About the SPPU University

Savitribai Phule Pune University (formerly University of Pune), one of the premier universities in India and popularly known as the 'Oxford of the East’, is positioned in the North-western part of Pune city. It was established in, 1949 and houses 46 academic departments, 307 recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges offering research, graduate and under-graduate courses. The university is equipped with state of the art research facilities successfully producing postgraduates and doctors of excellent caliber, well-informed about the state of art technologies.. According to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, Savitribai Phule Pune University has been ranked No. 2 among the top universities in India and has received “University with Potential for Excellence” status by UGC, New Delhi. The university has exceptionally beautiful and picturesque campus. The research in diverse areas of sensors and Intelligent instrumentation, hybrid system design for non renewable energy harvesting, smart space management systems, antenna design, wireless sensor networks and IoT based system design, radio astronomy and instrumentation nano materials and related applications. Research in diverse areas, micro fluidics and solar cells is being carried out.


The Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (CCIH) established at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) is actively involved in promotion of integrative health approaches to strengthen public health through research, teaching, training, and advocacy. Recognizing these efforts, the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India has awarded a Center of Excellence (CoE) to SPPU, which is engaged in research and training activities. The CoE is working on Ayurveda-based adjuvants, establishing collaborative consortia, training in integrative health, and development of epistemology sensitive research methods based on foundations of AYUSH systems. The University has also established the Ramkumar Rathi Patanjali Yoga Chair for boosting Yoga research. The AYUSH CoE and the RR Patanjali Yoga Chair, together, invite you for the international conference on ‘AYUSH for future health challenges: Strengthening trans-disciplinary research’. After successful organization of ‘National Symposium on AYUSH Research for New India: Vision and Strategies’ in 2017 and ‘National Symposium on Creating Conducive Environment for Ayurveda Research’ in 2018, the present conference aims at strengthening trans-disciplinary research through networking and capacity building for AYUSH sector.


Considering the present and future health challenges, AYUSH researchers need to keep pace with the advancing research. The interaction with various knowledge disciplines can provide rich academic ambience to nurture ideas and thoughts. The conference addresses these needs by aiming at capacity building and creating a global network for research in the areas of AYUSH, natural products, integrative health, mind-body medicine, and public health.