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IPS Presidential Installation Ceremony: Kolkata, WB

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ANCIPS 2020: Kolkata, WB

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IPS Foundation Day: Patna, Bihar

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The Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) is the oldest & largest organization of Psychiatrists & allied mental health professionals of India.


The IPS commands an extensive national network, with 5 major Zonal Branches, 29 State Branches, & greater than 80 sub-sections.

IPS Events

The IPS annual academic calendar is extensive & exhaustive. All IPS events are now published in the Events Page of the website.

IPS President’s Message

Dr Gautam Saha,
President, Indian Psychiatric Society,
Director, Brain Neuropsychiatric Institute and Research Center, Kolkata, WB.

Dear Colleagues,
The year 2020 has been unprecedented, and is historic in moments of crisis and challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic saw unparalleled suffering in all spheres of human life and with it an explosion of mental health issues. With the pandemic still continuing, road ahead in 2021 might be long and the climb may be steep. Though we may not get all we dream in one year, we promise in 2021 to build the roads and bridges in our united path forward. I appeal to each and every one of the fellows IPS members to deliver their own action plan for the coming year.

To this regard the IPS has also formed a One Year Action Plan for Indian Psychiatric Society ( 2021 – 2022)

The 6 point agenda of the plan includes
1. Education, Training and Research
2. Collaboration and Partnership with Government and other Agencies
3. Advocacy of Mental Health
4. Collaboration with International Psychiatric Associations
5. Suicide Help Line
6. Liaison with Other Medical Specialties …Read More

News & Notices

IPS: Preventing Suicides during Covid Pandemic- Role of Psychiatrists

IPS: Preventing Suicides during Covid Pandemic- Role of Psychiatrists

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted populations in multiple ways around the world. Fear of being infected and anxiety about an uncertain present and future has impacted mental health severely. ...
IPS: Membership Form and Online Membership is now active!

IPS: Membership Form and Online Membership is now active!

The new 2020 form for IPS Membership is now available. E-submission & tracking are also active. Details of IPS membership and bank details for transfer of fees are available in the ...
IPS: Suggestions for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) training in psychiatry during COVID-19 crisis and in near future.

IPS: Suggestions for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) training in psychiatry during COVID-19 crisis and in near future.

Indian Psychiatric Society is cognizant of challenges posed in psychiatry training due to COVID 19 pandemic. This document outlines certain options that could be considered in order to ensure ...
e-Book: Telepsychiatry Operational Guidelines-2020

e-Book: Telepsychiatry Operational Guidelines-2020

The full e-book report of "Telepsychiatry Operational Guidelines-2020" has now been published! Authors: Suresh Bada Math, Narayana Manjunatha, C Naveen Kumar, Chethan Basavarajappa, ...

Action 1: Education, Training and Research:

A separate Academic Wing of IPS, with selected subcommittees will look into these areas.

  • Calendar of activities of the IPS
  • Digital CME – Ongoing psychiatric training
  • Post graduate training – Ensure standards.
  • Undergraduate training – Recognition in UG training
  • Research and Education Foundation: Develop National Registry & promote multi-centric studies…

Action 2: Collaboration and Partnership with Government and other Agencies:

• Collaborate with the Government and policymakers to address the mental health issues, including stigma associated with mental illnesses.
• Increase reservation for people with mental illnesses under the disability provisions.
• Working with Media Groups – Collaborating with a popular TV / radio channel to dedicate 2 hours per week / on one show related to mental health.

Action 3: Advocacy of Mental Health

The most appropriate way of delivering efficient, cost- effective, streamlined, patient and carer friendly services will be to Advocate for the mental health services.

IPS will advocate on all facets of mental health.

Action 4: Collaboration with International Psychiatric Associations

IPS will be working closely with the following bodies –

World Psychiatric Association, Royal College of Psychiatry, UK; British Indian Psychiatric Association; World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry; International Alliance for Mental Health; Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists; Indo – American Psychiatric Association

Action 5: National Suicide Help Line

Suicide is one of the most immediate and urgent action plans that the IPS President wished to achieve at the start of his tenure. We are losing too many people in our country to suicide and there are 381 completed suicides every day. This translates to 16 suicides every hour or 1 suicide every 225 second. Further, for every completed suicide, there are 20 more who have attempted, which means every day there are 7620 families affected by a person at home who try to commit suicide.

Action 6: Liaison with Other Medical Specialties

IPS wishes to develop
• Certificate Courses for Non-Psychiatric Medical Professionals on different Mental Health Topics. This will train professionals in other specialties to assess identify mental health issues at an early stage.
• Liaison Psychiatry services will be developed specially focusing on services with Internal Medicine, Community Medicine and Pediatric Medicine.

The IPS Archive

All notices, announcement and events of the IPS are now archived for future reference and are availabe in a searchable format for registered members of the society.

IPS Contacts

Connect with us:
Gautam Saha
Phone: 9830055235
E-mail[email protected]
NN Raju
Phone: 9849111505
E-mail: [email protected]
Hon. General Secretary
Phone: 9845282399
E-mail: [email protected]

Hon. Treasurer
Dr. Kshirod Mishra
Phone: 8902488025
E-mail: [email protected]

Editor (Indian J Psychiatry)
Om Prakash Singh
Phone: 09434013231
E-mail[email protected]

Past President
PK Dalal
Phone: 9415025665
E-mail[email protected]

Past General Secretary
Vinay Kumar
Phone: 9431011775
E-mail[email protected]

Council Members

Connect with us:

Adarsh Tripathi
Place: UP
Phone: 9651970700
E-mail: [email protected]

Alka Subramanyam
Place: Mumbai
Phone: 9820143245
E-mail: [email protected]

Amrit Pattojoshi
Place: Odisha
Phone: 9438148100
E-mail: [email protected]

Bhavesh Lakdawala
Place: Ahmedabad
Phone: 9438148100
E-mail: [email protected] 

Jaisukh M Parmar
Place: Valsad (Gujarat)
Phone: 9651970700
E-mail: [email protected]

Kaushik Chatterjee
Place: Maharashtra
Phone: 9819419114
E-mail: [email protected]

Ranjan Bhattacharyya
Place: Maharashtra
Phone: 9433053389
E-mail: [email protected]

Ruma Bhattacharyya
Place: Bhopal
Phone: 9826047999
E-mail: [email protected]

Sandeep Grover
Place: Chandigarh
Phone: 9316138997
E-mail: [email protected]