National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences

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The establishment of National institute of Mental Health and Neuro Science (NIMHANS) was a jont venture of the former Mental hospital and All India institute of mental health which came together in the year 1974. It is a multidisciplinary institute which provides training, research and clinical services dealing with mental health and neuroscience. It is regarded as premier institute in the field of mental health and neurological sciences. In 1994, it came to be recognised as a Deemed University by the UGC. The institute is presently under the control and guidance of Director & Vice Chancellor-Dr. D Nagaraja.


NIMHANS is controlled by the NIMHANS society whereby President of the Institute, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and the Vice president, the Governor of Karnataka function at the top, followed by the board of Management.


The major departments of NIMHANS are

  • Biophysics

  • Biostatistics

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Epidemiology

  • Human Genetics

  • Mental Health Education

  • Neuroanaesthesia

  • Neurochemistry

  • Neuro Imaging and Interventional Radiology

  • Neurology

  • Neuromicrobiology

  • Neuropathology

  • Neurophysiology

  • Neurosurgery

  • Neurovirology

  • Nursing

  • Psychiatric and Neurological Rehabilitation

  • Psychiatric Social Work

  • Psychiatry

  • Psychopharmacology

  • Speech Pathology and Audiology

Courses Offered

  • Ph. D courses

  • Ph. D in Mental Health and Social Psychology

  • Ph. D in Neurophysiology

  • Ph. D in Speech pathology and Audiology

  • Ph. D in clinical Neurosciences.

  • Diploma Courses

  • Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing (DPN)

  • Diploma in Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing (DNN)

  • Diploma in Clinical Neurophysiology Technology (DCNT)

  • Certificate Course in Neuro Imagining & Technology (CNT)

  • Diploma in Psychiatry

  • Specialized courses

  • D M-Neurology

  • M. Phil in Biophysics

  • D M-Neuroradiology

  • M. Phil in Speech Language Pathology

  • M. Ch-Neurosurgery

  • Post Doctoral Fellowship course in Neuropathology

  • M. Phil-Clinical Psychology

  • Post Doctoral Certificate in Neuro-Anaesthesia

  • M. Phil in Psychiatric Social Work

  • MD-Psychiatry

  • vM. Phil in Neurophysiology

  • MSc in Psychiatric Nursing

Clinical Services

  • Psychiatry Services

  • Neurology Services

  • Clinical Neurological Services

  • Casualty and Emergency Services

  • Rehabilitation Center vCommunity Mental Health Program

  • National Mental Health Program (NMHP)

Hospital Services

NIMHANS also has hospital services with departments such as

  • Neurology

  • Neurosurgery

  • Psychiatry (Out patients and In patients departments)

  • Deaddiction center


  • Medical Superintendent: Dr. C. R. Chandrashekar Dy. Medical Superintendent (I/C MS) Phone: (Office) + 91 − 80 − 26995200/26995255 Email:

  • Resident Medical Officer: Dr. V. L. Sateesh Resident Medical Officer Phone: (Office) + 91 − 80 − 26995203/26995204 (Res); 26995070/26561651 Email:


A number of national and International conferences are held at regular intervals at NIMHANS.



  • Hosur Road Bangalore-560029, India
  • Telephone: 91 − 080 − 26995001
  • Fax: 91 − 080 − 26564830
  • Related Link: NIMHANS

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