NIMHANS Bangalore PhD MPhil PG Courses Admission 2014

Admission Notice 2014-2015

Ph.D/M.Phil/Post Graduate Degree/Diploma Admission 2014-15

Online applications are invited on prescribed form for admission to the following courses for the academic year 2014-2015

Programs Offered:


Institute Fellowship 

Ph.D: Clinical Psychology (03 seats), Neurophysiology (02 seats), Psychiatric Social Work (01 seat), Speech Pathology and Audiology (01 seats), Biostatistics (01 seat)

ICMR Fellowship

Ph.D. in Clinical Neurosciences (05 Seats) 

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 during the month of March and June.

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, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Human Genetics, Mental Health Rehabilitation, Neurochemistry, Neurological Rehabilitation, Neuroimaging & Interventional Radiology, Neuromicrobiology,  Neuropathology, Neurophysiology, Neurovirology, Nursing, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Super Speciality Courses: 

DM Degree in Neuroradiology (3 Seats), DM Degree in Neurology (10 Seats), DM Degree in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (3 Seats), DM Degree in Neuroanaesthesia (4 Seats), M.Ch. in Neurosurgery (8 Seats)

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), Fellowship in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (02 Seats, 1 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)

Post Doctoral Fellowship Courses

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (3 Seats), Neuroanaesthesia (4 Seats), Neuroinfection (2 Seats), Hospital Infection Control (1 Seat), Neurology (6 Seats), Neuropathology (2 Seats), Transfusion Medicine (2 Seats), Neurological Rehabilitation (2 Seats), Psychiatry (19 Seats)


DM Degree in Neuroradiology: MD/DNB in Radiodiagnosis. The duration of the course will be for a period of three years

DM Degree in Neurology: (a) Post MBBS Degree. The duration of the course will be for a period of five years.

(b) 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 Neuroanaesthesia: MD/DNB in Anaesthesia. The duration of the course will be for a period of three years.

M.Ch. Degree in Neurosurgery: (a) Post MBBS Degree. The duration of the course will be for a period of five years.

(b) 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 Neuroinfection: MD in Microbiology.
Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neurology: 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 Psychiatry: MD/DNB in Psychiatry. The duration of Post Doctoral Fellowship courses will be for a period of one year

MD in Psychiatry: (a) MBBS Degree. The duration of the course will be for a period of three years.

Diploma in Psychiatry (DPM): MBBS Degree. The duration of the course will be for a period of two years for DPM candidates

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.

Fellowship in Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Candidates who possess the following degrees/diplomas a) Diploma in Psychiatry/Psychological Medicine or MD (Psychiatry) or DNB (Psychiatry) M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology/Psychiatric Social Work, 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.

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.

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

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

Ph.D. 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 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

Ph.D. in Neurochemistry: M.Phil. in Neurosciences/M.Sc. in Biochemistry/M.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry/M.Sc. in Biotechnology

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

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

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

Ph.D. in Psychopharmacology: MD in Pharmacology/Physiology/Biochemistry/MBBS/BE Biotechnology/Bioinformatics/B.Tech. Biotechnology/Bioinformatics/ME Biotechnology/Bioinformatics/M.Sc. in


Ph.D. in Speech Pathology & Audiology: M.Sc. in Speech Pathology & Audiology or M.Sc. in Speech Language Pathology or M.Sc. in Audiology

M.Phil. in Biophysics: MBBS/B.Tech in Biotechnology/Electronics/Computer Science/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.

How to Apply:

Application forms for all the courses are available online at the NIMHANS 

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 4 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 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 and should be uploaded along with the online application.

AGE LIMIT: For PG Medical and Superspeciality courses, age should not be more than 32 years for MBBS degree holders and 35 years for PG Medical degree holders and relax able in case of SC/ST Candidates by a maximum of 5 years as on 1st July, 2014

For sponsored candidates age should not be more than 45 years as on 1st July, 2014

Important Dates:

Application available online from: 1st January 2014
Last date for online submission of application: 31st January 2014
Online Entrance Test will be held in all the centres on: 29th & 30th March 2014
The date of Interview & Counseling: 1st week of June 2014
Commencement of the Courses: 1st July 2014
Last date for admission of candidates: 8th July 2014

Note: 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 

For DM Degree in Neuroanaesthesia course only “If no eligible candidates are available under sponsored category, such seat will be filled by candidates under General Merit Category subject to availability of Senior Residency position at NIMHANS”.

Candidates sponsored by the NGO’s also can apply for this course

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