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NIMHANS 2013-14 : Prospectus : Ph.D. POST GRADUATE DEGREE/DIPLOMA COURSES

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CONTENTS PAGE NO.

Introduction 3
Academic Calendar 4
Institute Authorities 5
Heads of Departments 6
Central Facilities 7
Hospital Administration 8
General Administration 8
Courses
Postgraduate Degree/Diploma Courses 9
B.Sc./Diploma Courses 12
Qualifying Examination 12
Sponsored Candidates 14
Foreign Nationals 14
Minimal Qualification for Admission 15
Age Limit 21
Reservation of Seats 21
Emoluments 22
Enclosures 23
Sponsorship Certificate 23
Fee Structure
Indian Nationals 24
Foreign Nationals 25
Courses and Faculty 26
Method of Selection 58
Date of Joining 59
Prizes 60
General Instructions 61
Guidelines for Online Entrance Test 62
Warning 64
Ragging 64
Complaints Committee 64
Accommodation 64
Kannada Language Learning Programme 65
Alumni Association 65
Central Facilities
Advanced Center for Ayurveda in Mental Health & Neuro Sciences 65
Biomedical Engineering 66
Cognitive Neurosciences 66
Free Legal Aid Cell – NIMHANS 66
Neuro Biology Research Centre, NIMHANS 66
NIMHANS ‘Centre for well being’ 66
NIMHANS Gymkhana 66
Photography 67
Engineering Section 67
Convention Centre 67
Central Animal Research Facility 67
Library & Information Services 67
Canteen 68
Publication 683
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND NEURO SCIENCES
(DEEMED UNIVERSITY), BANGALORE
INTRODUCTION
The Government of India established the All India Institute of Mental Health in 1954 in
association with the Mental Hospital of the Karnataka Government. A major objective of the
Institute was manpower development in the field of mental health and neurosciences. The
Mental Hospital, Bangalore which had already built up certain traditions since 1938 in
matters related to undergraduate training in the field of Psychiatry was chosen by the
Government of India as the Centre of training. In tune with this objective, two diploma
courses – one in Psychological Medicine (DPM) and the other in Medical Psychology (DMP)
were started in January 1955. These were followed by a Post Certificate Course in
Psychiatric Nursing (DPN) in January 1956. The Institute was affiliated to the University of
Mysore for the courses.
Subsequently the Institute got affiliated to the Bangalore University in 1964 when the latter
was established. The Bangalore University established a separate faculty of Mental Health
and Neurosciences. The Institute introduced MD in Psychological Medicine in 1966, Ph.D. in
Clinical Psychology in 1967 and Post Graduate Diploma in Psychiatric Social Work (DPSW)
in 1968. DM in Neurology and M.Ch. in Neurosurgery courses were introduced in 1970.
Later, Ph.D. programmes in different disciplines were introduced.
The All India Institute of Mental Health and the Mental Hospital of the Government of
Karnataka were amalgamated into an autonomous Institute, the National Institute of Mental
Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in 1974. In the subsequent years many postgraduate training programs were started in the areas of Neurophysiology, Biophysics and
Psychiatric Nursing. In 1994, NIMHANS was granted the “Deemed to be University” status
under which the Institute awards degrees and diplomas. DM in Neuroradiology, Post
Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropathology and
M.Phil. in Neurosciences are the new courses initiated after the Institute was conferred the
status of Deemed University. In the year 2006, B.Sc. in Nursing and B.Sc. in Radiography
courses were commenced. In the year 2008, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Child & Adolescent
Psychiatry and in the year 2010, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroinfection and B.Sc. in
Anaesthesia Technology were commenced. In the year 2011, DM in Neuroanaesthesia, DM
in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neurology with special
emphasis on a) Epilepsy and b) Movement disorders courses were started. The following
courses commenced from the academic year 2012-13 Post Doctoral Fellowship in Acute
Care & Emergency Psychiatry, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Community Mental Health, Post
Doctoral Fellowship in Addiction Medicine, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Consultation Liasion
Psychiatry, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry, Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Obessive Compulisive disorder & related disorders and Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical
Neuro Sciences & Therapeutics in Schizophrenia. The following courses will be commenced
from the academic year 2013-14 – Ph.D. degree in History of Psychiatry, Fellowship in
Psychosocial Support Disaster Management and Masters in Public Health.
The special feature of this Institute is its multidisciplinary approach in patient care, training
programmes and also in the promotive, preventive and curative aspects of clinical services in
Mental Health and Neuro Sciences. The manpower development programmes at the
Institute reflect the extent to which we have succeeded in bringing together and nurturing
behavioural sciences, neurosciences, basic biological sciences and ancient health systems
in Mental Health and Neurosciences. 4
ACADEMIC CALENDAR
SESSION 1
PG Medical, Non Medical and Diploma Courses
a. Advertisement regarding admission 31
st
October 2012
b. Applications available online from 15
th
November 2012
c. Applications available online for final
submission upto 14
th
December 2012
d. Last date for receipt of Application abstract
by post/courier 19
th
December 2012
e. Date of ONLINE entrance test 24
th
February 2013
f. Date of counseling & Interview 11
th
and 12
th
March 2013
g. Commencement of courses 2
nd
May 2013
h. Last date for admission 9
th
May 2013
SESSION 2
Super-Speciality, Post Doctoral Fellowship/B.Sc. and DCNTcourses
a. Advertisement regarding admission 1
st
week of March 2013
b. Applications available online from 1
st
March 2013
c. Applications available online till 30
th
March 2013
d. Last date for receipt of Application abstract
by post/courier 5
th
April 2013
e. Date of ONLINE entrance test 23
rd
June 2013
f. Date of counseling 1
st
week of July 2013
g. Commencement of courses 1
st
August 2013
h. Last date for admission 8
th
August 2013
SESSION 3
Ph.D. for candidates with Fellowship from recognized Institutions/Agencies
(i) Issue and receipt of applications 1
st
Aug. to 16
th
Sep. 2013
(ii) ONLINE Entrance test 21
st
October 20135
EXAMINATIONS
1. Annual Examinations
PG Medical & Non Medical courses Second Monday of April
Superspeciality courses Second Monday of July
B.Sc. courses (I, II, III Years) Second Monday of June
B.Sc. courses (IV Year) First Monday of July
2. Supplementary Examinations
PG Medical & Non Medical courses Second Monday of October
Superspeciality courses Second Monday of January
B.Sc. courses Second Monday of December
CELEBRATIONS
1. Institute Day 14
th
February
2. Convocation December/January
3. International Nurses’ Day 12
th
May
4. Teachers Day 5
th
September
INSTITUTE AUTHORITIES
Telephone
Dr.P.Satish Chandra- Director/Vice Chancellor 26995001
26995002
26564140
26561811
26565822
Dr.V.Ravi – Registrar 26995005
26995006
26564199
Dr.G.S.Umamaheswara Rao – Dean (Neurosciences) 26995004
26995416
Dr.D.K.Subbakrishna – Dean (Basic Sciences) 26995004
26995116
Dr.Shoba Srinath– Dean (Behavioural Sciences) 26995004
26995241 6
HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENTS
BIOPHYSICS
Dr.Preeti G.Joshi, Professor 26995102
BIOSTATISTICS
Dr.D.K.Subbakrishna, Professor 26995116
CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Dr.Shoba Srinath, Professor 26995265
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Dr.Anisha Shah, Professor 26995186

EPIDEMIOLOGY
Dr.G.Gururaj, Professor 26995245
HUMAN GENETICS
Dr.Rajalakshmi Gope, Professor 26995125
MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION
Dr.Jayashree Ramakrishna, Professor 26995155
NEUROANAESTHESIA
Dr.V.Bhadrinarayan, Professor 26995419
NEUROCHEMISTRY
Dr.Rita Christopher, Professor 26995162
NEUROIMAGING & INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
Dr.Arun Kumar Gupta, Professor 26995425
NEUROLOGY
Dr.S.R.Chandra, Professor 26995140
NEUROMICROBIOLOGY
Dr.R.Ravikumar, Professor 26995726
NEUROPATHOLOGY
Dr.T.C.Yasha, Professor 26995130
NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
Dr.Bindu M.Kutty, Professor 26995168
NEUROSURGERY
Dr.B.Indira Devi, Professor 26995403 7
NEUROVIROLOGY
Dr.S.N.Madhusudana, Professor 26995126
NURSING
Dr.K.Reddemma, Sr. Professor 26995226
PSYCHIATRIC & NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION
NEURO REHAB. PSYCHIATRIC REHAB.
I/c Dr.Arun B.Taly, Professor I/c Dr.S.K.Chaturvedi, Professor 26995201
PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK
Dr.R.Parthasarathy, Professor 26995233

PSYCHIATRY
Dr.Sanjeev Jain, Professor 26995241
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
Dr.Chittaranjan Andrade, Professor 26995109
SPEECH PATHOLOGY & AUDIOLOGY
Dr.M.Jayaram, Sr. Professor 26995569
CENTRAL FACILITIES
ADVANCED CENTER FOR AYURVEDA IN MENTAL
HEALTH AND NEURO SCIENCES
Dr.D.Sudhakar, Asst. Director (Ay) 26995243
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Mrs.M.G.Sindu, Biomedical Engineer 26995220
CENTRAL ANIMAL RESEARCH FACILITY
Dr.J.Suresh Chandra, Sr. Veterinary Officer 26995040
ENGINEERING
Mr.N.Muralidhar, Asst. Executive Engineer 26995216
LIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICES
Dr.H.S.Siddamalliah, Principal Library & Information Officer 26995031
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dr.Jayashree Ramakrishna, Professor & I/C Head 26995044
PUBLICATION
Dr.H.S.Siddamalliah, I/C of Publication 26995036 8
HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION
Dr.V.L.Sateesh, Medical Superintendent 26995201
Dr.C.R.Chandrashekar, Deputy Medical Superintendent 26995255
Dr.V.S.Chandrashekar, Resident Medical Officer 26995203
Mr.M.Parameshwara, Asst. Admn. Officer (OPD) 26995524
Mr H.C.Venkateshaiah, Asst. Admn. Officer (Hospital) & (RS) 26995205
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
Mr.P.Sukumar, I/C Financial Advisor & Chief Accounts Officer 26995021
Mr.P.Sukumar, Dy. Financial Advisor & Chief Accounts Officer 26995021
Mrs.G.Jayamonie, Principal Private Secretary 26995002
Mr.D.Rajendran, Administrative Officer 26995008
Mr.M.N.Shankarsa, Administrative Officer (Academic & Evaluation) 26995012
Mr.A.Loganathan, Accounts Officer 26995016
Mr.B.G.Balaram, Accounts Officer 26995018
Mr.S.Venkatesh, Asst. Admn. Officer (Claims) 26995026
Mr.K.N.Vishwanath, Asst. Administrative Officer (Project) 26995775
Mrs.S.R.Suvarna Bai, Asst. Admn. Officer (Accounts) 26995019
Mr.J.Sandrews Xavier, i/c Asst. Administrative Officer (Personnel) 26995775
Dr.Nalini.A, Hon. Warden, NIMHANS Hostels 26995139
Dr.M.Manjula, Hon. Deputy Warden, NIMHANS Hostels 26995177
Dr.Suresh Bada Math, Hon. Deputy Warden, NIMHANS Hostels 26995276
Mr.Praseed Kumar, Public Relation Officer 26995010 9
COURSES
A. POST GRADUATE DEGREE/DIPLOMA COURSES
No. of Seats
1. Ph.D.

