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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.


Ministry of AYUSH invites all AYUSH professionals to a webinar on “Ayush Sanjivani” mobile application for assessing the AYUSH-based measures adopted by public for enhancing immunity in the difficult COVID-19 situation.

Date of event: Thursday, 4 June 2020
Time: 11 AM onwards

Link to the event:

Note: There is no need for a separate registration for this event. You can participate in this event by clicking on link provided at the said time on 4 June 2020.

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
( and Author instructions for JRSM available from
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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

It has been noted that logo of CCRS is used by people without permission and also names of officials without permission in guidelines and common social media post. No one is empowered to use the logo of any organisation without prior permission.

March 30, 2020

Advisory from ministry of AYUSH for meeting the challenge arising out of spread of corona virus (COVID-19) in India Click here for download

March 27, 2020

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

Owing to exemplary performance during the Swachata Pakhwada fortnight between 16-31 Oct 2018, the Ministry of AYUSH has awarded 1st Rank to CCRS. This made possible with the support and active participation of all officers and staff of CCRS institutes / units.

January 14, 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