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

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Department of Clinical Neurosciences


Department of Clinical Neurosciences

The virtual department of Clinical Neurosciences was created at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) with effect from 01 January 2013. The department has 3 adjunct faculty members: Prof Vani Santosh (HOD), Dr John P. John and Dr Ravi Yadav. The virtual department currently has 23 Research Residents (5 candidates per year) who are selected and provided financial support under the Indian Council of Medical (ICMR) MD-PhD Talent Search Scheme (TSS). Five candidates who have completed MBBS with brilliant academic records are selected each year on the basis of a competitive national level entrance examination and personal interview, conducted along with the annual entrance examinations for all courses at NIMHANS.

Courses offered

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D in Clinical Neurosciences)

Major Areas of Research

=> Dementias - Alzheimer’s Disease
=> Autism spectrum disorders
=> Brain Tumors
=> Epilepsy
=> Mitochondrial disorders
=> Movement Disorders Schizophrenia
=> Sleep Disorders
=> Traumatic Brain Injuries

Contact Details

Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Room No. 001, Ground Floor,
Neurobiology Research Centre, NIMHANS

Contact No : 080-26995346


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