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Shri Prataprao Ganpatrao Jadhav
Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge)

Ministry of Ayush

Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha

Ministry of Ayush

Ms. Bhavna Saxena
Joint Secretary

Ministry of Ayush

Director General Message


Director General

Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) under Ministry of Ayush is an apex body for conducting research in Siddha system of medicine and provides health care facilities through its 8 peripheral institutes / units and 5 co-located units of CCRS. The Council is engaged in multifaceted research activities. In the area of clinical research, pre-clinical Pharmacological / Toxicological studies, Open label trials, multi-centric Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) are being conducted for acute and chronic diseases. The main emphasis is on diseases of national health priority with a view to develop safe and effective Siddha treatments.

CCRS with the support of premier medical institutes in the country has carried out several clinical trials including double blind randomized placebo-controlled trials in generating evidence of Siddha formulations in mitigating Covid-19 which has been published in peer reviewed journals. The council has completed clinical studies on Fibroid Uterus, Urolithiasis, Diabetes Mellitus, pre-diabetes, sinusitis, assessment of body constitution, Osteo-arthritis. Ongoing trials through Intra Mural Research (IMR) mode include disease conditions like Fibroid Uterus (multi-centric trial) Urolithiasis, Iron deficiency Anaemia, Psoriasis, Primary Dysmenorrhoea, Insomnia, Diabetic Nephropathy, Breast Cancer, leucorrhoea, Urinary tract infections and Adhesive capsulitis are in progress at the respective Institutes.

The WHO related activities include the inclusion of Siddha Morbidity Codes in ICD-11 ASU TM 2 Chapter. And Siddha Terminology document. Other activities include validation studies of Siddha Pharmacopoeial formulations, new formulations are also being tested for drug development and generation of IPR. SiddharKaayakalpam, SiddharYogam, external therapies like Varmam, Thokkanam are the strength of Siddha system for prevention, management and treatment of various diseases are also being validated. Council is also engaged in National collaboration with reputed scientific organization and medical institutions / Universities on diseases of national priorities.

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.


Filled in applications w.r.t Advt. Nos. 3 & 4 dated 07.07.2024 shall be sent to: The Director General, Central Council for Research in Siddha, GST Road, Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai – 600 047.

July 9, 2024

Detailed Notification for Advt. No.4/2024 dated 07.07.2024 and Application formats. Click here to download

July 8, 2024

Detailed Notification for Advt. No.3/2024 dated 07.07.2024 and Application formats. Click here to download

July 8, 2024

Applications are invited for the selection for One post – Research Associate (Siddha)for the IMR Project “Observational study to scientifically validate Siddha diagnostic methods– Neerkuri, Neikuri with the prediction of disease prognosis using machine learning procedures and early diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus complications using the diagnostic standards in Modern Medicine”(SVN-ML) Click here for details

June 12, 2024

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June 11, 2024

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).


Database of Siddha Preparations for certain Diseases mentioned in the enlisted Books of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940Download
Siddha Dossier
Management of Chikungunya
Management of Dengue Fever
Yoga in Siddha
Research in Siddha System of Medicine