opportunities – not based on your economic background but intellectual inquisitiveness. TDU was founded based on the belief that prevalence of a dominant mono-cultural orientation particularly in a university/knowledge institution, is indeed a skewed orientation because it implies that only one way of knowing is complete. We strive to promote the generation of trans–disciplinary, multi-cultural knowledge; you will be introduced to the value of multi -cultural and cross cultural knowledge without undermining the value of knowledge derived from any particular cultural and intellectual tradition.



M.Sc. Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology)

Masters by Research

M.Sc. by Research - Bioinformatics & Functional Genomics

Masters by Research

M.Sc by Research - Food Science Technology and Innovation

Short Term Courses

Introduction to Ayurveda Dietetics

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The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU) has evolved from 24 years of pioneering work of the Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT). We have inherited legacy of 24 years of nation building achievements of FRLHT which are outlined below:

Herbarium / Drug Repository

TDU houses the country’s only national herbarium and raw drug repository of the medicinal plants of India.

Network of Traditional Healers

TDU supports the country’s only grassroots network of village based traditional healers and works in partnership with the Quality Council of India (QCI).

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Established the world’s largest network of 108 Medicinal Plant  Conservation Areas  (MPCAs), located in all the major forest types. 

Ayurveda Biology Research Center

TDU has been developing the first “Ayurveda Biology research centre” which researches on translational problems like safe drinking water, metabolic disorders, neurology, etc.

Medicinal Botanical Database

TDU has designed and developed computer database on the medicinal botanicals of the country, including their geographical distribution and traditional pharmacopeia.

Integrative Healthcare Hospital

TDU has inherited FRLHT’s 100 bed Integrative healthcare hospital which demonstrates contemporary relevance of the Ayurveda knowledge system.


Centres at 
Trans-Disciplinary University

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. Right now TDU ecosystem has the capacity to offer programmes that combine subjects related to natural and social sciences, design, cinema, education, health sciences, conservation and fine arts.

Ayurveda Biology and Holistic Nutrition

Conservation of Natural Resource

Functional Genomics and Bio-Informatics

Community Health, Clinical Research and Education

Ethno-Veterinary Science and Practice

Traditional Knowledge, Data Science and Informatics

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