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List of Awardees for SPARK batch 2022-2023

Important Notices

  • Those Colleges may be blacklisted who will not transfer the studentship amount to the SPARK Awardees of their Colleges for 2022-23 Batch latest by 6th of November, 2023. Further, the applications/ proposals submitted for 2023-24 SPARK batch and onwards by their students shall be deemed disqualified.



The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has initiated the “STUDENTSHIP PROGRAM FOR AYURVEDA RESEARCH KEN (SPARK) in order to promote interest and aptitude for research among ayurveda undergraduates. The main objective of this program is to provide an opportunity to undergraduate Ayurveda students to familiarize themselves with research methodology and techniques by being associated for a short duration with their seniors on ongoing research program or by undertaking independent projects. This may serve as an incentive for them to take up research as a career in the future. The Guide/ Institution must provide the student with all facilities for carrying out research. A number of students are being benefitted by the similar program conducted by ICMR (https://sts.icmr.org.in/) and CCRH (https://www.ccrhindia.nic.in//admnis/admin/showimg.aspx?ID=15931 ).

The value of the studentship will be Rs.25,000/- per month for two months duration (Total Rs.50,000/- only) and is meant to be a stipend for the student. This is paid only after completion of research and approval of final report. Costs of research must be borne by Institution/Medical College where research is conducted. CCRAS institutes may be approached by the Guide/student for any technical guidance in formulation and execution of research proposals. A certificate will be issued and posted to Principal's office after 6-8 months of completion of research.


This program is only for interested Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) students [1st year to 4th year (before appearing in 4th year final exams)] studying in Ayurvedic Medical recognized by NCISM, before they appear in their final exams and therefore, interns/ PG students are not eligible to apply.

The student must carry out the research in his/ her own medical college under the guide who is regular faculty of the medical college. Only permanent full time faculty members working in any of the Department of the Medical College where the student is enrolled can act as the guide. Part time consultants/visiting faculty/ residents/ Tutors/ PG students cannot be the guide.

Only Two student will be allowed to work under one guide. Two or more students are not permitted to work on the same topic in a group. Proposals submitted on the same topic by different students are liable to be rejected outright. The student may have one Guide and other Co-Guides. However, CCRAS will recognize only ONE main Guide for all purposes.

Only Indian National students who are studying in recognized Ayurvedic medical colleges of India can apply. NRI's & Students from foreign institutes are not eligible for this program.

One student can apply in any year of his undergraduate tenure but the studentship can be awarded only two times in different years to one student subject to selection of his application on merits.    Read More

Application Process (Timeline)

  • Notification:- 15th October, 2023
  • Registration and Submission of proposal by student:- 15th October to 15th November Every Year
  • Review of Proposal:- 16th December -23rd December, 2023
  • Final Evaluation:- 3rd and 4th January, 2023
  • Result Announcement:- 15th January, 2024
  • Last date of receiving acceptance letters:- 31st January
  • Issuance of Award Letters:- 1st February, 2024
  • Completion of project:- 30th April, 2024
  • Report Submission:- 31st May, 2024
  • Review of final Report:- 15th July, 2024
  • Sanction of the award, Stipend and certificate:- 31st July, 2024 (In the year report submission)

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General Instructions

  • Students are requested to visit CCRAS SPARK website (http://spark.ccras.nic.in/) and comply with instructions updated from time to time about SPARK program.
  • Only those proposals will be considered for further evaluation which are recommended by the College Screening Committee and endorsed from the Head of Institute after duly abiding by the 10% annual UG sanctioned strength clause for e.g., if a college has 100 UG seats annual intake, they can send only 10 proposals for SPARK 2023-2024.
  • The selected students by the College/ Institution screening committee will submit the proposal along with the forwarding letter of the College/ Institution authority duly signed & stamped by the Principal/ Director/ Dean of the College/ Institution on the letter head addressed to DG, CCRAS, New Delhi in the prescribed format.
  • For SPARK program 2034-2024, the last date for submitting ONLINE PROPOSAL applications and other enclosures is 15th November. The student should have all documents ready before filling up online application form (Research proposal/ attestation form/ other enclosures like College Approval Letter, IEC approval, ICF, Case record forms etc).
  • Scanned documents i.e., Application/ Report Attestation Form, Ethics Committee Clearance or other files viz., Case record, Questionnaire etc. should be submitted in readable PDF file (Text PDF not converted from Image) only and other formats viz. MS Word, JPEG etc. will not be accepted.
  • Guides/Students are requested to register on SPARK portal well in advance and not to wait for the last date to avoid the last-minute rush.
  • The Council will not be responsible in case the student is unable to submit the proposal/ project in time due to any reason whatsoever and request for extension of last date will not be considered.
  • After completion of the project under SPARK, CCRAS and Ministry of AYUSH shall not be responsible to provide / ensure any kind of paid or honorary, part or full-time employment to the student in the Council or Ministry.
  • All disputes pertaining to this programme shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only.
  • Change of guide, in any case, must be intimated by email to CCRAS at: spark.ayu@ccras.nic.in within 15 days with the acceptance of new guide under approval of Head of Intuition/Principal.
  • All correspondence will be sent on e-mail and/or College address only.
  • For any further clarifications applicant may contact on given e-mail using official e-mail id of their Academic Institute.
  • This time only Online proposals will be entertained which has to be submitted on the SPARK portal itself. Neither physical form nor proposal forwarded via the email will be accepted. Still, if received it will be deemed cancelled.
  • Registration by the Guide followed by Registration by the Student (One guide can only register for maximum two students and one student can apply only for one subject. The student can apply only for the subject of pursuing Year/ Professional of BAMS.)
  • The Guide should be of the subjects of the same Year/ Professional of the student. The student and the guide should not be in blood relation.


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