19 May 2017

Admission M Phil Psychiatric Social Work, IMHANS 2017-19

IMHANS is an autonomous institute under Govt. of Kerala situated at Kozhikode (Calicut), an
autonomous institution established by the Government of Kerala in the year 1982. The institute started functioning from the Govt. Mental Health Centre (GMHC) Campus, Kozhikode, during the period 1984-85. The institute shifted to its new  building in the Kozhikode Government Medical College Campus in the month of February 2014,  with the aim of developing in to a premier institute in mental health in Kerala.

The administration of the institute is by a governing body with the honorable Minister for  Health  and  Family  Welfare  as  chairman,  Secretary  to  Government,  Health  and  Family Welfare Department as vice chairman and Director, IMHANS as convener. The members include two MLAs representing Kozhikode assembly constituencies, Finance secretary and Planning secretary,  Director  of  Medical  Education  and  Director  of  Health  Services,  Principal,  Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode and Head of Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode. There is an executive committee with Secretary to Government, Health and Family Welfare Department as chairman and Director, IMHANS as convener to look after the day to day functioning of IMHANS.

At present IMHANS provide services in community psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and general psychiatry, with the aim of optimum utilization of the available limited man-power and other resources in mental health The community psychiatry activities include the community mental health programs in Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kasargode and Malppuram districts. The central rehabilitation unit in the GMHC campus and the associated community based rehabilitation centres form the rehabilitation services.

The Govt. of India has recognized IMHANS as center of excellence for manpower development in mental health. The aim of the centre of excellence project is to start Post Graduate courses in Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatric social work and Psychiatric Nursing. The M.Phil Psychiatric Social work course was started in IMHANS during the academic year of 2014-16 and affiliated     to     Kerala     University     of     Health     Sciences,     Thrissur     vide     order     no:
8401/AC.E/PM/KUHS/2014 dated 18/02/2014 for the academic year 2014-15. Other post graduate courses is expected to start in the next acdemic year.

The institute has highly competent faculties and equipped with modern infrastructure facilites to cater the needs of service users. The facilites includes administrative block, reception, spacious and separtae outpatient department for child and adloscent psychiatry and general psychiatry, therapy rooms, modern equipped and air conditioned seminar halls, examination hall, class rooms, library and lab and canteen facilities.


The institute is moving forward with the objectives -

1.  To develop the institute into a premier centre with advanced treatment and post- graduate training in all the neuropsychiatry disciplines
2.  To provide comprehensive mental health care for the mentally ill patients by early
detection, modern treatments and rehabilitation.
3.  To develop community mental health programs and training of primary health care personnel including medical and para-medical staff.
4.  To   conduct   research   activities   regarding   the   molecular,   neurophysiological,
psychological and sociological basis of neuropsychiatric disorders.
5.  To educate the public about neuropsychiatric disorders in the community

IMHANS provides outpatient mental health services in IMHANS main campus, Kozhikode and also four community outreach clinics functioning in the districts of Kozhikode, Kasargod, Malappuram and Wayanad on specified days. The outpatient clinic at the  main campus  has two adult psychiatry units comprising of members from the multidisciplinary team such as psychiatry, psychiatric social work, clinical psychology and psychiatric nursing. The team makes comprehensive assessment and evaluation of the referred cases, prepare unique care plan for each case and ensures implementation of the same.

Child Development Services (CDS)

The child development services functioning as   child and adolescent psychiatry services at IMHANS. The CDS provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary mental health care to children with developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders. The CDS started functioning in the year 2008 and now there is a multidisciplinary team with services of child psychiatrist, pediatrician, medical officer, speech pathologist, special educator, early intervention therapist
,clinical psychologist and psychiatric social workers.

Community Mental Health Programs

One of the aims of IMHANS is to develop community mental health program for the northern districts of Kerala so that persons with mental illnesses could be treated and rehabilitated in the community itself. IMHANS was actively involved in community psychiatry activities from the beginning itself. Community mental health clinics of IMHANS started functioning in Meppadi and Thariyode in Wayanad district in the late 1980s.. The community mental health program of IMHANS now covers four districts in Kerala: Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kasargode and Wayanad. Community mental health clinics of IMHANS function in the community health centres and PHCs in these four districts. Around 10000 patients attend the mental health clinics every month and are given free psychiatric treatment including drugs. The CMHP in Kasargode, Kozhikode and Malappuram are supported by the National Rural Health Mission. NRHM supporting mental health program is unique to Kerala and the program was conceived by IMHANS for the first time in the country.

Community Developmental Disability Program

Community   Developmental   Disability   Program   or   CDDP   is   a   community   based programme supported by NRHM for the early identification and treatment of children with developmental disabilities. The program now functions in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts.

Rehabilitation services

IMHANS is running four vocational rehabilitation centres at (a) Kozhikode Government Mental  Health  Centre  campus  (b)  Feroke  (c)  Kozhikode  city  and  (d)  Balussery,  supporting around 100 individuals with mental illness. IMHANS provides technical support to various vocational  rehabilitation  centers  run  by  voluntary  agencies  like  ‘Manasa’  Thalakulathur,
‘JyothiNivas’ Wayanad and ‘Santhwanam’ Balussery.


At present, there are four departments functioning at IMHANS namely Psychiatry, Psychiatric
Social Work, Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric Nursing.

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The general rules and regulations of the University will be applicable to M Phil Psychiatric Social
Work course. The important rules and regulations relevant to the course are mentioned below.

