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M.Sc. Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology)

Total Fee

Rs. 2,92,000

Duration

2 Years

About the Course


At The University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), we're redefining life science education by bridging the gap between traditional knowledge and modern science. Our flagship program, the M.Sc. Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology), equips you with the knowledge and skills to become a pioneer in healthcare.


Admissions Open for 2024-25

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This program has the support of eminent industrialists, physicians and scientists who are on our Steering Committee. With their guidance our curriculum ensures you are job-ready whether it is clinical practice, research, product development or public health career that you want to pursue.



Our unique M.Sc. Life Science (Ayurveda Biology) program spans four semesters over two years, providing a comprehensive curriculum that combines core courses in contemporary biology with foundational knowledge in Ayurveda. It merges fundamental concepts in molecular biology (genetics, biochemistry, cell biology) with the profound insights of Ayurveda (medicinal plants, pharmacognosy, Ayurvedic principles for drug discovery and dietetics). Theory is complemented with experiential learning. 


Through a carefully curated curriculum spanning two years, you'll get a chance to apply your theoretical knowledge through a blend of laboratory practicals, field trips, discussions with renowned experts, and a final thesis project you can tailor to your passion.


Your expertise as you approach the end of our  M.Sc. Life Science (Ayurveda Biology) course will open doors to diverse opportunities in research (academia, industry), drug discovery, food science, pharmacology, public health, and higher education.


Aspiring students with backgrounds in natural sciences (all BSc biological sciences streams), medical graduates (MBBS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BSRMS), B.Pharm, B.V.Sc., B.Tech/B.E. (Biotechnology) are eligible to apply to our signature postgraduate course - M.Sc. Life Science (Ayurveda Biology). 


Delve deeper into our M.Sc. Life Science (Ayurveda Biology) syllabus and course structure by watching our informative YouTube video, outlining the course philosophy and semester structure


  • Semester 1: Foundational courses in both modern biology (molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology) and Ayurveda (principles, doshas, dhatus, medicinal plants). Lab sessions, field trips, and guest lectures complement theoretical learning.

  • Semester 2: Deepen your understanding of core concepts through advanced courses in Ayurveda and modern biology. Research skills development begins.

  • Semester 3 & 4: Choose electives to personalize your learning (e.g., computational biology, ethno-veterinary science, local health traditions, diet planning). Focus on research through a guided thesis project in your chosen area of interest (clinical research, industry work, field project or lab-based project). Thesis can be conducted in the lab, field, clinic, or industry.


Unearth the fascinating world of Ayurveda Biology and understand how our M.Sc. Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology) program equips students with a transdisciplinary approach: blending laboratory-based science with perspectives from botany, pharmacology, and molecular sciences. This unique approach empowers students to bridge the gap between laboratory-based science and traditional medicine. This Master's program doesn't just equip you with knowledge; it empowers you to:


  • Think critically: Go beyond rote learning and delve into the "why" behind Ayurvedic principles, using your scientific understanding to analyze and interpret traditional medicine.

  • Innovate and create: Develop new therapies, interventions and foods by combining your knowledge of modern science with the wisdom of Ayurveda.

  • Become a global leader: Bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medicine, contributing to the growing field of integrative healthcare on a global scale.


Our signature program M.Sc. Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology) enables students to pursue a study of Ayurveda Biology through various ways, the key ones being -


  1. Unravelling the mysteries of medicinal plants: Students learn how traditional Ayurvedic herbs work at the cellular level, identifying their active ingredients and understanding their impact on our body's biochemistry.

  2. Decoding the language of doshas: Explore the science behind Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, using your knowledge of cell biology and genetics to understand their role in health and disease.

  3. Bridging the gap between ancient practices and modern research: Participate in cutting-edge research projects that apply modern scientific methods to understand and validate the efficacy of Ayurvedic therapies and formulations.

  4. Becoming a pioneer in integrative healthcare: Be at the forefront of a revolution in healthcare, where ancient wisdom and modern science collaborate to offer personalized, holistic solutions for optimal well-being.