1.1 Institute Fellowships
a) Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology 04
b) Ph.D. degree in Neurophysiology 02
c) Ph.D. degree in Psychiatric Social Work 01
d) Ph.D. degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology 02
e) Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics 01
ICMR Fellowship
f) Ph.D. degree in Clinical Neurosciences 05
Under Wellcome Grant
g) Ph.D. degree in History of Psychiatry 02
1.2 External Fellowships: Candidates with Sponsorship from Government of
India/State Govt. Institutions, Deputed or Sponsored from a recognized
University, Fellowships from Government Agencies like UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DBT
(JRF/SRF only) and permanent employees/tenured employees of NIMHANS can
also apply for Ph.D. in the various departments of this Institute, which will be
considered at the discretion of the competent authority for Entrance Test and
interview to be held during the month of February. Candidates who have cleared
the UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DBT (JRF/SRF only) qualifying exams are exempted
from the Entrance Test.
All the candidates have to attend an interview and qualify by obtaining a
minimum of 50% marks to be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. programme.
Mere qualification in Entrance test and interview does not entitle admission
to Ph.D. course. Selection is subject to availability of eligible Guides in the
respective departments. They have to work on full time basis for a minimum
period of THREE years. Entrance Test and interview for selection of candidates
for Ph.D. programmes will be held in the following departments in the months of
February and October.
a) Biophysics b) Biostatistics
c) Clinical Psychology d) Human Genetics
e) Mental Health Education f) Neurochemistry
g) Neuromicrobiology h) Neuropathology
i) Neurophysiology j) Neurovirology
k) Nursing l) Psychiatry
m) Psychopharmacology n) Speech Pathology & Audiology 10
2. DM in Neuroradiology – 02 Seats
3. DM degree in Neurology – 10 Seats (1 for sponsored under Post MD/DNB)
(6 Post MD/DNB + 4 Post MBBS)
4. DM degree in Neuroanaesthesia – 04 Seats (1 for sponsored)
5. DM degree in Child &
Adolescent Psychiatry – 02 Seats (1 for sponsored)
6. M.Ch. degree in Neurosurgery – 08 Seats (1 for sponsored under Post MS/DNB)
(5 Post MS/DNB + 3 Post MBBS)
7. MD degree in Psychiatry – 22 Seats (1 for sponsored)
8. Diploma in Psychiatry – 09 Seats (8 seats for Karnataka Domiciles
and 1 for sponsored)
9. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Child &
Adolescent Psychiatry
#
– 02 Seats (1 for sponsored)
10. Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Neuroanaesthesia
#
– 04 Seats (2 for foreign
##
/sponsored)
11. Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Neuroinfection – 02 Seats (1 for sponsored)
12. Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Neurology – 02 Seats (1 for sponsored)
a) Epilepsy
b) Movement Disorders
13. Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Neuropathology – 02 Seats (1 for foreign
##
/sponsored)
14. Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Neurological Rehabilitation – 02 Seats
15. Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Acute Care & Emergency
Psychiatry** – 02 Seats (1 for sponsored)
16. Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Community Mental Health** – 03 Seats (2 for sponsored)
17. Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Addiction Medicine** – 04 Seats (2 for sponsored) 11
18. Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Consultation Liasion Psychiatry** – 02 Seats (1 for sponsored)
19. Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Geriatric Psychiatry** – 01 Seat (1 for sponsored)
20. Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Obessive Compulisive disorder
& related disorders** – 02 Seats (2 for sponsored)
21. Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Clinical Neuro Sciences &
Therapeutics in Schizophrenia** – 02 Seats (2 for sponsored)
22. Fellowship in Psychosocial Support
Disaster Management – 08 Seats (4 for sponsored)
23. M.Phil. in Biophysics – 03 Seats
24. M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology – 21 Seats (3 for foreign
##
/sponsored)
25. M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social Work – 21 Seats (3 for foreign
##
/sponsored)
25. M.Phil. in Neurophysiology – 02 Seats
26. M.Phil. in Neurosciences – 04 Seats
27. Master of Public Health (MPH) – 05 Seats (All 5 for sponsored)
28. M.Sc. in Psychiatric Nursing – 09 Seats
Sponsored candidate means sponsored by the State/ Central Government or Public Sector
undertaking of State/Central Government.
#
For DM Degree in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and DM Degree in Neuroanaesthesia courses
only: “If no eligible candidates are available under sponsored category, such seats shall be filled by
candidates under General Merit Category subject to availability of Senior Residency position at
NIMHANS”
**For PDF in Psychiatry only: (1). Common Entrance Test will be conducted for all the 7 courses
under Psychiatry and choice of course will be given to Candidates based on the order of merit in the
Entrance Test. i.e,. the candidate securing highest marks will have the option of selecting any of the 7
PDF courses till all the seats are filled. (2) “If no eligible candidates are available under sponsored
category, such seats shall be filled by candidates under General Merit Category subject to
availability of Senior Residency position at NIMHANS”
##
All Foreign Nationals (Holding Passports of Countries other than India), Non Resident Indians and
Overseas Citizen of India should apply under Foreign National category only 12
B. B.Sc. COURSES No. of seats
1. B.Sc. in Nursing 77
2. B.Sc. in Radiography 10 (4 for sponsored)
3. B.Sc. in Anaesthesia Technology 06
B (1). DIPLOMA COURSES No. of seats
1. Post Basic Diploma in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 45
2. Post Basic Diploma in Neuroscience Nursing 09
3. Diploma in Clinical Neurophysiology Technology (DCNT) 06 (2 for sponsored)
C. QUALIFYING EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT FOR VARIOUS MEDICAL
COURSES
(a) MBBS degree from a recognized University or from any other University
recognized as equivalent thereto by NIMHANS and by the Medical Council
of India.
(b) (i) The candidate should have completed compulsory rotation internship of
one year after MBBS or its equivalent recognized by Medical Council of India
on or before the date of commencement of course. A certificate to that effect
has to be produced. The candidate should have permanent registration with
State Medical Council.
(ii) In case of Candidates who have not completed the Internship and have
not registered with any State Medical council, but are selected in the
counseling, will not be considered for admission unless the Internship
Completion Certificate and the State Medical Council Registration Certificate
are produced on or before the date of commencement of course failing
which, the seat allotted will be cancelled without any further communication
and the Candidate next in the order of Merit in the waiting list will be
considered.
(c) (i) Candidates who have MD/MS/DNB/DPM from a recognized University or
from any other University recognized as equivalent thereto by NIMHANS and
by the Medical Council of India may apply for the course. However,
Candidates who are awaiting the results may also appear for the entrance
test subject to production of proof of having passed the examination in
writing issued by the University on or before the date of commencement of
course. 13
(ii) In case of Candidates who are selected for the course at this Institution in
the counseling and have not produced the proof of passing in the qualifying
examination must produce the proof of passing in the qualifying examination
on or before the date of commencement of course failing which, the seat
allotted will be cancelled without any further communication and the
Candidate next in the order of Merit in the waiting list will be considered.
C. 2. QUALIFYING EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT FOR VARIOUS NONMEDICAL COURSES
(a) Candidates with M.Sc./MA/MSW/Ayurvedic Graduation/BE/B.Tech./B.Sc.
Engineering should have passed the examination from a University
recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC)/Rehabilitation Council
of India (RCI), securing not less than 55% of marks in aggregate on or
before the date of counseling/interview. Candidates who have appeared for
the qualifying examinations and are awaiting results, may also apply.
However, such candidates will be eligible to appear for the
counseling/interview only if they produce the proof of having passed the
examination in writing issued by the University as on the date of
counseling/interview.
In the event grades are awarded in lieu of marks in the qualifying
examination, candidates have to produce a Certificate from the University
clearly stating the range of marks into which each of the grades fit failing
which, such applications will be rejected.
(b) Candidates with Master’s degree obtained through research and awarded on
the basis of the evaluation of the thesis (from a University recognized by
NIMHANS which does not award marks at the master’s level) are also
eligible to apply for Ph.D. programme.
(c) Candidates with PUC or 10 + 2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English
with 45% aggregate in the above subjects can apply for B.Sc. in Nursing
course.
(d) Candidates with PUC or 10 + 2 with English, Physics, Chemistry,
Mathematics and Biology or job oriented diploma courses from a recognized
board with an aggregate of 45% can apply for B.Sc. in Radiography course.
(e) Candidates with PUC or 10 + 2 or equivalent with a Science group having
secured an aggregate of 45% in Science subjects for B.Sc. in Anaesthesia
Technology course. 14
D. SPONSORED CANDIDATES
a. Minimum qualifications are the same as indicated under item F.
b. The candidate should qualify in the Entrance test.
c. The candidate should produce the sponsorship certificate in the
prescribed format (Please refer page 23)
d. This certificate should be enclosed along with the application.
e. Applications without the certificate will not be considered for
sponsorship.
f. 10% relaxation in the qualifying marks of the Entrance Test will be
given for all Sponsored/Deputed Candidates applying for Post
Doctoral Fellowship courses
E. FOREIGN NATIONALS
Foreign Nationals are required to submit their applications through the Diplomatic
Channel (through the Ministry of External Affairs). They shall also appear for a
Common Entrance Test along with the other candidates.
Students possessing foreign qualifications who intend to seek admission to
academic courses at NIMHANS are required to produce an EQUIVALENCE
CERTIFICATE from Association of Indian Universities/Medical Council of India to
facilitate their admission to the course.
The guidelines to obtain an Equivalence Certificate from Association of Indian
universities are as follows:
1. The candidate should submit degree/diploma certificate together with
year-wise academic transcript/marksheet duly authenticated by Indian
Mission abroad/concerned foreign Mission in India
2. Accreditation status of the degree awarding foreign University/authority
3. A Bank Draft of US $ 50 or equivalent Indian currency in favour of the
Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi as fee
The Association of Indian Universities does not recognize any degree/diploma
awarded by accredited foreign Universities for programmes/courses conducted in
India.
For the recognition of Medical degrees, Secretary, Medical Council of India,
Pocket-14, Sector – 8, Dwarka Phase –I, New Delhi – 110 077 may be contacted. 15
F. MINIMAL QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION
1.1 (a to g) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Institute Fellowships
Duration: 3 – 5 years
a) Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology: 2 years full time MA/M.Sc. in
Psychology/Counseling Psychology/Psychological Counseling/Clinical
Psychology/Applied Psychology/M.Phil. degree in Mental Health and Social
Psychology/M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology.
b) Ph.D. in Neurophysiology: M.Phil. in Neuroscience/Neurophysiology/
MBBS/MD in Physiology/MD in Ayurveda/BE/ B.Tech. Electronics /Electrical
/Computer Science/Biotechnology/M.Sc. in Physiology/Biochemistry/
Anatomy/Neuroscience/Life Science/Biotechnology/Zoology/Masters in
Physiotherapy/ Masters in Unani Medicine
c) Ph.D. in Psychiatric Social Work: Masters Degree in Social Work/ M.Phil.
in Psychiatric Social work
d) Ph.D. in Speech Pathology & Audiology: M.Sc. in Speech Pathology &
Audiology or M.Sc. in Speech-Language Pathology or M.Sc. in Audiology.
e) Ph.D. in Biostatistics: M.Stat. (ISI)/M.Sc. in Statistics/ Biostatistics/Medical
Statistics/Health Statistics/ Agricultural Statistics
f) Ph.D. in Clinical Neurosciences: (1) MBBS degree with not less than 55%
of the marks of any University recognized by the Medical Council of India
(MCI). The candidate should have completed satisfactorily one year
compulsory rotating internship or its equivalent as recognized by the MCI
after passing the final MBBS examination and must have full registration
with a State Medical Council. (2) Candidates with Postgraduate medical
qualifications can also apply (but no special reservation or preference will be
given)
g) Ph.D. in History of Psychiatry: MBBS or Post graduation in Social
Sciences/Humanities (History/Psychology/Sociology/Social Work/Cultural
Studies)
1.2 (a to n) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) External Fellowships
a) Ph.D. in Biophysics: MBBS/M.Phil. Biophysics/M.Sc. in Biophysics/
Physics/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Physiology
b) Ph.D. in Biostatistics: M.Stat. (ISI)/M.Sc. in Statistics/ Biostatistics/Medical
Statistics/Health Statistics/ Agricultural Statistics 16
c) Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology: 2 years full time MA/M.Sc. in
Psychology/Counseling Psychology/Psychological Counseling/Clinical
Psychology/Applied Psychology/M.Phil. degree in Mental Health and Social
Psychology/M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology
d) Ph.D. in Human Genetics: M.Sc. in any Life Sciences discipline
e) Ph.D. in Mental Health Education: Masters in Public Health, Health or
Behavioural Sciences
f) Ph.D. in Neurochemistry: M.Phil. in Neurosciences/M.Tech. in
Biotechnology/M.Sc. in Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Biomedical Genetics/
Molecular Biology/Life Science/Neurosciences/Medical Biochemistry/
Molecular Genetics
g) Ph.D. in Neuromicrobiology: MBBS/MD Microbiology/BE Biotechnology/
M.Phil. Neuroscience/M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology/Microbiology/
Biotechnology/Molecular Biology/MLT /Applied Microbiology/Biochemistry/
Biomedical Genetics/Neuroscience
h) Ph.D. in Neuropathology: MD in Pathology/M.Sc. in Life Sciences/MBBS
i) Ph.D. in Neurophysiology: M.Phil. in Neuroscience/Neurophysiology/
MBBS/MD in Physiology/MD in Ayurveda/BE/B.Tech. Electronics/Electrical/
Computer Science/Biotechnology/ M.Sc. in Physiology/Biochemistry/
Anatomy/Neuroscience/Life Science/Biotechnology/Zoology/Masters in
Physiotherapy/Masters in Unani Medicine
j) Ph.D. in Neurovirology: MBBS/MD in Microbiology/M.Sc. in Medical
Microbiology/MicrobiologyBiotechnology/Virology
k) Ph.D. in Nursing: Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing
l) Ph.D. in Psychiatry: MBBS/MD or a Postgraduate degree in the Basic
Sciences or Humanities
m) Ph.D. in Psychopharmacology: MD in Pharmacology/Physiology/
Biochemistry/ MBBS/ BE Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ B.Tech.
Biotechnology /Bioinformatics/ ME Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ M.Sc. in
Pharmacology/ Physiology/ Biochemistry/ Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/
Bioinformatics
n) Ph.D. in Speech Pathology & Audiology: M.Sc. in Speech Pathology &
Audiology or M.Sc. in Speech-Language Pathology or M.Sc. in Audiology. 17
2. DM in Neuroradiology: MD in Radiodiagnosis/DNB in Radiodiagnosis
3. DM in Neurology
(i) MBBS: The duration of the course will be for a period of five years.
(ii) MD/DNB in Internal (General) Medicine or Pediatrics: The duration of
the course will be for a period of three years.
4. DM degree in Neuroanaesthesia MD/DNB in Anaesthesiology
5. DM degree in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry MD/DNB in Psychiatry
6. M.Ch. in Neurosurgery
(i) MBBS: The duration of the course will be for a period of five years.
(ii) MS/DNB in General Surgery: The duration of the course will be for a
period of three years.
7. MD in Psychiatry
(i) MBBS: The duration of the course will be for a period of three years.
(ii) DPM: The duration of the course will be for a period of two years.
8. Diploma in Psychiatry (DPM): MBBS
9. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: MD/DNB in
Psychiatry
10. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia: MD/DNB in Anaesthesia
11. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroinfection: MD in Microbiology
12. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neurology: DM/DNB in Neurology
a) Epilepsy
b) b) Movement Disorders
13. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropathology: MD/DNB in Pathology
14. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation: MD/DNB
(Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
15. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Acute Care & Emergency Psychiatry:
MD/DNB in Psychiatry
16. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Community Mental Health: MD/DNB in
Psychiatry
17. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Addiction Medicine: MD/DNB in Psychiatry 18
18. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Consultation Liasion Psychiatry: MD/DNB
in Psychiatry
19. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry: MD/DNB in Psychiatry
20. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Obessive Compulsive disorder & related
disorders: MD/DNB in Psychiatry
21. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuro Sciences & Therapeutics in
Schizophrenia: MD/DNB in Psychiatry
22. Fellowship in Psychosocial Support Disaster Management: M.Phil. in
Psychiatric Social Work/Clinical Psychology/Psychosocial Rehabilitation/
Disaster Management or M.Sc. in Psychiatric Nursing with one year
experience after completion of M.Sc. course.
23 – 27 M.Phil. courses
Duration: 2 years
M.Phil. in Biophysics: MBBS/B.Tech. in Biotechnology/Electronics/Computer
Science/M.Sc. in Biophysics/Physics/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Life Science/
Zoology/Chemistry/Physiology
M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology
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: 2 years full time MA/M.Sc. in
Psychology/Counseling Psychology/Psychological Counseling/Applied
Psychology/Clinical Psychology
M.Phil. in Neurophysiology: MBBS/BAMS (Ayurveda)/BDS/M.Sc. in
Physiology/Neuroscience/ Anatomy/Biochemistry/Zoology/Biotechnology/Life
Science/Molecular Biology/Bachelors in Unani Medicine
M.Phil. in Neurosciences: MBBS/BE/B.Tech. Electronics/Electrical/Computer
Science/Biotechnology/M.Sc. in Physics/Chemistry/Biochemistry/Anatomy/
Physiology/Molecular Biology/Genetics/Biotechnology/Zoology/Life Science/MA
Psychology/M.Sc. Psychology
M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social Work: Master’s degree in Social Work.
28. Master of Public Health (MPH):
Duration 2 years
Eligibility: MBBS degree from a recognized University or from any other
University recognized as equivalent thereto by NIMHANS/MCI and registered
with a State Medical Council and currently working with Central or State
Government’s health departments 19
29. M.Sc. in Psychiatric Nursing:
Duration: 2 years
a) The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife or
equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.
b) The minimum education requirements shall be the passing of B.Sc.
Nursing/B.Sc. Hons.Nursing/Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing with minimum of 55%
aggregate marks.
c) The candidate should have studied B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. Hons. Nursing/Post
Basic B.Sc. Nursing Basic B.Sc. Nursing in an institution which is recognized by
INC.
d) Minimum of one year experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing as on the day of
counseling.
e) Minimum of one year of work experience prior or after post Basic B.Sc.
Nursing as on the day of counseling.
f) Candidate shall be medically fit.
B. B.Sc. COURSES
1. B.Sc. in Nursing
Duration: 4 years
a) Pre-University examination conducted by department of Pre-University
education with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a
minimum 45% aggregate in the above subjects.
b) Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (12 years course)
with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a minimum 45%
aggregate.
c) Senior School Certificate examination Pre-Degree Examination (10+2)
with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a minimum 45%
aggregate.
d) An Equivalent with 12 years of Schooling from a recognized Board with
Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a minimum 45%
aggregate.
2. B.Sc. in Radiography
Duration: 3 years
a) Pre-University examination conducted by department of Pre-University
education or any recognized state Board with English and Physics,
Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics as optional subjects with 45%
aggregate.
b) Job oriented Diploma course from a recognized Board with Diagnostic
Radiography as vocational subject or equivalent. 20
c) Any equivalent examination recognized by the NIMHANS, Bangalore
for the above purpose with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and
Mathematics as principal subjects of study with 45% aggregate.
3. B.Sc. in Anaesthesia Technology
Duration: 3 years
Pass in Two year Pre-University examination or equivalent with a Science
group having secured an aggregate of 45% in Science subjects.
B (1). Diploma Courses
Duration: 1 year
1. Post Basic Diploma in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Should be a registered Nurse (R.N&R.M) in the State Nursing Council
with one year experience as staff nurse.
2. Post Basic Diploma in Neuroscience Nursing
Should be a registered Nurse (R.N&R.M) in the State Nursing Council
with one year experience as staff nurse.
Nurses applying for the above courses from other countries to obtain an
Equivalence Certificate from INC before applying.
3. Diploma in Clinical Neurophysiology Technology (DCNT)
Duration: 2 years
a) B.Sc. with Physics/Electronics/Computer Sciences with minimum II
Class in the qualifying examination.
OR
b) Diploma in Electronics/Electrical/Instrumentation/Computer (approved
by Board of Technical Education).
OR
c) 3 years experience as EEG Technician after PUC.
A RELAXATION OF 5% MARKS WILL BE GIVEN TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY
FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATION TO NON-MEDICAL AND Ph.D. COURSES IN
RESPECT OF SC/ST CANDIDATES. 21
G. AGE LIMIT
For PG Medical and Superspeciality courses, age should not be more than 32
years for MBBS degree holders and 35 for PG medical degree holders and
relaxable in case of SC/ST candidates by a maximum of 5 years as on the date
of commencement of courses. For sponsored candidates, age should not be
more than 45 years as on the date of commencement of courses.
For B.Sc. in Nursing, B.Sc. in Radiography and B.Sc. in Anaesthesia Technology
courses, the age of the candidates should be between a minimum of 17 years
and a maximum of 25 years as on the date of commencement of course.
RESERVATION OF SEATS
1. Following reservation of seats is applicable to the courses (except
superspeciality courses – DM in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, DM in
Neuroanaesthesia, DM in Neurology, DM in Neuroradiology and M.Ch. in
Neurosurgery).
a) 15% of the seats for SC
b) 7.5% of the seats for ST
c) 27% of the seats for OBC
If suitable candidates are not available under the reserved category, they
will be filled up by General category candidates.
2. Number of seats and reservation may vary time to time as per the direction
of the Government of India through relevant notifications.
3. Eight seats in Diploma in Psychiatry (DPM) and three seats in M.Phil. in
Clinical Psychology are reserved for domiciles of Karnataka State.
4. 3% of the PG seats are reserved for persons with above 40% and less than
70% disability (except Nursing, DM in Neurology, DM in Neuroradiology and
M.Ch. in Neurosurgery and Post Doctoral Fellowship courses).
One seat will be reserved every second year on rotation system subject to
the candidate qualifying in the Entrance Test in the following courses:
MD in Psychiatry, M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology, M.Phil. in Psychiatric
Social Work and Ph.D.
NOTE
1. To claim that candidates are residents/domiciles of Karnataka State, he/she
should produce a certificate from the Tahsildar to the effect that he/she or
his/her father/mother has been a resident of Karnataka State for a period of
10 years or has owned or possessed land or property or house in Karnataka
State. 22
2. There will not be any entrance test for candidates appearing for
Undergraduate courses i.e., B.Sc. in Nursing, B.Sc. in Anaesthesia
Technology and B.Sc. in Radiography.
3. There will not be any entrance test for Post Basic Diploma in
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Post Basic Diploma in Neuroscience
Nursing and Diploma in Clinical Neurophysiology Technology.
EMOLUMENTS
Candidates admitted to Medical courses will be paid as per the Residency
Scheme. They will be paid emoluments of `15600/- per month in the first year,
`16390/- per month in the second year and `17210/- in the third year along with
admissible allowances. The emolument is subject to vary as per the Government
orders from time to time.
Candidates with PG degree (MD/MS) admitted to the 3 years course in DM
Neurology, DM in Neuroradiology, M.Ch. in Neurosurgery will be considered for
the post of Senior Resident, subject to availability of vacancies.
Candidates admitted to the M.Phil. courses will be paid stipend of `12000/- per
month during the course of two years.
Candidates admitted to Ph.D. courses (under Sl. No.1.1 (a to e)) will be paid
stipend of `16000/- per month for all the three years. Contingency grants of
`5000/- per annum for subjects under behavioural sciences and `7500/- per
annum for subjects under basic and neuro sciences will be paid to Research
Scholars.
Candidates admitted to Ph.D. in Clinical Neurosciences course (under Sl. No.1.1
(f)) (under ICMR Fellowship) will be paid emoluments of `15600/- per month in
the first year, `16390/- per month in the second year and `17210/- in the third
year along with admissible allowances. The emolument is subject to vary as per
the Government orders from time to time. Contingency grants of `20000/- will be
paid per year to Research scholars.
Candidates admitted to M.Sc. in Psychiatric Nursing course will be paid `3000/-
as stipend per month during the period of the course with the exception of the
candidates who are on sponsorship/drawing pay and allowances from their
employers.
Candidates admitted to Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Course/Diploma in
Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing Course will be paid `2000/- per month.
Candidates admitted to Diploma in Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Course
will be paid `2000/- per month, during the period of the course with the exception 23
of the candidates who are on sponsorship/drawing pay and allowances from their
employers.
Foreign Nationals and sponsored candidates from State
Government/Government of India are not eligible for any stipendiary benefits.
The fee structure for foreign nationals will be in US dollars and for sponsored
Indian candidates will be in Indian Rupees.
ENCLOSURES
Medical courses: Final year Mark Sheet, Attempt, Internship Completion,
Registration Certificates and SSC Marks sheet. Caste Certificate in case of
SC/ST/OBC category. Non Medical courses: Final year/semester qualifying
exam mark sheet, Caste Certificate in case of SC/ST/OBC category and
experience certificate (if applicable). Applications without these enclosures will
be rejected without intimation.
SPONSORSHIP CERTIFICATE
This is to certify that:
1. Dr./Mr./Ms._____________________________ is a permanent employee
with the ________________________ (Name of the Government
Organization) and the date of joining service is __________________.
2. The candidate is being sponsored for ________________________ course
at NIMHANS, Bangalore.
3. The candidate is being sponsored for the entire duration of the course, if
selected.
4. The candidate will be paid all emoluments by the State/Central Government
or Public Sector Undertaking of State/Central Government and no expenses
will devolve upon NIMHANS, Bangalore.
5. The candidate after getting training at NIMHANS, Bangalore shall continue
to be in regular service with the State/Central Government or Public Sector
Undertaking of State/Central Government and will work in the State/Central
Government or Public Sector Undertaking of the State/Central Government.
Date:
Place: Signature with Seal of
Competent Authority FEE STRUCTURE FOR INDIAN NATIONALS
(All figures are in rupees)
B.Sc. AnaestSl. Nature of Fees Ph.D. DM/M.Ch. MD/PDF DPM M.Phil. M.Sc. B.Sc. hesia Tech./ DCNT Remarks
No. Nursing Radiography DPN/DNN
1 Eligibility fee: 1) Other Universities of Karnataka: Rs.100/- 2) Universities outside Karnataka: Rs.500/- 3) Foreign students: Rs.5000/-
2 Registration fee 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 — Payable at the time of joining
3 Tuition fee per year 18,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 36,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 35,000.00*
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10,000.00 —
4 Laboratory fee (per year) 500.00 500.00 500.00 400.00 400.00 300.00 300.00 300.00


