The institute is a recognized postgraduate teaching centre of the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) and offers the following M.Phil courses

M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work

IMHANS is the pioneer institute under the government sector in Kerala and the second institute in South India to start an M.Phil course in Psychiatric Social Work during the academic year 2014-16. It is a two-year full-time course characterized by supervised intensive clinical training in psychiatric social work. The course is affiliated with the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS), with an intake of 8 students per year. During the course, the students get exposure to and experience in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, community psychiatry, de-addiction, family therapy, behaviour therapy etc.

Admission is through a written test and personal interview conducted during the months of July/ August in accordance with the KUHS and Govt. of Kerala guidelines.

Stipend: Rs. 10000/month

M.Phil in Clinical Psychology

M.Phil Clinical Psychology is a two year full time course affiliated to the KUHS with intake of 8 students per year. The course is recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) and IMHANS is the only centre in the Govt. sector in Kerala to conduct M.Phil course in Clinical Psychology.

Admission is through a written test and personal interview conducted during the months of July/ August in accordance with the KUHS and Govt. of Kerala guidelines

Stipend: Rs. 10000/month

Post Basic Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing

The Post Basic Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing was started in 2015-16 with intake of 10 students. This is a one year fulltime course. The course is recognized by the Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council and is first of its kind in government sector in Kerala and is designed to strengthen the knowledge and skill of registered nurses to render quality care to the mentally ill, addressing the shortage of Psychiatric Nurses in Kerala.

Admission is through a written test and personal interview conducted during the months of July/ August and follows Govt. of Kerala guidelines

Stipend: Rs. 7000/month