Psychiatry is one of the most fascinating branch of medical science and health care. This branch embraces evaluation, diagnosis and curing of emotional, mental and behavioral disorders of an individual. By studying psychiatry, you will be able to walk around the labyrinth of human mind via myriad subtle techniques and research based evidences. Mentally healthy and sick person can be easily differentiated by a psychiatrist. Mental and psychosomatic problems usually arise during surgery, medication or gynecological treatment.
MD in Psychiatry is a 3 year post graduation program in the medical discipline of mental health for the aspirants who have completed their bachelor's program in medicine.
Some of the important subjects that the students master during this post graduation program are:
|The Highlights of MD Psychiatry Course.|
|Name of the Course||MD in Psychiatry|
|Course Full Name||Doctor of Medicine in Psychiatry|
|Course type||Full time|
|Course Duration||3 years|
|Examination type||Yearly based|
|Eligibility||MBBS with 50% aggregate marks + Internship|
|Admission||Process Based on Score/ Rank in NEET|
|MD in Psychiatry Course Fee||INR 25,000 to INR 25,00,000 per year|
|Career Scope||Adolescent and child psychiatrist, clinical psychiatrist, forensic psychiatrist, prison psychiatrist, staff psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist, behavioral specialist etc.|
|Top Recruiters||Hospitals, Integrative health clinics, college health centers, public health clinics, health care units for military veterans, natural apothecaries etc.|
|Pay scale||INR 2,00,000 to INR 30,00,000 per year|
Candidates seeking MD Psychiatry Admissions in Karnataka should be aware of the admission process. Most of the medical colleges in Karnataka considers the performance of the candidates in NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). Few colleges may also consider other relevant exam. Aspirants with valid score in the NEET exam will be counseled.
During the counseling, the candidates will be gauged based on their performance in group discussion and personal interview. The experts look for the interpersonal skills of the candidates in addition to their knowledge about basics of medical science and health care. Candidates who qualify these two rounds will be granted seats in colleges via announcement of merit list. Candidates can confirm their seats by paying the prescribed fee.
MD Psychiatry in Karnataka Eligibility norms are as follows.
MD Psychiatry in Karnataka Syllabus is clear, concise and complete for any student to master all the concepts of psychiatry. The table gives a brief about the syllabus covered across the semesters.
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3|
|Basic Sciences as applied to Psychiatry||Approaching to Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification||Anxiety disorders|
|Monoamine Neurotransmitters and their implications for Psychiatric Disorders||Clinical Psychiatry||Reaction to severe stress|
|Neuropeptides and their relevance to Psychiatry||Organic Delusional, Mood and Personality Disorders||Nosological status and natural history|
|Basic and applied Electrophysiology||Concept and Typology of Schizophrenia||Somatization disorders: Diagnosis and clinical features|
|Magnetic Resonance and Implications for Psychiatry||Biological Basis of Schizophrenia||Management of premature ejaculation|
|Consciousness||Etiological Theories of Mood Disorders||Non organic sleeping disorders|
|Sleep and Dreaming||Brief and reactive psychosis||Recent advances in eating disorders|
|Chronobiology||Paranoid disorders||Biological basis of anxiety|
|Transcultural psychiatry||Antisocial personality disorders||Habit and impulse disorders|
|Experimental Animal Research and Implications for Mental Disorder||Subtypes of Depressive Disorders and their Clinical Relevance||Psychiatric aspects of homosexuality|
|Semester 4||Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Psychological management of sexual dysfunctions||Human rights and psychiatric patients||Dementia: Differential Diagnosis and Management|
|Models of Psychotherapy: an overview||Epidemiology of psychiatric Illness in Old Age with Special Reference to India.||Delirium: Differential Diagnosis and Management|
|Tardive dyskinesia: pathophysiology and management||Ethics in Psychiatry||Psychiatric syndromes with epilepsy|
|Brief dynamic psychotherapy||Indian Mental Health Act||Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry|
|Recent advances in antidepressant drug therapy||Learning disorders of childhood||Psychological aspects of cardio-vascular disorders|
|Cognitive therapies||Child abuse and neglect||Psychological aspects of breast cancer|
|Supportive psychotherapies||School refusal||Obesity|
|Role of Lithium in Psychiatric disorders||Preventive Aspects of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders||Concept and assessment of disability|
|Management of Suicidal patient||Neuropsychological assessment of children||Neuro-psychological Assessment and its Relevance to Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management|
|Adjuncts and alternatives to Lithium in the management of mood disorders||Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care - Its Role and Future in India.||Stress and psychological disorders|
MD Psychiatry in Karnataka Career Scope is wide-ranging. Psychiatry in general involves the systematic study of various aspects affecting the human behavior and his mental health both at individual and community levels. Psychiatrists are usually employed to work for the rehabilitation of patients with other occupational therapists and social workers. They counsel the patients and then treat them through psychotherapy. If required, they may also use ECT (Electric Convulsive Therapy) and usage of drugs. They also desensitize patients sometimes through hypnosis for treatment of mental disorders such as schizophrenia and depression. Some of the most important job roles that the graduates can take up after completion of MD Psychiatry in Karnataka are mentioned below.
|Job Roles||Average Annual Package (INR)|
|Psychiatric Social Worker||6,50,000|
|Special Education Teachers||1,84,000|
In the process of selecting an appropriate college, it is important for the candidates to know the MD Psychiatry Fee Structure in Karnataka. Karnataka houses numerous medical colleges that offer MD in Psychiatry within several thousands to several Lakhs. However, the fee structure is designed as per the rules laid down by the Medical Council of India. The colleges also provide monetary support through scholarships, educational loans and special fee concessions. However, the students are expected to pay an additional fee for accommodation, transportation, mess and canteen facilities.
The below gives a summary of few top MD Psychiatry Colleges in Karnataka with their fee structure.
|Sl. No.||Name of the College||Annual Fees in INR|
|01||St. John's Medical College, Bangalore||8,73,920|
|02||MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore||11,50,205|
|03||Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore||1,13,900|
|04||Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Bangalore||7,13,780|
|05||Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences Bangalore||7,13,780|
Many top branded critics, judges, newspapers and journals annually engage themselves in ranking MD Psychiatry in Karnataka Colleges. They consider several parameters while ranking the colleges which include infrastructural facilities, extracurricular activities, engagement of students in sports and other cultural events, excellence of the faculty team, library and information centre, hostels, laboratories, modernization of classrooms etc. Some of the top colleges that offer MD Psychiatry in Karnataka along with their NIRF ranks are mentioned in the table below.
|Sl. No.||Name of the College & Location||NIRF Rank|
|01||National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore||04|
|02||Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal||09|
|03||St. John's Medical College, Bangalore||04|
|04||JSS Medical College and Hospital (JSSMCH)||20|
|05||Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore||30|
|06||KS Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA), Mangalore||36|
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