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SMART programme for Ayurveda professionals to boost R&D in Indian Ayurveda

AYUSH aims to open new avenues with ‘SMART’ initiative for quality research in Ayurveda

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The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) and the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) have launched the Scope for Mainstreaming Ayurveda Research in Teaching professionals (SMART) programme aimed to boost scientific research in priority healthcare research areas through Ayurveda colleges and hospitals.

The programme was launched yesterday by Vaidya Jayant Deopujari, Chairman, NCISM, and Professor Rabinarayan Acharya, Director General, CCRAS, in the presence of Professor BS Prasad, President, Board of Ayurveda, NCISM, and other senior officials.

While highlighting key points of ‘SMART’, Professor Vaidya Rabinarayan Acharya, Director General, CCRAS, said, “The proposed initiative is conceptualised with an objective to identify, support and promote innovative research ideas in healthcare research areas including osteoarthritis, iron deficiency anaemia, chronic bronchitis, dyslipidemia, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, diabetes mellitus, psoriasis, generalised anxiety disorder and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).

He also said that the eligible Ayurveda academic institutions may apply by 10th January, 2023. All details regarding contact information, eligibility criteria and application process have been shared to all recognised academic institutions and hospitals through NCISM.

Edits by EP News Bureau

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