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CCRAS Invites applications for Ph.D. Fellowship / Junior Research Fellowships - 30 fellowships


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The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) is an autonomous body under the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homoeopathy (AYUSH), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The Council is an apex body in India for formulation, development and promotion of research in Ayurvedic system of medicine. The Council carries out its activities and functions through its network of 31 Institutions located all over India.

Ph.D. Fellowships/Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) for NET qualified Non- AYUSH (Non-Medical) Aspirants to pursue Ph.D. in Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy

The Central Research Councils function under Ministry of AYUSH, Govt, of India to promote and coordinate research activities in the respective systems of medicine, as indicated below:
i. Ayurveda: Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS)
ii. Yoga & Naturopathy: Ceneral Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN)
iii. Unani: Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM)
iv. Siddha: Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS)
v. Homoeopathy: Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH)

The CCRAS on behalf of the above-mentioned five Central Research Councils invites applications from Non-AYUSH candidates (Non-Medical) who have qualified the concerned National Eligibility Test, namely Joint CSIR-UGC test for JRF and LS (NET); DBT- JRF in Biotechnology: Bio-technology Eligibility Test(BET); ICAR's AICE- SRF (PGS); and ICMR JRF and willing to undertake research on AYUSH related projects for pursuing Ph D. programmes in the University/lnstitution of their choice. The research project shall be in the fields of Biomedical Sciences with emphasis on Life Sciences such as Microbiology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Human Biology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Zoology, Environment Science, Botany, Veterinary Sciences, and Pharmacy etc.; Chemical Sciences such as Biochemistry, Chemistry including Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry - Phyto Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry & Natural Product Chemistry etc.; Physical Sciences including Biophysics; Social Sciences such as Psychology for Mental Diseases and Sociology for Demographic Survey etc.; and Biostatistics.

Stream-wise no.of fellowships are as under
CCRAS Ayurveda : 16
CCRYN Yoga & Naturopathy : 04
CCRUM Unani : 03
CCRS Siddha : 02

CCRH Homeopathy : 05

Note: The no. of fellowship indicated above are tentative and subject to change.

Essential Qualification: Post Graduation in Biomedical Sciences (with emphasis on Life Sciences)/Chemical Sciences/Physical Sciences/Social Sciences/Biostatistics and having a NET Certificate with eligible validity period, as mentioned above.

Upper Age Limit: 28 years as on the date of issue of advertisement in the Employment News. This will be relaxable up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes/OBC, Physically Handicapped (lower locomotive disability only) and female applicants.

Stipend & Contingency: The fellowship will be provided for pursuing Ph.D. under a recognised University/lnstitution of choice by the candidates and during their fellowship, they will be termed as Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) for 2-3 years extendable as Senior Research Fellows (SRF) for 2-3 years, total for maximum 5 years. The monthly emoluments will be Rs. 25,000/- for JRF and Rs.28,000/- for SRF + House Rent Allowance per month + annual contingency of Rs.20,000/- to the University/lnstitution (likely to increase as per DST norms, if approved). In addition, the fellow may submit a project proposal to obtain one time Research Contingency Grant- in-Aid up to Rs. 01.00 lakh within 3 months of joining the fellowship subject to approval of the concerned Research Council.

How to apply
The interested candidates possessing the above mentioned qualification as on the date of publication of advertisement in the Employment News may apply to the concerned research councils directly in the prescribed application form (Annexure- I of the AYUSH Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme. 2018) for the respective streams of their interest (Ayurveda/Yoga & Naturopathy/Unani/Siddha/Homoeopathy). Candidates interested to apply in more than one stream of AYUSH are required to apply separately to respective councils.'The Application Form (Annexure-I) and Fellowship Scheme are available on the given websites of Research Councils and Ministry of AYUSH- Only the shortlisted candidates will be informed and called for interview by the respective Councils. The applicants are advised to visit these websites regularly for updates.

7 Last date for submission of Application Form : Up to Two Months (60 days) fromthe date of advertisement in the Employment News.

Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences
Jawahar Lal Nehru Bhartiya Chikitsa Evam Homoeopathy Anusadhan Bhawan
No. 61-65, Institutional Area, Opp. "D" Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi - 110058

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