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NIMHANS Admissions 2020 Notification, Dates, Application

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National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences Admission Notification for Ph.D., Super Speciality, Postdoctoral, Postgraduate, Diploma, B.Sc. and Certificate Courses 2020

NIMHANS Admission 2020 - National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences invites application for Admission to Ph.D., Super Speciality, Postdoctoral, Postgraduate, Diploma, B.Sc. and Certificate Courses for the academic year 2020.


NIMHANS Admissions 2020 Important Dates


Section 1

Section 2

Date of Advertisement of Admission Notification

01st January 2020

01st August 2020

Start Date and End Date for Submission of Online Application Forms

01st to 31st January 2020

01st to 31st August 2020

Date of Entrance Test (Ph.D., Super Speciality, Postdoctoral and Postgraduate Courses)

28th & 29th March 2020

18th October 2020

Date of Interview for Ph.D. Programs

28th to 30th May 2020

06th November 2020

Date of Admission (Ph.D., Super Speciality, Postdoctoral and Postgraduate Courses)

03rd June 2020

07th December 2020

Date of Entrance Test (B.Sc. Courses)

19th April 2020

Date of Admission (B.Sc. and Diploma Courses)

06th June 2020

Date of Course Commencement

01st July 2020

01st January 2021


Courses Offered by NIMHANS

Ph.D. Programs

PhD in Biophysics, Biostatistics, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Neurosciences (Virtual Dept.), Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neurotoxicology, Clinical Psychology, Human Genetics, Mental Health Education, Neurochemistry, Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology, Neurology, Neurological Rehabilitation, Neuromicrobiology, Neuropathology, Neurophysiology, Neurovirology, Nursing, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychiatry, Speech Pathology & Audiology

Super Speciality Courses

DM in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care;  Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology; Neurology, Neuropathology, Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry

M.Ch. in Neurosurgery

Postdoctoral Fellowship Courses

Postdoctoral Fellowship in  Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Neuroanaesthesia & Neurocritical Care,  Neurology (08 Courses),  Neurological Rehabilitation, Neuromicrobiology, Neurovirology, Neuropathology, Psychiatry (12 Courses), Transfusion Medicine & Haematology

Fellowship Courses

Fellowship Courses in Clinical Psychology (02 Courses), Mental Health Education, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychiatry (04 Courses)

MD Course

  MD Course in Psychiatry

Master of Public Health Course

M.Phil. Courses

M.Phil. in Biophysics, Clinical Psychology, Basic Neurosciences (Virtual Department), Neurophysiology, Psychiatric Social Work

M.Sc. Courses

M.Sc. in Psychiatric Nursing & Biostatistics

Postgraduate Diploma Course

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Biochemistry

Diploma Courses

Post Basic Diploma in  Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Neurosciences Nursing

Undergraduate Courses

B.Sc. in Nursing, Radiography, Anaesthesia Technology, Clinical Neurophysiology Technology

Certificate Courses

Certificate Course in Neuropathology Technology


Eligibility Criteria for NIMHANS Admissions 2020

PhD. – General Eligibility

Minimum qualification

Qualifying degree as specified for the course concerned

External Fellowship including sponsorship category

Indian National Applicants who are/have been: Awarded external fellowship from various governmental agencies like UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DBT and AYUSH (specific references to courses in Yoga and Ayurveda): JRF/SRF only. Such applicants can activate JRF/SRF only after joining respective Ph.D. course at NIMHANS.

Permanent/tenured employees of NIMHANS, sponsored to pursue Ph.D. program at NIMHANS.

Permanent/tenured employees of the Government of India/State Government Institutions/Universities and Public Sector Undertakings, sponsored/deputed to pursue Ph.D. program at NIMHANS.

Sponsored by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to pursue Ph.D. program at NIMHANS.

Foreign National Applicants sponsored/deputed by governmental organizations and recognized universities and national scholarships from reputed/recognized organizations to pursue Ph.D. program at NIMHANS.

Applicable for courses with external fellowship/sponsorship category only.

Other requirements

Applicants should have pursued and been awarded qualification from a recognized Institution/University (Recognized by the Medical Council of India in case of medical qualification and by University Grants Commission/Rehabilitation Council of India/ Indian Nursing Council in case of non-medical qualification).

For more details regarding the minimum requirement for admission for the above mentioned courses, kindly refer to Prospectus 2020-21


Selection Process


Online Entrance Test & Interview

Super Speciality Courses & other course

Online Entrance Test + Verification of Original Certificates on the day of admission

For more details regarding the selection process for admission for the above mentioned courses, kindly refer to Prospectus 2020-21


NIMHANS 2020 Exam Pattern

The Institute conducts an Online entrance examination, NIMHANS entrance exam.

Type of questions


Duration of exam

90 minutes

Number of questions


Negative marking

0.25 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. No deduction for questions left unanswered.

A single common Online entrance test of 60 minutes duration with 70 questions will be conducted for candidates applying for MD in Psychiatry, DM in Neurology and M.Ch in Neurosurgery courses with MBBS qualification followed by Online Entrance Test of 30 minutes duration with 30 questions for each domain [Candidates applying for any of the above three courses should appear for the entrance test of that particular course only].


Test Center

Session 1

Session 2

For PG courses

Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune

Bengaluru and Delhi

For UG courses

Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, and Hyderabad


NIMHANS Admissions 2020 Application Process

Application forms for all the courses are available online at the NIMHANS official website www.nimhans.ac.in

Application should be submitted through Online mode (only) along with all the enclosures and photograph.

All claims made in the application must be supported by documentary proof in original along with a set of photocopies to be presented at the time of interview/admission.

A candidate can apply for a maximum of 3 (three) courses only (provided they are eligible). MD in Psychiatry, DM in Neurology and M.Ch. in Neurosurgery are all treated as separate courses.

All Postdoctoral Fellowships are treated as separate courses.

Applicants are not permitted to submit multiple online applications.


Registration fee

Rs. 1,000/-

To view the complete notification, click here

For more details and to apply online, please visit official website


NIMHANS, Bengaluru

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Hosur Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560029, Website www.nimhans.kar.nic.in



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