Research & Faculty
TDU provides uncommon opportunity to students and researchers to learn and undertake research in areas that correspond to its core strengths and that of its knowledge partners in fields such as conservation, life sciences, integrative health sciences, policy, education, bioinformatics, cinema, public health, ethno-veterinary science, information technology, art and design.
One of the unique features of research at TDU is that all of its focus is on combining improving knowledge and practice that is socially relevant and that provides the basis for national and international policy-making.
The University aims to capitalize its unique methodology of co-constructing and co-creating new knowledge, and contribute to the education of a new generation of researchers and change agents in their own communities and on the world stage, through a focused and a large PhD program
KEY RESEARCH AREAS
To demonstrate the effectiveness of the traditional practice of storing drinking water in copper pots
4th Tier in Primary Healthcare
Community based system of healthcare using Local Health Traditions
In-situ Conservation of Medicinal Plants
Development of block / taluka level databases on medicinal botanicals of India
Prevention of Diabetes and Obesity
Ayurvedic preparations for holistic management of diabetes, obesity and associated patho-physiology
Research focusing on how medicinal plants can help in preventing malaria in endemic areas
Traditional Knowledge Informatics
Cataloging and digitization of medical manuscripts in different part of India and regions of the world
Ayurvedic intervention for iron deficiency anemia using common herbs & plants like Ginger, Pomegranate and Amla
Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics
Functional genomics focusing on conservation of medicinal plants and traditional medicine
Developing Science of Wellness based on Ayurveda concept of swasthya
Ayurveda / Herbal Fumigation
Using Dhoopana for improving general health and immunity
Understanding of mode of action of select Medhyarasana at behavioral, cellular and molecular level.
Documentation & analysis of intra-specific and inter-specific variation of medicinal botanicals
CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH
India has a rich tradition of health practices like Ayurveda, Yoga, Siddha, Unani and Sowa Rigpa systems. Importance of transdisciplinary scientific research to understand and validate the integrative health practices into medical practice and public health has been globally recognize.
The Savitribai Phule Pune University has established ‘Center for Complementary and Integrative Health’ (CCIH) at the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences to promote high quality scientific research, collaborative consortia, teaching, training, extension, policy, analysis, advocacy and translation.