Ph.D in Psychosocial support in Disaster Management:

Qualification Eligibility: 2 years Master’s Degree in Social Work/Psychology OR

Master’s degree in Social work / Disaster Management / Psychology / Psychiatric Nursing OR Master of Public Health OR M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social work/Clinical Psychology.


Other criteria: Applicants awarded External Fellowship from various External Funding Agencies also can apply.


Seats offered: 04 seat under ‘Institute Stipendiary Category’.

                        Seats under ‘External Fellowship Category’ are subject to availability of guides

Program of Study: The candidate would be trained in research methodology, theoretical and practical aspects. All the candidates have to complete Pre-Ph.D. examination after one year from the date of provisional registration.


Fellowship in Psychosocial Support in Disaster Management:

Duration: 1 year

No of seats: 8

4 seats: Fellowship assistance from NIMHANS

4 seats: Sponsored from State/Central/INGO/NGO/Foreign University

Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate should possess 2 years Master’s Degree in Social Work/Psychology/Psychiatric Nursing/Disaster Management.

Sponsored candidates from the state or central Government or INGO/NGO/Foreign University recognised fulfilling the above criteria are eligible for fellowship.

The fellowship is full time and the course shall be conducted at NIMHANS. The candidate during the course must work under the guidance of the NIMHANS consultants with progressively increased technical and practical responsibilities in the areas of clinical, capacity building and research activities. The structure of the course includes active participation in field based PSSMS assessments, working with families and individuals in the casualty and emergency services on crisis management, plan, execute TOT training programme both at NIMHANS, and other places of the country as the need may arise.


The current post fellowship batch:

Mr. Allen Christopher

Fellow in PSSDM

Mr. Sobin George

Fellow in PSSDM

Mr. Bhaskar Reddy

Fellow in PSSDM