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Department of Siddha

  • Siddha system originated in Tamilnadu, the most ancient among the AYUSH (Ayurvedha, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) systems. Siddha system has the rich cultural heritage and health traditions. Siddhars, the forefathers of the Siddha system, transferred their rich knowledge to the suffering mankind through their disciples. Panchabooptham (Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Space), Mukkuttram (Vatha, Pitha kabha) and Arusuvaigal (Sweet, Bitter, Sour, Astringent, Salt & Pungent) are the basic principles of Siddha philosophy. The derangement in any of the Mukkuttram leads to diseases. The treatment is based on the correction of the vitiated Mukkuttram. Initially the system was taught through Gurukula method. They recorded their works in palm leaf manuscripts. From 1964 onwards the Siddha system evaluated as institution based medical degree.

    The Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H) were given an independent identity in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 1995 by creating a separate Department, which was renamed as Department of Ayurvedha, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in November 2003. As a Statutory Regulatory Council, The Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) was set up under the Acts of Parliament. The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedha and Siddha (CCRAS), is the apex research council of AYUSH, which governs the research activities.

    In order to strengthen the Siddha system it was proposed to start a new Department for Siddha at this University campus, a resolution was passed at the 112th GC meeting held on 5-10-2001.Following that the Department of Siddha has been functioning from November 2007. The main objective to start the Department in this University is to standardize the Siddha drugs, clinical research and to provide the quality education and Research. The Department is marching forward towards the above goals.

  • Courses

    The Governing Council of this University has permitted to start Post – Graduate courses in two branches. The necessary approval is awaited from the Government.


    2007 - 2008
    2008 - 2009
    2009 - 2010
    2010 - 2011
    2011 - 2012
    2012 - 2013
    2013 - 2014

  • Ph.D. Programme

    • The Department has got recognition for conducting Ph.D programme from the academic year 2008 – 2009 onwards.
    • The Department of Siddha is the first of its kind offering Ph.D degree in Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) recognized University.
    • Four candidates applied for provisional registration and four has been registered so far in the faculty of Siddha.


    Research Activities



  • MoU with Prominent Institutions

    • MoU with Eastern University, Srilanka.
    • MoU with Central Council for Research in Ayurvedha and Siddha (CCRAS), .
    • MoU with National Institute of Siddha, Chennai .
    • MoU with Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai is under process.


    • MMC, Chennai-3.
    • Government Siddha Medical college, Chennai-106
    • Siddha Central Research Institute, (SCRI), Chennai-106
    • Vel's College of Pharmacy , Chennai-43
    • CSMDRI, Chennai-106
    • C.L.Baid Metha College of Pharmacy, Chennai -96

  • S.No Name of the Faculty Designation  
    01 Dr. N. Kabilan, M.D.(Siddha),Ph.D., Professor & HOD [Read more]
    02 Dr. K.S. Uma, M.D.(Siddha), M.B.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor [Read more]
    03 Dr. E.M. Manikgantan, M.D. (Siddha), Ph.D., Associate Professor [Read more]
    04 Dr. G. Bharthkumar, M.D.(Siddha), Ph.D., Assistant Professor [Read more]
    S.No Name of the Faculty Designation
    01 Mr. V. Mohan Lab Technician Gr III
    02 Ms.J. Chithra Lab Assistant

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