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Institute of Psychiatry

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Institute of Psychiatry is situated at 7. D.L Khan Road. kolkata-700025 in Kolkata.

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M.Phil in Clinical Psychology
  • 2 Years
  • Master of Phillosophy-M. Phil.
  • Medicine / Beauty / Health Care
M.Phill in Psychiatric Social Work (PSW)
  • 2 Years
  • Master of Phillosophy-M. Phil.
  • Medicine / Beauty / Health Care

Institute of Psychiatry - IP Kolkata - IP

The past :   Institute of Psychiatry, Kolkata, the third oldest surviving mental hospital of the country, which started its existence 200 years back, has a colourful history. In 1817, it was started as a private asylum by an ex-army man- Mr. I. Beardsmore as the European Lunatic Asylum, Bhowanipore, with arrangements to look after 50-60 European patients. In 1856, during the regime of Lord Dalhousie, this hospital was taken over by the British East India Company administration. Subsequently, from 1922, it became the responsibility of the British Bengal Government, which changed its name to Mental Observation Ward, Bhowanipore in 1924. After Independence, in 1950, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, upgraded the Observation Ward to the status of a full-scale mental hospital with 30 beds including 10 observation beds. In 1963, Prof. Ajita Chakraborty started the first out-patient department service where patients would be seen thrice a week in the afternoons. In 1989, this mental hospital was incorporated as the teaching, training and research wing of the Department of Psychiatry of the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (IPGME&R), and was also identified as the Nodal Centre for the United Nations’ International Drug Control Program by the Ministry of Health, Government of India. In 1991, it was rechristened as Institute of Psychiatry.   The present :   Institute of Psychiatry, Kolkata (IOP) is functioning as a full-fledged Institute for postgraduate psychiatric education and service. IOP has an annual intake of 4 MD-Psychiatry and 10 DPM candidates, all having the approval of the Medical Council of India. Recently, it has also been identified as a Centre of Excellence for manpower development in Mental Health under National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) by the Government of India. IOP is now offering training for MPhil in Clinical Psychology, MPhil in Psychiatric Social Work and Post-basic Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing, with the necessary affiliations been granted by West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Rehabilitation Council of India, and Indian & West Bengal State Nursing Councils.

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