One time payment for the
whole duration of the course
at the time of joining.
5 Gymkhana & recreation
fee (per year) 250.00 250.00 250.00 250.00 250.00 250.00 250.00 250.00 250.00

6 Library fee (per year) 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00
7 Caution Money & 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 Refundable on completion of
Hostel Deposit course
8 Identification card fee 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 Payable at the time of joining
9 Examination fee
Part I — 3,000.00 1,000.00 3,000.00 1,500.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 (I Yr) 1,000.00
325.00
Part II — 10,000.00 5,000.00 — 1,500.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 (II Yr) 1,000.00 — As prescribed by the Institute
Part III — — — — — — 1,000.00 (III Yr) 1,000.00 —
1,000.00 (IV Yr)
10 Pre-Ph.D. exam fee 2,000.00 — — — — — — — —
11 Ph.D. Thesis evaluation 10,000.00 — — — — — — — —
Fees once paid will not be refunded at any cost. In case, if a candidate leave the course after joining and if the seat is offered to the waitlisted Candidate
and if the waitlisted Candidate join the course, then, the refund will be made subject to approval by the competent authorities after necessary deductions.
*One time payment, `20,000/-
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for SC/ST candidates (B.Sc. in Nursing). SNA `1000/- one time payment for B.Sc. Nursing students
**Hostel Rent (water & electricity charges) per annum `5000/- and `1000/- mess advance for B.Sc. Nursing students
No Examination fee for PDF courses
FEE STRUCTURE FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS

(All figures are in US $)
Sl. Name of the Course * Tuition fee Registration fee
No.

1 Ph.D. 30000 500

2 For super speciality courses
a. DM/M.Ch. ( 5 years duration) 60000 1000
b. DM/M.Ch. ( 3 years duration) 50000 1000

3 PDF in Neuropathology/Neuroanaesthesia 30000 1000
4 M.Phil. 20000 500
5 M.Sc. Psychiatric Nursing 15000 500
6 B.Sc. in Nursing 20000
7 DPN/DNN/DCNT 100

* Tuition fee to be paid in equal annual instalments. The amount indicated is for the entire
duration of the course

