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.
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
- 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.
MoU with Prominent Institutions
S.No Name of the Faculty Designation S.No Name of the Faculty Designation 01 Dr. N. Kabilan, M.D.(Siddha) Professor & HOD 02 Dr. K.S. Uma, M.D.(Siddha), MBA Associate Professor 03 Dr. E.M. Manikgantan, M.D. (Siddha) Associate Professor 04 Dr. K. Rajalakshmi, M.D. (Siddha),PG. Dip. In Herbal Products Standardization. Ph.D., Assistant Professor (senior scale) 05 Dr. G. Bharthkumar, M.D.(Siddha) Assistant Professor S.No Name of the Faculty Designation 01 Mr. V. Mohan Lab Technician Gr III 02 Ms.J. Chithra Lab Assistant