NIMHANS Bangalore PhD, MPhil, PG Courses Admission 2017

NIMHANS PG/PG Diploma/Super Speciality/PhD Admission Notification 2017

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Science (NIMHANS) is announced online applications on prescribed form for admission to the following courses for the academic year 2017-18.

Courses Offered at NIMHANS

PhD Courses Institute Fellowships

Post Doctoral Fellowship Courses

External Fellowship - Super Specialty Courses

M Phil

Number of Seats

PhD Degree in Clinical Psychology (03 Seats); Neurophysiology (02 Seats); Psychiatric Social Work (01 Seat); Speech Pathology & Audiology (01 Seat); Biostatistics (01 Seat); Mental Health Rehabilitation (02 Seats) and; Clinical Neurosciences (05 Seats) (ICMR Programme)

External Fellowship

Candidates with Sponsorship/deputation from Govt. of India/State Govt. Institutions / Universities, candidates with Fellowships from Govt. Agencies like UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DBT (JRF/SRF only) and Permanent employees/tenured employees of NIMHANS can also apply for PhD in the following departments of this Institute

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

(a) Biophysics (b) Biostatistics (c) Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (d) Clinical Psychology (e) Human Genetics (f) PhD in History of Psychiatry (g) Mental Health Education (h) Neurochemistry (i) Neuroimaging & Interventional Radiology (j) Neurological Rehabilitation (k) Neuromicrobiology (l) Neuropathology (m) Neurophysiology (n) Neurovirology (o) Nursing (p) Psychiatric Social Work (q) Mental Health Rehabilitation (r) Psychiatry (s) Psychopharmacology (t) Speech Pathology & Audiology

Super Specialty Courses

DM Degree in Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology: 04 Seats (1 for sponsored)

DM Degree in Neurology: 10 Seats (06 for Post MD/DNB & 04 for Post MBBS) (01 for sponsored under post MD/DNB only, however if sponsored candidates are not available, it will go to the Institute pool)

DM Degree in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: 04 Seats (02 for sponsored)

DM Degree in Addiction Psychiatry: 02 Seats

DM Degree in Neuro Anaesthesia: 04 Seats

DM Degree in Neuropathology: 02 Seats (01 for sponsored)

DM Degree in Geriatric Psychiatry: 02 Seats

M.Ch. in Neurosurgery 10 Seats (06 for Post MS/DNB & 04 for Post MBBS) (1 for sponsored under post MS/DNB only, however if sponsored candidates are not available, it will go to the Institute pool)

Post Graduate Degree/Diploma Courses

Total: 37 Seats - Break-up indicated below:

(i) 21 seats All India selection; (ii) 08 seats for Domiciles of Karnataka; (iii) 06 seats for Candidates from Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and; Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura &; Uttarakhand domiciles only; (iv) 02 seats for sponsored candidates of which one seat is for domicile of Karnataka, however, if sponsored candidates are not available, the seats will go to the general pool)

Fellowship in Psychosocial Support in Disaster Management 08 Seats (04 for Sponsored)

Fellowship in Psychiatric Rehabilitation: 02 Seats (Under Medical) (01 sponsored) 02 Seats (Under Non-Medical) (01 sponsored)

Fellowship in Geriatric Mental Health Care 02 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Fellowship in Mental Health Education 04 Seats (02 seats for sponsored candidates from State/Central Govt./NGO) If sponsored candidates are not available, it will go to the General Pool

M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology: 21 Seats (03 for Foreign/Sponsored)

M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social Work: 21 Seats (03 for Foreign/Sponsored)

M.Phil. in Neurophysiology: 02 Seats

M.Phil. in Biophysics: 03 Seats

M.Phil. in Neurosciences: 04 Seats

Masters in Public Health: 10 Seats (05 Seats for sponsored candidates from the government sector and 05 Seats for non-sponsored candidates)

M.Sc. in Psychiatric Nursing: 09 Seats

M.Sc. in Biostatistics 04 Seats

Post Doctoral Fellowship Courses:

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 02 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia 04 Seats (02 seats for foreign/sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neurocritical Care

