Career in Siddha Medicine-List of Siddha Colleges in India

Siddha is one of the important Alternative System of Medicine in India. The meaning of Siddha is achievement and this ancient system of medicine is purely therapeutic in nature. Siddha is the system where the use of metals and minerals are very in use for treatment purposes. Siddha Medicine means eternal bliss and eternal perfect.

List of Siddha Colleges and Institutions

There are many colleges which offer Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS), a five and half year course.

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This period also includes six month or one year internship.  To have entry in BSMS, the minimum eligibility is 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects. After doing this course, one can apply for job either in government or private organisation.  After BSMS, one may also join MD in Siddha Medicine.

Government Siddha Medical College
Arumpakkam, Chennai-600106, Tamil Nadu,
Ph: 44-6281563, 6214844
Course Offers: BSMS and MD

Government Siddha Medical College
Palaymkottai, Tirunelveli-627002, Tamil Nadu,
Ph: 462-2572736, 2572737, 2577678
Course Offers: BSMS and MD

National Institute of Siddha
Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai-600047
Ph: +91(0)44-22411611, Fax: +91(0)44-22381314
Course Offers: MD in Siddha in the branches like Maruthuvam, Gunapadam, Sirappu Maruthuvam, Kuzhandai Maruthuvam, Noi Nadal and Nanju Noolum Maruthuva Needhi Noolum

The Tamil Nadu, Dr. MGR Medical University
69, Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai-600032
Course Offers: MD in Siddha Medicine

Government Siddha Medical College
Palani-624601, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu,
Course Offers: BSMS

Sri Sai Ram Siddha Medical College
Sai Leo Nagar, Poonthandalam, West Tambaram, Chennai-600044
Course Offers: BSMS

RVS Siddha Medical College & Hospital
Kumaran Kottam, Kannampalayam, Coimbatore-641402, Tamil Nadu
Course Offers: BSMS

ATSVS Siddha Medical College
Munchirai, Post: Pudukkadai, Kanyakumari-629171, Tamil Nadu
Course Offers: BSMS

Velu Mailu Medical College
No-48, Grand West Trunk Road, Sriperumbudur-602105
Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu
Course Offers: BSMS

Sivaraj Siddha Medical College
Siddhar Kovil Thumbathulipatty,
Salem-636307, Tamil Nadu
Course Offers: BSMS

Santhigiri Siddha Medical College
PO: Santhigiri, Thruvanthapuram-695584
Course Offers: BSMS

Career in Siddha after BSMS

After successful completion of Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS), one can pursue higher studies in the following streams for better job options and opportunities.  \

  • MD in Maruthuvam, Gunapadam, Sirappu Maruthuvam, Kuzhandai Maruthuvam, Noi Nadal and Nanju Noolum Maruthuva Needhi
  • M.Sc. in  Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology, Epidemiology and Psychology
  • PG Diploma in Medico-Legal Studies, Hospital Management, Hospital Administration
  • MBA in Hospital Management, Healthcare Management, and Hospital Administration

Job Opportunities in Siddha Medicine

Siddha Medicine is being used not only in India, yet has great followers all over the world.  In government sector, one can chose one’s career as researcher or teacher. As a researcher, one may apply in Department of AYUSH, Delhi;  National Institute of Siddha, Chennai;  Central Council for Research in Siddha, Chennai or in other government Siddha colleges that are mainly concentrated in South India. Job Opportunities are also available in the private organisations such as clinics, nursing homes, Health Department, siddha colleges, Drug laboratories, etc.  Jobs opportunities as BSMS doctors, MD doctors, Medical Officers, Assistant Medical Officer both in the public as well as private sectors are also available.

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