India’s first ever trans-disciplinary health university - Institute of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (IHST) was inaugurated in Bangalore’s tech hub on 20 January 2014.
With inauguration of the university it also launched, a new model for integrative healthcare in India.
The university will offer balanced studies with a right mix of traditional Indian shastras and western ideals in medicine, technology and health science, said Prime Minister's technology advisor and IHST chairman, Sam Pitroda.
The University IHST is located in the Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions campus at Yelahanaka in the Bangalore’s north region. Pitroda launched the Foundation Trust around 20 years ago to open up projects that contact national policies and programmes in its selected area of operations.
The university was initially launched as a foundation but after seeing its good performance, the Karnataka Government granted the foundation a private university status.
The institute would help in creation of transformative knowledge and original Indian contributions to medicine and health sciences.
The University will be developed and made to function just as an IIT class of an institution for its traditional health sciences programmes, said Pitroda.
Institute of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (IHST) has aimed to strive to be a champion of innovation, through reduction in Healthcare cost, by boosting access and by elevating standards of healthcare to the masses among its other objectives.
The university will serve community health and with main focus on benefitting the rural community and the society as a whole, as said by the officials.