Admissions at NIMHANS

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Admissions at NIMHANS

Oct 12 : The National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences, a Deemed University, has invited applications for Admission to the following courses for the Academic Year 2009 – 2010.

Ph.D (with Institute Fellowship) in (i) Mental Health & Social Psychology (ii) Neurophysiology (iii) Speech Pathology & Audiology

Ph.D (with External Fellowship): Candidates with Sponsorship from Government of India/State Govt. Institutions, Deputed or Sponsored from a recognized University, Fellowships from Government Agencies like UGC/ICMR/CSIR etc., and Permanent Employees and 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 to be held during the month of February.

(i) Biophysics (ii) Biostatistics (iii) Mental Health & Social Psychology (iv) Epidemiology (v) Mental Health Education (vi) Human Genetics (vii) Neuroanaesthesia (viii) Neurochemistry (ix) Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology (x) Neurology (xi) Neuromicrobiology (xii) Neurophysiology (xiii) Neurosurgery (xiv) Neurovirology (xv) Nursing (xvi) Psychiatric Social Work (xvii) Psychiatry (xiii) Psychopharmacology (xix) Speech Pathology & Audiology.


(i) MD Degree in Psychiatry (ii) Diploma in Psychiatry
(iii) M.Phil. in Mental Health & Social Psychology (iv) M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social Work
(v) M.Phil. in Neurophysiology (vi) M.Phil. in Biophysics
(vii) M.Phil. in Neurosciences (viii) M.Sc. in Psychiatric Nursing


(i) Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing (DPN) (ii) Diploma in Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

Details of qualifications, reservations etc are available in detail in the Prospectus

Application forms and Prospectus can be downloaded from and can also be obtained from the Director, NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bangalore – 560 029 on request by mentioning the course and enclosing a Demand Draft towards application fee drawn in favour of the Director, NIMHANS, Bangalore – 560 029 along with a self addressed envelope (25 cm X 18 cm) with stamps worth Rs.20/- affixed.

The last date for issue of application through post will be 25th October 2008 and in person, it will be 31st October 2008

Application fee for Medical Courses will be Rs.1000/- per course (Rs.750/- in case of SC/ST candidates) and for Non-Medical Courses, it will be Rs.700/- per course (Rs.500/- in case of SC/ST candidates).

Candidates may apply for more than one course provided they are eligible. Candidates can apply in the same application form for MD and Diploma in Psychiatry courses. Candidates applying for Non Medical courses should apply on separate application for each course. In case of Candidates applying for both Medical and Non Medical courses, (provided they are eligible) they should apply in separate application forms.

Sponsored candidates should submit their application through proper channel and they should also appear for the Common Entrance Test. The candidates should produce the sponsorship certificate in the prescribed format. For MD & DPM Courses the age should not be more than 32 years (relaxable in case of SC/ST candidates by a maximum of 5 years as on 2.5.2009). For sponsored candidates age should not be more than 40 years as on 2.5.2009.

Duly filled in application should reach The Director, NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bangalore – 560 029 along with the requisite Demand Draft drawn in favour of Director, NIMHANS by super scribing the name of the course applied for on the envelope, latest by 5th November, 2008. Applications downloaded from the website should be accompanied by a Demand Draft towards Application fee.

Entrance Test will be held at Bangalore on 22nd February 2009.

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