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Shri Sarbananda Sonowal
Hon’ble Cabinet Minister

Ministry of Ayush & Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai
Hon’ble Minister of State

Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Women & Child Development.

Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha

Ministry of Ayush

Shri Pramod Kumar Pathak
Special 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.


The Hon. Union Minister for AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal has launched a new dedicated website for the Central Council for Research in Siddha’s Journal of Research in Siddha Medicine ( hosted by Wolters Kluwer Meknow. Medknow operates the Open access (OA) model of publishing services, providing unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research.
Instructions to authors and online submission details are available on

January 7, 2022

Tender Notice for eprocurement at SRRI, Puducherry
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December 2, 2021

Research Associate (Siddha) – One post and Junior Research Fellow (Biochemistry) – one post for the IMR Project “An Open Label, Randomized Control Proof of Concept Study to Compare the Efficacy of Thiriloga Chendhuram (TC) with Annabedhi Chendhuram (ABC; Active Control) in the Treatment of Veluppu Noi (Iron Deficiency Anaemia) in Women of Reproductive Age”.
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September 14, 2021

Draft of startup initiative of CCRS – ARIVU
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July 22, 2021

AYUSH COVID-19 Counselling Helpline Number

May 25, 2021

COVID-19 CCRS Evidence based Medicine

June 25, 2020

Activities of CCRS to Combat COVID-19
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April 5, 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

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).


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Yoga in Siddha
Research in Siddha System of Medicine