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NIMHANS Bengaluru, a renowned institution in the field of mental health, has announced the appointment of Dr. Satish Chandra Girimaji as its new Director. Dr. Girimaji, a distinguished senior professor in the Department of Child Adolescent Psychiatry at NIMHANS, assumed the position on 13/04/2021. This appointment comes after the retirement of Dr. Gururaj, the previous director, and brings a fresh wave of optimism and expertise to the institution. In this blog post, we will delve into the details of Dr. Girimaji’s appointment and its significance for NIMHANS.

A New Era Begins:

With the appointment of Dr. Satish Chandra Girimaji, NIMHANS welcomes a seasoned professional who has dedicated his career to the field of mental health. As the former senior professor of the Department of Child Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Girimaji brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new role as the Director of NIMHANS Bengaluru. His expertise and leadership are poised to drive the institution forward and reinforce its commitment to providing quality mental healthcare.

Temporary Appointment and Future Prospects:

While Dr. Girimaji’s appointment is currently temporary, it signifies a significant step in ensuring uninterrupted leadership at NIMHANS. Until the appointment of a regular Director or Dr. Girimaji’s retirement, he will assume the responsibilities of the Directorship. This development brings much-needed stability and allows the institution to continue its mission without any disruption. The official order, approved by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, solidifies Dr. Girimaji’s role as the Director and sets a positive course for NIMHANS.

Implications for NIMHANS and the Field of Mental Health:

The appointment of Dr. Satish Chandra Girimaji as the Director of NIMHANS Bengaluru holds great significance for both the institution and the broader field of mental health. With his vast experience and expertise, Dr. Girimaji is well-equipped to lead NIMHANS in its pursuit of excellence in patient care, research, and education. His leadership will shape the institution’s future, ensuring it remains at the forefront of mental health advancements and continues to make a positive impact on society.


Dr. Satish Chandra Girimaji’s appointment as the Director of NIMHANS Bengaluru marks a new chapter in the institution’s history. His distinguished career and deep understanding of mental health make him an ideal leader to guide NIMHANS toward greater success. As the institution continues to serve as a beacon of hope for those in need of mental healthcare, Dr. Girimaji’s appointment instills confidence in the future of NIMHANS. With his leadership, NIMHANS is poised to reach new heights in its mission to enhance mental well-being and contribute to the advancement of the field.

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