The fees once paid will not be refunded at any cost
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COURSES AND FACULTY
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOPHYSICS
Duration: (i) 4 – 5 years for general candidates (ii) 3 – 4 years for candidates
with M.Phil. degree in Biophysics.
Programme of study: Ph.D. course work, Pre Ph.D. examination and
registration would be as per the Ph.D. regulation guidelines of the Institute.
Infrastructure/Laboratory facilities for research: The department has
sophisticated research facilities to carry out research in neuroscience at the
cellular and molecular level. The infrastructural facilities comprise of advanced
techniques such as in-vitro fluorescence imaging (epiflurorescence, single
photon and multi-photon confocal imaging), absorbance and fluorescence
spectroscopy and electrical recording system (patch clamp set-up). In addition
the department has a well established cell culture facility. The department is well
equipped with facilities for various biochemical (electrophoresis and blotting) and
molecular biology techniques (PCR, RT-PCR, plasmid DNA isolation and
purification and protein expression in mammalian system).
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Dr.Preeti G.Joshi, Professor: Cell signaling, purinergic receptors in the nervous
system, mechanisms of neuron-glia communication and its deregulation in
neurological and psychiatric disorders and neurodegeneration.
Dr.V.K.Kalia, Professor: Radiosensitization.
Dr.Padmanabhan B: Additional Professor: Structural Biology, Structure-Based
Drug Design, Epigenetic markers/Chromatin regulators, Protein targets
associated with neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.
Dr.Sudha Mishra, Associate Professor: Glutamatergic receptors and
downstream signaling, Modulation of protein expression and function in
neurological disorders-ischemia.
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOSTATISTICS
Duration: 3 – 5 years
Programme of study: Development and application of biostatistics in the field of
mental health and neurosciences. 27
Areas for Research: Applied multivariate techniques, Survival analysis,
Longitudinal methods, Epidemiological methods, Meta analysis, Genetic
statistical methods.
Research Facilities: Rich data base, Good computational facilities and
adequate library.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.D.K.Subbakrishna, Professor: Applied multivariate analysis, Application of
artificial neural networks in medicine, Survival analysis, Latent structure analysis.
Dr.K.Thennarasu, Professor: Applied multivariate analysis, Statistical
applications in genetics, Survival analysis, Qualitative data analysis, Latent
variable modeling, Micro array data and Cluster analysis.
Dr.M.Venkataswamy Reddy, Additional Professor: Epidemiological methods,
Cluster analysis, Meta analysis, Applied multivariate analysis.
Dr.P.Marimuthu, Associate Professor: Clinical trails, Simulation and projection
for cancer, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS problems.
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES
Mode of Selection: Competitive written test to assess the basic knowledge and
aptitude for research in interdisciplinary fields related to clinical neuroscience.
Duration of the Course: Five academic years
Programme of study: The course will consist of an initial training phase of two
years followed by three years of research work. During first and second year, the
candidates will undergo clinical postings and basic neuroscience training,
respectively, in various fields as envisaged in the curriculum. The course will
consist of theory/lectures followed by practical exposure to various techniques
used in different disciplines. The candidates will be assessed periodically during
these two years and are required to score a minimum of 80% credits for each
year. At the beginning of the third year, a doctoral committee consisting of
Guide, Joint Guide (if applicable) with two other experts in the area of research
will be constituted for each candidate. This committee would be responsible to
monitor the candidate’s progress in his or her chosen area of research till the
submission of the Ph.D. thesis.
First Year: The candidate has to work in the clinical side, actively participating in
patient care and exploring avenues of interdisciplinary research, utilizing the
patient material. 28
Second Year: During the second year the candidate would be posted to the
various basic neuroscience departments and they would be provided “hands on
training” in laboratory techniques.
Third-Fifth Year: Ph.D. Thesis work.
During the three-year period, the Ph.D. Thesis work will be undertaken by the
candidate in a chosen area of research. The candidate will carry out research
work under the supervision of a faculty member, who will function as the guide.
Depending on the nature of the topic, the candidate can also have a joint guide.
For the purpose of carrying out Thesis work, the candidate will be posted to the
concerned Department for a period of three years.
Evaluation: The evaluation is a continuous process based on assignments,
seminar/Journal club presentations, clinical postings and laboratory training.
Students will be evaluated at all postings by the clinicians and basic
neuroscientists. Evaluation on daily basis and by credit system will be used. A
ten-point grading scale with corresponding letter grades will be used.
Attendance at all academic activities and clinical work is mandatory.
Ph.D. Registration: All the Candidates have to undergo the prescribed course
work and successfully complete it. The candidate has to submit a Ph.D. protocol
for the registration from NIMHANS and should abide by the Ph.D. regulations of
the Institute.
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL
PSYCHOLOGY
Duration: 3 – 5 years
Ph.D. Guides: Allotment of guides will be subject to availability
Programme of study: Training in theoretical and practical aspects of Mental
Health and Clinical Psychology and in research methodology would be provided.
Two years of supervised clinical internship in Mental Health and Clinical
Psychology with special emphasis in areas related to the topic of research would
also be provided.
Candidates with M.Phil. degree in Mental Health and Social Psychology/ M.Phil.
degree in Clinical Psychology or equivalent qualification recognized by
NIMHANS would be registered immediately after they join the department.
However, candidates with Master’s degree in Psychology would be provisionally
registered upon joining the department. One year from the date of provisional
registration the candidate should undertake the pre Ph.D. examination upon the
successful completion of the Pre-Ph.D. examination, the registration would be
confirmed. 29
After completion of a minimum of 3 years and upon satisfactory completion of
proposed work, the candidates would be permitted to submit their thesis.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.Anisha Shah, Professor: Marital and Family Relationships and therapies,
Emotion focused therapy, Gender in depression.
Dr.Ahalya Raguram, Professor: Psychosocial aspects of Mental Health, Family
and marital therapies, Individual therapies.
Dr.H.Uma, Professor: Attachment issues in emotional disorders, Play and
narrative therapies, Early intervention for learning disabilities, promotive
interventions, parenting interventions, therapies with adolescents, home based
interventions, development of psychological tests and school mental health.
Dr.Mahendra P.Sharma, Additional Professor: Behavioural Medicine,
Cognitive Behaviour therapy and processes, Cognitions and Metacognitions,
Stress Management, Mindfulness Meditation and Interventions based on it and
Psycho-oncology.
Dr.L.N.Suman, Additional Professor: Adult Psychopathology and
psychotherapy, Addictive Behaviours and their psychosocial interventions,
Forensic Psychology
Dr.Seema Mehrotra, Additional Professor: Mental health promotion, Positive
Psychology, Emotional regulation, Adaptation to major life events and
Psychooncology.
Dr.Jamuna.R, Associate Professor: Neuropsychological assessment and
rehabilitation, EEG, Neurofeedback training, Paediatric Neuropsychology and
Forensic Neuropsychology
Dr.Paulomi M.Sudhir, Associate Professor: Cognitive behavioural therapies
and cognitive behavioural processes and personality factors in psychiatric and
medical conditions, health psychology, behavioural medicine, psychosocial
factors in medical conditions.
Dr.J.Keshav Kumar, Associate Professor: Neuropsychology, Cognitive
Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychiatry and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.
Dr.Manoj Kumar Sharma, Associate Professor: Behavioural addiction,
Tobacco cessation, child and adolescent substance use and dependence,
Dmotional dyscontrol and management, E-based intervention, spirituality and
mental health and psychosocial interventions 30
Dr.M.Manjula, Associate Professor: Youth mental health issues and
interventions, Cognitive behavioural processes, cognitive behavioural therapies
and process, research, emotional disorders and sexual dysfunctions.
Dr.Devvarta Kumar, Associate Professor: Cognitive dysfunction and
remediation in schizophrenia, Event Related Potentials (ERPs), CNS based
detection of deception techniques, Memory and its falsifications, Meta-cognitive
therapy for delusions, psychological test development.
Dr.Poornima Bhola, Associate Professor: Psychotherapy process research,
psychotherapist development and training, youth mental health, self injurious
behavior, consultation – brain channel psychology and psychosocial
rehabilitation.
Dr.B.N.Roopesh, Assistant Professor: Child and Adolescent mental health,
conduct disorders, ADHD, SLD, child neuropsychology, development of
neuropsychological tests, Electroencephalogram (EEG) and Event Related
Potentials (ERPs), gifted children and school mental health
Dr.Veena.A.S: Assistant Professor (On Contract): Women’s mental health,
interpersonal psychotherapy and adult psychopathology.
Dr.Shanthala Hegde: Assistant Professor (On Contract): Neuropsychology
and cognitive remediation, cognitive psychology, music cognition/(EEG/ERP
methods of investigation), Neuromusicology
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN
GENETICS
Duration: 3 – 5 years
Programme of study: Initially, the candidate will be provisionally registered for
Ph.D. Before confirmation of registration, the candidate has to complete Pre
Ph.D. examination after one year from the date of provisional registration. The
candidate would be trained in both theory and in practical aspects of the
curriculum pertaining to the discipline. Later, the candidate would pursue regular
Ph.D. research work and submit the thesis for award of Ph.D. degree.
Research Interests: Diagnosis of genetic disorders, DNA diagnosis of familial
genetic disorders involving PCR, Southern and FISH related molecular
techniques, Genotoxicity assays for a variety of chemicals, drugs and other
related biological compounds and Genetic characterization of Brain Tumors. 31
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.Rajalakshmi Gope, Professor: Molecular genetics of human brain tumors,
Genetic counseling, Molecular biology of wound healing,.
Dr.G.K.Chetan, Additional Professor: Human Genetics, Molecular
cytogenetics, Genetic counseling, Genotoxicity, Genetics of MR and fragile X
syndrome.
Dr.Manojit Debnath: Assistant Professor: Immuno-genetical understanding of
Psychiatric disorders, Human Genetic diversity.
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
EDUCATION
Duration: 3 – 5 years
Programme of study: Initially the candidate will be provisionally registered for
Ph.D. The candidate will be trained in both the theoretical and practical aspects
of Mental Health Education as well as research methodology. Before
confirmation or registration, the candidate has to complete pre-Ph.D.
examination. After successful completion of the proposed research and approval
of the synopsis, the candidate shall submit thesis for Ph.D. degree.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.Jayashree Ramakrishna, Professor: HIV/AIDS, Qualitative research,
Gender, Evaluation of health education interventions, stigma.
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF
NEUROCHEMISTRY
Duration: 3 – 5 years
Programme of study: Initially, the candidate will be provisionally registered for
Ph.D. Before confirmation of registration, the candidate has to complete pre
Ph.D. examination after one year from the date of Provisional registration. The
candidate would be trained in both theoretical and practical aspects of the
curriculum of Pre-Ph.D. course work. After satisfactory completion of proposed
work and approval of synopsis, the candidate shall submit thesis for Ph.D.
degree.
Area of Research Interests: Etiopathogenesis of cerebrovascular disease,
Neurometabolic disorders, Immunochemical basis of neurodegenerative
disorders, Molecular mechanisms of brain aging, neuromuscular disorders,
primary brain tumors and cerebral malaria. 32
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.Rita Christopher, Professor: Etiopathogenesis of cerebrovascular disease,
Neurometabolic disorders.
Dr.Sarada Subramanian, Additional Professor: Immunotherapeutic
approaches to Alzheimer’s disease and related conformational disorders.
Dr.M.M.Srinivas Bharath, Associate Professor: Molecular mechanisms in
brain aging, Parkinson’s disease, Neuromuscular disorders and Neurotrauma.
Dr.D.N.Nanda Kumar, Assistant Professor: Molecular Mechanisms of Primary
brain tumors with emphasis on invasion of globlastoma and its therapeutic
targets.

NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF
NEUROMICROBIOLOGY
Duration: 3 – 5 years
Programme of study: Initially, the candidate will be provisionally registered for
Ph.D. Before confirmation of registration the candidate has to complete Pre –
Ph.D. examination after one year from the date of provisional registration. The
candidate would be trained in both theoretical and practical aspects of the
curriculum of Pre-Ph.D. examination. After satisfactory completion of proposed
work and approval of synopsis, the candidate shall submit thesis for Ph.D.
Candidates with fellowship from registered/recognized agencies only are eligible
to apply for Ph.D. in Neuromicrobiology.
Field of Interests: Diagnosis of neuro infections with special reference to
Neurotuberculosis and Neurocysticercosis, autoimmune diseases of the central
nervous system. Molecular typing of microbes associated with central nervous
system infections and molecular diagnosis of central nervous system infections.
Research facilities: State of the art facilities for microbiological diagnosis of
routine samples, 24×7 CSF processing laboratory, Mycobacteriology laboratory
with automated culture system. Baacteriology laboratory with automated culture
and sensitivity systems. Mycology section and ELISA in Neuroimmunology
section, Molecular biology section with facilities for DNA/RNA isolation,
amplification using thermocycler (PCR), genotyping etc.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.R.Ravikumar, Professor: Opportunistic bacterial, Parasitic, Fungal and
Protozoal infections like Tuberculosis, Toxoplasmosis, Amoebic encephalitis and
other neuroinfections in immunocompromised individuals. 33
Dr.Shripad A.Patil, Professor: Immunology of autoimmune diseases of the
central and peripheral nervous system including leprosy. Development of
immunodiagnostics for chronic infectious disease of CNS with special reference
to CNS TB meningitis and Neurocysticercosis.
Dr.S.Nagarathna, Additional Professor: CSF cell analysis, cytological studies
and bacterial isolation in pyogenic infections of the brain. Delineating
cryptococcal meningitis in AIDS patients with clinical correlation; a study of
mortality and morbidity. Rapid modes of isolation of M.tuberculosis – PCR,
Bactec.
Dr.H.B.Veena Kumari, Additional Professor: Isolation and molecular analysis
of microbial strains isolated from hospital infections in a neurosurgery and ICU
set up of NIMHANS.
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF
NEUROPATHOLOGY
Duration: 3 – 5 years
Programme of study: Initially the candidates will be provisionally registered for
Ph.D. Before confirmation of the registration, the candidate has to complete pre –
Ph.D. examination after one year from the date of provisional registration. The
candidate would be trained in both theory and practical aspects of the curriculum
pertaining to the discipline. Later, the candidate would pursue and register for
Ph.D. by research and submit the thesis for the award of Doctoral Degree.
Research Facilities: Well established Histopathology Laboratory for processing
Muscle, Peripheral Nerve, Brain, Spinal cord of human and animal origin with
special stains and Immunohistochemistry. Transmission Electron Microscopy for
ultrastructural studies, Human Brain tissue Repository for Neurobiological
Studies (Human Brain Bank) – a National Research Facility, Transfusion
Medicine Centre and a Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory. Clinical
Autopsies are regularly carried out for establishing the cause of death and
progression of the disease. Facilities for neuro-oncology research is available in
the Neuro-oncology research laboratory located in the Neurobiology Research
Centre. Facilities available include platforms for immunohistochemistry,
fluorescent in-situ hybridization, tissue micro array, PCR and advanced imaging
platforms.
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF
NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
Duration: 3 – 5 years 34
Programme of study: Initially the candidates will be provisionally registered for
Ph.D. Before confirmation of the registration, the candidate has to complete pre –
Ph.D. examination. The candidate would be trained in both theory and practical
aspects of the curriculum pertaining to the discipline. After satisfactory
completion of proposed research work and approval of synopsis, the candidate
shall submit the thesis for award of Ph.D. degree.
Research Facilities: Laboratory facilities are available to carry out research in
the following areas:
1) Neurophysiology of Sleep and Cognition
2) Autonomic functions including HRV and BP variability
3) Evaluation of pulmonary functions in neuropsychiatric disorders
4) Neurobiology of sleep and memory systems
5) Cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory
6) Neuronal plasticity in developing and adult nervous system
7) Neurobiology of motor neurone disease
8) Neurobiology of stress, anxiety, depression, epilepsy and brain
stimulation reward
9) Central nervous system regeneration and the role of stem cells
10) Synaptic physiology
11) Neural plasticity and brain repair mechanisms
12) Activation of resident stem cells in the adult brain: Implications for the
treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders
13) Single unit Recording of action ___ in a freely moving animal.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.T.R.Raju, Senior Professor: Animal model of motor neurone disease,
Trophic factors, CNS regeneration and role of stem cells, Neuronal plasticity.
Dr.Bindu M.Kutty, Professor: Role of subiculum in spatial learning and memory
functions, Strategies of environmental stimulation and transplantation in
establishing functional recovery, Neurobiology of sleep, Neurophysiology of
consciousness..
Dr.T.N.Sathyaprabha, Additional Professor: Autonomic and pulmonary
functions in neuropsychiatric disorders, Neurophysiology of yoga, Neurobiology
of motor neuron disease.
Dr.B.S.Shankaranarayana Rao, Additional Professor: Cellular and molecular
mechanisms of learning and memory, Amelioration of stress epilepsy and
depression induced cognitive deficits, Mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in the
hippocampus, Activation of resident stem cells in the adult brain: Implications for
treating neuropsychiatric disorders, Synaptic plasticity in transgenic and knockout 35
mouse models of neuropsychiatric disorders, Neural plasticity and brain repair
mechanism.
Dr.Laxmi T.Rao, Associate Professor: The information processing at the
neuronal circuitry of the hippocampus, amygdala and prefrontal cortex due to
early adverse experience, Information processing in the somatosensory cortex
during and following focal ischemia.
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF
NEUROVIROLOGY
Duration: 3 – 5 years
Programme of study: Initially, the candidate will be provisionally registered for
Ph.D. Before confirmation of registration the candidate has to complete Pre –
Ph.D. examination after one year from the date of provisional registration. The
candidate would be trained in both theoretical and practical aspects of the
curriculum of Pre-Ph.D. examination. After satisfactory completion of proposed
work and approval of synopsis, the candidate shall submit thesis for Ph.D.
degree.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.V.Ravi, Professor: HIV diagnosis, development of kits, antiretroviral therapy.
Japanese encephalitis.
Dr.S.N.Madhusudana, Professor: Rabies development of diagnostic kits,
clinical trails on intradermal vaccines with cell culture vaccines, development of
plant based vaccines for rabies, development of monoclonal antibodies for
rabies, Antiviral drugs, immune-pathology of Rabies.
Dr.Anita S.Desai, Additional Professor: Laboratory diagnosis of viral infections
of the nervous system, molecular virology of neurotropic viruses to understand
pathogenesis.
Dr.Reeta Subramaniam Mani, Assistant Professor: Molecular diagnosis of
viral infections
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
Duration: 3 – 5 years
Programme of study: During the first year, the candidate will be given training in
the theoretical and practical aspects of the problem and the research
methodology related to the proposed topic. The candidate will appear for pre –
Ph.D. Examination after one year from the date of provisional registration. The 36
candidate will have two years of supervised clinical work in nursing with special
emphasis on areas of related to the topic of research. After the completion of the
proposed research work, the candidate will submit the thesis for the award of
Ph.D.
Research facilities: The department of Nursing has all the infrastructure for the
teaching and research activities. There is good clinical facility and adequate
reference books in the library for the students. The faculty members guide the
research activities of the students in the areas of Neuro critical, infection control,
effectiveness of structured teaching program, self care ability development
among neurologically dependent and psychiatrically ill patients. Counselling
psychiatric patients and their families, follow up work on domiciliary care services
in OPD and community.
There are excellent clinical facilities in the areas of psychiatric nursing, neuro
sciences nursing, community mental health – neuro nursing both in rural and
urban and neuro-psychiatric rehabilitation nursing. The department has close
collaboration with all other departments of the Institute for further support in the
research activities and it is a part of multi-disciplinary team. The faculty
members guide the research activities of the students in nursing.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.K.Reddemma, Senior Professor: Job oriented stress, Job satisfaction,
Manpower requirement, Time-motion study, Rehabilitation.
Dr.K.Lalitha, Professor: Mental health counseling and disaster intervention.
Developing empathy skills in nursing personnel, School mental health
programmes, Stress management programmes.
Dr.Nagarajaiah, Additional Professor: Non-pharmacological management of
individuals suffering from Neurotic disorders, domiciliary care for neuropsychiatric clients, family level interventions in the management of schizophrenia,
School Mental Health.
Dr.Ramachandra, Associate Professor: Electro-convulsive therapy, Substance
Abuse related problems, Rehabilitation, HIV & Mental Health.
Dr.Sailaxmi Gandhi, Assistant Professor: Occupational Stress, Stress
Mnagement programmes, School Mental Health, Child & Adolescent Psychiatric
Nursing and Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
Dr.Prasanthi Nattala, Assistant Professor:Developing and testing interventions
for indivuals with substance use disorders. 37
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRIC
SOCIAL WORK
Duration: 3 – 5 years
Programme of study: A candidate who has obtained MSW and/or M.Phil. in
Psychiatric Social Work degree from any recognized University or any other
University recognized as equivalent thereto by NIMHANS securing not less than
55% marks can register for Ph.D. examination after one year from the date of
provisional registration. The candidate would be trained in research
methodology, theoretical and practical aspects of the curriculum on Ph.D. for a
duration of 3 years. The candidate has to complete Pre -Ph.D. examination after
one year from the date of provisional registration.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.R.Parthasarathy, Professor: Student Mental Health and Family Mental
Health.
Dr.K.Sekar, Professor: Community Mental Health, Disaster, Psychosocial
Support and Mental Health Care.
Dr.D.Muralidhar, Professor: Alcoholism, Chronic mentally ill and Psychosocial
Interventions for Mental disorders.
Dr.N.Krishna Reddy, Additional Professor: Psychiatric Social Work
Interventions in Neurosurgery.
Dr.Prakashi Rajaram, Additional Professor: Psychiatric Social Work
Intervention in Neurology and Women issues.

