For Award of Research Fellowship (PhD) – Gunapadam in NIS

The National Institute of Siddha (NIS) Chennai invites applications from the eligible candidates for award of research fellowship for research work and PhD degree in siddha for the year 2015-16

National Institute of Siddha (NIS), Chennai, is awarding Research Fellowships to provide an opportunity to research students and teachers to undertake advance study and research in the field of Siddha

The candidate may submit his/her research work for the award of PhD degree in the concerned subject, if Research Committee approves it



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Fellowship Details

Number of Fellowships: 02 Research Fellowship (01 UR, 01 OBC) for 2015-16 academic year as per the availability of the guides in NIS; total duration of the fellowship will not be extended beyond three years

Fellows will receive a stipend of Rs 18,702 plus DA, Rs 19,323 plus DA and Rs 19,323 plus DA for 1st, 2nd and 3rd years respectively

Eligibility Criteria

Fellowships are open to persons preferably below the age of 35 years (For SC/ST and women candidates upto 40 years, three years relaxation for OBC against reserved category), who have obtained a Post Graduate Degree of Siddha, M.D (Siddha) in Gunapadam subject concerned from a university recognized under Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970

a) Research Fellowship will be tenable by the rules as approved by the NIS, Chennai

b) The Fellow will perform whole-time research work under the approved guide on the selected topic

c) The Fellow will not accept or hold any appointment paid or otherwise or receive any emoluments, salary, stipend, etc. from any other source, during the tenure of the award

d) The Fellow shall present his work, through his Guide, half yearly report on the progress of his work to the Director, which will be reviewed in consultation with Research Committee

Selection Process

The selection of research fellows will be made on the basis of merit based on written test with minimum qualifying marks of 55% for General & OBC candidates and 50% marks for SC/ST candidates followed by interview by a Selection Committee, consisting of Director, Dean, Guide and a senior teacher in the Dept. for the purpose. The selection will be made once a year

Syllabus for Entrance Exam:

MCQ type of 100 questions (2 hours)

(a) Research Methodology and Bio-Statistics: 40 marks

(b) Clinical Trial Management: 20 marks

(c) Concerned subject: 40 marks


The Reservations for OBC, SC/ST candidates will be provided as per Central Govt. rules admissible from time to time, provided they fulfill the minimum qualification laid down for the fellowship

How to Apply

Candidates aspiring for admission to the programs may apply online or download application form from our website

Applicants can also collect the application form from NIS office with DD for value of Rs.1000/- by hand or Rs.1050/- by post as application fee remitted through DD drawn in favour of National Institute of Siddha, Payable at Chennai from any nationalized banks. Filled-in application along with a DD for Rs.500/-

Last Date for Submission of Completed Application is 21st November 2015

National Institute of Siddha (NIS) Chennai

Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai-600047, Tele: 044-22411611, Email: [email protected], Website