BAMS graduates, rejoice! Your Ayurvedic journey doesn't have to end at the clinic. Join us as we take you on an exploration into the post graduation options for BAMS graduates, including the possibility of pursuing an M.Sc. in Life Science. Uncover short-term diploma courses too that complement your BAMS graduation. 


For BAMS graduates in India, the world of postgraduate studies offers a vibrant tapestry of possibilities, extending far beyond the traditional clinical path. Whether you're driven by research, education, entrepreneurship, or a desire to blend ancient wisdom with modern science, there's a PG course waiting to ignite your next chapter. So, let's explore some of the most popular PG options for BAMS graduates in India:


  1.  M.Sc. Life Science (Ayurveda Biology)

  2. Masters in Ayurveda (MD/MS)

  3. Master of Public Health (MPH)

  4. MBA in Healthcare Management

  5. M.Sc. Clinical Research

  6. M.Sc. Yoga and Naturopathy

  7. Short-term Diploma Courses


At TDU, we champion an expansive vision of possibilities, opening a vibrant tapestry of paths that cater to your unique career aspirations. Whether you dream of delving deeper into clinical specializations, tackling public health challenges, or venturing into research and entrepreneurship, TDU's diverse PG courses equip you with the knowledge, skills, and network to become a leader in the evolving world of Ayurveda.

Absolutely! In fact, we believe that this PG course is like a finishing school to your BAMS degree as it will help you place your ayurvedic knowledge in the context of modern biology. Tackle tricky questions from your patients or your own doubts about the human body with biomedical knowledge that will help you understand clinical research better. This program can elevate your BAMS degree:


  • Blends ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with cutting-edge modern science research, equipping you with a comprehensive understanding of health and well-being.

  • Deepens your expertise in specific areas like molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and immunology, enriching your clinical practice with insights from modern science.

  • TDU's focus on research prepares you for a career in academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, or research laboratories, contributing to the advancement of Ayurveda through evidence-based practices.

  • Integrates your newfound knowledge of modern biology into your clinical approach, offering patients a more holistic and personalized treatment experience.

  • Stands out from the crowd by equipping you with a distinctive skillset, making you a sought-after specialist in the growing field of integrative medicine.

  • TDU's strong industry partnerships provide valuable internship and career opportunities, giving you a head start in your chosen field.


Choosing TDU's M.Sc. Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology) after your BAMS is a strategic move offering numerous advantages and opening doors to diverse career paths. Here's how this unique program can offer you more career options:


  • Go abroad for a PhD. The M.Sc. degree is a valid and recognised higher education qualification to apply for foreign PhD programs.

  • Engage in public health at community and policy level. Work with NGOs that are active with rural and tribal communities seeking to use traditional knowledge for health and livelihood security. 

  • Join R & D labs in industry and start-ups. Use your training to design and test new products for human, animal and plant health care. Products can be in the cosmetic, nutraceutical or formulation space. 

  • Join Ayurveda clinical research setups in institutes or hospitals. Use your training and experience with us to uniquely qualified for research fellow positions in various clinical trials across the country. 


TDU's M.Sc. Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology) program provides a strong foundation and the necessary skills to pursue diverse and rewarding career paths in the thriving world of Ayurveda and modern medicine.



Learn from the best! Our faculty comprises leading Ayurvedic scholars, practising clinicians, and active researchers, each dedicated to igniting your passion and guiding your growth.


  1. Immerse yourself in our advanced laboratories, botanical gardens, and clinical settings, gaining practical experience under the competitive conditions.

  2. We prioritize real-world relevance, ensuring your learning translates into immediate career benefits and opens doors to diverse opportunities. You'll refine your techniques under the guidance of our experienced faculty, gaining confidence and competence in your chosen area.

  3. Our flexible durations cater to busy professionals, allowing you to upskill without significantly disrupting your current practice.



The flagship course of TDU - M.Sc. Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology) is a boon to Ayurveda graduates because it

  • Combines your Ayurveda knowledge with cutting-edge biotechnology. It opens avenues to explore courses like plant biotechnology, microbial technology, and bioprocess engineering.

  • Helps develop new drugs and therapies by applying your understanding of Ayurvedic herbs and medicinal properties to modern drug discovery and development pipelines.

