National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences Admission to Ph.D., Post Graduate Diploma / Degree, Diploma courses in Medical and non-medical streams

Name of Institute / University

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences

Courses Offered

ONLINE Applications are invited on prescribed form for Admission to the following courses for the Academic Year 2011 - 2012.

A) Ph.D.

(a) Institute Fellowship
1. Ph.D. Degree in Clinical Psychology
2. Ph.D. Degree in Neurophysiology
3. Ph.D. Degree in Psychiatric Social Work
4. Ph.D. Degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology

(b) 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.

(a) Biophysics (b) Biostatistics (c) Clinical Psychology (d) Epidemiology (e) Human Genetics (f) Neurochemistry (g) Neuro-microbiology (h) Neurophysiology (i) Neurovirology (j) Psychiatric Nursing (k) Psychiatric Social Work (l) Psychiatry (m) Psychopharmacology (n) Speech Pathology & Audiology.


1. MD Degree in Psychiatry
2. Diploma in Psychiatry (DPM)
3. M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology
4. M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social Work
5. M.Phil. in Neurophysiology
6. M.Phil. in Biophysics
7. M.Phil. in Neurosciences
8. M.Sc. in Psychiatric Nursing


1. Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing (DPN)
2. Diploma in Neurological and Neuro surgical Nursing (DNN)


MD in Psychiatry: (a) MBBS: The duration of the course will be for a period of three years (b) Diploma in Psychiatry (DPM): The duration of the course will be for a period of two years for DPM candidates

Diploma in Psychiatry (DPM): MBBS: The duration of the course will be for a period of two years

Ph.D. in Biophysics: MBBS/ M.Phil. Biophysics/ M.Sc. in Biophysics/ Physics/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Life Science/ Physiology Ph.D. in Biostatistics: M.Stat. (ISI)/ M.Sc. in Statistics/ Biostatistics/ Medical Statistics/ Health Statistics/ Agricultural Statistics

Ph.D. in Epidemiology: MD in Preventive and Social Medicine/ Community Medicine/ M.Sc. in Epidemiology/ Biostatistics
Ph.D. in Human Genetics: M.Sc. in Genetics/ Human Genetics/ Applied Genetics/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology: 2 years full time MA/M.Sc. in Psychology/ Counseling Psychology/ Psychological Counseling/ Applied Psychology/ M.Phil. degree in Mental Health and Social Psychology/ M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology

Ph.D. in Neurochemistry: M.Phil. in Neurosciences/ M.Tech. in Biotechnology/ M.Sc. in Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Biomedical Genetics/ Molecular Biology/ Life Science/ Neurosciences/ Medical Biochemistry/ Molecular Genetics/ Genetics/ Zoology

Ph.D. in Neuromicrobiology: MBBS/ MD Microbiology/ BE Biotechnology/ M.Phil. Neuroscience/ M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology/ Molecular Biology/ MLT/ Applied Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biomedical Genetics/ Neuroscience

Ph.D. in Neurophysiology: M.Phil. in Neuroscience/ Neurophysiology/ MBBS/ MD in Physiology/ MD in Ayurveda/ BE/ B.Tech. in Electronics/ Electrical/ Computer Science/ Biotechnology/ M.Sc. in Physiology/ Biochemistry/ Anatomy/ Neuroscience/ Life
Science/ Biotechnology/ Zoology / Masters in Physiotherapy

Ph.D. in Neurovirology: MBBS/ MD in Microbiology/ M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Virology

Ph.D. in Psychiatric Nursing: Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing

Ph.D. in Psychiatric Social Work: Masters Degree in Social Work/ M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social work

Ph.D. in Psychiatry: MBBS

Ph.D. in Psychopharmacology: MD in Pharmacology/ Physiology/ Biochemistry/ MBBS/ BE Biotechnology/ Bioinfomatics/ B.Tech. Biotechnology/ Bioinfomatics/ ME Biotechnology/ Bioinfomatics/ M.Sc. in Pharmacology/ Physiology/ Biochemistry/ Life Science/ Biotechnology / Bioinfomatics

Ph.D. in Speech Pathology & Audiology: Master’s degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology

M.Phil. in Biophysics: MBBS/B.Tech in Biotechnology/ Electronics/ Computer Science/ M.Sc. in Biophysics/ Physics/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Life Sciences/ Zoology/ Chemistry/ Physiology

M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology: 2 years full time MA/M.Sc. in Psychology/ Counseling Psychology/ Psychological Counseling/ Applied Psychology

M.Phil. in Neurophysiology: MBBS/ BAMS (Ayurveda)/ BDS/ M.Sc. in Physiology/ Neuroscience/ Anatomy/ Biochemistry/ Zoology/ Biotechnology/ Life Science/ Molecular Biology

M.Phil. in Neurosciences: MBBS/ BE/ B.Tech. Electronics/ Electrical/ Computer Science/ Biotechnology/ M.Sc. 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 M.Sc. in Psychiatric Nursing: Should be a Registered Nurse & Midwife with any State Nursing Registration Council with minimum passing of B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. Hons. Nursing/Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing with minimum of 55% aggregate marks from an Institute recognized by INC with minimum of one year experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing as on the day of counseling. Minimum of one year of work experience prior or after post Basic B.Sc. Nursing as on the day of counseling.

Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing (DPN) & Diploma in Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing (DNN): Should be a registered Nurse (R.N&R.M) in the State Nursing Council with one year experience as staff nurse.

AGE LIMIT: For MD & DPM Courses the age should not be more than 32 years and, relaxable in case of SC/ST Candidates by a maximum of 5 years as on 2.5.2011. For sponsored candidates age should not be more than 45 years as on 2.5.2011.

How To Apply

Application forms for all the courses are available online at the NIMHANS website The applications have to be filled online and submitted online. Printout of the Application Abstract with the latest passport size photograph affixed (in the column provided) along with the Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Director, NIMHANS, Bangalore – 560 029 and relevant enclosures should be sent to the Director, NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bangalore – 560 029 by superscribing the name of the course(s) applied for, on the Envelope without fail.

A candidate can apply for a maximum of 4 courses only (Medical & Non-Medical inclusive) provided they are eligible.

The Application fee for both Medical & Non-Medical courses is Rs. 1000/- per course for General candidates and Rs.750/- per course for SC/ST candidates.

Contact Details

Address: Hosur Road, Bangalore-560 029
Ph: 26995000/26995015
FAX: 0091-80-26566811

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