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Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, DIMHN, Dharwad

Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, DIMHN, Dharwad
DIMHANS, Belguam Road, Dharwad 580008,Karnataka
Phone-No: 0836 2436596
Email: director.dimhans@yahoo.com website www.dimhans.org

About College:

Institute was started as “Lunatic asylum” in 1845 by British Government in the premises attached to the jail midst of the lush green vegetated 18 acres of land for keeping mentally ill who were discriminated and stigmatized by restraining using chains and secluded from society and family members. Later in 1885 some rooms of the jail were used as wards for keeping patients. On 25 Sept 1908 Superintendent Engineer of Southern India wrote a letter to superintendent of Bombay province to provide a place to establish mental asylum at Dharwad along with Yerawad (Pune), Colaba, Ratnagiri and Thana. Considering the cold climatic conditions of the region, asylum was established in Dharwad during this period. From records available Collector’s office, Police Superintendent’s office, jail and asylum were within 1.5 km radius. In year 1909, asylum was separated from the jail and a wall around asylum was constructed. Scientific basis of treatment using few available medications and psychological interventions was introduced. In year 1922, British Government declared asylum as “Government Mental Hospital”. Thus, this hospital is the second oldest hospital in south India. After India’s Independence, the hospital was under the additional in-charge of the District Surgeon of Dharwad. In the year 1960, separate hospital staffs were recruited and Late Dr S.M. Channabasavanna was appointed as first medical superintendent of the hospital. He was the first psychiatrist to serve both as a specialist and superintendent during 1960-1963.During this period scientific methods of using Psychotropic’s and ECT was initiated. Outpatient services were started, more and more voluntary admissions were encouraged. During this time outpatient services a Karnataka medical college hospital, Hubli was initiated. The Karnataka University, Dharwad recognised the hospital as teaching hospital. MBBS under graduates from Karnataka Medical College Hubli were posted for training in psychiatry.

Course Name:

M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work

Eligibility:

·         Two years degree in MA Social Work/MSW (completed as full time under UGC recognised Universities)

·         The candidates should have secured not less than 55% marks in the aggregate. For SC/ST candidates minimum marks required is 50%.

Selection Criteria

Age Limit and Domicile:

·         The candidate should be less than 45 years of age (Calculated as on 1st September 2019).

·         Candidates should have Karnataka domicile certificate.

Selection Process

·         The applicants should appear for the Entrance Test conducted by DIMHANS. All the candidates should clear the MCQ-type written entrance test with minimum of 50% marks to become eligible for interview. After the entrance test a list of candidates qualified for interview/ counselling in order of merit will be announced.

·         The selection is entirely based on marks obtained in entrance examination. In case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks in entrance test, merit will be considered based on the marks in qualifying exam. Seat allotment will be done through counselling/interview.

Entrance Test

·         Entrance Test consists of 100 multiple choice, objective type questions. Each question carries one mark with negative marking of 0.25 marks for wrong answers. The duration of Entrance Test shall be 90 Minutes.

·         Candidates appearing for Entrance test shall carry their valid ID proof for collecting Hall Ticket on the day of entrance test.

·         Candidates should report at 9 am in the venue.

Course Name:

M.Phil in Clinical Psychology

Eligibility:

·         Two years degree in MA/M.Sc. Psychology/Counselling Psychology/Psychological Counselling/Applied Psychology/Clinical Psychology (completed as full time under UGC recognised Universities)

·         The candidates should have secured not less than 55% marks in the aggregate. For SC/ST candidates minimum marks required is 50%.

Selection Criteria

Age Limit and Domicile:

·         The candidate should be less than 45 years of age (Calculated as on 1st September 2019).

·         Candidates should have Karnataka domicile certificate.

Selection Process

·         The applicants should appear for the Entrance Test conducted by DIMHANS. All the candidates should clear the MCQ-type written entrance test with minimum of 50% marks to become eligible for interview. After the entrance test a list of candidates qualified for interview/ counselling in order of merit will be announced.

·         The selection is entirely based on marks obtained in entrance examination. In case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks in entrance test, merit will be considered based on the marks in qualifying exam. Seat allotment will be done through counselling/interview.

Entrance Test

·         Entrance Test consists of 100 multiple choice, objective type questions. Each question carries one mark with negative marking of 0.25 marks for wrong answers. The duration of Entrance Test shall be 90 Minutes.

·         Candidates appearing for Entrance test shall carry their valid ID proof for collecting Hall Ticket on the day of entrance test.

·         Candidates should report at 9 am in the venue.

How to Apply:

Application Procedure

·         Application form can be obtained in person from DIMHANS office or downloaded from the website.

·         Application fee (non-refundable) is Rs.1000/- for general & OBC candidates and Rs.500/- for SC/ST candidates. DD drawn in favour of ‘Director, DIMHANS’, payable at Dharwad from any nationalised bank, should be sent along with the completed application form.

·         Application along with relevant attachments should be sent through registered post to the following address To: The Director Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences Belagavi Road Dharawad-580008 and Mention the name of course (Clinical Psychology or Psychiatric Social Work) on the postal cover.

·         Contact Information: Clinical Psychology: dcphoddimhans@gmail.com; Psychiatric Social Work: hodpswdimhans@gmail.com

Closing Date:

Date of issuing Application forms: 26th August, 2019 to 20th September, 2019

Last Date for Submission of Application (hard copy): 21st September, 2019

Date of Entrance Examination: 29th September, 2019 (11.00 AM to 12.30 PM) Venue: Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Hubli

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