Director Bunglow, NIUM Campus, Kottigepalya Magadi Main Road
Prof. Abdul Wadud, is presently working as Director of National Institute of Unani Medicine,
Bangalore. After his basic education from UP Board he completed BUMS and MD Ilmul
Advia (Pharmacology) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He has 22 years of
experience in the field of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy. An academician by profession
with special interest in Medicinal Plants, Basic Principles of Ilmul Advia and History of
Medicine, Prof. Abdul Wadud has more than two decades experience of teaching. He is
having more than 42 publications in National and International Research Journals to his credit
and has guided 31 Post Graduates of Ilmul Advia for their MD dissertation as guide. He is
also supervising two Ph.D Scholars. He is the author/co-author of four books and has
translated four Unani Medical manuscripts from Persian to English. He is the Chief Editor of
two Scientific Journals and Reviewer of dozen National and International Scientific Journals.
He has been member of many committees viz Institutional Ethics Committee for Bio-Medical
Research; Institutional Animal Ethics Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee. He is
also a member of Pharmacopeia Commission (Unani) and has been nominated as a peer team
member by NAAC. He has also written chapters for text books prepared by NCPUL, New
Delhi. He is also an eminent Unani expert of T.K.D.L. Project. He has fair knowledge of
Urdu, Hindi, English, Persian and Arabic language.
He has presented many of his research works in National and International Conferences held
across India. He has chaired six scientific sessions as chairperson/co-chairperson in National
and International conferences. He has Organized International conference on Unani medicine,
from tradition to evidence based medicine as Joint Organizing Secretary at NIUM. He has
been part of many committees for the development of alternate system of medicine and other
During his tenure as HoD Ilmul Advia he developed the department in terms of research
facilities by establishing and enriching various laboratories to a great extent.
He was bestowed with “Best Teacher Award” from Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India
towards his contribution in the field of Unani Medicine. He has held various administrative
posts of the institute, such as DDO, Head of the Department (Ilmul Advia), Nodal officer and
Appellate authority for RTI, Liaison officer for OBC and Chief Vigilance Officer. Under his
guidance NIUM is publishing two Journals and News Letters regularly namely ‘Journal of
Research in Unani Medicine’ and ‘Tarjumane Tib’.
A keen and fervent sports person has good interest in recreational activities like Yoga and
sports. He has also been a football player and always motivates the staff and students to stay
cool and be able-bodied from the demanding environment by joining and participating them in
sports facilities available in the institute.