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

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Department of Neurology


Department of Neurology

Department had its beginning with the establishment of Electroence- phalography (EEG) by Dr. J.Hoeing (1955 - 1956), WHO experts in Electro- physiology. The development had its efforts of the experts from WHO, Dr. D.M.Leiberman (1957-1959), Dr.E.A. Zysno (1957-1959) and Dr. K. S. Mani, staff member of Neurology, appointed by the institute(1957). Introduced doctorate degree(DM) in 1970, first batch of students completed their degree in the year 1974.

Courses offered

Doctor of Medicine(DM Neurology)


=> To develop clinical, investigative and community neurology
=> To develop quality human resource development in the field of neurology
=> To pursue focused and in-depth research in the field
=> To prevent deformities, improvement of mobility and counseling (Neuromuscular disorder clinic)
=> To evolve assessment of progress, response to treatment and therapeutic strategy (Movement disorder clinic)
=> To provide neurological services to the community at their door step.
=> To provide training to in-service doctors of the various institutions and government.
=> To provide orientation training to post-graduate students of various medical college students in the country.


=> Research programme is focused on epilepsy, infections of the nervous sytem, stroke, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders, toxic and metabolic disorders, degenerative disorders and epidemiology.
=> NIMHANS, Indian Council of Medical Research, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Department of Biotechnology and various drug firms have provided financial support for a number of research projects.

Contact Details

Department of Neurology
Hosur Road,
Bangalore - 560029,

Phone: +91-80-26995140


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