The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
() (NIMHANS) is located in Bangalore
, and is the premiere neuroscience institute of India. It is recognised by the Government of India as a 'medical institute of national importance' (among others being: AIIMS-Delhi, JIPMER-Puducherry, PGI- Chandigarh, and Sree Chitra Medical Centre, Trivandrum). On 14 November 1994, NIMHANS was declared a Deemed University
under Section 3 of the UGC Act
, 1956 (3 of 1956). Advanced programs in the area of services, training and research have been developed in the area of biological
and basic sciences
in the relation to the brain-mind-behavior-axis.
The activities and achievements of the institute have been noted by planners as well as the general public.
Founding and History
Nimhans, a multidisciplinary institute in the field of mental health
, 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... Read More