Psychiatry involves the in- depth study about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders. This course helps to train the medical, psychological, and social components of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders and utilize a broad range of treatment modalities including diagnostic tests, prescribing medications, psychotherapy, and helping patients and their families cope with stress and crises. This course includes neurobiology, biopsychology, prescription of psychiatric drugs, as well a diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Admission procedure for post graduation course in Psychiatry is done on the basis of Merit secured in the qualifying examination. The minimum eligibility criterion for admission is qualifying B.Sc. in Psychiatry with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks and above from a recognized university which is followed by counseling by universities and institutions. Furthermore, candidates must pass the various entrance examination held by different universities and institutions. However, the eligibility criteria may differ based on the norms prescribed by colleges. The merit percentage is calculated adding the cumulative marks secured in qualifying exam and entrance exam held by respective colleges.
Admission in MD Psychiatry Courses
Admission to the course at the top institutes in India is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, such as the national-level National Eligibility Cum entrance test (NEET), or AIIMS. Rounds of group discussion and personal interview follow, based on performance in which, admission is granted to qualifying candidates.
Q: What are the job prospects after MD or MSc in Psychiatry?
A: Psychiatry is the systematic study of human behavior in all its aspects, of the human mind, on both individual community levels. Psychiatrists often work with other occupational therapists and social workers for rehabilitation of patients. Psychiatrists treat patients through counselling, psychotherapy, and if required, electric convulsive therapy (ECT) and the administration of drugs. Where required, they even work on desensitizing patients, mainly through hypnosis, for treatment of mental problems, such as depression and schizophrenia.
Q: What is the Eligibility criteria for MD Psychiatry?
A: The minimum eligibility criteria needed to be met for admission to the course are:
- Graduation completed from a recognized university, in any of MBBS, BDS, DMS, DHMS, BHMS, BAMS, BASM, BEMS, BIAMS, BNYT, BATS, BUMS, BPT, B.Pharma., N.O., and M.D. (A.M.).
- A minimum aggregate score of 50% at the level of graduation.
- For practitioners and research workers with at least 10 years of practice in the field, the requirement of fulfillment of such basic minimum eligibility criteria is not applicable.
Q: What is the eligibility criteria for MSc Psychology?
A: The eligibility criteria for M.Sc. Psychiatry are mentioned below:
- Those who have passed their B.Sc. in Psychiatry or equivalent examination with a minimum aggregate of 55% and above from a recognized university.
- Some of the reputed colleges and universities may conduct their own entrance examinations for the selection of candidates.
Q: What are the top recruiting fields for students of Psychiatrists?
A: The top recruiting fields for students of Psychiatry include Healthcare environments including hospitals, physician practices, integrative healthcare clinics, public health clinics, college health centers, natural apothecaries, and in settings that care for military veterans.
Q: Can a student study psychiatry if he has studied arts in 10+2?
A: MSc or MD in Psychiatry requires science in 10+2. However, students can opt for MA in Psychology if they haven't studied Science in 10+2.
Q: What are the top colleges in India for studying Psychiatry?
A: Some of the top colleges for studying psychiatry include:
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
- Aligarh Muslim university, Aligarh
- Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences, Faridkot
- Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry
For further details refer to the Top colleges section above.
Q: What are the skills necessary for studying Psychiatry?
A: The skills required for studying psychiatry are mentioned:
- Ability to understand people
- Ability to listen
- Good communication skills
- Emotional stability
- Sympathy towards patients
- Good observational skills
- Ability to compartmentalize