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.
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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.


  • 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


Name: Dr. Neetinakumar Patil
Qualification: BAMS, M.Sc. (Psy) MD, Ph.D. (Yoga) Fellow-TMIH
Designation: Associate Professor & I/c Head
Specialization: Yoga Therapy, Pain Ayurveda Neurology, Oncology
Experience: 9 years

Name: Dr. Ashween Bilagi
Qualification: BAMS, MD, [Ph.D.] in Yoga
Designation: Assistant Professor
Specialization: Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda
Experience: 8 years

Name: Dr. Patil Dhanashri
Qualification: BAMS,MD (Ayu), M.Sc, [PhD] in Yoga
Designation: Assistant Professor
Specialization: Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy
Experience: 2 years

Name: Mrs. Sunitha .L.
Qualification:, YIC, PG-Dip., [M.Sc in Yoga]
Designation: Yoga Therapist / Instructor
Specialization: Yoga Therapy
Experience: 4 years