Dr.R.Dhanasekara Pandian, Associate Professor: De-addiction Community
Care, Counselling and Allied training programme.
Dr.A.Thirumoorthy, Associate Professor: Counselling, Psychiatric Social Work
in General Health Care.
Dr.Md. Ameer Hamza, Associate Professor: Group work with schizophrenia
and alcohol and substance abuse.
Dr.B.P.Nirmala, Associate Professor: Neuro Psychiatric Rehabilitation,
Correctional social work.
Dr.N.Janardhana, Assistant Professor: Community based Rehabilitation and
Training program 38
Dr.Vranda.M.N, Assistant Professor: Life skills for children and adolescents in
schools and for vulnerable groups, Evidence based psychosocial interventions,
Standardisation of Research instruments.
Dr.Kavitha V.Jangam, Assistant Professor: (On Contract) Child abuse and
neglect, Intervention and research, Psychosocial care and Disaster
management, Women and Mental Health, Research in Psychiatric Social Work.
Dr.Dorothy Perpetha Rekha, Assistant Professor: (On Contract) Family
Therapy, General Hospital in Psychiatric Social Work and Capacity building.
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN HISTORY OF PSYCHIATRY
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
Duration: 3 – 5 years
Programme of Study:
1. Theoretical applied aspects of fundamental systemic neurosciences
and Molecular psychopharmacology.
2. Clinical Psychopharmacology.
3. Experimental psychopharmacology.
Fields of investigation:
1. Molecular modeling and computational biology
2. 2. Computational neuroscience involving nonlinear complex systems
structure and dynamics.
3. Synchronization and coherence in neural systems.
4. Theoretical cognitive neuroscience.
5. Electroconvulsive therapy and psychopharmacology (using herbal or
allopathic medications) in rodent models of anxiety, depression, locomotor
activity and learning and memory.
6. Investigation of behavioral, neuropsychological, and other effects of
medications in psychiatric disorders.
7. Psychosocial aspects of medication in psychiatric disorders.
Research facilities: Advanced computing and modeling environment (SGI
ONYX 3200 Server, DEC Alpha 4100 Server Pentium 4 Fedora Linux Servers.
MATLAB, MATHEMATICA, facilities of biomedical signal processing, image
processing. Facilities for clinical and animal research, computerized ECT
technology, instruments for the evaluation of the animal models listed above. 39
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.N.Pradhan, Senior Professor: Nonlinear dynamics, Complex systems,
Molecular modelling, Behavioural psychopharmacology, Indigenous drug
development.
Dr.Chittaranjan Andrade, Professor: Electroconvulsive Therapy, Drug trials,
Herbal medicines.
NAME OF THE COURSE: Ph.D. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH
PATHOLOGY & AUDIOLOGY
Programme of study: The Candidate admitted for the program will be
thoroughly trained on clinical and theoretic aspects of the field of SpeechLanguage Pathology and Audiology. However, the emphasis of theoretical
training will be on the topics related to doctoral program. This is in addition to the
training program that the candidate has to undergo which is stipulated by the
Institute. The department has full fledged laboratories for whrok in the areas of
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The strength of the department is
in the number and variety of the clinical population that visits.
Research Facilities: Full fledged speech pathology and audiology laboratory.
Multicisciplinary interaction. Excellent clinical material in the area of
neuropsychiatric communication disorders.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.M.Jayaram, Senior Professor: Neurogenic communication disorders,
Stuttering, Voice disorders, Speech perception and production, Instrumentation,
Auditory dyssynchrony.
Dr.N.Shivashankar, Professor: Clinical neuroaudiology, Central auditory
processing disorders, Adult and childhood speech-language disorders.
Dr.Vandana.V.P, Assistant Professor: Neurogenic communication disorders,
Autism, Dysarthria, AAC, Neuroimaging studies of speech-language.
Dr.B.K.Yamini, Assistant Professor: Dysarthria, Neurogenic oropharyngeal
dysphagia.
NAME OF THE COURSE: DM IN NEUROLOGY
Duration: For candidates with MBBS qualification the duration of the course will
be for a period of five years. For candidates with MD/DNB in General Medicine
or Pediatrics, the duration of the course will be for a period of three years. 40
Clinical & Research Facility: Department of Neurology has experienced faculty
with varied research interest and offers research facilities in the areas of
diagnosis and management of various neurological disorders. This is backed by
well developed Electrodiagnostic Laboratory with facilities for EEG,
Electroneuromyography, Evoked potentials, Long term Video EEG, Transcranial
magnetic stimulation, Sleep laboratory, Doppler ultra sonography and Autonomic
nervous system laboratory. In addition, the department has specialized stroke
unit, neuro critical care and exclusive neuro infection wards. A well developed
neurorehabilitation facility is also available apart from acute and chronic care
neurology.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.P.Satishchandra, Senior Professor & Director / Vice-Chancellor: Epilepsy,
Neuroepidemiology, Neuroinfections, Neuro-AIDS, Epilepsy and genetics,
Electroencephalography and evoked potentials.
Dr.D.Nagaraja, Senior Professor: Cerebrovascular diseases, Behaviour and
cognitive neurology, Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, Headache, Multiple
sclerosis.
Dr.A.B.Taly, Professor: Neurological disabilities and rehabilitation,
Neuromuscular disorders, Sleep and alternative medicine.
Dr.M.Veerendra Kumar, Professor: Neurocysticercosis, Clinical
Electrophysiology, Advanced EMG.
Dr.S.R.Chandra, Professor: Cognitive and behavioural sciences and dementia.
Dr.A.Nalini, Additional Professor: Motor neurone disease, Neuro Muscular
disorders.
Dr.Pramod Kumar Pal, Additional Professor: Transcranial magnetic
stimulation and motor physiology, Parkinson’s disease and other movement
disorders, Ataxias.
Dr.Sanjib Sinha, Additional Professor: Epilepsy, Wilson’s disease, Sleep.
Dr.P.S.Bindu, Associate Professor: Pediatric neurology, Neurometabolic
disorders, Leukodystrophies and Dysmorphic syndromes
Dr.Girish B.Kulkarni, Associate Professor: Immune mediated neuropathies,
Headache, Neuroepidemiology.
Dr.Ravi Yadav, Associate Professor: Parkinsonism and related disorders,
headache, neurocritical care. 41
Dr.Netravathi.M, Assistant Professor:
Dr.Madhu.N, Assistant Professor:
Dr.Subasree.R, Assistant Professor:
NAME OF THE COURSE: DM IN NEURORADIOLOGY
Duration: 3 years
Research Facilities: Spiral CT Scanner, 1.5 Tesla MRI Scanner with facilities for
EPI studies, MR Angiography Perfusion, Proton and Phosphorous spectroscopy
and functional MRI, Digital Substraction Angiographic facility for interventional
management of neurovascular disorders including 3D CT Angiography and
Virtual Angiographic endoscopy, 3 Tesla MRI system with functional imaging and
Tractography and 16 slice CT Scanner.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.Arun Kumar Gupta, Professor:
Dr.Hima Shriniwas Pendharkar, Associate Professor:
Dr.Rose Dawn Bharath, Associate Professor: Functional MRI applications in
pre operative work up, Psychiatric Neuroimaging, cognitive & behavioral
sciences, Advanced imaging techniques like spectroscopy, DTI in
Neurosciences, CT and MR Perfusion imaging in tumors and vascular disorders.
Dr.Aravinda.H.R, Assistant Professor: Diagnostic Neuroimaging – Application
of perfusion and diffusion MR imaging of brain tumors and mass lesions,
Endovascular treatment of brain and spinal AVM, dural AV fistulae and aneurysm
coiling.
Dr.Jitender Saini, Assistant Professor: Diagnostic neuroimaging, Perfusion
imaging in neurological disorders, Imaging of Neuroinfections and
cerebrovascular disorders
Dr.Chandrajit Prasad, Assistant Professor: Proton and phosphorus MRS,
Perfusion study in mass lesion, Diffusion tensor imaging, Neurointervention
including thrombolysis , aneurysm coiling and treatment of AVM and fistulas.
Dr.Maya Dattatraya Bhatt, Assistant Professor: 42
NAME OF THE COURSE: M.Ch. IN NEUROSURGERY
Duration: (i) The duration of the course will be five years for candidates with
MBBS Qualification.
(ii) The duration of the course will be three years for candidates with
MS/DNB in General Surgery.
Training facilities: The Department of Neurosurgery offers comprehensive
training in all aspects of this developing field. It has an advanced OT complex
equipped with most modern microscopes, endoscopes, neuronavigation etc.
It also has a stereotaxy and Gammaknife radiosurgery unit, the first of its kind in
South India. It manages a specialized head and spine trauma center with
excellent facilities. In addition to this, the department has ongoing clinical and
experimental research in basic and applied Neurosciences namely Head Injury,
Glioma, Cerebral ischemia, Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Peripheral Nerve and
allo grafts and spinal dysraphism.
The Training includes:
1. Basic Neurosurgery, to be able to perform Neurosurgical procedures
under supervision under assistance and independently.
2. Checking both in and outpatients at casualty.
3. Neurology and Neuroradiology and Neuropathology posting and training.
In addition the Post MBBS candidates will undergo one year General
Surgery training at the General Hospitals attached to Bangalore Medical
College.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.R.M.Varma, Emeritus Professor:
Dr.B.Indira Devi, Professor: Surgery for Craniovertebral junction anomalies,
Peripheral nerve repairs, Spinal dysraphism, Neurorehabilitation, Surgery for
gliomas General Neurosurgery. Clinical and basic research on peripheral nerve,
spinal dysraphism, sub arachnoid haemorrhage and cerebral ischemia, cortical
plasticity and functional MRI.
Dr.S.Sampath, Professor: Spinal trauma, Instrumentation and stabilization
procedures, Endoscopic neurosurgery, Cerebro vascular surgery, Surgery for
supraseller lesions, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.
Dr.Malla Bhaskara Rao, Professor: Epilepsy surgery 43
Dr.Paritosh Pandey, Additional Professor: Clinical research in glioma, Cranial
infection, Cerebrovascular.
Dr.Dhananjay I Bhat, Associate Professor: Cerebro vascular surgery,
Peripheral nerve injuries, Craniovertebral and spine fusions, Clinical and Basic
research on Peripheral nerve and sub arachnoid haemorrhage, Gammaknife.
Dr.Dwarakanath Srinivas, Associate Professor: Functional and minimally
invasive surgery, Skull base surgery, Paediatric neurosurgery.
Dr.Dhaval P.Shukla, Associate Professor: Paediatric neurosurgery, aesthetic
and reconstructive neurosurgery, basic and clinical research on autonomic
nervous system, clinical and basic research on head injuries, peripheral nerve
surgery.
Dr.Arivazhagan, Associate Professor: Functional and minimally invasive
surgery, Skull base surgery, Endoscopic surgery.
Dr.Nupur Pruthi, Associate Professor: Surgery for spine and Gliomas, Clinical
and basic research on Head Injuries.
Dr.Jagath Lal.G, Associate Professor: Glioma surgery and research,
Neurotrauma and Neuro re-habilitation, Stereotaxy for tumours.
Dr.Manish Ranjan, Associate Professor: Spine, Surgery for glioma and
research, Gammaknife radiosurgery, minimally invasive.
Dr.K.V.L.Narasinga Rao, Associate Professor: Spine surgery, Meningioma
and Glioma surgery, Gammakinfe.
Dr.A.S.Ramesh, Assistant Professor:
Dr.V.Vikas, Assistant Professor:
Dr.Mohammed Abdul Majaid, Assistant Professor:
Dr.Harisha.P.N, Assistant Professor:
Dr.A.R.Prabhu Raj, Assistant Professor:
DEPARTMENT OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry services at NIMHANS were started in the 1950s
with objectives of catering to mental health needs of children and adolescents,
training mental health professionals and facilitating research in the area of child
and adolescent psychiatry. 44
Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry was formed on 30.12.2010. It is
the first department of its kind in India.
Clinical Services: the Department offers clinical services for Developmental
disorders (Autism, Mental retardation, Specific Learning Disorders (dyslexia) and
Mental health disorders like ADHD, Mood disorders, OCD, Emotional and
behavioral problems, Substance abuse, Psychosis, Anxiety disorders etc. The
department serves as a major tertiary care referral center for India and countries
like Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh etc. The first contact outpatient services
are available all days of the week except Sunday. There is a 40 bedded inpatient facility (Child Psychiatry Centre) with 30 general and 10 special beds.
Clinical service inputs are multi-disciplinary in nature and provided in liaison with
departments of Clinical Psychology, Psychiatric Social work, Speech Pathology &
Audiology, Neurochemistry, DP&NR, Neurology etc.
Training: The Department offers training to several MD/DPM/DNB/DM residents
from within NIMHANS and from Institutions all over India. Trainees from outside
institution may be from the department of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Neurology,
Psychology, Social Work. They stay as observers for a duration ranging from 2
weeks to 3 months or more. Apart from these, consultants
(Psychiatry/Pediatrics) from outside NIMHANS (both Govt. and Pvt. Sectors)
hone their skills in child and adolescent mental health at NIMHANS. Several
international trainees and consultants, especially from South Asia, avail the
opportunity to observe and train with us in child and adolescent mental health.
Further a three month orientation programme starting in the months of February,
May, August and November of each year in child and Adolescent Psychiatry is
offered by the Department.
Research activities: Faculty have been actively involved in several research
activities. Ongoing research projects include: projects on autism spectrum
disorder, X-linked Mental retardation, Molecular genetics of primary
microcephaly, Ayush-Manas project etc.

