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Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (RINPAS)

Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (RINPAS),Kanke,Ranchi

Ranchi University

About College

The history of this institute dates back to 1795 A.D. when the Lunatic Asylum was established in Munghyr near the court premises south of the Ganges River. It was shifted to Patna in November 1821 and was located at Patna Collegiate School. Subsequently the Lunatic Asylum was shifted to present location at Kanke, Ranchi in the last week of April 1925. Nomenclature of Lunatic Asylum was changed to Indian Mental Hospital (IMH). Captain J.E. Dhanjibhay was the first Superintendent of IMH. The male wing started functioning on 4th September 1925 with 110 patients. The female wing started functioning with 53 patients on 19th September 1925. Gradually patients from Dacca (Bangladesh) and Berhampur (Orissa) were transferred here. There were 1226 patients on 31st December 1925.

after Independence this hospital came under State Govt. of Bihar and on 30th August 1958 the name of IMH was changed to Ranchi Mansik Arogyashala (RMA). Patients from the states of Eastern India eg. Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura were kept here and sanctioned bed strength was 1620. However, patients used to be more than 2000.


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Conference Hall,
Seminar Hall


UG Diploma
  • Diploma in Psychological Medicine
  • M.D. Psychiatry
  • M.Phil. Clinical Psychology
  • M.Phil. Medical and Social Psychology
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
  • Ph.D. Mental Health and Social Psychology

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