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New Admission Dates will be Announced Soon

Varmam Therapist Diploma

Approved by The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology


Admission open for May 2024


To deliver the benefit of the knowledge of the great Tamil system of Varmam to health seekers through “hands-on” training and make them employable by hospitals.

Competency generated

Therapist who completes this course will be eligible to practice under an Ayurveda or Siddha doctor.


(a) Any individual aged 16 and above with minimum qualification of 10th standard pass.

(b) Any individual with three years of independent experience (a certificate given by Village officer or Panchayat President must be produced) in Traditional Medicine or Folk Healing Practice and age above 21.

FEES: 55,500/-

which will include your resource material, examination fees, your stay during the contact class


Diploma from The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology - Bangalore.

Research, Outreach and Education with a Difference!

TDU was established as an innovation centered University focused on designing and delivering research, outreach and education focused on social transformation aligned to emerging and futuristic needs. It is the first Trans-Disciplinary University in India that also promotes knowledge derived from Indian and other non-mainstream cultural and intellectual traditions. TDU’s institutional uniqueness stems from the fact that while the University itself has core strength in Ayurveda-Biology, Clinical medicine, Medicinal plants systematics, Plant Genomics, Local Health Traditions, Theoretical Foundations of Ayurveda, Traditional Knowledge informatics and Manuscriptology, it has institutional academic relationships with outstanding knowledge partners in fields like Biological Sciences (NCBS-TIFR), Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Contemporary Movement Arts (Attakkalari), Bioinformatics (IBAB), Conservation of Coastal, Marine and Mountain Ecosystems (Dakshin Foundation), Stem Cell Biology (InStem), Inter-disciplinary Studies (NIAS), Public health (IPH), Education and Pedagogy (Poorna), Medical Research (SJRI), Policy Studies (Takshashila), Antibiotics Research (Bugworks), and Biological Research (Gaiagen). Thus, the TDU institutional ecosystem has the capacity to offer programmes that combine subjects related to natural and social sciences, education, health sciences, conservation and fine arts.


Outline of Syllabus

  • Overview of Classical and Folk Healing systems

  • Anatomy of human body from various perspectives

  • Physiology

  • Clinical concepts of Siddha System of Medicine

  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda

  • Introduction to Panchakarma procedures

  • Introduction to Acupuncture, Yoga and other systems of healing.Understand Pathology & basic interpretation of medical records

  • Practice of Varmam therapy, its resource base, its theory of life energy, Saram, benefits of stimulation, whether cure is available or not, duration within which cure is available, the procedure for relieving a trauma, traumatology caused on an injured varmam location, analyse through symptoms the varmam that has been affected. Relieving techniques for the same.

  • Major Varmam locations, Adangals, Applied system for healing, procedures, Dos and Donts for healing. Protecting self while healing. Pros and Cons of Varmam.

Unique features

  • Unique design of curriculum and hand on practical training by Varmam experts.

  • Support of doctors and therapist.

  • Continuous evaluation process.

  • Experiential learning.

  • Credit System – on completion of each module.

  • Evaluation of competence at all stages of learning.

  • Follow Grit system of learning.

  • Focus is on Cognitive, Psychomotor and Affective domains of learning.

  • Knowledge delivery through domain experts.

  • Internship under a domain expert at his place.

  • Audio-Visual aids to enhance the assimilation of knowledge.

  • Case studies analysis and demonstration.

  • Clinical practice under doctors.

  • Personality grooming.

  • Participate in campus to strengthen skills.

  • National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF) standards.

  • Placement assistance.