NAME OF THE COURSE: (1) DM IN DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN CHILD &
ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Duration: 3 years
NAME OF THE COURSE: (2) POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN CHILD &
ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Duration: 1 year 45
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.Shoba Srinath, Professor: Mood Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder,
Obsessive compulsive disorders and Epidemiology.
Dr.Satish Chandra Girimaji, Professor: Mental Retardation, Syndromology,
Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr.Shekhar P. Seshadri, Professor: Adolescent Mental Health, Therapy and
Therapy Training, Gender, Sexuality, Sexual Abuse, Difficult Populations like
Street Children, Qualitative Research and Experiential Methodology, Life Skills
Education, School Programmes.
Dr.John Vijay Sagar, Associate Professor: Specific Learning disorder, Autism
Spectrum disorder, Psychopharmacology, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,
Consultation – Liasion in CAP
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
The Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS is one of the largest in South East Asia
with 27 faculty members, 17 senior residents and 68 post graduate trainees.
A: Services
Clinical work in the department is through Outpatient Clinics and Inpatient
Services. The General Outpatient runs 6 days a week with both evaluation and
follow up services each day. THERE ARE SPECIAL CLINICS.
De-Addiction Clinic – Monday, Saturday (AM)
Tobacco Cessation Clinic – Monday, Saturday (AM)
OCD Clinic – Tuesday (PM)
Metabolic Clinic in Psychiatry – Wednesday (AM)
Schizophrenia Clinic – Wednesday (AM)
Perinatal Clinic – Friday (PM)
Old Age Psychiatry – Saturday (PM)
The Department has a large inpatient set up with 550 beds, De-addiction
Services, Family Psychiatric Center and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Day Care
Centre.
The Department has comprehensive psychiatry rehabilitation services. This
provides day care, vocational training and psychiatric rehabilitation.
The Department also runs the Community Mental Health Services for the last
three decades. The facility provides community based mental health services in
6 districts of Karnataka in addition to supporting several more districts. 46
B. Training
Under the aegis of NIMHANS Deemed University the Department of Psychiatry is
involved in training in a continuous manner under MD, DPM, Ph.D. in Psychiatry
and Post Doctoral Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry courses.
NAME OF THE COURSE: (1) MD IN PSYCHIATRY
Duration: 3 years after MBBS/2 years after DPM.
NAME OF THE COURSE: (2) DIPLOMA IN PSYCHIATRY (DPM)
Duration: 2 years
Research facilities: As given under MD Psychiatry
The department is active in the training of professionals from other disciplines in
the Institute and from other parts of India and SAARC region. Other training
activities of the department include
1. PHC doctors under the National Mental Health Program.
2. Certificate courses in Family Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry and
Substance Abuse
3. Regular de-addiction training for both medical and non-medical
health professionals
4. One week training program in students Counseling for college
teachers
5. Regular workshops for teachers of secondary schools,
Community Level Workers, volunteers, NGOs on School Mental
Health using Life Skills Education for adolescents
6. There are periodic training workshops on diverse topics like
Communication Skills, Grief & Bereavement, Clinical Audits,
Psychooncology, Chronic pain and Palliative care.
7. Monthly workshops on Assessment and Management of
Chronic Pain
Newer training methods related to Medical Teaching like Objective Structure
Clinical Examination (OSCE), problem based learning, role play and Small Group
Activities are being conducted on a regular basis.
C. Research Activities
The faculty of the department have diverse research interests. They include
Clinical Psychiatry, Investigative Aspects of various psychiatric conditions –
Neuro-imaging, Molecular Genetics, Electro-physiology and Interventions
including Electro Convulsive Therapy, Yoga, Psychotherapy and Transcranial
Magnetic Stimulation. There is active research work in special areas like Child 47
Mental Health, Old Age Psychiatry, Women’s Mental Health, Substance Abuse,
Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry and Community Mental Health.
The department has liaison with other research centers nationally (example
NCBS, SVYASA) and internationally.
The department works in collaboration and has consultation liaison towards
clinical services with other departments of the institute – Neurology, Mental
Health and Social Psychology, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing,
Psychopharmacology, Neurochemistry, Neuropathology, Neurophysiology,
Neurovirology, Epidemiology, Neurological Rehabilitation etc.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.R.S.Pandey, Professor: Biological Psychiatry and Mind Body Medicine.
Dr.C.R.Chandrashekar, Senior Professor: Cultural issues, Somatisation, Legal
and Community Psychiatry, Mental Health Education.
Dr.B.N.Gangadhar, Professor: Schizophrenia, Electro Convulsive Therapy,
Yoga & Complimentary Medicine, Community Mental Health.
Dr.S.K.Chaturvedi, Professor: Cancer and Mental Health, Chronic Pain
Psychosomatics, Quality of Life & Consultation – Liaison Psychiatry.
Dr.Sanjeev Jain, Professor: Genetics of Psychiatric disorders, History of
Psychiatry, Phenomenology, Biological Psychiatry.
Dr.Mathew Varghese, Professor: Family Issues and Mental Health, Geriatric
Psychiatry.
Dr.Prabha S.Chandra, Professor: HIV and mental health, Women and mental
health.
Dr.Pratima Murthy, Professor: Substance Abuse, History of Psychiatry,
Psychiatric Training, Neuropsychiatry.
Dr.Srikala Bharath, Professor: Old Age Psychiatry, School Mental Health using
Life Skills Education, Children at risk, Disaster and Mental Health.
Dr.Y.C.Janardhan Reddy, Professor: Obsessive Compulsive Disorders,
Anxiety Disorders and Bipolar disorder.
Dr.Vivek Benegal, Professor (De-Addiction Unit): Substance abuse related
disorders, Neurobiology and genetics of addiction. 48
Dr.Jagadisha, Additional Professor: Schizophrenia, Somatic therapies (ECT,
rTMS, Yoga).
Dr.John P.John, Additional Professor: Phenomenology, Nosology and
Neurobiology EEG, Structural and Functional MRI, Neuropathology,
Neuropsychology, Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia.
Dr.Manjula Devi, Associate Professor: Music Therapy, Community Psychiatry
– conducting Mental Health camps.
Dr.B.M.Suresh, Associate Professor: Obsessive compulsive disorder:
Genetics, Forensic Psychiatry & Community Psychiatry.
Dr.G.Venkatasubramanian, Associate Professor: Evolutionary Psychiatry,
Psychoneuroendocrinology, Psychoneuroimmunology, Metabolic Disorders in
Psychiatry, Neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI, DTI & MRS) and Genetics in Psychiatry,
Schizophrenia, Biology of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Human Evolutionary
Genetics, Evolutionary Biology.
Dr.Geetha Desai, Associate Professor: Women’s Mental Health, Consultation
Liaison Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Chronic Pain.
Dr.Shivrama Varambally, Associate Professor: Early onset psychosis and
Schizophrenia, Neurological Signs in Schizophrenia, Yoga in Psychiatry, Electro
Convulsive Therapy.
Dr.Prabhat Kumar Chand, Associate Professor: Substance/Drug abuse
related disorders, Bipolar disorder and dual diagnosis.
Dr.P.T.Sivakumar, Associate Professor: Geriatric Psychiatry, Metabolic
Disorder in Psychiatry, Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
Dr.Muralidharan.K, Associate Professor: Vulnerability to Alcoholism and
Substance use disorders, Treatment of substance use disorders, Transcranial
Magnetic Stimulation, Electro-Convulsive therapy.
Dr.Harish.T, Associate Professor: Electro Convulsive Therapy, Acute
Psychosis.
Dr.Santhosh Loganathan, Associate Professor:
Dr.V.Senthil Kumar Reddi, Assistant Professor:
Dr.C.Naveen Kumar, Assistant Professor:
Dr.A.Shyam Sundar, Assistant Professor: 49
Dr.Arun.K, Assistant Professor:
Dr.Preethi Sinha, Assistant Professor:
NAME OF THE COURSE: DM IN NEUROANAESTHESIA
Duration: 3 years
NAME OF THE COURSE: POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN
NEUROANAESTHESIA
Duration: 1 year
Programme of study: The course envisages to train the candidates in the
following areas:
(a) Basic sciences related to neuroanaesthesia
(ii) Clinical neuroanaesthesia for neurosurgery
(iii) Anaesthesia for neuroradiological procedures including interventional
neuroradiology and magnetic resonance imaging
(iv) Neuromedical and neurosurgical intensive care
(v) Principles of research in neuroanaesthesia
(vi) Experience in handling modern anaesthesia and intensive care equipment.
Research facilities: The clinical material of the department offers a wide scope
for investigation. The department is also equipped with extensive cardiovascular
and respiratory monitoring facilities including pulmonary function testing and
cerebral monitoring including Transcranial Doppler & BIS which may be used for
clinical research. Other facilities include blood gas analysis and anaesthetic
agent monitoring. In collaboration with other clinical departments, it is possible to
study Intracranial pressure.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.G.S.Umamaheswara Rao, Senior Professor: Intensive care, Head injury,
mechanical ventilation, Cerebral blood flow studies.
Dr.V.Bhadrinarayan, Professor: Head injury, Intensive care.
Dr.T.S.Devaragudi, Additional Professor: Infections in intensive care units,
Intraoperative haemodilution.
Dr.K.R.Madhusudan Reddy, Additional Professor: Neuroendoscopy, Studies
in intraoperative ICP measurement. 50
Dr.V.J.Ramesh, Additional Professor: Outcome in intensive care, Mechanical
ventilation.
Dr.M.Radhakrishnan, Associate Professor: Clinical investigation in
Neuroanaesthesia.
Dr.Sriganesh, Associate Professor:
Dr.Sudhir.Y, Assistant Professor:
Dr.Sonia Bansal, Assistant Professor (Adhoc):
NAME OF THE COURSE: POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN
NEUROINFECTIONS
Duration: 1 year
Course of Study and work: The Fellowship program shall be conducted at
NIMHANS ans such other centers approved by NIMHANS. During the period of
study, the candidate has to work under the guidance of the faculty of
Neuromicrobiology and Neurovirology, with academic and diagnostic
responsibilities. Active participation in seminars, journal clubs, case
conferences, didactic lectures shall form the main structures of the fellowship
program. The candidate shall be required to share the duties of Senior Resident
and participate in all the teaching and training programs of the two departments
where they are posted.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: (Please refer page 32)
NAME OF THE COURSE: POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN NEUROLOGY
a) EPILEPSY
b) MOVEMENT DISORDERS
Duration: 1 year
FACILITY: Clinical and Research Opportunity
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: (Please refer page 40)
NAME OF THE COURSE: POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN
NEUROPATHOLOGY
Duration: 1 year
Programme of Study: To train diagnostic Neuropathologist. Training offered to
Postgraduate in Pathology (Medical only). 51
Research facilities: Well established Histopathology laboratory for processing
Muscle, Peripheral Nerve, Brain, Spinal cord from human and animal origin with
special stains and Immunohistochemistry, Transmission Electron Microscopy
Facility, Human Brain Tissue Repository for Neurobiological Studies (Human
Brain Bank) – A National Research Facility, Transfusion Medicine Centre, Neurooncology and Neuromuscular research laboratory facilities.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.S.K.Shankar, Emeritus Professor:
Dr.T.C.Yasha, Professor: Pathology of Peripheral Nerves, Neurodegenerative
diseases, Pathology of Neurometabolic disorders.
Dr.Vani Santosh, Professor: Neuro Oncology Research, Developmental Neuro
Pathology.
Dr.Sundar Periyavan, Professor of Transfusion Medicine: Transfusion
Medicine, Immunohematology and Therapeutic apheresis.
Dr.N.Gayathri, Additional Professor: Neuro Muscular diseases, Neuro
Metabolic Disorders and Ultrastructural Pathology.
Dr.B.K.Chandrasekhar Sagar, Associate Professor in Electron Microscopy:
Ultrastructural Neurobiology, Developmental Neurobiology and Ultrastructural
Pathology.
Dr.Anita Mahadevan, Associate Professor: Pathology of Neuroinfections
(AIDS/CJD/Rabies, etc.,), Pathology of Peripheral Nerves, Brain Banking.
NAME OF THE COURSE: FELLOWSHIP IN PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Duration: 1 year
NAME OF THE COURSE: M.PHIL. IN BIOPHYSICS
Duration: 2 years
Programme of study: The course has been designed to build up the general
background in the major areas of biophysics such as molecular biophysics,
membrane biophysics, neurobiophysics, biophysical techniques, bioenergetics,
medical biophysics. In the second year of the course emphasis is given to
specialization and research. The candidate will carry out a research project to be
presented in the form of a dissertation. The laboratories are well equipped to
conduct research on cellular and molecular aspects of nervous system. 52
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: (Please refer page 26)
NAME OF THE COURSE: M.PHIL. IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Duration: 2 years
The Department of Clinical Psychology is the first department to start a teaching
programme in the field of Clinical Psychology in the country. The Diploma in
Medical Psychology was started in the year 1955. The M.Phil. course in Clinical
Psychology aims to generate highly skilled and competent human resources for
delivering clinical psychology services as well as undertaking research. The
course gives a comprehensive coverage of (1) Psychodiagnostic assessment (2)
Counseling and psychotherapy (3) Family & Martial therapies (4) Behaviour
Medicine and Cognitive Behaviour therapy (5) Child and Adolescent Mental
Health (6) Management of Substance Abuse (7) Psychosocial Rehabilitation &
(8) Neuropsychology. The didactic lectures, clinical teaching through case
conferences and topic discussions are held regularly. Seminars and Journal
clubs provide additional input. Candidates are required to carry out a research
project on topics of clinical relevance to gain an orientation to research methods.
Candidates work under supervision, with adult and child populations with a range
of psychiatric and neurological problems, thereby gaining clinical expertise.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: See under Ph.D. in
Clinical Psychology (page 29).
NAME OF THE COURSE: M.PHIL. IN NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
Duration: 2 years
Programme of study: The course consists of lectures, seminars, laboratory
work and dissertation. The course aims at training students to acquire a
comprehensive knowledge of Neurophysiology from the organism to the cellular
level. The areas to be covered include: (i) cellular and developmental
neurobiology, (ii) mechanisms of the systems of sensation, movement and
posture, (iii) mechanisms of nervous systems governing visceral and endocrinal
processes, (iv) neurophysiology of consciousness and higher nervous activity, (v)
clinical neurophysiology, electroencephalography and neural imaging and (vi)
research methodology covering research techniques in neurophysiology.
The candidates will take active participation in seminars and journal clubs and
acquire skills in critically evaluating research findings. They would be exposed to
research methodologies covering various aspects of Neurophysiology through
postings in several laboratories of the department. Each candidate is expected
to acquire a wide range of experience in experimental skills, which will be
achieved by regular participation in practicals. 53
The candidates will carry out specific research project, which will be presented in
the form of a dissertation.
Research Facilities: Research facilities to carryout dissertation work are
available in the department. It has well equipped laboratories to carry out
research in cellular neurophysiology, synaptic physiology, behavioral
neurobiology, learning and memory, neuroanatomy, growth and differentiation of
CNS, regeneration and degeneration, brain chemistry, neurobiology of stress,
Epilepsy, depression and brain stimulation reward, Stem cells and neurogenesis,
