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The Department of Psychiatry was established in 1999, with the establishment of Yenepoya Medical College, a constituent college of Yenepoya University, Mangalore. The Postgraduate course (MD) was started in the year 2011and currently, 3 seats in M.D. Psychiatry have been sanctioned by the Medical Council of India. The department is involved in the teaching of undergraduate students from various disciplines such as M.B.B.S., B.P.T. and B.Sc. Nursing students since its inception. The department excels in academic programmes for post-graduates in the department. Case conferences every Thursdays, Grand rounds every Wednesdays and seminar on alternate Tuesdays are conducted regularly. Additionally, on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, there is a Journal club programme. The Department excels in providing affordable mental health care without compromising on the quality of the services provided. The department has seen a steady increase in the number of patients utilizing our services over the years.



  • To be a center which provides state-of-the-art education and training opportunities in Psychiatry to medical students and other allied specialties/ health professionals.
  • To promote high quality interdisciplinary & innovative research among students and faculty in order to contribute to the advancement of existing knowledge.
  • To cater to the mental health needs of the patients and community at large by way of providing quality mental health care with the aim of rehabilitating them back to society.


Courses Offered

  • Undergraduate: MBBS – 150 seats / year
  • Postgraduate: M.D in Psychiatry - 3  seats / year
  • PhD: Inter-disciplinary - 2  seats / year (6/Guide)

Brochure of YENCOURAGE, Inauguration of the Rehabilitation Centre