Courses Offered at CIP


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. In 1962, a postgraduate training centre was added to the institute, with D.P.M. and D.M.&S.P. courses. Other courses were added in due course of time, and currently the following postgraduate course in psychiatry and behavioral sciences are conducted at the Institute:

Courses Conducted Year of Starting No. of Seats
M.D. (Psychiatry) 1971 9
Diploma in Psychological Medicine 1962 18
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology 1983 4
M.Phil in Medical & Social Psychology 1962/1985 12
M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work 1970/1985 12
Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing 1983 15

The Institute is affiliated to Ranchi University. Admission to the various courses is through open advertisement in all the leading newspapers. The candidates are selected for admission by a Selection Committee constituted by the Director General of health Services, New Delhi.

Crucial Dates

Advertisement for admission: October - November
Admit Cards: January All India Entrance examination: Third Sunday of February
Admission: March Commencement of session: 1st May