Government Colleges for Diploma in Psychological Medicine


Psychological Medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and identification of mental disorders. Diploma in Psychological Medicine is a two year PG Diploma course offered by 56 medical colleges in India. The 56 college includes both government and private colleges and the name of government colleges offering this course in different states of India are given below:

Andhra Pradesh:

Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam

Guntur Medical College, Guntur

Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

S V Medical College, Tirupati


Assam Medial College, Dibrugarh

Silchar Medical College, Silchar


Goa Medical College, Panaji


B J Medical College, Ahmedabad

Government Medical College, Bhavnagar

Government Medical College, Surat

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College, Rajkot


Pt. B D Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak


Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi

Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi

Ranchi Instt. Of Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Kanke, Ranchi


National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore


Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram


Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

B. J. Medical College, Pune

Grant Medical College, Mumbai

Tamil Nadu:

Madras Medical College, Chennai

Madurai Medical College, Madurai

Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur

West Bengal:

Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata

Intake capacity:

The total number of seats available in medical colleges approved by the Medical Council of India for Diploma in Psychological Medicine course is 125, which includes seats in both government and private colleges. For government medical colleges alone, 73 seats are available for the course, while the remaining seats are private college seats. Therefore, candidates wishing for PG medical course at an affordable cost, can compete for these 73 seats by securing good marks in the entrance examination and they can confidently try for the entrance examination if they have good score at their MBBS course.

Subjects covered under Diploma in Psychological Medicine:

In most of the institutions, the following subjects are offered under the Diploma in Psychological Medicine course:

Psychiatry Specialties & Neurology


Psychological Basis of Human Behavior (inclusive of biostatistics, psychometry,  social psychology, abnormal psychology and general psychology)

Neuro Anatomy and Neurophysiology (including biochemistry & genetics)

Psychiatry including child psychiatry

Psychiatry including mental health

Neurology with applied biochemistry

Social and abnormal psychology

General psychology

Eligibility requirement:

For seeking admission to the Diploma in Psychological Medicine, candidates must have completed their MBBS from a recognized institution with MCI approval and they should also have completed their internship programme.

Admission Procedure:

Admission is done based on the merit secured by the students in the PG Medical Entrance examination either at national level or at state level.

Job prospects for Diploma in Psychological medicine:

Nowadays, people are facing stressful life and most of them find it difficult to balance professional and personal life due to which they are getting more stress and therefore most of them are looking for professional help to relieve from stress. Here comes the role of Psychological medicine diploma holders, who are professionals in relieving people out of their stress and therefore these professionals are in great demand these days. Even though, some years ago most of general hospitals did not had psychological medicine department, nowadays, most of the hospitals have psychological medicine department and professionals with psychological medicine diploma can find job opportunities in these hospitals. They can also find job placements in rehabilitation centres, centre for people with disability and even these professionals can start their own clinic for offering psychological counseling and treatments to people, who are in need of their help.



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