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FITM-AYUSH Research Fellowship Scheme

In order to promote the Indian Systems of Medicine domestically and internationally, it is important to understand and assess regulatory frameworks, value chains, global economy of Traditional Medicine, and international legislations pertaining to the same. While there is a substantial body of clinical, pharmacological, pharmacognosy, and other related research on Indian Traditional Medicines (ITMs), there is greater need for research on economic, sociological, politico-economic, trade, management, and technology related aspects of ITM in health systems. Therefore, FITM has launched the Research Fellowship Programme to encourage and promote research in aforementioned areas.


  • Ms. Roma Pandey for "Developing standardized guidelines and procedures for post-harvest processing and value addition in herbal raw material of high value medicinal plants for small scale farmers and industries."
  • Ms. Preeti Dhobal for “Value Chain Analysis of Raw Materials used in Sowa Rigpa Traditional System”
  • Mr. Karunanidhi Sharma for “Gap, scope and limitations of India, USA, Europe and Canada countries for export for Ayurvedic medicine (from India) and possible suggestions for increment in it.”
  • Saranya S for “Health, economic and satisfaction level outcomes of Ayurveda: An evaluation of selected districts of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh”


  • Jagriti Sharma for "A Comparative Assessment of Socioeconomic Determinants of Health Seeking Behaviour for Traditional Medicine in Rajasthan & Karnataka with special reference to Ayurveda"