The National Institute of Siddha (NIS), located in Chennai, is a center of excellence with research and higher education in Siddha System of Medicine as its mission.
The NIS aims to provide the best possible post graduate education in Siddha, by putting together a team of distinguished faculty members and building a quality resource base. It intends to develop curricula so that the benefits of the traditional science can be applied in the present day. The NIS proposes to undertake research to enhance the acceptability of the Siddha formulations and to prove the lack of toxicity of the Materia Medica. Plans are afoot to forge interdisciplinary alliances with various branches of modern science like Microbiology, Bio-technology, etc.
The National Institute of Siddha has excellent infrastructure, dedicated and highly knowledgeable faculty members and bright students. This Institute is poised to reclaim the glory of Siddha System so that the system can play a major role globally in the field of health care
For Post Graduate students Boys’ hostel (capacity-26 students) and Girls’ hostel (capacity 59 students) are available. Boys’ hostel located at the southern side and Girls hostel at the northern side with necessary entertainment facilities like TV and sports for each hostel. Since NIS campus is situated at easily reachable by train / bus, it facilitates students participation in conferences / workshops and developing interaction with various colleges for conducting their dissertation and updation of knowledge.