National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences - [NIMHANS], Bangalore - Admission Details 2020

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences - [NIMHANS], Bangalore - Admission Details 2020

Bangalore, Karnataka Estd 1974 Autonomous University

NIMHANS Admission 2020: Entrance Exam, Application form, Dates, Eligibility

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National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) is a multidisciplinary institute for patient care and academic pursuit in the field of Mental Health and Neurosciences.

NIMHANS offers B.Sc and Diploma programs in various disciplines at the UG level. At the postgraduate level, the institute offers M.Sc, MPH, DM, M.Ch and MD courses along with PG Diploma. At the Doctorate level, NIMHANS offers M.Phil & Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) courses in various streams. NIMHANS Online Application form can be filled to apply for the courses offered.

  • Admission to all the courses is based on the marks obtained in the NIMHANS Entrance Examfollowed by an interview.Candidates have to secure at least 50% marks in the entrance test in order to be eligible for admission.
  • 15%, 7.5% and 27% reservation as per the Government regulation are available to SC, ST and OBC categories respectively. Students must note that no reservation is available in DM and M.Ch seats.
  • 3% of the total seats in PG courses are reserved for persons with above 40% and less than 70%disability (Sensory & Orthopedic) except for Nursing, DM, MD, M.Ch and PDF courses.

Know more about NIMHANS Courses

CourseEligibilityFee(Annual)Links
B.Sc Nursing10+2 with PCM as main subjects with 45% marksINR 21,300Check Here
DMBachelor degree in relevant specializationINR 62,050Check Here
M.Ch NeurosurgeryBachelor’s in MBBS or MS/DNB in General Surgery from a recognized institute or universityINR 81,050Check Here
Ph.DMaster’s Degree in relevant specializationINR 29,950Check Here

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Top Courses Eligibility & Detailed Fees

CourseEligibilityTotal Fees/ yearDetailed Fee Structure
Ph.DPost Graduation₹26,617Check Here
FellowshipPost Graduation₹58,450Check Here
FellowshipPost Graduation₹15,850Check Here
DMPost Graduation₹64,383Check Here
M.PhilPost Graduation₹17,800Check Here
B.Sc10+2₹16,467Check Here
M.ScGraduation₹21,600Check Here
CourseAdmission Link
B.Sc (Nursing) Admission Link

Important Dates

EVENTDATE
NIMHANS Online Application for UG & PG Programs (Session 1) 07 Jan - 06 Feb, 2020
NIMHANS Online Application for UG & PG Programs (Session 2) 01 Aug - 31 Aug, 2020

NIMHANS B.Sc & Diploma Admission 2020

NIMHANS offers B.Sc and Diploma course in the full-time mode at the undergraduate level. Duration for the B.Sc & Diploma programs is 4 years and 1 Year respectively. 

10+2 with PCB is the minimum eligibility criteria for admission. Candidates are selected on the basis of the marks obtained in the entrance examination conducted by the institute. NIMHANS also offers admission to Diploma in Clinical Neurophysiology on the basis of NIMHANS Entrance Exam.

Course NameSpecializationEligibility CriteriaSelection Criteria
B. Sc.Nursing10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 45% marksOn the basis of marks in NIMHANS Entrance Exam conducted by the Institute.
Radiography
Anesthesia Technology
DiplomaClinical Neurophysiology Technology

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NIMHANS M.Sc, MD & MPH Admission 2020

At the postgraduate level, NIMHANS offers full-time MD, M.Sc, MPH and PG Diploma courses in multiple specializations. The duration of postgraduate courses offered by National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences is 2 Years.

MBBS degree holders are eligible to apply for MD and MPH courses while B.Sc in the relevant discipline is mandatory for M.Sc program. Admission is based on NIMHANS Entrance Exam conducted by the university followed by an interview.

Course NameSpecializationEligibility CriteriaSelection Criteria
MDPsychiatryBachelor’s degree in MBBS or DPM from a recognized institute or universityOn the basis of marks in NIMHANS Entrance Exam conducted by the institute followed by an interview.
M. Sc.Psychiatric NursingB.Sc Nursing/B.Sc Hons. Nursing/ Post Basic B.Sc Nursing with minimum of 55% aggregate marks.
BiostaticsBachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Statistics with at least 55% marks in aggregate
MPH-MBBS degree from a recognized University or from any other University recognized as equivalent thereto by NIMHANS/MCI
PG DiplomaBiochemistryMaster’s degree in Biochemistry with 50% marks in aggregateOn the basis of marks in NIMHANS Entrance Exam conducted by the Institute.
Post Basic DiplomaNeuroscience NursingBachelor’s in the relevant discipline
Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing

NIMHANS DM & M.Ch Admission 2020

At postgraduate level, NIMHANS offers DM & M.Ch courses in various specializations. MBBS or MD/DNB degree holders are eligible to apply for DM course while MBBS or MS/ DNB is required for M.Ch program. Admission is based on NIMHANS Entrance Exam conducted by the university followed by an interview.

