• NIS is affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai.
  • Education, Syllabus and Curriculum are in accordance with the norms fixed by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), New Delhi.

Siddha graduates with B.S.M.S / B.I.M Degrees are eligible to apply for the Post graduate M.D (Siddha) degree courses. A Common Entrance Examination for the selection of students for all the 6 Post-graduate courses is conducted by NIS for every academic year. Based on the entrance marks and academic marks and reservations, the students are selected and admitted. One seat is allotted for a Siddha graduate from other countries* (BIMSTEC) in any one branch cyclically every year.

The Post-graduate courses mentioned below have commenced at National Institute of Siddha (from 30-09-2004) with an annual intake of 5 students for each branch, thus making a total intake of Post-graduate students to 30 in all. The intake strength has been increased to 46 on account of OBC 27% reservation from 2008-09 onwards.

The branches offered to PG programme in Siddha are:

  • Maruthuvam - 8 Seats
  • Gunapadam- 8 seats
  • SirappuMaruthuvam- 8 seats
  • Kuzhandai Maruthuvam- 8 seats
  • Noi Nadal - 7 seats
  • Nanju Noolum Maruthuva Needhi Noolum - 7 seats


Out of 46 seats permitted in MD(Siddha) course, 1 seat is reserved for candidates from BIMSTEC Countries. Foreign candidates with the required basic qualification in Siddha, namely, Bachelor of Indian Medicine (B.I.M) or Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (B.S.M.S) or equivalent degree as approved by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)—have to submit their applications to the Indian Embassies in their countries. The Indian Embassies will forward their applications to the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in New Delhi which in turn will forward the applications to the National Institute of Siddha, Chennai to consider for admission to the first year of 3-Year MD(Siddha) degree course.

A foreign (BIMSTEC) candidate seeking admission to I year M.D(Siddha) degree course has to submit an application, along with all the original documents, to The Registrar, The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University, Guindy, Chennai – 600 032 for obtaining Eligibility Certificate from the University.

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