National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

About Us

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore: The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) is a medical institution located in Bangalore, India. It is an Institute of National Importance that operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. NIMHANS is the apex center for mental health and neuroscience education in the country and is ranked 4th best medical institute in India, according to the current National Institutional Ranking Framework.
NIMHANS offers a wide range of medical courses, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs. The institute provides courses in various disciplines such as Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, and many others. The medical courses at NIMHANS cover various specializations, including Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology, and many others.
Admission to the medical courses at NIMHANS is highly competitive. The institute conducts its own entrance examination and selection process. NIMHANS has five campuses in the city, spread over an area of 174 acres of urban establishments, which includes 30 acres of an. The institute is a multidisciplinary institute for patient care and academic pursuit, providing comprehensive healthcare services.
The medical course offered by NIMHANS is the MD program, which has a duration of 3 years. The eligibility criteria for the MD program is to have completed MBBS or an equivalent degree from a University/ Institute recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a minimum experience of three years in a hospital in the relevant field or five years in general practice. The selection basis for the MD program is the entrance examination conducted by the institute. The fees for the MD program at NIMHANS are INR 10,000 per year.

  • Total enrollment : 300
  • No. of international students : 10

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