03 Seats (02 seats ICMR fellowship under Centre for

Advanced Research and 01 seat sponsored by TVS group)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroinfection 02 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Hospital Infection Control 01 Seat (01seat for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Epilepsy 02 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Movement Disorders 02 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disorder 01 Seat

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Stroke 01 Seat

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Paediatric Neurology 01 Seat

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropathology 02 Seats

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine 02 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation 02 Seats

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Acute Care & Emergency Psychiatry 02 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Community Mental Health 03 Seats (02 seats for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Addiction Medicine 04 Seats (02 seats for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry 02 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry 02 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Related Disorders 03 Seats (02 seats for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuro Sciences & Therapeutics in Schizophrenia 03 Seats (02 seats for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Women’s Mental Health 02 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation of Psychiatric Disorders 02 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry 02 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Eligibility Criteria

DM Degree in Neuroimaging & Interventional Radiology: MD/DNB in Radiodiagnosis; the duration of the course will be for a period of three years

DM Degree in Neurology:

Post MBBS: The duration of the course will be for a period of five years,

Post MD/DNB in Internal (General) Medicine or Paediatrics: The duration of the course will be for a period of three years.

DM Degree in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: MD/DNB in Psychiatry; the duration of the course will be for a period of three years

DM Degree in Addiction Psychiatry: MD/DNB in Psychiatry; the duration of the course will be for a period of three years

DM Degree in Neuroanaesthesia: MD/DNB in Anaesthesia; the duration of the course will be for a period of three years

DM Degree in Neuropathology: MD/DNB in Pathology; the duration of the course will be for a period of three years

M.Ch. Degree in Neurosurgery:

Post MBBS: The duration of the course will be for a period of five years

Post MS/DNB in General Surgery: The duration of the course will be for a period of three years.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: MD/DNB in Psychiatry.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia: MD/DNB in Anaesthesia.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neurocritical Care: MD/DNB in Anaesthesia/ MD in Internal Medicine/ DM in Neuroanaesthsia /DM/DNB in Neurology or M.Ch./DNB in Neurosurgery.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroinfection: MD in Microbiology.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Hospital Infection Control: MD/DNB in Microbiology.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neurology:

Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorder, Stroke: DM/DNB in Neurology

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropathology: MD/DNB in Pathology.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine: MD/DNB in Pathology / Medicine / Pediatrics / Microbiology / Anaesthesia / Emergency Medicine or any other clinical equivalent degree recognized from a recognized institution in India

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation: MD/DNB (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Acute Care & Emergency Psychiatry: MD/DNB in Psychiatry

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Community Mental Health: MD/DNB in Psychiatry.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Addiction Medicine: MD/DNB in Psychiatry

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Consultation Liasion Psychiatry: MD/DNB in Psychiatry.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry: MD/DNB in Psychiatry.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Obessive Compulisive disorder & related disorders: MD/DNB in Psychiatry.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuro Sciences & Therapeutics in Schizophrenia: MD/DNB in Psychiatry. (The duration of Post Doctoral Fellowship courses will be for a period of one year)

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

Fellowship in Psychosocial Support in 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.

Fellowship in Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Candidates who possess the following degrees/diplomas a) Diploma in Psychiatry/Psychological Medicine or MD (Psychiatry) or DNB (Psychiatry), b) M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology/Psychiatric Social Work, c) M.Sc. in Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Direct candidates as well as those deputed from other organizations can be admitted to the course. Those with MBBS and those with MA in Psychology/MSW/M.Sc. Nursing who have had minimum of 2 years of experience of having worked in a mental health setting are eligible. (If M.Phil. or Diploma is for only 1 year duration, then 1 additional year of experience in mental health setting is necessary).

The duration of Fellowship courses will be for a period of one year

Ph.D. in Clinical Neurosciences (ICMR Programme): Minimum Qualification: MBBS degree with not less than 55% of the Marks of any University recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The Candidate should have completed satisfactorily one year compulsory rotating internship or its equivalent as recognized by the MCI after passing the final MBBS examination and must have full registration with a State Medical Council.

The duration of the course will be for a period of five years.

