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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...


  • CCRAS Post Doctoral Fellowship is open to Indian nationals only. The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • Any PhD/PG degree holders of Ayurveda and Ph.D. degree holders of related science disciplines within three years of award of PhD/PG degree, or those who have submitted PhD theses and also those who have received their provisional PhD/ PG degree can apply.
  • Applicants who are about to submit thesis are also eligible to apply, but, their selection will be subject to the condition that they would have submitted thesis before the expiry of the validity of the award offer.
  • Applicants should have research publications in high impact factor SCI journals.
  • The candidate should not be more than 40 years of age on the last date of application. Maximum relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Physically handicapped candidate and women candidates and 3 years in case of OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates. For deserving candidates age can be relaxed maximum up to maximum of 3 years based on earlier work done, publications, awards etc. Director General, CCRAS may consider and relax on the recommendation of the screening committee.

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CCRAS Post Doctoral Fellowship is aimed to identify motivated young researchers of Ayurveda and related science disciplines to provide them support for doing research in frontier areas of Ayurveda and to enhance their academic and research capabilities. The fellows will work under a mentor, at reputed organizations like CSIR, ICMR, DBT, National Institutes, recognized Universities and National Institutions of AYUSH etc. for the tenure of two (2) years.

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Application Timeline

  • Notification:- 1st December, 2023
  • Registration and Submission of proposal by student:- 1st December to 31 st December 2023
  • Presentation and Interview:- 15th February 2024
  • Result Announcement:- 28th February, 2024
  • Revised Proposal and Undertaking Submission:- 11th March, 2024
  • Issuance of call letter for grant-in-aid claim bill:- 18th March, 2023
  • Grant-in-aid claim bill submission:- 24th March, 2024
  • Release of Sancation Order:- 31st March, 2024