National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore

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Department of Biostatistics


Department of Biostatistics

The Department was created in the year 1954 with Dr. Ranganathan as statistician. Later, Dr. N. Sundararaj, joined as faculty member. Presently, the Department has four faculty members and three scientific staff.

The department has Ph.D. program in Biostatistics. Teaching of biostatistical and research methods is undertaken to M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatric Social Work, Biophysics, Neurosciences, M.Sc. in Psychiatric Nursing, B.Sc. in Nursing, DM Neurology, M.Ch. in Neurosurgery and pre-Ph.D students.

Courses offered

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)


=> Latent structure analysis
=> Incomplete data analysis
=> Qualitative data analysis
=> Latent class analysis
=> Survival analysis
=> Meta analysis and
=> Artificial neural networks and Statistical genetics.
=> Estimation and projection of morbidity incidence

Contact Details

Department of Biostatistics
Hosur Road
Bangalore - 560029, India

Phone: +91-80-26995116


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