National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences

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The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences is a multidisciplinary Institute for patient care and academic pursuit in the frontier area of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences.

The Lunatic Asylum which came into being in the latter part of the 19th Century was renamed as Mental Hospital in 1925 by the erstwhile Government of Mysore.

This hospital and All India Institute of Mental Health established in 1954 by Government of India were amalgamated on 27th December 1974, and thus was formed the autonomous National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences ( NIMHANS ).

The priority gradiant adopted at the Institute is service, manpower development and research. Multidisciplinary integrated approach is the mainstay of this institute, paving the way to translate the results from the bench to the bedside. On November 14, 1994, NIMHANS has been declared a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission, with academic autonomy.

The Institute functions under the direction of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka. Several National and International funding organisations provide resources for research.

Mission Statement

  • Evolve strategies to offer diagnostic and therapeutic facilities to all corners of India in the field of Mental Health and Neurosciences utilizing the advances in information technology and to be the nodal center.
  • Establish training facilities and impart knowledge in the field of Mental health and Neurosciences to all the developing countries by Institutional and Distance Learning.
  • Establish state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities in neurological disorders with special reference to genetically transmitted disorders and vaccinology of tropical infectious diseases and be the nodal center for the Country in Research and Development.
  • Develop strategies for Disaster Management and Psychological Rehabilitation.
  • Integrate physical and metaphysical aspects of Neuroscience Research.
  • Participate in Neuroscience and Behavioural Research related to Space, Atomic energy and Transplantation.
  • Be part of world leadership in the field of Neuroscience and Behavioural science.

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NIMHANS Courses Offered :

The Post Graduate & Diploma and Certificate Courses offered by NIMHANS University are :

Post – Graduate Degrees and Diploma Courses :

  • PhD Courses
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
  • Doctorate of Medicine in Neurology & Neuroradiology
  • Masters in the bullology / epidemiology of the history of Psychiatry
  • Master of Surgery degree in Neurosurgery
  • Doctor of Medicine degree in Psychiatry
  • Diploma in Psychiatry
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia
  • Master of Philosophy in Bio – physics
  • Master of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Philosophy in Psychiatric Social Work
  • Master of Philosophy in Neurophysiology
  • Master of Philosophy in Neurosciences
  • Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing

Diploma and Certificate Courses :

  • Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing ( DPN )
  • Diploma in Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing ( DNN )
  • Diploma in Clinical Neurophysiology Technology ( DCNT )

B.Sc. Courses :

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiography
  • Bachelor of science in Anesthesia

Department of Psychiatry :

  • Child Psychiatry
  • De – addiction services
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic
  • Perinatal Clinic
  • Tobacco Cessation Clinic
  • Metabolic Clinic
  • Prenatal Nutrition and Cookery Clinic

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NIMHANS Courses Departments :

  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Human Genetics
  • Mental Health Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neuroanaesthesia
  • Neurochemistry
  • Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuromicrobiology
  • Neuropathology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurovirology
  • Nursing
  • Psychiatric and Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatric Social Work
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Speech Pathology & Audiology

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NIMHANS Courses Address :

The Director / Vice Chancellor,
Hosur Road,
Bangalore – 560029, India,
Telephone No. : 91 – 080 – 26995001 / 5002, 26564140, 26561811, 26565822,
Fax : 91 – 080 – 26564830,
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