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Research at APU

Research at APU impacts the real-world beyond academia. We pursue traditional Indian knowledge and make discoveries that address critical and complex problems in the world. APU is deeply committed to blend ancient Indian knowledge with contemporary knowledge. 

Guiding Principles

Every human being is a unique individual, microcosm of the universe and is composed of a body, mind and a soul.

According to the Indian Metaphysics, the whole universe can be divided into 2 main categories: Prakriti (Maya or Illusion) and Purush (Reality). All matter in the universe arises from the fundamental substrate called Prakriti. From this ethereal Prakriti the three primary gunas (qualities of energy) emerge creating the essential aspects of all nature—energy, matter, and consciousness. These three gunas are Tamas (Material Particles of Potential energy), Rajas (Waves of Kinetic Energy), and Sattva (Subjective Consciousness). Purush on the other hand is the only reality, it is the universe’s only unchangeable element: the Soul.

Five Elements

The human body consists of the five primordial elements – earth,  water, fire, air and space and seven physical constituents (Dhatus). The equilibrium of elements is considered as health and its disturbance or imbalance leads to a diseased state; 

Five Senses

Theory of cosmic oneness is that the five senses correspond with the five elements. Ether is responsible for hearing; air for sense of touch; fire for sight; water for taste; and earth for the sense of smell.

Neuro Architecture

When we change our environments, they change us.

Studying in a scientific and quantifiable way how buildings and the environment influence people’s mental processes and behaviour. Architects are always aware of the fact that their designs, lighting or colour of a space influence the people. Neuroarchitecture goes one step further in order to apply these discoveries to the design in an intelligent way in order to achieve a specific objective. 

Medical Astrology

Medical Astrology research to determine type of illness, time of diseases and their treatment. Medical Astrology is a science that demands knowledge of both Astrology and human anatomy and physiology.

Research Laboratories

The laboratories in the Research Centres are equipped with the latest scientific instruments to carry out fundamental and applied research work in the Indian System of Healing (ISH), Indian System of Architecture (ISA) and Indian System of Management (IMS).

Yoga & Mediation

Scientific research in Yoga undertaken to create awareness about the hidden potential of Yoga in the treatment of various diseases and mental stress.

Siddha Medicine

To undertake scientific validation of Siddha System of Medicine through clinical research, drug research, medicinal plants research and fundamental research.

Medical Astrology

Analysis astrological and astronomical position of the planets based on time, place and date of birth of the concerned person to determine health. 

NeuroArchitecture

Studying in a scientific and quantifiable way how buildings and the environment influence people’s mental processes and behaviour. It is called Vaastu Shastra.

Physiognomy

To take study of movements, gestures, and postures (Microexpressions) to analyze and interpret human behavior e.g. feelings, attitudes, emotions etc.

Graphology

Handwriting is one of the means to foretell the actions of a person by analyzing the shapes, sizes, altitude, convention and stress of the letters.