Dr B N Gangadhar Awarded With PadmaShri

Dr Banglore Nanjudaiah Gangadhar, Dr BN Gangadhar, The Director of NIMHANS Bengaluru awarded with Padma Shri on 26th January 2020.

Dr. B. N. Gangadhar accepted the charge as the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) on 12 January 2016.

Dr Gangadhar, who is additionally a Senior Professor of Psychiatry, brings more than 30 years of broad involvement with the field of emotional well-being, from both clinical and scholastic points of view. He got his MBBS degree from Bangalore Medical College in 1978. He joined NIMHANS as a staff in 1982 subsequent to finishing MD Psychiatry from a similar Institute in 1981. He was presented the lofty Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS) certificate in 2006 and D.Sc. (Specialist of Science) from SVYASA Yoga University, Bengaluru for his exploration takes a shot at Yoga and Mental Health in 2012.

Simultaneous with his staff post, he has served the Institute in different limits, for example, Medical Superintendent; Head, Department of Psychiatry; Dean (Behavioral Sciences) and Program Director/Head, Advanced Center for Yoga.

Other key posts held by Dr. Gangadhar incorporate Honorary Dean, Life Sciences at SVYASA Yoga University, Bengaluru (from 2013); Adjunct Faculty on Consciousness at National Institute of Advanced Studies (from 2014); President, Indian Psychiatric Society Karnataka Chapter (2012-13); Visiting Fellow (IBRO), Vienna, Austria (1987-88); Consultant to WHO for review of Tsunami help ventures (2008). He is additionally part of the master boards of trustees of DST and the National AYUSH Committee for Integrative Medicine.

With his essential research intrigues traversing Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Schizophrenia, Community Psychiatry, Public Health, and Yoga, he has effectively guided around 50 MD understudies and Ph.D. researchers. He has in excess of 300 research distributions in different national and global ordered diaries (H-Index-34, RG Score 44.27) surprisingly. He is the co-manager of the Asian Journal of Psychiatry (from 2009) and a dynamic individual from publication sheets of national and worldwide diaries. He has likewise filled in as the Associate Editor of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica (2002-2013).