Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai

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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.

Courses Offered :

=> Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Research :

=> 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.


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