Centre for Research & Development of Siddha-Ayurveda Medicines
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India

About the Centre

The Centre for Herbal Drug Discovery and Development was established on 2nd July 2008 under the Department of Plant Science in the School of Life Sciences of the Bharathidasan University. It was renamed as Centre for Research and Development of Siddha-Ayurveda Medicines (CRDSAM) on 10th December 2009.


M.Sc. Biodiversity and Bioprospecting - UGC Innovative Programme

Eligibility : Any branch in Life Sciences (B.Sc. Degree in Botany or Zoology or Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biochemistry or Plant Biology and Biotechnology or Animal Biology and Biotechnology or Microbiology or Life Science or Environmental Science or Forestry)

Scope: Employment in the industrial sectors dealing with plant-based drugs and pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals, export and import industries, teaching, research and development institutions of the national and international organizations, Central and State Governments, multinational companies, Universities, Colleges, autonomous research institutions, medicinal plant farms and their promoters of banking sectors, quality control authorities, phytochemical laboratories, pharmacognistic laboratories, vaccine industries, medico-biotechnology laboratories, phytopharmaceuticals, plant drug discovery and development sectors, drug standardization and maintenance sectors, high-tech industries in molecular biology, genetic engineering and production of secondary metabolites through micrpropagation, pharmacological testing laboratories, drug-marketing industries, patent cells, drug testing laboratories, etc.


Stereo-zoom Microscope

Trinocular Microscope (Inverted) with EPI Fluorescence Attachment Model XDS - 2

Ultrafast Gradient PCR System - Eppendorf Mastercycler pro S & Control Panel, 230 V, 50-60 Hz

Table Top Refrigerated Centrifuge - Eppendorf Refrigerated Centrifuge 5810 R

Gel Documentation & Fluorescent imaging System

Versatile Environmental Test Chamber

Tissue Culture Rack

pH meter

Handheld GPS System

Green House


Electronic Digital Balance

Laminar Flow Chamber


Cell Lines - Screening Facility