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Neurovirology

The department of Neurovirology has completed more than 25 years of relentless service to humanity. Since its inception in 1986, it has expanded and grown in all aspects of diagnosis, man power development, teaching and training, and basic and applied research. It has contributed significantly in all these areas including public health aspects. Its role in the present and past epidemics of viral encephalitis and H1N1 Influenza is commendable. Every year more than 2000 samples are tested for viruses causing infections of the central nervous system. The laboratory is NABL Accredited for all its diagnostic services. The Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre for HIV (ICTC) is a part of the department which offers training, diagnosis and counseling for HIV infected patients. It also undertakes HIV viral load and diagnosis of HIV in infants (EID). It is a National Reference Laboratory for HIV under NACO. It is an apex laboratory under NVBDCP for surveillance of JE, Dengue and Chikungunya and a WHO Collaborating centre for reference and research on Rabies and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) diagnosis. 

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  • Complete Address Department of Neurovirology 2nd Floor, Administrative Block Hosur Road, NIMHANS Bangalore-560029 Office Telephone +91-80-26995128 Office Fax +91-80-26564830 Office Email Address neurovirology@nimhans.kar.nic.in
  • Regular courses: Ph.D degree: Following is the list of current Ph.D students in the department
  • Faculty Designation Areas of Interest Dr. V. Ravi Professor Japanese encephalitis, Acute encephalitis syndrome, Development of indigenous kits, antiretroviral therapy, immunology and pathogenesis of viral infections of CNS, psychoneuroimmunology Dr S. N Madhusudana Professor
  • Diagnostic and Clinical Services
  • Vision To be part of world body of experts in the field of neurovirology including clinical diagnosis, epidemiology  prevention, control and treatment. Mission
  • The need for a separate Department of Neurovirology was felt by NIMHANS in the early 1980’s since a large number of patients with acute viral encephalitis were being treated at the hospital. Dr. Carleton Gajdusek, Nobel Laureate in Virology who visited NIMHANS in 1982 had suggested that the institute invest in a separate Department of Neurovirology to cater to the diagnostic and research needs of NIMHANS.

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Complete Address Department of Neurovirology 2nd Floor, Administrative Block Hosur Road, NIMHANS Bangalore-560029
Office Telephone +91-80-26995128
Office Fax +91-80-26564830
Office Email Address neurovirology@nimhans.kar.nic.in

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Regular courses:

Ph.D degree: Following is the list of current Ph.D students in the department

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Faculty Designation Areas of Interest
Dr. V. Ravi Professor Japanese encephalitis, Acute encephalitis syndrome, Development of indigenous kits, antiretroviral therapy, immunology and pathogenesis of viral infections of CNS, psychoneuroimmunology
Dr S. N Madhusudana Professor Development of diagnostic kits for Rabies, clinical trials on vaccines and anti-viral agents for Rabies, Immunopathogenesis of Rabies
Dr Anita Desai

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Diagnostic and Clinical Services

Vision, Mission, Objectives

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Vision

To be part of world body of experts in the field of neurovirology including clinical diagnosis, epidemiology  prevention, control and treatment.

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About Us

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The need for a separate Department of Neurovirology was felt by NIMHANS in the early 1980’s since a large number of patients with acute viral encephalitis were being treated at the hospital. Dr. Carleton Gajdusek, Nobel Laureate in Virology who visited NIMHANS in 1982 had suggested that the institute invest in a separate Department of Neurovirology to cater to the diagnostic and research needs of NIMHANS.  Accordingly, the Academic Council of NIMHANS approved the creation of a separate Department of Neurovirology in 1982.