PhD in Biophysics: M.Phil. Biophysics / Neuroscience / MBBS / M.Sc. in Biophysics / Physics / Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Life Sciences / Physiology

PhD in Biostatistics: M.Stat. (ISI)/M.Sc. in Statistics/Biostatistics/Medical Statistics/Health Statistics / Agricultural Statistics

Ph.D. in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: MD in Psychiatry or DNB in Psychiatry or M.Phil.in Clinical Psychology or M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social Work

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology: 2 years full time MA/M.Sc. in Psychology/Counseling Psychology / Psychological Counseling/Clinical Psychology/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 Neurochemistry: M.Phil. in Neurosciences/M.Sc. in Biochemistry/M.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry / M.Sc. in Biotechnology

Ph.D. in Neuroimaging & Interventional Radiology: MBBS/MD or DNB in Radiodiagnosis/M.Sc. in Medical Subjects/BE/B.Tech./M.Tech. Degree

Ph.D. in Neurological Rehabilitation: MBBS, Masters in Physiotherapy (MPT)/Masters in Occupational therapy (MOT)/Masters in Orthotics & Prosthetics/M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology/M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social Work/M.Phil. in Clinical Neurosciences/M.Sc. in Nursing/M.Sc. in Speech Therapy/ MD/DNB in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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

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

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

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

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

Ph.D. in Psychiatric Social Work: 2 years full time Masters Degree in Social Work/M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social work

Ph.D. in Mental Health Rehabilitation: M.Sc in Psychosocial Rehabilitation/M.Phil in Clinical Psychology/M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work/M.Sc in Psychiatric Nursing/MBBS

PhD in Psychiatry: MBBS/MD/Postgraduate degree in the Basic Sciences or Humanities / BE / B.Tech/ME/M.Tech

PhD in Psychopharmacology: MD in Pharmacology / Physiology / Biochemistry / MBBS / BE Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / B.Tech. Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / ME Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / M.Sc. in Pharmacology / Physiology / Biochemistry / Life Science / Biotechnology / Bioinformatics

Ph.D. in Speech Pathology & Audiology: M.Sc. in Speech Pathology & Audiology or M.Sc. in Speech-Language Pathology or M.Sc. in Audiology (The duration of Ph.D. courses will be between 3 –5 years)

M.Phil. in Biophysics: MBBS/B.Tech in Biotechnology / Electronics / ComputerScience / 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 /Clinical Psychology

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

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

M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social Work: 2 years full time MA/MSW degree in Social Work.

Masters in Public Health: MBBS

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

Candidate shall be medically fit

The duration of M.Phil, M.Sc. and MPH courses will be two years

Common for All Courses

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

Age Limit

For PG Medical and Superspeciality courses, age should not be more than 32 years for MBBS degree holders and 35 for PG Medical degree holders; age is relaxable by a maximum of 5 years in the case of SC/ST candidates and by a maximum of 3 years for OBC candidates as on the date of commencement of courses

Age should not be more than 45 years as on the date of commencement of courses in case of sponsored/deputed candidates

Employees of NIMHANS applying for PhD should have at least 10 years of service left before registering for PhD Age is calculated as on 01st July 2017

For Online Entrance Test

The Entrance Test will be held online (i.e., computer based)

The seven cities identified for conduct of online entrance test in the year 2017 are Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad in the South, Pune in the West, Delhi in the North, and Kolkata in the East

How to Apply

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

The applications have to be filled online and submitted online. Applications with enclosures will be received online only. Abstract need not be sent separately A candidate can apply for a maximum of three 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 for each course.

The payment is to be made online only with Debit/ Credit Cards and/or online transfer. Other mode of payment including Demand Draft will not be accepted at any cost.

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

In addition to the online application, sponsored/deputed candidates should submit their application through proper channel and they should also appear for the Common Entrance Test. The candidates should produce the sponsorship/deputation certificate in the prescribed format and should be uploaded along with the online application

NIMHANS reserves its absolute rights to modify/alter/amend the admission guidelines.

Important Dates

Application Available Online from: 01st January 2017

Last Date for Online Submission of Application: 31st January 2017

Online Entrance Test will be held in all the centres on: 25th & 26th March 2017

The Date of Interview & Counseling: 01st week of June 2017

Commencement of the Courses: 01st July 2017

Last Date for Admission of Candidates: 07th July 2017



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