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Key Roles and Functions

The Department of Publication renders specialized publishing services including generation of Institute activity reports, proofreading, coordinating translation and printing of various Institute materials, etc.

The Department coordinates the entire process of publishing NIMHANS Annual Report (in English and Hindi)—from the stage of conceptualization to printing—under the guidance of Annual Report Committee formed by the Director. The Annual Report is published and laid before Parliament annually.

The Institute Activity Report, a comprehensive overview of the Institute’s activities, developments and achievements, are also generated periodically for Institute body/management meetings.

The Department organises Kannada classes in association with Kannada and Culture Department, Government of Karnataka for the benefit of non-Kannada speaking faculty and staff. English classes for BSc Nursing (I year) students are also coordinated by the Department. Certificates for consent forms (to be presented to the Ethics Committee) of various research activities are issued by the Department after checking the veracity and correctness of the translated forms, in comparison with the original version(s).

Publications storage and inventory management, translation of notices and vital administrative communications into regional language, coordinating translation works with the Institute of Translation Studies, checking name boards/signboards, rubber stamps, etc. are the other activities carried out on a regular basis.