In order to promote the research activities in the field of traditional system of Indian Medicine, including Siddha, Ayurveda and Unani, a unique school, named as Interdisciplinary Institute of Indian System of Medicine (IIISM), was established in 2008 at SRMIST. Since then, IIISM has been functioning in joint collaboration with Banaras Hindu University in the development of herbal based Siddha, Ayurveda and Unani medicine. It has signed MoU with AYUSH and Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS) for promoting research in Siddha, Ayurveda and Unani system of medicine. Two hundred acres of land has been allocated especially for the purpose of micro propagation of medicinal plants, reiterating SRM University's commitment in establishing a world-class research facility to validate and standardize herbal based medicinal products. Also, one acre of land at the University campus has been allocated to establish AYUSH Research Centre with the financial support of the ministry of AYUSH.