  • Contributes to advancements in healthcare by empowering you to become a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, where Ayurveda and biotechnology converge to offer personalized, holistic solutions.

Embark on a transformative journey of learning, exploration, and discovery at TDU through our M.Sc. Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology). Our institution's core strength lies in providing a rare opportunity to research the blend of modern and traditional knowledge for innovative healthcare solutions. How can you do research in Ayurveda by studying M.Sc. Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology)


  • Participate in faculty-led research projects at the forefront of Ayurveda Biology, exploring areas like bioprospecting, drug standardization, and evidence-based validation of Ayurvedic practices.

  • Develop research skills: Hone your skills in experimental design, data analysis, scientific writing, and grant proposal writing.

  • Prepare for a PhD: Gain the necessary knowledge and research experience to pursue further doctoral studies in Ayurveda or related fields.


Navigating the world of Ayush postgraduate education can be overwhelming. But fret not, future Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, or Homeopathy (AYUSH) scholar! At The University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), we make it clear. Why? Because we've meticulously crafted the perfect environment for aspiring AYUSH scholars like you to flourish. Here's how to choose the right college for your journey:


1. Align your aspirations with the program:


  • Dive deep into your interests: Do you seek a broad AYUSH foundation or specialization in a specific branch? Research the program's curriculum, faculty expertise, and research focus to ensure it aligns with your academic goals. 


    Our M.Sc. Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology) program offers a unique blend of foundational Ayurveda knowledge and cutting-edge modern biology, catering to diverse interests. It is the only such program in the country and you will be valuable in the job market because of your unique training. 


  • Career vision matters: Consider the program's reputation, industry connections, and placement record in your desired field. Will it equip you with the skills and networks needed to thrive in your chosen path? 


    From research scientist to industry consultant, our strong industry connections and alumni network empower you to reach your full potential.


  • Location, location, location: Factor in the college's location and its impact on your learning experience. Is it close to Ayurvedic hospitals, research labs, or botanical gardens like TDU? Does the city's vibe resonate with your learning style and personal needs?


2. Learn from the best, become the best:


  • Seek mentors, not just teachers: Look for a faculty composed of renowned scholars, practising clinicians, and active researchers. Will they challenge your thinking, guide your research, and provide valuable industry insights?


    Our faculty comprises renowned scholars, practising clinicians, and active researchers, each dedicated to guiding your academic journey and igniting your research passion.


  • Small groups, big impact: Prefer small interactive classes or large lecture halls? Does the college offer personalized mentorship, guest lectures from industry experts, and opportunities for independent learning?


    TDU's intimate class sizes ensure personalized attention, interactive discussions, and the opportunity to learn from your peers' diverse perspectives.


  • Beyond the textbook: Explore the college's infrastructure for extracurricular activities. Are there student clubs, research forums, and opportunities to interact with practitioners from diverse AYUSH disciplines?


    At TDU, guest lectures from industry experts, student clubs, and research forums create a vibrant learning environment that extends far beyond the classroom walls.



Choosing the right Ayush college is about finding the perfect fit for your unique aspirations. At TDU, we're not just an institution; we're a community of passionate scholars, dedicated to empowering the next generation of AYUSH leaders.


TDU is the ideal springboard for your transformative journey into the world of Ayurveda and modern science. Facilities and infrastructure of Ayush Universities play a major role in the learning experiences during the course of study.


Tools for discovery, a platform for innovation:


  • Modern labs at your fingertips: Ensure the college is equipped with cutting-edge laboratories for practical learning in pharmacology, biochemistry, and botanical studies. Does it offer access to advanced research equipment and computational tools?


    TDU boasts state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with advanced instruments for pharmacology, biochemistry, food technology and botanical studies, putting cutting-edge technology at your disposal.


  • From theory to practice: For clinical branches, assess the college's affiliation with teaching hospitals and its focus on practical clinical training. Will you have the opportunity to observe and learn from experienced practitioners?


    TDU manages a 100-bed research hospital - IAIM (Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine). Our healthcare services are based on well-researched applications of traditional health sciences judiciously integrated with modern sciences. I-AIM Healthcare Center is NABH Accredited for Ayurveda. This ensures that you have an authentic place to see the theory in practice.


