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National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) ,Bengaluru

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) ,Bengaluru

Hosur Rd, near Bangalore Milk Dairy, Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 5600029
City: Bangalore
State: Karnataka
Contact No: 080 - 26995000, 080 - 26995530
Email: ms@nimhans.ac.in
Established: 1974
Type: Government
Affiliated: UGC, VCI, INC

About Institute

About National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is a multidisciplinary institute for patient care and academic pursuit in the field of mental health and neurosciences.

NIMHANS is synonymous with providing high standards of clinical care, quality training and cutting-edge research in the frontier areas. Combined priorities for comprehensive patient care, manpower development and research, stem from the commitment to an integrated and multidisciplinary approach which addresses societal needs. The advances in genomics, computational neuroscience, mathematical modelling, neuroimaging, molecular biology and a host of new disciplines including public health,  are being translated to help  humanity in need and promote the growth of knowledge.

A special feature of this Institute since its inception is the combination of research and training with promotive, preventive and curative aspects of clinical services in Mental Health and Neurosciences.

The manpower development programmes at NIMHANS reflect the strides in fusing together and nurturing behavioural sciences, neurosciences, basic biological sciences and ancient health systems.

The Institute provides inputs to the Central and State Governments in areas including the establishment of new psychiatric facilities, improvement of existing facilities and strategizing a national programme for mental health.

The Institute has emerged as the nodal centre for evolving national policies in the field of mental health, neurosciences and injury. This exemplifies a unique model of successful partnership between the Union and State Governments (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare),

NIMHANS has made significant progress and is a centre for excellence in mental health and neuroscience in the country. NIMHANS has produced more than 1,000 Psychiatrists, about 600 Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatric Nurses so far—who are working in both national and international contexts. .

The Central Government recognized its eminent academic position, growth and contributions, and declared it a ‘Deemed University’ in 1994. In 2012, NIMHANS was conferred the status of an ‘Institute of National Importance’.

Vision and Mission of National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences


To be a world leader in the area of Mental Health and Neurosciences and 
evolve state-of-the-art approaches to patient care through translational research


  • Test Establish the highest standards of evidence-based care for psychiatric and neurological disorders and rehabilitation
  • Develop expertise and set standards of care for diseases of public health relevance in the developing world
  • Work with the government and provide consultancy services for policy planning and monitoring strategies in the field of Mental Health and Neurosciences and facilitate execution of national health programme.
  • Human resource capacity building by training in diverse fields related to Mental Health and Neurosciences.
  • Develop and strengthen inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional and international collaboration with universities and research institutes across the globe to foster scientific research, training in advanced technology and exchange of ideas in the areas of Mental Health and Neurosciences.
  • Strive to enhance equitable accessibility of primary care in Mental Health and Neurological Disorders to all sections of society and ages including the vulnerable population.
  • Evolve and monitor the strategies for disaster management and psycho-social rehabilitation in different cultural and ethnic groups.
  • Promote Mental Health literacy and eliminate the stigma attached to the Mental and Neurological Illnesses by taking the measures and the delivery system to the centres of primary health care honouring the human rights and dignity.
  • Integrate allopathic and oriental medicine into health care delivery and promote evidence-based research.
  • Integrate physical and metaphysical aspects of Neuroscience research to promote yoga and its application to positive mental health.
  • Participate in broad field of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research applicable to human ethics, organ transplantation, stem cell research, space science, and nuclear science.


Information Compiled from: National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences(

NIMHANS) - website 

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