Integrative medicine is ingrained in the definition of health. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Integrative medicine is a combination of mainstream (conventional) medicine with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), for which there is high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness. In the year 2013, the Dept. of Community Medicine, conducted ‘SAMANVAYA – a conference on Alternative Medicine’ which had brainstorming sessions on AYUSH systems of Medicine by eminent speakers from a different specialty, which led the foundation for Department of Integrative Medicine by upgrading the existing division of Yoga (which was under Allied Health Sciences). As far as our knowledge SDUAHER is the first University to introduce Yoga in the medical and nursing curriculum.

Department functions under the following

SL No Area Functions
1 Research Conducting EMR & IMR projects
2 Academic Core Programs: M.Sc. (Yoga) and Ph.D. (Yoga)

Elective courses for BPT, BSc (CND), and BSc Nursing

Value-added Program for MBBS

3 Clinical Services Yoga therapy, Ayurveda and Counseling
4 Outreach Activities Regular activities for Schools, colleges,
(personality development) and workplace wellness etc.

HOD’s note

A hearty welcome to the Department of Integrative Medicine at Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research Kolar (SDUAHER).
Department of physiology laid the foundation stone for Yoga activities in the year 2011 by introducing Yoga therapy in the curriculum of the 1st MBBS. Later in the year 2013, a postgraduate diploma in Yoga practices was started under the faculty of Allied health sciences and Basic Sciences (then Allied Health Sciences). Free clinical services were offered in the R L Jalappa Hospital and Research Center Kolar (RLJH & RC) for non-communicable diseases. The department of Integrative Medicine is established in the year 2014 after a brainstorming session led by experts from the A-AYUSH field during the national conference ‘SAMANVAYA – Alternative Medicine’, organized by the Dept. of Community Medicine.
Present the healthcare system across the world facing a lot of challenges in addressing non-communicable diseases (NCD), chronic conditions, and lifestyle disorders. Each stream of medicine/therapy has its own merits and demerits. It is imperative to explore the best out of all AYUSH specialties and then integrate with conventional medicine. However, systematic research needs to be carried out, to explore their safety and efficacy before its implementation. India can lead the world in integrative Medicine as we have well established AYUSH and Allopathy (conventional) systems. In addition, AYUSH needs to be incorporated into the present conventional medicine curriculum in China.
The goal of the department is to promote health, preventing diseases, enhance the quality of life in challenging chronic conditions, and treat the NCD. To achieve the same department of integrative medicine is actively involved in research (EMR and IMR), academic, clinical services, and outreach activities. On behalf of the faculties, students, and staff, I thank you for your interest in the Department of Integrative Medicine (Yoga and Ayurveda). I hope that the healthcare system worldwide will be positively impacted by our scholarly, dedicated efforts towards excellence in Integrative Medicine through research, academic service, and clinical practices.
If you have further quarries after browsing this website, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for visiting us.

May there be happiness in all, peace in all, completeness in all, success in all

Best wishes
Dr. Patil NJ MD, Ph.D. (Yoga)


To be a Center of Excellence in the field of Integrative Medicine through Research, Clinical services and Education.


  • Developing the evidence based integrated (Conventional medicine & Ayurveda/Yoga) holistic health care modules for health promotion, prevention and treating NCD (Non – Communicable Diseases).
  • Exploring the concepts of Ayurveda and Yoga systems of medicine to enrich health care system.
  • To inculcate Yoga and other systems of medicine in the curriculum of Medical, Nursing and Allied health science education.
  • To establish herbal garden and educate general public about home remedies.


