1. What is Siddha?
Siddha is a science of holistic approach, which illustrates Drug (Elixir) and Diet (Regimen) for human health care.
2. Is there any National Institute of Siddha?
Yes, this is located at Tambram Sanatorium in Chennai. This is a postgraduate Educational Research Institute for Siddha.
3. How many postgraduate specializations are in Siddha?
There is Six Specialization in Siddha, ie. Maruthuvam (General medicine), Gunapadam(Pharmacology), Noi Naadal, (Pathology), Sirappu maruthuvam(Special medicine), Kulanthai pini maruthuvam (Paediatrics) and Nanji nool maruthuvam (Toxicology).
4. How many Siddha Colleges are in India and what courses they offer?
There are 6 Siddha colleges are in Tamilnadu and one at Kerala, which are situated at Chennai (3), Coimbatore (1), Tirunelveli (1), Munchirai (1) and Santhagiri (1) at Trivandrum in kerala.
They are offering under graduation and Post graduation in Siddha.
5. Is there any separate Central Government Research Council working for Siddha?
There is no separate Council for Siddha, but the Siddha research institutes/units are functioning under Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS)."
6. What is the course duration for U.G and P.G in Siddha?
5 years and 6 months for under graduation and 3 years for post graduation.
7. How many Siddha hospitals and dispensaries are in India?
There are 276 Siddha hospitals and 444 Siddha dispensaries.
8. Whether any Central research institute, Regional Research Institute and Clinical Research Units are in India for Siddha?
Yes. The CCRAS has Research Institutions for Siddha. A Central research institute is functioning at Chennai, one Regional Research Institute in Puducherry and one Clinical Research Unit is in Thirunelveli (Tamilnadu) and Santhagiri (Kerala) respectively.
9.What are the scopes for Siddha Graduates in the near future?
Apart from the self-established clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes, there are many scopes for Siddha graduates to get the settlements and jobs at State and Central government organizations. In other side, Private organizations, Pharmaceutical industries, Panchayat Union clinics, Municipality dispensaries, Corporation hospitals, Private colleges and private hospitals are offering them for good settlement of jobs.
Particularly, in southern parts of India and foreign countries, such as Malaysia, Singapore and Srilanka are having opportunities for Siddha graduates.
10.What are the scopes for Siddha pharmaceutical Industrialists?
In Tamilnadu more Siddha pharmacetical industries have been developed, due to want of Siddha /Ayurveda medicines. Now a day the people are switch over to Indian system of medicine and hence there is lot of scope for Siddha pharmaceutical industries There are good scopes for manufacturing Siddha medicines, since the modern drug industries are expecting some drugs from herbal-based system of medicines for Skin Disorders, such as Psoriasis and Leucoderma. These drug developments may attain using modern techniques with Siddha drugs, i.e. herbo-mineral combinations.