Post-graduate Psychiatry Teaching and Training in India

Published

2022-09-26

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55229/ijbs.v25i2.11

Keywords:

Psychiatry, Psychiatry teaching, India

Dimensions Badge

Authors

  • Sujita Kumar Kar Department of Psychiatry, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract

In India, the history of psychiatry is approximately 80 years of post-graduate education. The first psychiatrist who received an MD degree from an Indian medical institution was Late Prof. L.P. Verma, who received his degree in 1941 from Patna Medical College, Bihar.1 In India, a post-graduate course in psychiatry is taught in two forms (MD in Psychiatry and DNB in Psychiatry). MBBS is the minimum educational requirement to be eligible for pursuing MD or DNB Psychiatry course. The duration of the post-graduate course in psychiatry is three years in India. A recent study revealed that the post-graduate degree courses in psychiatry are unequally distributed in the country, which might be responsible for the not-so-equitable distribution and generation of mental health manpower in the country.2 In India, general hospital psychiatry units (psychiatry units attached to medical colleges) play an instrumental role in training post-graduate students of psychiatry. Other than this, mental hospitals also provide teaching and training facilities for post-graduate psychiatry trainees.

How to Cite

Kar, S. K. (2022). Post-graduate Psychiatry Teaching and Training in India. Indian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 25(02), 150–151. https://doi.org/10.55229/ijbs.v25i2.11

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Sharma S. Postgraduate training in psychiatry in India. Indian J Psychiatry 2010;52:S89–94.

Ransing RS, Agrawal G, Bagul K, Pevekar K. Inequity in Distribution of Psychiatry Trainee Seats and Institutes Across Indian States: A Critical Analysis. J Neurosci Rural Pract 2020;11:299–308.

Chadda RK, Sood M. General hospital psychiatry in India: History, scope, and future. Indian J Psychiatry 2018;60:S258–63.

Patel RR. Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry in India with Focus on Mumbai. Mens Sana Monogr 2015;13:52–8.

Manjunatha N, Thyloth M, Sathyanarayana Rao TS. The rise of super (?sub)-specialties courses in psychiatry: Is India ready for it ! Indian J Psychiatry 2013;55:401–2.

El-Sayeh HG, Budd S, Waller R, Holmes J. How to win the hearts and minds of students in psychiatry. Adv Psychiatr Treat 2006;12:182–92.

Kar SK. Undergraduate psychiatry education in India: Where do we stand on the crossroads? Ind Psychiatry J 2015;24:104–5.