Ph.D Siddha (Doctoral)


Applications Are Invited From The Eligible Candidates For Admission To Full-Time Ph.D Programme For The Academic Year 2023-24 


As per the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Guindy, Chennai – 32, letter No Proc.No.ACI(3)/16000/2012 dated 17.04.2017, This Institute is offering Research programme which leading to the award of Ph. D degree (Click here to download Latest PhD Guidelines – 59th SAB)

National Institute of Siddha is recognized by The T.N.Dr.M.G.R Medical University, Chennai for conducting Ph.D programme in Eight branches of Siddha specialty. Some of the faculty members are recognized as guide for Ph.D programme. Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India has sanctioned 12 research fellowship (i. e two for each department) with monthly stipend. Based on the availability of guide and the number of candidates for whom each guide could provide service, the M.D(S) qualified candidates will be selected by conducting entrance examination. The six specialties are…

      • Maruthuvam
      • Gunapadam
      • Kuzhandai Maruthuvam
      • Noi Nadal
      • Nanju Maruthuvam
      • Pura Maruthuvam
      • Varmam Maruthuvam
      • Siddhar Yogam Maruthuvam


The total duration of the Ph.D programme is three years. Under special circumstances, considering the importance of the work, Director, NIS, may extend the tenure of the Ph.D programme upon the recommendation of the Supervising Guide and also based on the rules and regulations of The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, in this regard from time-to time. The Ph.D Scholars can also be terminated from the programme at any time if the work and the conduct of the candidates are found to be unsatisfactory by the Competent Authority.


The Ph.D candidates will be paid a stipend of Rs. 50315 + DA for the First Year and Rs. 51990 + DA for the Second year, which may be revised from time-to-time as per the orders received from the Ministry of AYUSH. The stipend period will commence from July 1st or January 1st every year, based on their joining session, subject to the condition that the stipend will be disbursed only after the candidate obtains confirmation of his/her provisional registration from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai. The stipend will be released on the basis of the attendance certified by the respective Supervising Guide and/or Biometric attendance.

As per the extant rules, no stipend is admissible after 2 years. Stipend / Salary will not be admissible for regular in-service Faculty Members/Medical Officers of Central/State Government organizations who joins for Full Time Ph.D programme by availing study leave or scholarship/fellowship from other sources.


Candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D programme should have obtained a Post-Graduate Degree in Siddha, in the concerned subject under Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970.


The maximum age of the candidate applying for Ph. D programme shall not exceed 32 years as on the last date of receipt of the application. Age relaxation is applicable to SC/ST/OBC and women candidate as per central Government rules and the Bye Laws of the Institute



 The Patent rights obtained as an outcome of the research work will vest jointly with NIS Chennai, the Supervising Guide and the Candidate.



Hostel accommodation may be provided to the Ph.D scholars subject to availability.



The Application for Ph.D Programme is to be downloaded from the NIS Website: Filled up Application Form should be sent by Registered Post / Speed Post /submitted in Person to The Director, National Institute of Siddha, Tambaram Sanatoruim, Chennai 600047. The Application Fee is Rs. 2,000/- (Rupees two thousand only) for general candidates and Rs.1500/- (Rupees one thousand five hundred only) for SC /ST candidates. The Application fee may be paid by way of a Demand draft drawn in favour of ‘The Director, National Institute of Siddha’, payable at Chennai. The Demand Draft shall be attached with the Application Form, failing which the Application Form will be summarily rejected. In-service candidates must submit their application only through their Competent Authority with the required documents. Otherwise such applications will not be considered at any cost.

Application Fee once remitted will not be refunded under any circumstances. Inadequately filled up/ incomplete applications will also be summarily rejected. The Application Fee of such applicants will also be forfeited.



Applications for Ph.D Programme are invited through a newspaper advertisement issued every year. Selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of merit that will be ascertained through a Written Test and Personal Interview. The minimum qualifying marks in the Written Test would be 55% for UR and OBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST candidates. The Written Test will be followed by the Personal Interview by the duly constituted Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will consist of The Director, Dean, Supervising Guide and a Senior Faculty member in the concerned specialty. If two candidates of the same category/specialty score equal marks in the Written Test, their dates of birth will be considered for preparing the final merit list. In case the dates of birth is similar then the total marks obtained in final year M.D (Siddha) examination will be considered for preparing the final merit list.



The Question Paper will consist of 100 MCQ Questions from the following subjects:
Concerned PG subjects : 60 marks
Clinical trial management : 20 marks

Research Methodology and Bio Statistics : 20 marks

One mark will be awarded for each correct answer. Negative marks will also be there. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer or if more than one answer has been selected. Zero marks will be given for unattended questions.



S. No.

Name of Specialty

Name of Supervising Guide


Maruthuvam Dr. T. Lakshmi Kantham, Associate Professor & HoD (i/c)


Dr. H. Vetha Merlin Kumari, Associate Professor


Dr. H. Nalini Sofia, Associate Professor


Gunapadam Dr. S. Visweswaran, Associate Professor


Dr. S. Sivakkumar, Associate Professor & HoD (i/c)


Dr. A. Mariappan, Associate Professor


Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam Prof. (Dr.) M. Meenakshi Sundaram, Head of the Department


Dr. A.M. Amala Hazel, Associate Professor


Dr. K. Suresh, Associate Professor


Dr.P. Arul Mozhi, Associate Professor


Dr. K. Vennila, Associate Professor


Noi Naadal Prof. (Dr.) G.J Christian, Head of the Department


Dr. S. Elansekaran, Associate Professor


Dr. M. Ramamurthy, Associate Professor


Nanju Maruthuvam Dr. R. Madhavan, Associate Professor & HoD (i/c)


Dr. P. Shanmugapriya, Associate Professor


Pura Maruthuvam Dr. M. V. Mahadevan, Associate Professor & Head (i/c)


Dr. D. Periyasami, Associate Professor


Varmam Maruthuvam Prof. (Dr.) N.J Muthukumar, Head of the Department


Siddhar Yogam Maruthuvam Dr. V. Mahalakshmi, Associate Professor & Head (i/c)


FEES STUCTURES FOR THE SECOND AND THIRD YEAR (As per the Prospectus of Academic Year 202-23)

First Year fee for Ph.D programme
I Installment II Installment (after getting provisional registration from the T.N Dr. M.G.R Medical University)
(At the time of admission)
Item Amount (Rs.) Item Amount (Rs.)
Non-refundable Non-refundable
Admission fee 5000 Tuition fee 5000
Research fee 25000 Research fee 20000
Bulletin fee 750 Lab/Hospital fee 3000
Computer & Internet fee 5000 Sports fee 1000
Library fee 4000 Annual Day/ Cultural fee 1000
Literary fee 1000    
Development fee 2500    
Prospectus fee 2000    
Identity Card 500    
Caution Deposit 25000    
Total 70750 Total 30000
Grand Total of I & II Installments 70750 + 30000 100750
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