It is my esteemed privilege to be a part of this prestigious institute, Institute of Psychiatry, Kolkata that began its journey a couple of centuries back in 1817 as a European Lunatic Asylum beside the boulevard connecting the Bhowanipore Cemetery and Presidency General Hospital. With time, that small constellation of residential blocks has transformed itself into a centre of excellence. The alumni of this institute have shown their excellence in the sphere of Psychiatry all over India and abroad.
The Institute of Psychiatry with its years of tales & glories will be celebrating its Bicentenary this year from 7th December to 10th December 2017 in its premises.
With the increasing complexities in our lives, psychological issues have become entwined with our daily lives. With advent of new researches, Psychiatry has become the fastest growing branch in medical science. So it is the need of the day to demystify psychiatry and reach out the common people so that our society gets increasingly benefitted.
PROF. DR. PRADIP KUMAR SAHA
Institute of Psychiatry - a Centre of Excellence
7. D.L Khan Road. kol-700025