The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is a multidisciplinary institute for patient care and academic pursuit in the field of mental health and neurosciences. The Central Government recognized its eminent academic position, growth, contributions and declared it a 'Deemed University' in 1994.
In 2012, NIMHANS was conferred the status of an 'Institute of National Importance'.
A special feature of this Institute since its inception is the combination of research and training with promotive, preventive and curative aspects of clinical services in Mental Health and Neurosciences. The manpower development programs at NIMHANS reflect the strides in fusing together and nurturing behavioral sciences, neurosciences, basic biological sciences and ancient health systems.

The Institute provides inputs to the Central and State Governments in areas including the establishment of new psychiatric facilities, improvement of existing facilities and strategizing a national program for mental health. The Institute has emerged as the nodal center for evolving national policies in the field of mental health, neurosciences, and injury. This exemplifies a unique model of successful partnership between the Union and State Governments.
NIMHANS is synonymous with providing high standards of clinical care, quality training, and cutting-edge research in the frontier areas. Combined priorities for comprehensive patient care, manpower development and research stem from the commitment to an integrated and multidisciplinary approach which addresses societal needs and promote the growth of knowledge.