Course NameSpecializationEligibility CriteriaSelection Criteria
DMNeuroanesthesiaBachelor’s degree in MD/DNB in Anesthesia/Anesthesiology from a recognized institute or universityOn the basis of marks in NIMHANS Entrance Exam conducted by the institute followed by an interview
Child & Adoloscent PsychiatryBachelor’s degree in MD/DNB in Psychiatry from a recognized institute or university
NeuropathologyBachelor’s degree in MBBS or MD/DNB in Internal (General) Medicine or Pediatrics from a recognized institute or university.
Neuroimaging & Interventional RadiologyBachelor’s degree in MBBS/MD or DNB in Radio diagnosis /M.Sc in Medical or Subjects/BE/B.Tech./M.Tech from a recognized institute or university
NeurologyBachelor’s degree in MBBS or MD/DNB in Internal (General) Medicine or Pediatrics from a recognized institute or university
Addiction PsychiatryBachelor’s degree in MD/DNB in Psychiatry from a recognized institute or university
M. ChNeurosurgeryBachelor’s in MBBS or MS/DNB in General Surgery from a recognized institute or university

NIMHANS Doctorate Admission 2020

The university also offers courses like M.Phil, Ph.D. and PDF at Doctorate level. Students need to appear in an entrance exam which is conducted by the institute itself. The candidates have to secure at least 50% marks in the entrance in order to be eligible for the admission.

Candidates who have cleared UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DBT or equivalent exams or working as JRF/SRF are exempted from the entrance test. Such candidates need to appear in an interview round only.

