Welcome to Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi

CIP presents its updated web portal, heading towards its mission to diminish the burden of mental health through treatment, research and training. The portal has been made more informative towards public awareness in mental health. You can also search national and international publications by authors of CIP on the website.


Central Institute of Psychiatry is one of the premier training centers in India for mental health professionals. The erstwhile Hospital for Mental Diseases was recognized for D.P.M. of England in as far back as 1923, when postgraduate courses in Psychiatry were unheard of in India.

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The Hospital

The hospital is spread over 210 acres of lush green campus. There are 16 wards - nine for male patients, six for female patients and a Family Unit. They have a total bed capacity of 643. Each ward is of pavilion type and has well laid out roads and lawns around it. The wards were built during the British Raj, and are named after eminent European psychiatrists and physicians.

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