Admission Notification Details for NIMHANS Bangalore Admission

NIMHANS Bangalore Admission

Online applications are invited on prescribed form for admission to the following courses for the academic year


Institute Fellowship

Ph.D: Clinical Psychology (04 seats), Neurophysiology (02 seats), Psychiatric Social Work (01 seat), Speech Pathology and Audiology (02 seats), Biostatistics (01 seat)

Under Welcome Grant

Ph.D: History of Psychiatry (2 seats)

External Fellowship: Candidates with sponsorship from Govt of India/State Govt Institutions, Deputed or sponsored from a recognized university, Fellowships from Govt agencies like UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DBT (JRF/SRF only) and permanent employees/tenured employees of NIMHANS can also apply for Ph.D in the following departments of this Institute which will be considered at the discretion of the competent authority for entrance test and interview to be held

Candidates applying for Ph.D with Fellowships from UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DBT (JRF/SRF only) are exempted from the entrance test

All the candidates have to attend an interview and qualify in it by obtaining a minimum of 50% marks to be eligible for admission into the Ph.D programme

Mere qualifying in entrance test and interview does not entitle admission to Ph.D course

Selection is subject to availability of eligible guides in the respective departments

Biophysics, Biostatistics, Clinical Psychology, Human Genetics, Mental Health Education, Neurochemistry, Neuromicrobiology, Neuropathology, Neurophysiology, Neurovirology, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Speech Pathology and Audiology

Post Graduate Degree/Diploma Courses

MD in Psychiatry (22 seats, 1 for sponsored), Diploma in Psychiatry (DPM) (09 seats, 08 for Karnataka Domicile and 01 for sponsored), Fellowship in Psychosocial Support Disaster Management (08 seats, 04 for sponsored), M.Phil (Clinical Psychology (21 seats, 3 for foreign/sponsored), Psychiatric Social Work (21 seats, 3 for foreign/sponsored), Neurophysiology (02 seats), Biophysics (03 seats), Neurosciences (04 seats), Masters in Public Health (05 seats sponsored), M.Sc in Psychiatric Nursing (09 seats)

Sponsored candidates means sponsored by the State/Central Govt or Public Sector undertaking of State/Central Govt

All Foreign Nationals (Holding passports of countries other than India), Non Resident Indians and Overseas Citizen of India should apply under Foreign National category only

Diploma Courses

Post Basic Diploma in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (45 seats), Post Basic Diploma in Neuroscience Nursing (09 seats)

Eligibility Criteria

MD in Psychiatry: MBBS-The duration of the course will be for a period of three years; 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

Fellowship in Psychosocial Support Disaster Management: M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work/Clinical Psychology/Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Disaster Management or M.Sc in Psychiatric Nursing with one year experience after completion of M.Sc course

Ph.D in History of Psychiatry: MBBS or Post Graduation in Social Sciences/Humanities (History/ Psychology/ Sociology/ Social Work/ Cultural Studies)

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 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 Human Genetics: M.Sc in any Life Sciences discipline

Ph.D in Mental Health Education: Masters in Public Health, Health or Behavioural Sciences

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

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

Ph.D in Neuropathology: MD in Pathology/M.Sc in Life Sciences/MBBS

Ph.D in Neurophysiology: M.Phil in Neuroscience/ Neurophysiology/ MBBS/MD in Physiology/ MD in Ayurveda/ B.E./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, MD or a postgraduate degree in Basic Sciences or Humanities

Ph.D in Psychopharmacology: MD in Pharmacology/ Physiology/ Biochemistry/ MBBS/ B.E. Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ B.Tech Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ M.E. Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ M.Sc in Pharmacology/ Physiology/ Biochemistry/ Life Science/Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics

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

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

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

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

M.Phil in Neurosciences: MBBS/B.E./B.Tech Electronics/Electrical/Computer Science/ Biotechnology M.Sc Physics/ Chemistry/Biochemistry/Anatomy/Physiology/ Molecular Biology/ Genetics/ Biotechnology/ Zoology/ Life Science/ M.A. Psychology/M.Sc Psychology

M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work: Master’s degree in Social Work

Masters in Public Health: MBBS

M.Sc in Psychiatric Nursing: Should be a Registered Nurse and 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

Post Basic Diploma in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and Post Basic Diploma in Neurosciences Nursing: Should be a registered Nurse (R.N & R.M) in the State Nursing Council with one year experience as staff nurse

The qualifying degrees for all the above mentioned courses should be from a university recognized by NIMHANS

For Medical qualification the degree should be recognized by the Medical Council of India

The candidates should have obtained not less than 55% of marks in the aggregate of the Master’s degree for non-medical courses

A relaxation of 5% on the aggregate of marks obtained will be given for non-medical and Ph.D courses for SC/ST candidates

For medical course, the candidate should have completed compulsory rotation internship of one year after MBBS or its equivalent degree recognized by Medical Council of India on or before the date of commencement of course

A certificate to that effect has to be produced

The candidate should have permanent registration with State Medical Council

In case of candidates who have not completed the Internship and have not registered with any State Medical council, but are selected in the counseling, will not be considered for admission unless the Internship completion certificate and the State Medical Council registration certificate are produced on or before the date of commencement of course failing which, the seat allotted will be cancelled without any further communication and the candidate next in the order of merit in the waiting list will be considered

There will be no entrance test for Post Basic Diploma in Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing and Post Basic Diploma in Neurosciences Nursing Courses

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

For sponsored candidates age should not be more than 45 years

Entrance Test:

The entrance test will be held online (computer based) at Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Indore

Candidates applying for the following courses/course combinations can take the online entrance test from any of the cities listed above

MD in Psychiatry; MD in Psychiatry and Diploma in Psychiatry (if eligible); M.Phil in Clinical Psychology and/or Ph.D in Clinical Psychology; M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work and/or Ph.D in Psychiatric Social Work; M.Sc in Psychiatric Nursing

A candidates applying for any other combination should take the online entrance test in Bangalore only

A mock test demo will be hosted on the NIMHANS website 15 days prior to the online entrance test

The online entrance test will be conducted on a single day at all the test centres across the country simultaneously

Admit Card:

Eligible candidates must take printout of their admit card for the entrance test from NIMHANS website only

Hall Tickets will not be sent by post

List of qualified candidates for counseling will be notified on the Institute’s notice board and website

No separate individual intimation will be given

Application Form:

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 and relevant enclosures should be sent to the Registrar, NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560029 by super scribing the name of the courses applied for, on the envelope without fail

A candidate can apply for a maximum of 3 courses only, provided they are eligible

The application fee is Rs 1500/- per course for general candidates and Rs 1000/- per course for SC/ST candidates

All the candidates should download the challan and remit the payments through the challan only

Candidates making the payment through the branches of State Bank of Mysore should obtain the journal number from the bank and the same has to be entered in the on-line application before submission

Candidates making the payment through Banks other than State Bank of Mysore should obtain the RTGS/NEFT/UTR number from the respective banks and the same has to be entered in the on-line application before submission

The NIMHANS copy of the challan has to be attached along with the abstract as proof of remittance of payment

Foreign Nationals are required to submit their applications through the Diplomatic Channel (through the Ministry of External Affairs)

They shall also appear for the common entrance test along with the other candidates

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

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