Course NameSpecializationEligibility CriteriaSelection Criteria
M. Phil.NeuroscienceMBBS / 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 PsychologyOn the basis of marks in NIMHANS Entrance Exam conducted by the institute followed by an interview
Neurophysiology"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 "
BiophysicsMBBS / B.Tech in Biotechnology / Electronics / Computer Science / M.Sc in Biophysics / Physics / Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Life Science / Zoology / Chemistry / Physiology
Clinical Psychology2 years full-time MA / M.Sc in Psychology / Counseling Psychology / Psychological Counseling / Applied Psychology / Clinical Psychology
Psychaitric social work2 years full-time MA/MSW degree in Social Work.
Ph. D.Clinical NeuroscienceMBBS degree with not less than 55% marks. The candidate should have completed one-year compulsory rotating internship or its equivalent after passing the final MBBS examination. Candidates with postgraduate medical qualifications can also apply (but no special reservation or preference will be given)On the basis of marks in NIMHANS Entrance Exam conducted by the institute followed by an interview
NeurophysiologyM.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
Clinical Psychology2 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
Psychiatric Social work2 years full-time Masters Degree in Social Work/ M.Phil in Psychiatric Social work
Speech pathology & AudiologyM.Sc in Speech Pathology & Audiology or M.Sc in Speech-Language Pathology or M.Sc in Audiology.
BiostatisticsM.Stat. (ISI) / M.Sc in Statistics / Biostatistics / Medical Statistics / Health Statistics / Agricultural Statistics
NeuroscienceM.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
History of PsychiatryMBBS or Post graduation in Social Sciences/Humanities (History/Psychology/Sociology/ Social Work/ Cultural Studies)
BiophysicsM.Phil Biophysics / Neuroscience / MBBS / M.Sc in Biophysics / Physics / Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Life Sciences / Physiology
Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMD in Psychiatry or DNB in Psychiatry or M.Phil in Clinical Psychology or M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work
Human GeneticsM.Sc in any Life Sciences discipline
Mental Health EducationMaster’s in Public Health, Health or Behavioural Sciences
NeurochemistyM.Phil in Neurosciences / M.Sc in Biochemistry / M.Sc in Medical Biochemistry / M.Sc in Biotechnology
Neurological Rehabilitation55% marks in MBBS, MPT, 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 or M.Sc in Speech Therapy OR MD/DNB in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
NeuromicrobiologyMBBS / MD Microbiology / BE Biotechnology / M.Phil Neuroscience / M.Sc in Medical Microbiology / Microbiology / Biotechnology / Molecular Biology / MLT / Applied Microbiology / Biochemistry / Biomedical Genetics / Neuroscience
NeurovirologyMBBS / MD in Microbiology / M.Sc in Medical Microbiology / Microbiology / Biotechnology / Virology
NeuropathologyMD in Pathology / M.Sc in Life Sciences/MBBS
Psychiatric NursingMaster’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing
Mental Health RehabilitationM.Sc in Psychosocial Rehabilitation / M.Phil in Clinical Psychology / M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work / M.Sc in Psychiatric Nursing / MBBS
PsychiatryMBBS / MD / Postgraduate degree in the Basic Sciences or Humanities / BE / B.Tech. / ME / M.Tech.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF)Pediatric NeurologyDM/DNB in NeurologyOn the basis of marks in NIMHANS Entrance Exam conducted by the institute followed by an interview
Community Mental HealhMD/DNB in Psychiatry
Non-invasive Brain Stimulation of PsychdisordersiatricMD/DNB in Psychiatry
Forensic PsychiatryMD/DNB in Psychiatry
NeuroanesthesiaMD / DNB in Anaesthesia
NeuropathologyMD/DNB in Pathology
Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMD/DNB in Psychiatry
NeuroinfectionMD in Microbiology
Neurology (Epilepsy & Movement disorders)DM/DNB in Neurology
Acute care & Emergency PsychiatryMD/DNB in Psychiatry
Addiction MedicineMD/DNB in Psychiatry
Consultation Laision PsychiatryMD/DNB in Psychiatry
Geriatic PsychiatryMD/DNB in Psychiatry
Obsessive compulsive disorders & related disordersMD/DNB in Psychiatry
Clinical Neuroscience &Therapeutics in SchizophreniaMD/DNB in Psychiatry
Therapeutics in Schizophrenia
Hospital Infection ControlMD / DNB in Microbiology
Neuro Muscular DisordersDM/DNB in Neurology
Stroke
Transfusion MedicineMD / DNB in Pathology / Medicine / Pediatrics / Microbiology / Anaesthesia / Emergency Medicine or any other clinical equivalent degree
Neurocritical careMD / DNB in Anaesthesia, MD in Internal Medicine, DM in Neuroanaesthesia, DM / DNB in Neurology or M.Ch / DNB in Neurosurgery.
Psychiatric RehabilitationDiploma in Psychiatry / Psychological Medicine or MD (Psychiatry) or DNB (Psychiatry), OR M.Phil in Clinical Psychology / Psychiatric Social Work, OR M.Sc in Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Those with MBBS/ MA (Psychology / MSW/ M.Sc Nursing with minimum two years work experience are also eligible
Neuroimaging and Interventional RadiologyMBBS/MD or DNB in Radiodiagnosis/M.Sc in Medical Subjects/BE/B.Tech./M.Tech. Degree
Neurological RehabilitationMD / DNB (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
NeurophysiologyMBBS / BAMS (Ayurveda) / BDS / M.Sc in Physiology / Neuroscience / Anatomy / Biochemistry / Zoology / Biotechnology / Life Science / Molecular Biology / Bachelors in Unani Medicine
Women’s Mental HealthMD/DNB in Psychiatry
PsychopharmacologyMD in Pharmacology / Physiology / Biochemistry / MBBS / BE Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / B.Tech. Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / ME Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / M.Sc in Pharmacology / Physiology / Biochemistry / Life Sciences / Biotechnology / Bioinformatics
EpilepsyDM/DNB in Neurology
Movement DisordersDM/DNB in Neurology

NIMHANS Entrance Test 2020

The Institutes conducts an Online entrance examination, NIMHANS entrance exam. The test consists of multiple choice objective type questions which a candidate need to solve in a duration of 90 minutes. There will be 100 MCQ type questions. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for an incorrect answer.

Test Centres for Session 1 

  • For PG Courses:  Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune.
  • For UG courses: Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, and Hyderabad

Test Center for Session 2 – 

  • For PG courses: Bengaluru and Delhi

Tie Breaking Criteria

If two or more candidates, who appeared for the same course, score the same marks in the entrance test, their merit is decided as per the following criteria. Candidates appearing higher in this list are given priority over those under.

  • Number of attempts
  • Higher marks in qualifying exam
  • Older in age
  • Less negative marks in entrance test

How to Apply for NIMHANS?

Interested candidates can register for various UG, PG and Doctoral programs offered by National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in online mode. The application form can be filled by visiting http://nimhansonline.in/ug02jan20/basic_details.php.

To fill the application form correctly applicants can refer to the steps given below:

  1. Firstly, candidates are required to Sign Up by providing a valid email and mobile number.
  2. After successful registration, sign in using Id and password obtained on the given email.
  3. Fill the application form and provide all the required details.
  4. Pay the application fee course online with Debit/Credit cards or Net-banking.

The application fee for various courses is mentioned below:

CourseRegistration Fee
Ph.D, M.Phil, M.ScINR 500
Super Speciality Courses, Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs1000
DPN or DNN100

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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