The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) and the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) have launched ‘SMART’ (Scope for Mainstreaming Ayurveda Research in Teaching Professionals) program aimed to boost scientific research in priority healthcare research areas through Ayurveda colleges and hospitals.
The program was launched on 2nd January, 2023 by the Chairman of NCISM and the Director General of CCRAS in the presence of the President of Board of Ayurveda, NCISM and other senior officials.
The proposed initiative is conceptualised with an objective to identify, support and promote innovative research ideas in healthcare research areas. These areas include Osteoarthritis, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Chronic Bronchitis, Dyslipidemia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Psoriasis, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
The eligible Ayurveda academic institutions may apply to the programme by 10 January, 2023. All details regarding contact information, eligibility criteria and application process have been shared to all recognized academic institutions and hospitals through NCISM.