CCRAS POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP SCHEME
(CCRAS PDF SCHEME)
The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), under Ministry of AYUSH, is
an ensemble of 30 tangential institutes. This apex body in India is amongst the leading research
organizations in the field of Ayurveda i.e. Indian heritage system of medicine. Over the years, the
council is devotedly working for undertaking, coordinating, formulating, developing and promoting
research on scientific lines in Ayurvedic Sciences through its different peripheral units and also
through collaborative studies with various Universities, Hospitals and Institutes. The research
activities of the Council include Medicinal Plant Research (Medico-Ethno Botanical Survey,
Pharmacognosy and Tissue Culture), Drug Standardization, Pharmacological Research, Clinical
Research, Literary Research, Documentation and Health Care Research Programmes through
various outreach activities.
Ayurveda is currently bearing in mind as an alternative to modern medicine in respect of number of
diseases therefore much thrust has been given to the systems of AYUSH as well as Ayurveda,
through many initiatives by the Government. A modern approach towards research linked with
outcomes is one such initiative being taken by the Ministry of AYUSH. Availability of qualityresearch manpower is
unarguably one of the essential components to achieve this intent. In this milieu, Ministry of AYUSH
through its Research Councils has already envisaged AYUSH Ph.D.
fellowship scheme to meritorious scholars from AYUSH systems. At this instant as an auxiliary
inventiveness “CCRAS Post Doctoral Fellowship Scheme” has been instituted to identify promising
young researchers with innovative ideas and provide them with training and research opportunities
in different multidisciplinary areas. This scheme is duly approved by the Secretary, Ministry of
Ayush, Government of India in his capacity as Chairperson of Executive Committee along with the
approval of Standing Finance Committee (SFC) and Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the CCRAS (copy of approvals are appended at pages I to III).
The scheme aims at facilitating their transition from mentored to independent research career. CCRAS intends to offer ten (10) such
fellowships every year to promising fresh PhD/PG degree holders of Ayurveda and Ph.D. holders
of related science disciplines at reputed organizations like CSIR, ICMR, DBT, National Institutes,
recognized Universities and National Institutions of AYUSH etc. These fellowships will be
allocated by Director General, CCRAS, depending upon the needs of the Institute/Centre. Read More...