neurobiology of motor neuron disease, neuronal plasticity, Autonomic and
pulmonary functions, neurophysiology of cognition, sleep etc.
The laboratory facilities include electrophysiology, neuromorphology,
psychophysiology, neuronal culture and biochemistry to investigate the
functioning of nervous system through electrophysiological, morphological,
behavioral and biochemical approaches.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: See under Ph.D. in
Neurophysiology (page 34)
NAME OF THE COURSE: M.PHIL. IN NEUROSCIENCES
Duration: 2 years
Programme of study: The course consists of theory lectures on structure and
function of the nervous system at molecular, cellular and systems level. In
addition, candidates will have an exposure to pathological and applied aspects of
the nervous system. Theory lectures will be complemented with practicals and
demonstrations of various techniques used in different disciplines. Each
candidate is required to carry out research work, which will result in a
dissertation.
COURSE COMMITTEE: The course will be coordinated by a Course Committee
consisting of five faculty members nominated by the Director/Vice-Chancellor,
NIMHANS from the participating departments. The current members of the
course committee are:
Dr.Vani Santosh, Professor, Department of Neuropathology – Chairperson
Dr.Preeti G.Joshi, Professor & Head, Department of Biophysics – Member
Dr.S.N.Madhusudana, Professor & HOD, Department of Neurovirology –
Member
Dr.K.Thennarasu, Professor, Department of Biostatistics – Member54
Dr.T.N.Sathyaprabha, Additional Professor, Department of
Neurophysiology – Member
Dr.M.M.Srinivas Bharath, Associate Professor, Department of
Neurochemistry – Member
NAME OF THE COURSE: M.PHIL. IN PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK
Duration: 2 years
Programme of Study: In the two years programme, the Candidates are exposed
to application of methods, techniques and skills of social work for promotion of
mental health, prevention of mental disorders, therapeutic interventions at
individual, group and family level as well as after care and rehabilitation in
institutional, semi institutional and non institutional settings. In the first year
strong grounding is made for advanced theoretical aspects of Psychiatric Social
Work, Psychosocial Perspectives on Mental Health and Psychiatric Social Work
Research and Statistics. The candidates are required to submit 5 Case Re cords
based on their psychosocial interventions with clients and family members.
Likewise in the II Year, the candidates are given a strong theoretical base with
regard to social issues in mental health, Psychiatric Social Work interventions
and Psychiatry, including common neurological problems. At the end of the II
Year, they have to submit Dissertation using explorative-descriptive,
experimental-evaluative research studies related to Psychiatric Social Work. In
all these activities the candidates are given adequate supervision and guidance
by the faculty and staff members. A variety of participatory methods are made
use of in imparting training to the candidates in the two years programme.
Research facilities: Research facilities are available. The candidate will
complete research work through partial fulfillment during Part II of the
programme. Eligible candidates are encouraged to register for Ph.D. The
department has faculty and Staff members who have cultivated special interests
in fields like Marriage and Family, Theoretical Framework, Marriage and Family
Intervention techniques, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Community based mental
health activities, Alcohol and drug abuse, Social Work interventions in Neurology
and Neurosurgery and Collaboration with educational, correctional and industrial
organizations. The department’s active collaboration with voluntary agencies,
governmental agencies, schools of social work and Universities facilitates the
process of undertaking interdisciplinary research in priority areas of mental health
in general and Psychiatric Social Work in particular.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: Please refer (page 37)
NAME OF THE COURSE: Master of Public Health (MPH)
Duration: 2 years 55
Programme of Study: With a vision to establish a centre of excellence to foster
evidence based public health practices, policies and programmes focusing on
mental health, neurological, substance use and behavioural disorders, injuries
and emerging NCDs, NIMHANS has started the Centre for Public Health. To
bridge the gap in human resources and strengthen public health capability of
health and health related sectors, the Centre for Public Health will be starting the
Masters in Public Health (MPH) course from the academic year 2013-14. The
MPH course at NIMHANS aims to develop quality public health specialists who
will be able to efficiently and effectively manage the constantly evolving health
situation and systems of the country. The course based on adult-learning
principles would be skill-based and adopt a modular learner-centered
methodology. The course will have Mental Health and Neuro Sciences as the
thrust and focus on practice of public health principles and tools.
Facilities: The CPH offers excellent opportunities for researchers, academicians
and policy analysts to address emerging problems. Apart from a large hospital
facility that caters to about 5,00,000 patients per year, the department has well
established facilities like lecture Halls with audio-visual aids, a public health
laboratory, demonstration rooms, a conference room and several small group
discussion rooms. Along with several work stations, standard statistical
software’s are available for data analysis and data presentation. Along with the
main Library and Information Centre at NIMHANS, the department also maintains
e-databases of several population and hospital-based research programmes. A
Public Health Observatory at a district level with a population of 2 to 2.5 million
will soon be initiated, which would enable an in-depth examination to understand
the determinants, dynamics of functioning of health services, provide macro and
micro level analysis of health situation and events.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr.G.Gururaj, Professor: Traumatic brain injury; road traffic injury; suicides and
other injuries of public health importance; stroke and prevention of harm from
alcohol.
Dr.N.Girish, Additional Professor: Maternal mental health; Geriatric mental
health; Epilepsy; Prevention of harm from alcohol.
Dr.Gautham.M.S, Assistant Professor: Occupational mental and neurological
problems; tobacco control; mental health in disasters.
Dr.Vivek Gupta, Assistant Professor: Movement disorders: Nero-infections;
chronic psychiatric disorders.
Dr.Senthil Amudhan, Assistant Professor: child mental health including school
mental health; role of AYUSH in mental health; psychiatric and neurological
rehabilitation. 56
NAME OF THE COURSE: M.SC. IN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
Duration: 2 years
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: Please refer (page 35)
NAME OF THE COURSE: B.Sc. IN NURSING
Duration: 4 years
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS FOR COLLEGE OF
NURSING:
Dr.Ramachandra, Principal: Electro Convulsive therapy, Substance abuse
related problems, Rehabilitation, HIV & Mental Health.
Mrs.Pratibha Swamy, Associate Professor: Quality of life in cancer patient,
Status of working women.
LECTURERS:
Ms.Jayanthi.K.N: Rehabilitation of Psychiatric patients
Mr.Jayakumar.B: Health Education
Mrs.Asha Anitha D’Souza: Coronary care
Mrs.Poornima.H.N: Girl children and Sports
Mrs.Priya Baby: Stroke nursing in acute phase
Mrs.Kanitha.D: Mentorship in Nursing
Mrs.Valliammal.S: Value of play in children and nurse autonomy
CLINICAL INSTRUCTORS:
Mrs.T.S.Sunitha: Cate of Elderly
Mrs.P.Vijayalakshmi: Human rights of mentally ill, Women’s mental health
Mrs.A.Shamala: Child Psychiatry, Electro Convulsive Therapy
Mrs.N.Padmavathi: Behaviour therapy for children
Mrs.P.Jayanthi: Hospital budgeting, Non-pharmacological management in
Diabetes
Mrs.G.Jothimani: Guidance and counseling for wives of alcoholics
Mrs.Jeyamari.S: Case study
Mrs.Pamela John: Telephonic conversation in nursing, Surgical Intensive Care
Nursing
Mrs.Kesiya.C.Y: Guidance & Counselling
Ms.P.Vimal Devi: Health Education
Mrs.R.Rajalakshmi: Rehabilitation of patients
Mrs.D.Mythili: Inventory in nursing, New teaching strategies in nursing education
Mrs.S.Sivakami: Evaluation techniques 57
Mrs.Sathyavathy.N: Stress Management in nurses, Effective parenting
techniques
Mrs.K.Suguvana Selvi: Performance appraisal
Mrs.Annie John.P: Case discussion
Mr.Kannan.K: Nursing care conference
Mrs.Bingi Rajeshwari: Stress Counselling
Ms.T.Suseela: Role play in health teaching
Mrs.S.Vijayalakshmi: Non-Pharmacological approaches to relieve labour pain
Mr.N.Rajesh: Health Administration in community
NAME OF THE COURSE: B.Sc. IN ANAESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY
Duration: 3 years
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: Please refer (page 49)
NAME OF THE COURSE: B.Sc. IN RADIOGRAPHY
Duration: 3 years
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: Please refer (page 41)
DIPLOMA COURSES
POST BASIC DIPLOMA IN PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Duration: 1 year
POST BASIC DIPLOMA IN NEUROSCIENCES NURSING
Duration: 1 year
All the applications received shall be considered by a Committee constituted
by the Director. Weightage in selection shall be given to those candidates
sponsored by the Government and other Institutions. The selected/
sponsored candidates shall be informed directly by Registered Post
Acknowledgement Due.
ACADEMIC FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: Please refer (page 36)
DIPLOMA COURSE IN CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY TECHNOLOGY
(DCNT)
Duration: 2 years
All applications received shall be considered by a Committee constituted by the
Director and the applicants fulfilling the basic qualifications shall appear before
the committee constituted by the Director. The selected candidates shall be
informed directly by Registered Post Acknowledgement Due. 58
METHOD OF SELECTION
A. The Selection procedure for all the postgraduate courses listed under A
(page 9) will be as follows:
1. Selection will be purely based on merit as determined in the
ONLINE Entrance test (computer based) only. There will be
counseling for students to ascertain their preference of subject,
verification of documents and to implement statutory reservation
provisions. General candidates securing less than 50% of marks
and SC/ST candidates securing less than 45% of marks in the
Entrance test shall not be eligible to be called for counseling.
1a. If no eligible candidiates are available against reserved seats, they
shall be filled up from general merit category students.
Candidates who have cleared the UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DBT
qualifying exams and secured JRF/SRF are exempted from the
Entrance Test. All the candidates have to attend an interview and
qualify in it by obtaining a minimum of 50% marks to be eligible for
admission into the Ph.D. programme.
2. The question paper for ONLINE Entrance test will contain multiple
choice objective type questions. The duration of the test for each
course will be 90 minutes and the number of questions to be
answered is 100. For all wrong answer 0.25 marks will be
deducted and there will be no marks deducted for unanswered
question. The negative marking is followed for all the Medical and
Non-Medical subjects. A single Common ONLINE Entrance Test
will be conducted for MD and DPM in Psychiatry courses for
candidates with MBBS degree. Separate ONLINE Entrance Tests
will be conducted for DM in Neurology and M.Ch. in Neurosurgery
courses. Also separate Entrance Tests will be held for candidates
applying for the above courses with MBBS qualification and PG
qualification. Candidates possessing PG qualification in
Medicine (MD/DNB) and Surgery (MS/DNB) will be considered
only under PG category for DM in Neurology and M.Ch. in
Neurosurgery courses respectively. If they apply under MBBS
category, their Candidature will be disqualified. Entrance test
for candidates applying for DM in Neuroradiology course will be
conducted separately. There will be a Single Entrance Test for
selection of Candidates for DM in Neuroanaesthesia and Post
Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia courses. Similarly there
will be a single Entrance Test for DM in Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry and Post Doctoral Fellowship in Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry. A candidate can apply for a maximum of 3 courses
only which includes both Medical and Non-Medical courses (MD in
Psychiatry and Diploma in Psychiatry are treated as two separate
courses). 59
3. A merit list will be prepared course wise and reserved category wise
based on the marks scored by the candidates in the ONLINE
Entrance test. Eligible candidates will be called for counseling until
all the seats are filled up in all the categories. Counseling will be
stopped as soon as the last seat is filled. Waiting list will be based
on the merit list so prepared. A separate list will be prepared for
Diploma in Psychiatry & M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology for the seats
reserved for Karnataka domiciles.
In case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks in the
Entrance test, then, their inter se merit will be determined as under:
a. No. of attempts in the previous qualifying exam.
b. If the number of attempts are same, candidates securing
higher marks in the pervious qualifying exam will be
considered.
c. If marks are also same, then, age will be the criterion i.e.,
person who is senior in age shall rank higher.
Such eligible candidates in each category shall be called to appear
before a duly constituted Selection Committee for the counseling.
4. The admission will be on the basis of Merit as determined by the
marks secured in ONLINE Entrance test. The list of selected
candidates will be prepared separately for each course and
displayed in the order of merit on the notice boards of the Institute
and the NIMHANS website.
B. Admission to B.Sc. Courses listed under B (page 12)
The selection will be based on the marks obtained by the Candidate in the
qualifying exam i.e., P.U.C or equivalent examination. The list of selected
candidates will be prepared separately for each course and displayed on the
notice boards of the Institute and the NIMHANS website. There will be no
Entrance Test for B.Sc. courses.
B (1). Admission to Diploma Courses listed under B (page 12)
All applications received shall be considered by a Committee constituted
by the Director. Weightage in selection shall be given to those candidates
sponsored by the Government and other Institutions. The selected
candidates shall be informed directly by Registered Post
Acknowledgement Due
DATE OF JOINING
Selected candidates must join the course, after paying the necessary fees on or
before the dates stipulated in the selection letter failing which the selection shall 60
automatically stand cancelled. The Institute shall offer such seats to the
candidates in the waiting list in the order of merit.
PRIZES
The following prizes are awarded by NIMHANS to the best outgoing students in
various examinations:
1. Dr.D.L.N.Murthy Rao Memorial Prize for the best outgoing student in
Diploma in Psychiatry (DPM) examination.
2. Dr.M.V.Govindaswamy Memorial Prize for the best outgoing student (for
securing the highest marks in the aggregate of Part I and Part II in M.Phil. in
Clinical Psychology examination.
3. Dr.M.V.Govindaswamy Memorial Prize for the best outgoing student (for
securing the highest marks in the aggregate of Part I and Part II in M.Phil. in
Psychiatric Social Work examination.
4. Dr.M.V.Govindaswamy and Dr.D.L.N.Murthy Rao Memorial Prize for the
candidate who secures the highest marks in the examination of Post Basic
Diploma in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.
5. Infosys Foundation Award for excellence in Post Basic Diploma in
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and Post Basic Diploma in
Neurosciences Nursing for securing highest marks.
6. Shri.Mukund Memorial Prize for the candidate who secures the highest
marks in Post Basic Diploma in Neurosciences Nursing examination.
7. Silver Jubilee Award for the best outgoing student in DM in Neurology.
8. Silver Jubilee Award for the best outgoing student in M.Ch. Neurosurgery.
9. Silver Jubilee Award for the best outgoing student in MD in Psychiatry.
