National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences

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National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
Established
  • 1925 as Mental Hospital,[1]
  • 27 December 1974 as NIMHANS
Type Public
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India
12°56′22.4″N 77°35′55.7″E / 12.939556°N 77.598806°E / 12.939556; 77.598806Coordinates: 12°56′22.4″N 77°35′55.7″E / 12.939556°N 77.598806°E / 12.939556; 77.598806
Campus Urban
Website Official Website
NIMHNS.JPG

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)- Deemed University located in Bangalore, is a Medical institute of National importance.

Founding and History[edit]

NIMHANS, a multidisciplinary central government institute in the field of mental health and neurosciences, was the result of the amalgamation of the erstwhile mental hospital and the All India Institute of Mental Health on 27 December 1974. The Institute was Inaugurated by Dr. Karan Singh, the union minister for Health and Family Planning, establishing this autonomous body under the Societies Registration Act into a leading area of medical service and research in the country. The lunatic asylum which came into being in the later part of the 19th century established by the Government of India, was renamed as the Mental Hospital in 1925 by the Government of Mysore. In 1954, the All India Institute of Mental Health was established which, in 1974, became an autonomous Institute called NIMHANS.

Organization and administration[edit]

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences is a multidisciplinary Institute for patient care and academic pursuit in the frontier area of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences. The Lunatic Asylum which came into being in the latter part of the 19th Century was renamed as Mental Hospital in 1925 by the erstwhile Government of Mysore. This hospital and All India Institute of Mental Health established in 1954 by Government of India were amalgamated on 27th December 1974, and thus was formed the autonomous National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). The priority gradiant adopted at the Institute is service, manpower development and research. Multidisciplinary integrated approach is the mainstay of this institute, paving the way to translate the results from the bench to the bedside. On November 14, 1994, NIMHANS has been declared a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission, with academic autonomy. The Institute functions under the direction of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka. Several National and International funding organisations provide resources for research.

Departments[edit]

Biophysics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Human Genetics, Mental Health Education, Clinical Psychology, Neuroanaesthesia, Neurochemistry, Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology, Neurology, Neuromicrobiology, Neuropathology, Neurophysiology, Neurosurgery, Neurovirology, Nursing, Psychiatric and Neurological Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Speech Pathology & Audiology.

Notable People[edit]

  • Chittaranjan Andrade, winner of Ig Nobel prize in Public Health[2]
  • Professor P Satish chandra, Current Director and well known neurologist
  • Professor A B Taly, who is currently leading unit II of neurology
  • Professor Nalini, who is the current Head of the department of neurology and well known neuro-muscular disorder specialist
  • Professor Emeritus S.K Shankar, neuropathologist who co authored human proteome draft.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NIMHANS: About Us. Nimhans.kar.nic.in. Retrieved on 2013-10-09.
  2. ^ http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/165122.article

External links[edit]