  • To explore the possibilities of promoting Yoga and Ayurveda with conventional medicine.
  • To integrate Yoga and Ayurveda in conventional medicine for better outcomes.
  • To disseminate the Knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda.
  • To explore the scientific evidences in the field of Yoga and Ayurveda.
  • To serve the community / society with Yoga and Ayurveda.
  • Programs

    I. Core Programs

    Program Duration Eligibility Seat matrix Fee structure (Yearly)
    1 MSc in Yoga 2 years Any Bachelor’s Degree of min 3 years 06 50,000
    2 Ph.D. in Yoga As per the UGC As per the UGC As per the availability 1,00,000

    2. Elective Course

    Sl.No. Elective Yoga course For the Program
    01   Yoga and its therapeutic application    BPT (Physiotherapy)
    02   Yoga and its therapeutic application    BSc (Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics)
    03   Foundation of Yoga    BSc (Nursing)

    3. Value-added Program for MBBS

    Sl.No. Value-added program For the Program
    01.   Yoga for health and wellness    MBBS


    Orientation programs

    Periodically free Yoga camps/ orientation programs have been conducted in

    Schools and Colleges
    Police personals
    Jail inmates
    General Publics
    NSS and NIC participants / events
    Recreational activities

    Regularly we are conducting Inter schools Essay and Poster competitions on themes like Yoga, Indian heritage, and culture.

    National Conference on Ayush System

    Department organize National level conferences and workshops on regular intervals. As mentioned below

    International Day of Yoga -2015
    International Day of Yoga -2016
    International Day of Yoga -2017
    International Day of Yoga -2018
    National conference – On Women’s Health on the occasion of Women’s Day held on March 8th 2019
    National webinar series- on Role of Ayurveda and Yoga in COVID-19 pandemic crisis, held on 4th to 8th June 2020


    SL No Teaching and training Clinical Research
    1 Well equipped (Audio and visual) class room in university building Ayush Clinic OPD (Yoga and Ayurveda) in R. L. Jalappa Hospital & Research center State of the art well equipped laboratories
    2 Yoga practice hall Yoga therapy hall IM funds for research
    3 Centralized library with state of art Inpatients and daycare yoga therapy classes Dedicated Bioenergy equipment for yoga research
    4 clinical training in 1200 bedded R. L Jalappa hospital and research center


    Year 2018-19

    Sl. No. Authors Title of paper Journal Year
    1 Patil NJ, Patil Dhanashri Prabhu N. Role of Simarouba glauca DC plant in Cancer: A short review Journal of stem cells Vol-14, issue 2 2019
    2 Sumitra S, Kutty K, Patil NJ, Vinutha S. Effect of Integrated Yoga practices on stress, anxiety and heart rate variability in first year medical students Ind. J of Clin Ana Phy 5(1) 97-103 (IJCAP) 2018
    3 Aithal S., Vidyasagar CR. Venkatarathnamma PN, Patil NJ. Quality of Life in elderly type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients with mild cognitive impairment Int J Recent Sci. Res 9 (3), 2495-2498 2018
    4 Patil NJ, Nagaratna R, Tekur.P, Manohar PV Bhargav H, Patil D. A Randomized Trial Comparing Effect of Yoga and Exercises on Quality of Life among nursing population with Chronic Low Back Pain. International journal of Yoga 11(3) 208-214 2018

    Year 2016-17

    Sl. No. Authors Title of paper Journal Year
    5 Patil NJ, Venkatarathnamma PN, Sunitha L. Need for Integration of Yoga in Health care Ancient Science of Life;37 2017
    6 Patil NJ, Patil Dhanashri Tekur.P, Venkatarathnamma PN Manohar PV. Sciatica (Gridhrasi) An Ayurveda Perspective JAIMS 2(5) 102-112 2017
    7 Dhanashri P, Patil N J, Pampanna GH. Dhatuparinama – An Ayurvedic Approach of Metabolic Transformation. Journal Ayurveda Integrative Medicine, Science. 2017; 1:1-6. 2017
    8 Patil NJ. Venkatarathnamma Ramchandra Rao S The Need of Practicing Yoga for Healthy Today and Tomorrow. Journal of research In Traditional Medicine. 2016; 2(3):54-55 2016
    9 Sudharkodhy S, Kutty K, Vinutha Shankar MS, Patil NJ. Effect of stress and anxiety on 1st year medical students. Int J Yoga – PhilosopPsycholParapsychol 2016;4:24- 2016
    10 Patil NJ, Venkatarathnamma, Ramchandra Rao S. Yoga for Lifestyle Diseases’: Conference held on 2nd International Day of Yoga-2016 at Kolar, India. Journal Ayurveda Integrative Medicine 2016;7(4):261-2 2016

