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Post Basic Diploma in Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing

Duration: 1 Year(s)

National Institute Of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru

Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Course Type

PG Diploma

Course Specialty

Psychiatry Nursing


  • This course is designed to develop an understanding of the dynamics of human behaviour,principles and practices of psychiatric nursing. The students will have to attend 400 hours of theory classes on the practical aspects of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. The students will be awarded a diploma upon successful completion of the course.

Admission Intake


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Hostel Facility




Prof B.N. Gangadhar


  • Applicantrs must be a registered nurse with State Nursing Council and have one-year experience as staff nurse.

Admission Process:

  • Application should be submitted through Online mode (only) along with all the enclosures and photograph. Applicants are not permitted to submit multiple online applications. The applicants will have to appear through an entrance exam conducted by the institute to get into the program. A candidate has to select three cities,for taking the examination,in the order of priority,as first,second and third choices. Employees of State or Central Government or of any Public Sector Undertaking of State or Central Government should send their applications through their employers. In case the application is not received through the employer before the date of the Online Entrance Test,a No Objection Certificate from the employer should be produced at the time of interview/ admission failing which the candidate will not be admitted.
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