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PG Diploma in Ayurveda Biology

Total Fee

Rs. 1,70,000


1 year

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. Here, we offer an exit option for those with professional medical UG degrees such as MBBS, BAMS, BNHS etc with a PG Diploma.


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. 

The first year consists of theory, field trips, discussions with experts and practical laboratory courses. The second year allows you to develop skills specifically for your next career move in industry, clinic or research through course work and an 8-month dissertation project. For those with a medical background interested to complement their training with biomedical concepts and laboratory work, the first year offers an exit option resulting in PG Diploma in Ayurveda Biology.

Only for medical graduates (MBBS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BSRMS), or B.V.Sc.

  • 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.


Ayurveda, the knowledge of life and Biology, the logic in biology seek to understand the change in biological world through different lenses. There is much to discover at the theoritical and practical level. Ayurveda Biology is the study of biology that combines modern techniques, tools and concepts of biological sciences, with Ayurvedic understanding. This program equips students with a trans-disciplinary 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 diploma 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.

This diploma is part of our signature program M.Sc. Life Sciences (Ayurveda Biology), which enables students to pursue various topics of Ayurveda Biology such as -

  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. 

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 PG Diploma in 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:

  • Explore if research in Ayurveda is what appeals to you. If you continue with an M.Sc. degree, you can even think of going abroad for higher studies.

  • Be more confident about explaining Ayurvedic science to your patients. For clinicians, communicating information to the patient is an important task. Patients might ask you how a particular ayurveda medicine works or the reason for your lifestyle advice. This course will teach you fundamentals of biomedicine so you can explain using modern terms to your patients.

  • Develop skills to read medical journals and basic science research articles so you are always up-to-date on clinical science. BAMS and MBBS courses focus on knowledge transfer and practice, not on how the knowledge was generated. This course will help you understand how drugs were discovered, their mode of action and open questions in biology which impact treatment.

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

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.

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.

Course Eligibility

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

- Medical graduates (MBBS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BSRMS)
- B.V.Sc.

Career Path

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.

Contact Name

Dr. Vishnuprasad CN

Contact Email

For information on how to apply, please visit our Admissions page.

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