Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (PGDMH)

A one-year blended learning program to equip general practitioners to manage mental health problems in primary care. A unique feature of this course is that each doctor enrolls along with a non-MBBS graduate who will be trained along with the doctor to work together as a team. The doctor will receive a post-graduate diploma certificate from CMC, while the non-MBBS graduate will receive a certificate as a mental health worker.

Who is it for?

Currently open to Indian citizens only. All candidates must possess a valid MBBS or equivalent degree and a valid MCI / State Medical council registration.
The non-MBBS colleague should be a graduate (e.g. nurse, psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, pharmacist, chaplain etc.) with an interest in medical/mental health work. There is no entrance test.
A maximum of 50 candidates (25 doctors and 25 non-MBBS graduates) will be admitted per year.

What is the course duration?

The duration of the course is one year with two contact programs of six days each. The first contact program is in CMC, Vellore and the second contact program is in a rural mission hospital (Padhar Hospital, Betul, Madhya Pradesh or Christian Fellowship Hospital, Oddanchatram, Tamil Nadu).

How much does the course cost?

Rs 75,000 (Seventy Five Thousand Indian Rupees)
This course fee is inclusive of both the doctor and non-doctor graduate fees. Students are requested to refer to course bulletin for fees breakup and other details before applying.

When does the course begin?

October - November every year

How can I apply?

Applications will be available online from the beginning of August / September each year.
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