  • Libraries and information resources: A well-stocked library with access to digital databases and online journals is crucial for academic research. Evaluate the college's resources and support systems for scholarly pursuits.


    TDU houses meticulously curated botanical gardens, a state-of-the-art medicinal plant herbarium and drug repository that helps identify medicinal plants, and gain insights into traditional methods of preparing herbal remedies.


  • Alumni network and career support: A strong alumni network can provide valuable mentorship and job opportunities. Does the college actively connect its graduates with the AYUSH industry and healthcare sector like how TDU does? Explore!



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Course Eligibility

Students who have qualifications in any of the following disciplines are eligible to enrol for the program.

- B.Sc., any combination of natural sciences
- Medical graduates (MBBS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BSRMS)
- B.Pharm, B.V.Sc., B.Tech / B.E. (Biotechnology)

Career Path

Placement and Internship opportunites for M.Sc Life Science (Ayurveda Biology)

Discover the numerous placement opportunities awaiting our graduates, from research positions in academia and industry to teaching and health start-ups. The course syllabus is designed to suit national exams and opens doors to pursue a Ph.D. both nationally and internationally. 


M.Sc. Life Science (Ayurveda Biology) graduates are prepared for roles in basic and applied biology, drug design, clinical research, public health, community health, higher education, health start-ups, and science policy. The program's comprehensive training opens doors for exciting internship opportunities and placements in both academia and industry. Join us, and pave your way to a fulfilling and impactful career. 

  • Diverse career paths: Research, drug discovery and development, food science, pharmacology, clinical research, public health, community health, higher education, health startups, health and science policy. 

  • Strong industry connections: Internship opportunities with leading Ayurvedic and pharmaceutical companies. 

  • Alumni network: Connect with successful graduates in various fields for mentorship and job opportunities.


Career Opportunities for Ayurbiology Graduates in Research and Industry

  • Clinic: Junior doctor, Research Fellow, Clinical Trial Coordinator, Field Medical Coordinator

  • Research: Research Scientist, Research Associate, Clinical Research Coordinator, Project Manager in pharmaceutical companies, Ayurvedic research institutes, universities.

  • Industry: Product Development Scientist, Quality Control Analyst, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Ayurveda Consultant in pharmaceutical companies, nutraceutical companies, and Ayurvedic product manufacturers.

  • Other avenues: Academic Researcher, Healthcare Entrepreneur, Science Writer, Policy Advisor.



The Role of Ayurvedic Biology in Drug Discovery and Development

As a BAMS graduate, your passion for Ayurveda fuels your desire to heal and make a difference. But the world of medicine is evolving, and at TDU, we believe the future lies in unlocking the secrets of tradition and merging it with the tools of modern science. This is where our M.Sc. Life Sciences with Ayurveda Biology program comes in.


Imagine delving into the heart of medicinal plants, dissecting their bioactive compounds, and understanding their potential to become tomorrow's life-saving drugs. This is your chance to be at the forefront of a revolution, a pioneer in the exciting Drug Discovery and Development field by

  • Unlocking the potential of traditional medicine: Identifying and isolating bioactive compounds from medicinal plants used in Ayurveda for potential drug development.

  • Modernizing ancient wisdom: Applying modern scientific tools and techniques (high-throughput screening, bioinformatics) to validate and optimise the efficacy of Ayurvedic formulations.

  • Developing safe and effective medicines: Contribute to the creation of personalized, holistic therapies with fewer side effects, addressing growing concerns about antibiotic resistance and chronic diseases.

The M.Sc. Life Sciences with Ayurveda Biology program at TDU empowers you to be more than just a BAMS graduate. It transforms you into a leader in the next chapter of medicine, a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern science, and a pioneer in a field with boundless potential.


This program is not just about academics; it's about making a real difference in the world. Imagine the countless lives you could touch, the diseases you could help conquer, and the future of medicine you could shape. Join us at TDU to unravel the secrets of Ayurveda, wield the power of modern science, and become a beacon of hope in the evolving healthcare landscape.

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Dr. Vishnuprasad CN

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