(a) No: of Seats and Eligibility for admission

8 seats per year
Admission is reserved for candidates who are Indian in origin
Qualification:  2  years  full  time  MA/MSW  degree  in  Social  Work  from  a  recognized
University in India, with Medical and Psychiatry as Specialization, securing not less than
55% marks in the aggregate of the master’s degree as a whole.

Reservation will be as per the rules of Govt: of Kerala and KUHS
If suitable candidates are not available under the reserved categories, seats will be filled up from general category candidates
(b) Selection of students

Admission to the course shall be through a duly constituted selection committee.
The  selection  is  based  entirely  on  merit  -  a  written  examination  and  a  personal interview.
Weightage of marks shall be 75% marks for written examination and 25% marks for personal interview.
The candidate in the final list should join the course on or before the stipulated date intimated to him/her failing which the admission will be cancelled and the opportunity will be given to the candidate next in line from the waiting list as per the merit order and reservation guidelines.
The waiting list will cease on the date of closing the admission.
Candidates who decide to quit the course after last date of closure of the admission shall have to pay the entire 2 years fee prescribed for the course in the prospectus.

(c) Nature and duration of the programme

Full time course that extends to two academic years

(d) Attendance

A minimum attendance of 80% in each of the academic terms of the course is necessary before taking the University examination.
Course of study must, unless special exemption is obtained, continuously be pursued.
Any interruption in a student’s attendance during the course of the study due to any medical illness or other extraordinary circumstances must be notified to the University through proper channel and approval has to be obtained from the registrar.

(e) Exam Pattern

Part I & II examinations shall be conducted at the end of the First and Second year of the course respectively.
Comprehensive scheme of the examination, syllabus with rules & regulations will be provided to the trainee student at the start of session.

The schedule of the entrance examination is provided in the section “IMPORTANT DATES”.
Other information on the entrance examination is provided below:
1.   There will be 75 multiple choice questions to be answered in 60 minutes
2.   Each correct answer will fetch three (3) marks and one (1) mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
3.   Questions will be based on the Social Work Syllabus of UGC NET Examination: Unit I to X
(Core Group) and Elective II
4.   In case of tie in the marks, ranking will be done based on the qualification examination mark and the age seniority of the candidate

While applying, self attested copies of the following items shall be attached along with the application. Applications without these enclosures will be rejected without intimation.
MA/MSW Degree Certificate, for those who have completed the course (Provisional, if original is unavailable)
Final year/semester PG mark sheet or consolidated mark sheet (Mark sheets of 1st, 2nd and 3rd semester if the candidate is appearing for the final (semester) examination)
Any other claims made in the application form
Caste Certificate in case of SC/ST/OBC candidates in the prescribed format


1.   Last date for the submitting application : 30th June, 2017 (4 PM)
2.   Entrance examination and declaration of results (written exam): 16th July, 2017
3.   Personal Interview: 17th July, 2017
4.   Publication of final list of selected candidates : 18th July, 2017
5.   Date of joining: 2nd August 2017
6.   Closing of Admission: As per KUHS norms.


1.   Application form along with prospectus can be obtained in person from the IMHANS Main Campus Office, Near Institute of Chest Diseases, Government Medical College, Kozhikode. It can also be availed from the institute website: www.imhans.org
2.   Application fee as demand draft of Rs. 1500/- for general & OBC candidates and Rs.
1250/- for SC/ST candidates drawn in favour of ‘Director, IMHANS, Kozhikode’ from any nationalized  bank,  payable  at  Calicut  should  be  sent  along  with  the  completed application form. Application fee is non-refundable.
3.   The   envelope   containing   the   application   form   complete   in   all   aspects   shall   be superscribed "APPLICATION FOR M.Phil IN PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK" and sent to
P.O. MEDICAL COLLEGE, KOZHIKODE, KERALA – 673 008 ONLY by registered or speed post. It can also be submitted by hand at the office
4.   Applications received after the last date and without complete information or without requisite fee will be rejected. The Institute will not be responsible for any postal delay
5.   IMHANS shall not provide any TA/DA for attending entrance examination and personal
interview. Candidates should make arrangements for their accommodation on their own
6.   The decision of the director shall be final in the selection and admission of candidates recommended by the selection panel
7.   Perusal  of  correspondence/distance  mode  courses  and  private  practice  is  strictly
prohibited during the period of study
8.   Two recent passport size photographs, migration certificate and conduct certificate from the  University/Institution  last  studied  should  be  submitted  at  the  time  of  joining.
Candidate with a negative conduct certificate will not be admitted
9.   Candidates eligible to appear for the entrance examination will be intimated by email only.
10. ‘Attendance slip’ within the admit card shall be handed over to the invigilator after
placing his/her signature by the candidate during the entrance examination
11. Candidates eligible to appear for personal interview will be displayed in the Institute notice board. There will not be any separate intimation for the same
12. Documentary proof in original shall be produced at the time of personal interview for all the claims made in the application form
13. The final selection list will be displayed in the institute notice board and the selected candidates will be intimated via post/email/website
14. Any sort of changes in the entrance exam will be notified in the Institute notice board and/or by email and/or in the website and/or in the leading newspapers. Candidates are
advised to regularly check website for updates
15. The University/Institute shall verify the documents submitted by a candidate at the time of interview or during the period of study. In case, it is detected at any time that the
documents  submitted  by  the  candidates  are  fake  or  the  candidate  has  intentionally
suppressed any information, then his/her admission shall be terminated immediately and appropriate action initiated as deemed fit
16. At any stage in the selection process, errors and omissions are subject to corrections
17. Canvassing in any form will invite disqualification

Application form