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Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of AYUSH

Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha

Ministry of AYUSH

Shri P.N. Ranjit Kumar

Joint Secretary
Ministry of AYUSH

Director General Message

Prof. Dr. K. Kanakavalli

Director General

Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) is the apex body pertaining to research in Siddha system of Medicine. CCRS is working towards the scientific validation of Siddha System of Medicine through clinical research, drug research, medicinal plants research, fundamental research, literary research and documentation.

CCRS is carrying out its research activities and health care services mainly through 7 peripheral Institutes/Units – 3 located in Tamil Nadu, one each in Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka and New Delhi. CCRS is currently carrying out 33 Intra-mural Research (IMR) Projects funded by Ministry of AYUSH.

CCRS has more than 1000 palm leaf manuscripts and involved in decoding the formulations and other contents and publishing as books. CCRS is also publishing rare Siddha literatures, palm leaf manuscripts and till now 50 books have been published. The research outcomes are converted into intellectual property rights through patents and publications in peer reviewed journals.


2nd Siddha Day Brochure & Registration Form
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  1. Mini Research Project Grant.
    Last date for submission is 15th Extended upto: 17th December, 2018
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  2. Pre-Siddha Day Event – Mural Painting Contest
    Last Date for submission is: 10th Extended upto: 17th December, 2018
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  3. Pre-Siddha Day Event – Terrace Garden Contest for Public
    Last Date: 10th Extended upto: 20th December, 2018
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  4. Pre-Siddha Day Event – Write-a-Thon Competition for Public
    Last Date: 10th December, 2018
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  5. Pre-Siddha Day Event – Scientific writing & Writing Success stories
    Last Date: 15th Extended upto: 17th December, 2018
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  6. Contributions invited for the 2nd Siddha Day Souvenir
    Last Date: 10th  Extended upto: 17th December, 2018
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November 26, 2018

National Seminar on Management of Vector Borne Diseases through Siddha System of Medicine
Organised by SCRU, New Delhi on 15.12.2018 at New Delhi
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Seminar on Fundamental Principles in Siddha System of Medicine
Date: 11th December 2018
Venue: Santhigiri Siddha Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
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Scope and Management of Skin Diseases in Siddha System of Medicine – A National Seminar
Venue: Sivaraj Medical Colleges, Salem on 13-12-2018
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Scope of clinical practice in Siddha System of Medicine
Date: 19th December 2018 at Govt. Siddha Medical College Auditorium, Palayamkottai
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November 20, 2018
Siddha Day 2018 Count Down


October 31, 2018

Central Council for Research in Siddha

For the development of Siddha system of Medicine, Govt. of India, by  bifurcating the erstwhile CCRAS, formed CCRS (Central Council for Research in Siddha) with its headquarters in Chennai and six Research Institutes/Units in four states namely, Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Mettur & Palayamkottai), Puducherry (Puducherry), New Delhi and Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram). Siddha is a science of holistic health emphasising both drug and diet for human health care.

The Council has the vision of preservation and transmission of Knowledge and enhancement of the quality of research for developing drugs with quality, safety and efficacy through well-established preclinical and clinical research facilities — to prevent / manage /cure the diseases of varied aetiology.

To undertake scientific research works in Siddha in a time-bound and cost-effective manner, to coordinate, aid, promote and collaborate research with different units of sister Councils and Research Organizations.

To publish research articles/research journals, to exhibit achievements and to propagate research outcomes for all the stakeholders. To provide consultancy services for research projects and  drug development (adopting both classical and modern techniques/equipments for Diagnosis, evolving evidence based Siddha drug treatment/therapy and promoting Siddha drug manufacture in collaboration with the other technical organizations).


Management of Chikungunya
Management of Dengue Fever
Yoga in Siddha
Research in Siddha System of Medicine