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  • 05 September, 2022

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SPARK Program

SPARK Program

The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) recently developed the Studentship Program for Ayurveda Research Ken (SPARK) for Ayurveda students enrolled in accredited Ayurveda colleges in an innovative effort to assist the research endeavors of the nation's brightest young brains.

About SPARK Program


  • By Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS).


  • SPARK aims to support the research ideas of young undergraduate students enrolled in Ayurveda Colleges across India.

Application process

  • The application process for SPARK will be completely online.
  • Interested candidates will be required to submit their research proposals through the SPARK Portal.
  • The proposals will be evaluated by eminent experts and reviewers.
  • The selected fellows will be offered financial support of Rs.50, 000 under the fellowship.


  • Scientific research: It will support the innovative ideas of young students and promote the culture of evidence-based scientific research in the field of Traditional Medicine.
  • Research ideas: The SPARK program is primarily developed to help students develop acumen for research and to further support and incentivize their research ideas.

Central Council for Ayurvedic Sciences Research (CCRAS)

  • It is an independent division of the Ministry of AYUSH.
  • It is the nation's top body for formulating, coordinating, advancing, and promoting scientific research in Ayurveda and the Sowa-Rigpa school of medicine.
  • To better serve the public, CCRAS has created and implemented a wide variety of plans and initiatives.
  • The Council has sped up top-notch research in the fields of Ayurveda and related disciplines.
  • The Council has created up to 18 formulations and technologies in addition to well-known ones like Ayush-64.
  • The Council is collaborating with top scientific institutes in Romania, Germany, Israel, the USA, Canada, and the World Health Organization on research and development projects at the moment (WHO).

Source: PIB

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