At present, there are seven Siddha institutions imparting education in Siddha System of Medicine in the country. Out of the seven, one Siddha Medical College is in the State of Kerala and the rest are in Tamil Nadu. Admissions are purely on the basis of common entrance test conducted by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu and by the Govt. of Kerala for the colleges situated well within the respective states.
The colleges in Tamil Nadu are affiliated to Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai and the college in Kerala is affiliated to the University of Kerala , Thiruvananthapuram.
The Central council of Indian Medicine regulates the education of Siddha system in the country. Within the council, there is a separate education committee for this system. The education committee is charged to deal with all matters pertaining to Siddha education including the development of a detailed curriculum and syllabus both at under-graduate levels.