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Shripad Yesso Naik

Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of AYUSH

Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha

Ministry of AYUSH

Shri Pramod Kumar Pathak

Additional Secretary
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 8 peripheral Institutes/Units – 3 located in Tamil Nadu, one each in Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh 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.


National Seminar on Siddha Palliative Care for UG/PG Students on 20th December 2019
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December 12, 2019

Slogan writing Contest click here for details

December 12, 2019

Based on the performance of the candidates in the Walk-in Interview held on 11.12.2019, Shri. M. Remold has been provisionally selected by the selection committee for engagement as Assistant Consultant (Admin), SRRI, Thiruvananthapuram.

Based on the performance of the candidates in the written test and Interview held on 11.12.2019, the following candidates have been provisionally selected by the selection committee for engagement as Consultants:
Consultant (Siddha), CCRS Hqrs, Chennai
1. Dr. G. Kirthiga
Medical Consultant (Siddha), SCRI, Chennai
1. Dr. A. Geetha
2. Dr. M. Mohanapriya

December 11, 2019

Brochure for National Seminar on “Art of Healthy Lifestyle through Siddha Dietetics” Seminar by SRRI,Puducherry on 22nd December 2019
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December 10, 2019

3.Mural Painting Contest click here for details

December 6, 2019

Quiz Competition for UG/PG Students on 13th December 2019 click here for details

December 3, 2019

Brochure for Third Siddha day 2020 and National Conference on Siddha Science for Preventive and Promotive Health to be held on 13th January 2020 at Amma Arangam, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai.
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November 29, 2019

Mini Research Project Grant – 2020 click for more details

November 26, 2019

Vacancy for various Group “A”, “B” and “C” posts of CCRAS and the link for Application form.
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For Technical queries/clarifications relating to the filling up of ONLINE APPLICATION, please contact the helpdesk (as is also mentioned in the link above) at or
Phone No: 022-68202705

October 31, 2019

Advertisement for Ph.D. Fellowship/ Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) for NET qualified Non- AYUSH (Non-medical) Aspirant
click here for AYUSH Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme details
click here for application details

June 26, 2019

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 eight Research Institutes/Units in six states namely, Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Mettur & Palayamkottai), Puducherry, New Delhi, Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram), Karnataka(Banglore) and Andra Pradesh (Tirupati). Siddha is a science of holistic health emphasizing 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