Students will now be able to pursue PhD in traditional medicine courses after the University Grants Commission (UGC) asked all central universities to start a doctorate degree programmes under AYUSH disciplines.
On June 24, AYUSH ministry had written a letter to the UGC requesting it to issue an advisory to educational institutions on the same. AYUSH has announced PhD programmes in AYUSH disciplines from the concerned research council.
The research councils in the field of Ayurvedic Sciences, Homoeopathy, Yoga and Naturopathy among others also conduct clinical and basic research studies and they want to extend research opportunities through PhD fellowship programme for the development of AYUSH.
UGC has asked all central universities to set up a system for enrolment of candidates in the PhD programme and providing them an opportunity to avail fellowship from the concerned research council. The councils will sponsor 200 candidates: 125 postgraduate of Ayush and 75 of science and technology streams for pursuing PhD on Ayush research topics.