    Year 2014-15

    Sl. No. Authors Title of paper Journal Year
    11 Patil DN, Darshan Babu N, Umapati Baragi, Pampanna H, Patil N J. Kalyanakarakam – A Gem of Ayurveda. AYUSHDHARA An International journal of research in AYUSH and Allied system. 2015;2(3):141-149 2015
    12 Darshan B, Dhanashri P, Patil N J, Pampanna GH. Kalyanakarakam- A unique compendium of Jaina to Ayurveda. International Ayurvedic Medicine.2015; 3 (8): 2544-52. 2015
    13 Bhattacharyya A, Patil NJ, Muninarayana C. Yoga for Promotion of Health”: Conference held on International day of Yoga-2015 at Kolar. Journal of Ayurveda Integrative Medicine. 2015;6:305-6 2015
    14 Patil NJ, Nagarathna R, Tekur P, Patil DN, Nagendra HR, Subramanya P. Designing, validation, and feasibility of integrated yoga therapy module for chronic low back pain. International journal of Yoga 8(2):103-8. 2015

    Year 2012-13

    Sl. No. Authors Title of paper Journal Year
    15 Patil NJ. SAMANVAYA: Conference on alternative medicine Journal of Ayurveda Integrative 2013 Oct;4(4):252-3. 2013
    16 Patil NJ, Prabhakar K, Vijay KS, Patil D. Effect of Carica Papaya leaf extract on febrile thrombocytopenia in patients with Dengue Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences 2013; 3(3):137-39 2013
    17 Patil NJ, Nagaratna R, Garner C, Raghuram NV,Crisan R. Effect of integrated Yoga on neurogenic bladder dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis-A prospective observational case series. Complement Ther Medicine. 2012 424-430. 2012

    Chapters in a book

    Sl. No. Title Book Author’s Name Chapter Author’s Name Publisher Year of Publication
    1 Principles and Practices of Geriatric Medicine Dr OP Sharma Dr. Patil N.J. Viva books New Delhi 2015 ISBN- 978 81 3093421-1
    2 GYM3 AYUSH Ayurveda: Science of Life Dr. CK Hiranya Gowda MD, FACA, USA. Dr. Patil N.J, Dr. Dhanashri Patil Sharadha B Kanchi 2017 (ISBN: 978-1-57843-096-3)
    3 GYM3 AYUSH Introduction to Naturopathy: Dr. Patil N.J, Dr. Dhanashri Patil Dr. CK Hiranya Gowda MD, FACA, USA. Sharadha B Kanchi 2017 (ISBN: 978-1-57843-096-3)


    Q1. What is Integrative medicine?

    Ans: Integrative medicine often brings conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way. It emphasizes a holistic, patient-focused approach in health care and wellness.
    Integrative medicine focuses on all aspects of Health like functional, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and community aspects. Thereby treating the whole person rather than, for example, one organ system.

    Q2. Will I be able to teach Yoga after the MSc / PhD?

    Ans: Yes, you will be able to teach Yoga for all levels like: General, Therapy, Pranayama, Meditation, and Kriyas.

    Q3. Does my age matters

    Ans: No, Age does not matter, if your interest is there with physical fitness.

    Q4. What is the teaching language?

    Ans: English is the main teaching language.

    Q5. Whether I can perceive MSc part-time?

    Ans: No, Courses offered by our department are fulltime

    Q6. Whether I can perceive PhD yoga part-time?

    Ans: Will be offered as per UGC guidelines.

    Q7. Whether University provides any scholarships for PhD students

    Ans: Yes, University provides scholarship for PhD students.


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