Psychiatry – Education
• The Department of Psychiatry has faculty trained from various premier institutes of the country. The Department has adequate infrastructure for both outpatient and in-patient care of patients with mental illness. In- Patient facility includes general ward and acute care services with round the clock emergency services.
• Apart from providing mental health care facilities, Department is working towards improvement in mental health awareness and educating public about mental illness. Manpower training in mental health has been given priority with inputs at undergraduate and postgraduate level and department is working towards de-stigmatizing psychiatry and mental illness among health care providers.

Head of the Department:
• The department of Psychiatry is currently headed by Prof Dr Mahesh Desai. He is a dedicated postgraduate teacher and has varied interests in research. He is also holding the post of Director (Incharge) at Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (DIMHANS), Dharwad.

• The Department of Psychiatry offers both inpatient and out-patient clinical services. The services provided broadly include assessment and management of severe mental illness (schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder), common mental illness (depression, neurotic and stress related), various addictions, consultation liaison psychiatry, epilepsy and related behavioral disorders, dementia and memory related disorders, child and adolescent services. The department provides Modified Electroconvulsive therapy, Electro-Encephalogram and Narcoanalysis services. The department is successfully conducting group therapy for all patients with alcohol & other drug dependence syndrome. The department provides counseling and psychotherapy services on both inpatient and outpatients using various techniques like cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy and psychodynamic therapy.

• The department has launched 24 hour suicide prevention Helpline (8277800719), which is attended by department staff. Counseling centre managed by the department provides services such as pre and post-surgery counseling, tobacco cessation services, premarital and sexual clinic, memory clinic, developmental disorder and stress management. Apart from counseling services, long term psychotherapy services for patients with mental illness are provided by both psychiatrists and psychologists.
•OPD hours:
Monday to Saturday -9am to 4.00 pm
Sunday – 8 AM to 1 PM
24/7 – Psychiatric emergency services.

Diagnostic Facilities:

  • The department has an Electroencephalography, neuropsychological and psychodiagnositic facilities. Neuropsychological testing includes IQ assessments, cognitive assessment and neuropsychological tests, while psychodiagnostics include Rorschach Ink blot tests, Thematic Apperception Test and tests for personality assessments. The hospital provides serum Lithium level assessment also.

 Psychological Interventions:

  • Department of Psychiatry has clinical psychologists and psychiatric social worker who have been trained in clinical care and teaching. Counseling centre has been started in the Psychiatry OPD which runs daily from 9am to 4pm, with counseling services provided for tobacco cessation, stress management, marital and sexual dysfunction, pre and post-surgery counseling. Group therapy for alcohol dependence syndrome has been successfully conducted along with motivation enhancement therapy to relapse prevention in alcohol and other drug dependence syndromes. Individual psychotherapy and family therapy for patients is being done including various schools of psychotherapy from psychoanalysis to Indian system of psychotherapy.

 Teaching Program:

  • The training programs for postgraduates in Psychiatry are carried out at the department level and also inter-departmental level. Training is also imparted to undergraduate and post-graduate trainees of other departments of the Institute. The departmental activities for postgraduate training include- Seminar and journal club as per the syllabus prescribed by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences, Bangalore. Along with these academic programs, more focus is given to bedside teaching and case discussions.
  • There are teaching programs conducted by the faculty as a series of introduction to psychiatry – history taking and mental status examination, research methodology, statistics, basic sciences and psychology. The residents are required to keep a record of details of their training in the form of a logbook including departmental case presentations, seminars, journal club and other academic activities, which will be monitored regularly.

About Kims

The present KARNATAKA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, HUBBALLI,( K.I.M.S. HUBBALLI.) was earlier known as the KARNATAKA MEDICAL COLLEGE, HUBBALLI. It was established in AUGUST 1957.For initial few years, the college was functioning from a building which is now known as J.G.Commerce College. Later, it was shifted to the present beautiful campus comprising of 100 acres of land, situated on Pune – Bangalore National Highway, Vidyanagar, Hubballi.

Contact Us

Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, P. B Road, Vidyanagar Hubballi - 580 022,
Karnataka, India

+91- 836- 2370057,
+91- 836 - 2373447,
+91 - 836 - 2373641


English Kannada