CCRH scholarship for Quality MD Dissertations in Homoeopathy

As a step forward in encouraging research aptitude, the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy has decided to provide scholarships for “Quality MD Dissertations in Homoeopathy” to the selected postgraduate homoeopathic doctors based on definite criteria. 

The scholarships are primarily aimed at promoting good quality research in homoeopathy as well as improving the visibility and accessibility of the research work of young postgraduate doctors to a larger research audience. 

  1. Scholarship : The Council will provide a total scholarship of Rs. 25,000/‐ (twenty five thousand only) to the selected candidates.
  2. Number of scholarship : Number of scholarships is limited to 10 per year, 2 for each subject of MD course as mentioned below‐
  3. Eligibility : Medical postgraduates in Homoeopathy who have completed the MD (Hom.) course in first attempt through recognized College/University included in the Second Schedule of Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 shall submit their dissertations and manuscripts within 1 year of declaration of result of their MD course.
  4. Procedure for selection
  • The applications shall be invited once in a year between 1st to 31st December.
  • The candidate shall submit the manuscript (research paper) including title, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials & methods, results, discussion, conclusion and references as given in guidelines for preparing manuscript for IJRH
  • Candidate has to submit 06 hard copies of the manuscript and 1 copy of dissertation along with a CD to CCRH headquarters and e‐mail the same at within the stipulated time period.
S.No. Subject Number of Awards
1. Homoeopathic Materia Medica 2
2. Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy 2
3. Case Taking & Repertory 2
4. Homoeopathic Pharmacy 2
5. Practice of Medicine (including Psychiatry and Paediatrics) 2
  • The candidates who will apply under the scheme would be shortlisted by the Internal Review Committee of the CCRH on the basis of review of dissertations and manuscripts submitted. All the applications received shall be evaluated on the basis of: 
    • Innovativeness
    • Relevance of work
    • Study design
    • Application of research
    • Study outcome
    • CTRI registration in case of clinical trial
  • The shortlisted candidates would be invited for a short presentation of their work before the panel of experts for final selection of the awardee. The Council will provide TA & DA restricted to 2nd class AC rail fares and accommodation as per the rules of Govt. of India, to the shortlisted candidates invited for the presentation.
  • Application duly filled in by the candidates in the prescribed format may be sent to CCRH Headquarters between 1st to 31st December every year. 

The candidate should follow the following guidelines while preparing the manuscript:
The text of the manuscript should be upto 3000 words (excluding Abstract, References and Tables) and divided into sections with the headings: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References. 

  1. Title ‐ A good title should be short, accurate and concise. It should not exceed 50 characters.
  2. Abstract ‐ The manuscript should have a structured abstract of 250 words, representing an
    accurate summary of the article.
  3. Keywords ‐ Three or more keywords should be provided.
  4. Introduction ‐ It should include the rationale, brief review of relevant literature and objectives of the study in about 75‐100 words.
  5. Materials and Methods ‐ Describe all the procedures that were used to achieve the objectives and justify the study design including any technique(s) and procedure(s) used. These include study setting; selection of samples; inclusion/ exclusion criteria; study design; intervention; selection of tools; brief of procedures; outcome assessment; data collection; statistical techniques & data analysis; ethical issues, if any.
  6. Results ‐ Present your results in a logical sequence through the text, tables and illustrations, giving the important findings.
  7. Discussion ‐ Discuss the results and do not repeat them. Compare your findings with those of other related studies whether in agreement or disagreement. Strengths and limitations of the study should be discussed.
  8. Conclusion – Consolidated findings, their implications and recommendations for future research should be mentioned.
  9. References – Appropriate references from recently published journals/literature supporting the research study should be provided. There are many styles that can be used for referencing. In bio‐ medical publications, Vancouver referencing style and the Harvard citation style are commonly used. However, Vancouver referencing style is preferred.

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