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National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore

Updated on: Jan 28, 2013
The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is a multidisciplinary institute for providing academic training in patient care. The institute provides training in frontier areas of Neuro Sciences. The Lunatic Asylum established in the latter part of the 19th Century renamed as Mental Hospital in 1925 by the erstwhile Government of Mysore. The All India Institute of Mental Health was established in 1954. On 27 December 1954 the Government of India amalgamated both these institutes and formed the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). The institute has given autonomous status by the government. The priority gradient adopted at the Institute is service, manpower development and research.

On November 14, 1994, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has declared NIMHANS a Deemed University. The Institute functions under the direction of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka. Several National and International funding organizations provide resources for research. NIMHANS Journal is published on quarterly basis from the Institute. The institute has following departments through which education and training is provided.

  • Brain Bank
  • Central Animal
  • Research Facility
  • Hospital Services
  • Library

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

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