10. Dr.R.N.Moorthy Award for the candidates who secures the highest marks
(in the aggregate of Part I and Part II) of M.Phil. in Neurophysiology, M.Phil.
in Biophysics and M.Sc. in Psychiatric Nursing examinations.
11. Dr.Anisya Vasanth Memorial Award for the best Postgraduate Resident in
Neurology.
12. Golden Jubilee Award for the best outgoing student in DM Neuroradiology. 61
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. Application Abstract with Demand Draft, Photograph and enclosures
received after the closing date or which are not complete in all respects will
not be considered.
2. Candidates are advised to send their Application Abstract with Demand
Draft and enclosures preferably by post/courier. The Institute takes no
responsibility for any delay in the receipt or loss of application in transit.
3. All claims made in the application must be supported with documentary
proof.
4. Employees of State or Central Government or of any Public Sector
Undertaking of State or Central government should send their applications
through their employers. However, the advance copy of the application
(complete in all respects) can be submitted. In case the application is not
received through the employer before the date of the ONLINE Entrance test,
a NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from the employer should be produced at
the time of Counseling failing which the candidate will not be allowed to
appear for Counseling.
5. Candidates called for ONLINE Entrance test and counseling will have to
make their own arrangements for stay at respective Test Centre. No TA/DA
will be paid by NIMHANS.
6. The decision of the Director of the Institute shall be final in all matters of
selection of candidates for admission to the various courses and no appeal
shall be entertained on this subject.
7. No individual intimation will be sent to candidates who are not selected and
no correspondence on this subject will be entertained.
8. All courses are conducted on a full time basis. Private practice in any form
is prohibited. The candidates are strictly not permitted to undertake any
other part time or correspondence courses.
9. All candidates admitted to the Institute shall maintain good conduct, attend
their classes regularly and abide by the regulations of the Institute.
10. Selected candidates shall have to submit migration certificate and TC from
the University from which they have passed the last qualifying examination,
at the time of joining the Institute.
11. All the Junior/Senior Residents receiving emoluments from the Institute and
admitted to any course will be on contract service for the duration of the 62
studies. They are required to submit a contract bond on a non-judicial
stamp paper of the value of `200/-. The bond, duly completed in all
respects, shall be submitted at the time of joining, failing which they will not
be allowed to join the course. Similarly, all candidates for Ph.D., M.Phil. and
M.Sc in Psychiatric Nursing are required to submit a bond on a non-judicial
stamp paper of the value of `200/-. The bond, duly completed in all
respects, shall be submitted at the time of joining, failing which they will not
be allowed to join the course.
A sample Copy of the bond to be executed will be provided at the time of
joining.
12. Eligible candidates for ONLINE Entrance Test can download the hall ticket
online to produce at the time of Entrance Test.
13. List of qualified candidates for counseling will be notified on the Institute’s
Notice Board and the Website. No separate individual intimation will be
given. Non receipt of notice by any individual candidate will not vitiate the
selection process having regard to publication of result as also schedule on
the notice board and the website. The decision of the Director in all matter
regarding selection will be final and no representation in any form will be
entertained.
14. Any changes in date, time, venue and or schedule of the ONLINE Entrance
Tests, Counseling, Interview will be announced on our website and notice
boards, no individual intimation will be given to the candidates.
15. The candidates are requested to keep themselves updated by visiting our
website regularly from time to time or keeping in touch with the Academic
section of NIMHANS on 080 26995013.
16. The rules and regulations in this prospectus are subject to change in
accordance with the decision of the Institute from time-to-time.
GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE ENTRANCE TEST
The Entrance Test will be held online (i.e., computer based). The eight
cities identified for conduct of ON-LINE Entrance Test are BANGALORE,
CHENNAI, COCHIN, HYDERABAD in the South, PUNE in the West, DELHI in
the North, KOLKATA in the East and INDORE in the Central Zone. There
will be multiple test centres in each of these cities and NIMHANS reserves
the right to distribute applicants to any test centre as per its requirements.
A candidate has to select three cities in the order of priority i.e., 1
st
choice,
2
nd
choice and 3
rd
choice. 63
Candidates applying for the following courses/course combinations can
take the Online Entrance Test from any of the seven cities listed above:
1. MD in Psychiatry
2. MD in Psychiatry and Diploma in Psychiatry (If eligible)
3. M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology and/or Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
4. M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social Work and/or Ph.D. in Psychiatric Social Work
5. M.Sc. in Psychiatric Nursing
A CANDIDATE APPLYING FOR ANY OTHER COMBINATION SHOULD TAKE
THE ONLINE ENTRANCE TEST IN BANGALORE ONLY
Candidates applying for the following courses/course combinations can
take the Online Entrance Test from any of the eight cities listed above:
1. DM in Neurology and M.Ch. in Neurosurgery
2. DM in Neuroanaesthesia and Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Neuroanaesthesia
3. DM in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
4. DM in Neurology
5. DM in Neuroanaesthesia
6. DM in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
7. DM in Neuroradiology
8. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia
9. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
A CANDIDATE APPLYING FOR ANY OTHER COMBINATION SHOULD TAKE
THE ONLINE ENTRANCE TEST IN BANGALORE ONLY
The choice of City/Centre cannot be claimed as a matter of right If there are
no minimum number of candidates filled for a particular city, the test in
such a city will be cancelled and the applicants will be informed about the
change of city well in advance to avoid inconvenience.
A mock test demo will be hosted on the NIMHANS website 15 days prior to
the Online Entrance Test. The Online Entrance Test will be conducted on a
single day at the same time at all the Test Centres across the country.
In the event of unforeseen problem/force majeure, a re-exam will be held in the
particular centre at a later date as specified by the Institute for those who
attended the exam only.
Possession/use of Mobile Phones/Electronic Devices/Spy Cameras/
Bluetooth is strictly prohibited in the premises of NIMHANS Entrance Test
Centres and candidates shall be liable for the penal action for any such act. 64
WARNING
In case any candidate is found to have supplied false information or certificate or
is found to have withheld or concealed some information, he/she shall be
debarred from continuing the course and shall face such appropriate action
initiated against him/her by the Director of the Institute.
RAGGING
Ragging is banned in this institution and if any incident of ragging comes to the
notice of the authority, the concerned student shall be given liberty to explain and
if his/her explanation is not found satisfactory, the authority would expel him/her
from the Institute.
The candidates along with their parents/guardians have to sign a declaration that
they are aware about ragging being banned at this Institution and if found
indulging in ragging, the concerned student shall be given liberty to explain and if
his/her explanation is not found satisfactory, the authority would expel him/her
from the Institute.
COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE
NIMHANS has a Complaints Committee pertaining to sexual harassment of
Women at work place headed by Dr.Shoba Srinath, Prof. & HOD of Child &
Adolescent Psychiatry.
ACCOMMODATION
There are six hostels attached to the Institute – Kabini hostel and its annexe,
Staff hostel, hostel for men, hostel for ladies and two hostels for female nurses.
Hostel accommodation is provided only to resident doctors, students, research
fellows/officers and to trainees from other institutes. Employees (both permanent
and ad-hoc) are not eligible for hostel accommodation. The junior residents
admitted for various courses are required to stay in the hostels, subject to
availability.
All residents are expected to stay in Kabini hostel and its annexe subject to
availability of accommodation. Kabini hostel and its annexe are meant for
resident doctors. Senior residents will be given priority in allocation of
accommodation for family rooms.
Students admitted to post-graduate courses or the Ph.D. programme or to
M.Phil. courses are provided accommodation in either Staff hostel, Men’s or
ladies hostels. The accommodation generally will be a single room facility and is 65
partially furnished. Family accommodation cannot be guaranteed. Preference is
given for Senior residents and Ph.D. students. The accommodation is free for
junior residents. However, they are required to pay `250/- per month towards
electricity and water charges. Candidates who are admitted to the Ph.D. and
M.Phil. courses are required to pay `250/- per month towards electricity and
water charges and the hostel rent is as per the rates fixed by the Institute.
Candidates admitted to the nursing course are provided rent free and partially
furnished accommodation.
Those residing in the hostels should compulsorily join the mess, which is run on
a sharing basis. The warden appointed by the Director shall have general
supervising authority over the hostel inmates. Those residing in the hostel are
required to adhere to hostel rules and regulations.
KANNADA LANGUAGE LEARNING PROGRAMME
Kannada is one of the oldest Dravidian languages. It is the state’s official
language. It is desirable that NON Kannada speaking PG students make efforts
to learn this language for better communication with patients and their family
members. Department of Publication organizes 3 months Kannada language
programme in collaboration with the Department of Kannada & Culture,
Government of Karnataka to learn and to speak in Kannada. Students are
required to attend these sessions. As majority of the patients seen at NIMHANS
speak Kannada, it is mandatory that students learn to comprehend and speak
Kannada.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
All graduates of NIMHANS are requested to become members of the NIMHANS
Alumni Association.
CENTRAL FACILITIES
ADVANCED CENTRE FOR AYURVEDA IN MENTAL HEALTH AND NEURO
SCIENCES
The Centre was established in the year 1959 as a regular department under
NIMHANS and subsequently amalgamated in 1971, with Central council for
Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, New Delhi for financial and technical
assistance. The Centre extends Research and Therapeutic Services
predominantly in Psychiatric and Neurological disorders.
The Centre has full fledged Out Patient and In Patient facilities. In Patient Unit
consists of two General Wards and four Pay Wards supported with well equipped
Panchakarma Therapy rooms. It functions under the overall administrative and
technical guidance of the Director/Vice-Chancellor, NIMHANS 66
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
The Biomedical Engineering department manages and provides the Computer
Network (LAN) and telephone facility to more than 1000 nodes by laying fibre
optic cable with 8 mbps internet lease line. All the hardware, network and
software issues related to the systems connected in the network is taken care by
the department. Centralised user group communication (mobile telephone) is
provided to all the clinicians, residents and essential service staff in the Institute
which is monitored by the department of Biomedical Engineering.
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCES
The laboratory is located in the Ashwini building next to Emergency Services. A
3T MRI with capability to record EEG simultaneously with FMRI is established to
undertake studies in Cognitive Neurosciences.
FREE LEGAL AID CELL – NIMHANS
Advocates listed by Karnataka State Legal Aid Authority provide free legal
services to needy patients and the care givers. The facility is located in the OPD
complex of NIMHANS.
NEURO BIOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE, NIMHANS
Located opposite to the Library and Information Centre in the administrative wing
of NIMHANS. The Research Centre has nearly 14 laboratories working in
frontiers of Neuro Biology promoting inter disciplinary research sharing scientific
ideas and sophisticated equipment. The building is Wi-Fi enabled and under
video surveillance.
NIMHANS ‘CENTRE FOR WELL BEING’
The centre located at BTM Layout (4 kilometer from NIMHANS) is managed by
the faculty of Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychiatric Social Work to
promote preventive and positive mental health and offer counseling services to
the needy in an urban city.
NIMHANS GYMKHANA
NIMHANS has a state of the Art ‘GYMKHANA’. Indoor/Outdoor games, facilities
like Ladies/Gents Gym, Shuttle Court, Carrom, Chess, Table Tennis, Football,
Cricket, Hockey besides volley ball net are available. The Gymkhana also
organizes various sports competitions and cultural activities for both students and
staff of NIMHANS. 67
PHOTOGRAPHY
A Photography section assists in video coverage and taking photographs of all
the major programmes of this Institute. It also assists the clinicians in their area
of dissertations/research.
ENGINEERING
A full fledged Engineering section is functional at this Institute. The Engineers
are deputed from the Karnataka Government. They take care of the
maintenance of all the NIMHANS buildings, involve in the new constructions.
There are Civil, Electrical and Horticultural Engineering divisions under the
Engineering Section.
CONVENTION CENTRE
A state of the Art Convention Centre facility is available for Medical and other
related programmes/conferences. There are three Auditoriums ranging from 150
to 850 seating capacity. It has a huge dining hall, ample parking facility, guest
and storage rooms are also available.
CENTRAL ANIMAL RESEARCH FACILITY
At Central Animal Research Facility (CARF), we are conducting a certificate
course on Care, Breeding and Management nf Laboratory animals. The course
is of 60 hour duration. It is presented in the power point presentation. The
course will run for around one month. In addition to this, there will be practical
training programme in routine laboratory animal techniques.
LIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICES
Library and Information Centre, NIMHANS, is recognized as National
Neurosciences Information Centre (NNIC) functioning as national clearing-house
for mental health and neurosciences information in India. It has 51,000 volumes
and subscribes to both print and electronic journals.
More than 1780 e-journals have been included in the field provided on-line
access on campus network, which has fiber optic backbone with more than 700
nodes. The full text of the journals is integrated to single interface and
bibliographical database for easy access to the users on any topic of interest for
academic, research and health care.
Library and Information Centre has published two full text databases on CD viz.,
(1) ‘Neurology India on CD’ with full text of 45 years covered from Vol.1 – Vol.45
(1953-1997) (2) ‘NeuroMed on CD’ covers three Indian Journals for 15 years. 68
The Library has a functional spacious independent building with 240 seat
capacity, with internet access, e-mail and database access.
CANTEEN
There is a good canteen facility catering to the needs of the Staff, Students and
public.
PUBLICATION
The Publication department in the Institute brings out reports of activities,
research publications, health education materials periodically. More than 66
publications have been brought out so far. In addition, translation of material
from English to other Indian languages are enabled. The implementation of
official language in the Institute as per the directions of the Union Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare is undertaken here.
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