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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.


COVID-19 CCRS Evidence based Medicine

June 25, 2020

AYUSH Covid-19 Call Centre at All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
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June 22, 2020

Advertisement for Research Associate Siddha for SNOMED-CT Project
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Application should reach office through mail on or before 5:00 pm, 30June 2020

June 18, 2020

Watch the full event of Webinar on the “Glimpses of Ayush Sanjivani Mobile App and scope of applications” held on 11.06.2020 at 11:30 AM, jointly organized by the Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) and the National Institute of Siddha, Chennai

The “AYUSH Sanjivani” mobile app is developed for analysing the impact of AYUSH advisories on immunity enhancement for the prevention of COVID-19.

June 18, 2020

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June 1, 2020

Guidelines for Siddha Practitioners For Covid-19
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June 1, 2020

Call for Research Proposals on AYUSH Interventions Click here for proposal

Notification to call applications for supporting AYUSH interventions related Research Studies on SARS-COV-2 Infection and COVID-19 disease under Extra Mural Research (EMR) Scheme. Click here for annexure

April 22, 2020

Journal of Research in Siddha Medicine (JRSM) has been issued with ISSN (2582-1954) by NISCAIR, New Delhi. The journal is in the process of obtaining UGC approval also. The journal has planned special issue on ‘Viral diseases’ with special emphasis on COVID-19 on account of coronavirus pandemic. Original articles, case reports, review articles and short communication falling under the scope of viral diseases must be submitted within 15 days from this notification by email to Authors are directed to strictly adhere to Uniform Requirements as per ICMJE guidelines
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April 5, 2020

Activities of CCRS to Combat COVID-19
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April 5, 2020

This is not an official publication of CCRS. CCRS could not be held responsible for the below contents
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March 31, 2020

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