About institute National Institute of Siddha Chennai is a well-known autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India. It is also known as NIS Chennai and was established in 2005. NIS Chennai is affiliated with the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University. It is approved by the Central Council of Indian Medicines. It offers UG, PG, and Ph.D. Programs. It is the only National Institute which promotes higher studies and research in the Siddha System.
Ph.D. program details This Institute offers Full Time & Part Time Ph.D. programs in Eight Specialties which are as follows:-
Duration of the program The duration of the Program is three years. Under special circumstances, It may extend the tenure of the Ph.D. program 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 Scholars may be terminated from the program at any time if work and the conduct of the candidates are found to be unsatisfactory by the Competent Authority.
Eligibility Criteria Candidates should have a post-Graduate Degree in Siddha, in the concerned subject under Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970. The applicant must not exceed 32 years of age as of the last date of receipt of the application. Age relaxation will apply to SC/ST/OBC and women applicants as per central government norms.
How to Apply The candidates who wish to join the Ph.D. program must visit the official website of the National Institute of Siddha Chennai, and read the instructions carefully in the information brochure before applying. For registration, candidates need to provide their full name, date of birth, email address, and mobile number. After registration, the candidate must log in using login credentials to fill out the online application form and upload the required documents. After filling out the application form, the candidate must pay the application fee. Filled in the application form must be submitted with a demand draft by the Registered post / Speed Post /Person. Demand Draft should be drawn in favor of The Director, National Institute of Siddha payable at Chennai. The application fee is non-refundable and will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Application Fee The candidates will have to pay a non-refundable fee along with the application form. Details of the application fee are as follows:
For GEN/OBC Candidates: Rs. 2000/-
For SC/ST candidates: Rs. 1500/-
Documents to be attached
Selection Process Selection of the candidates will be done based on merit based on a written examination with minimum qualifying marks of 55% for General and OBC candidates and 50% marks for SC/ST candidates, followed by an interview by the Selection Committee, consisting of Director, Dean, Guide and a Senior faculty in the concerned specialty. A stipend of Rs 50,035/and Rs 51,990/- respectively will be given to the selected candidates for the first and second years. Applicable DA will also be paid. No stipend is admissible after 2 years. No Stipend /Salary is admissible for service candidates
Important dates Opening date to apply form: 22.03.2023
Last date to submit the application form is 12th April 2023
Date of written examination: 05.05.2023
Contact information The Director,
National Institute of Siddha
Chennai – 600 047,
Tamil Nadu, India.
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