The Department of Psychiatry at Kasturba Hospital was established in 1974. It is actively involved in clinical care, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students research and community work.

Students of MBBS and MSW programs are posted for a short duration as a part of their compulsory rotating internship. They are provided training in clinical skills pertaining to psychological evaluation.

At the department we train undergraduate and postgraduate students and treat patients with mental health problems. We  also liaise with other departments of the hospital in managing psychological issues in medically ill.


Core competencies:

  • Evidence based management
  • Electro convulsive therapy
  • Psychological therapies


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The Department of Psychiatry, KMC Manipal offers the following program:


MD - Psychiatry




Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.


Laboratories supplement classroom teaching with practicals


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & Publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behaviour and histological changes in the CNS. • Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Ceasalpenia Bonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nanoparticle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.