Academic Activities & Training

Academic Activities & Training

Teaching and Training

One of the primary objectives of the department is to impart training and human resource development in the field of mental health and Neurosciences, specifically integrated services including Yoga and Ayurveda. To achieve the same, the department will be starting postgraduate, graduate courses and fellowships from July 2021.




Name of the Course

Number of seats

Eligibility Criteria

Institute fellowship

External fellowship


Ph.D. in Integrative Medicine (Ayurveda, Yoga and  Biomedicine)

Note: The candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of External Research fellowships to apply for Ph.D. program


MBBS/ BAMS/ BNYS OR M.A or M.Sc. or M.Phil. in Yoga, M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology OR M.Sc. Nursing OR M.Pharma OR Masters in Physiotherapy


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Integrative Psychiatry



MD/DNB degree in Psychiatry


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Integrative Mental Health and Neurosciences



MD in Ayurveda (Kayachikithsa / Manasaroga / Panchakarma) OR MD (Yoga)


MSc. Yoga Therapy (Mental Health & Neurosciences)


B.Sc. (Yoga)/BNYS OR A Science/Medical/Paramedical/Physiotherapy/Nursing Graduation Level Degree with one-year Diploma or equivalent in Yoga Science

MD in Manasa Roga (Ayurveda) :

The Department also plans to introduce MD in Manasa Roga (Ayurveda) course for BAMS graduates once additional requirements of faculty/ resident posts are sanctioned.

The Department of Integrative Medicine is also involved in training post-graduates from psychiatry, yoga and Ayurveda from various institutions who are posted here. Department has also trained one batch of nurses from Dharwad Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (DIMHANS) and also has trained several nurses within the institute.

Short-Term Courses:

Certificate course for Yoga for Mental Health

The Department of Integrative Medicine (IMD) has initiated a certificate course on “Yoga for Mental Health” for training of AYUSH professionals from January 2019. Course is conducted once in 6 months and three courses have been completed. Twenty six professionals from various streams have completed the course till now.

Yoga Appreciation Course (YAC)

The department runs a one month certificate course for faculty, staff and students of NIMHANS, their family members, and staff from neighboring medical institutes. This course enables the participants to understand and practice the basics of yoga. More than 30 batches of this course have been completed and more than 500 participants have been trained.



The department conducts weekly academic programs (seminars, journal clubs, and research presentations pertaining to yoga, Ayurveda, neuroscience principles & techniques and research methodology & statistics) every Tuesday and Friday involving all the faculty, staff and students. Guest lectures are also held monthly where speakers from other departments as well as outside NIMHANS are invited to share their knowledge and expertise. The department also plans to have collaborative academic programs with the Department of Psychiatry to benefit students from both departments.

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