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In India, Psychiatric morbidity is increasing alarmingly but there are very few psychiatric hospitals & training centers offers practical training and courses. Some states are devoid of such hospitals and rehabilitation centers are finding difficult to recruit professionals with adequate theoretical and practical experience. The lack professionals and lack of theoretical and practical exposures in professionals may mislead the diagnosis, therapeutic aspects, and treatment that will create adverse effects in patients with mental agony.
Being a research institute felt the dire necessity to stem the social malaise and national problems rapidly mustered the support of Bharathidasan University.
In the presence of Honble Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University Dr. M. Ponnavaiko and Dr. V. Radhakrishnan the Registrar of Bharathidasan University signed the MOU with the Director of ATHMA group Dr. K. Ramakrishnan on 25.9.2007 at the university Campus. The common objective of the two institutions is to help meet the urgent humanitarian need for appropriate qualified psychologists professional counselors practically trained social workers and reach out to the thousands of struggling people in the urban and remote rural areas. These programmes which are very essential in every region are not available in any of the colleges affiliated to Bharathidasan University and not even offered by any of the colleges in and around Trichy region. The Vice Chancellor Dr.M.Ponnavaiko and Dr.K.Ramakrishnan exchanged wishes to each other as this is the first initiative in the field of Psychology for the Bharathidasan University.
The ATHMA has been serving the society since 1993 providing affordable medical psychiatric care in a friendly atmosphere and in a spirit of compassion previously beyond the reach of the common man. The special feature of this institute is the multidisciplinary approach in patient care research and training programmes and also in the promotive preventive and curative aspects of clinical services in the area of Mental Health and human behavioral sciences.The university has approved the faculty of the AIMSS who has wide experience in this field. AIMSS has started Full Time weekend & job oriented courses in Counseling Guidance and Psychology in collaboration with Bharathidasan University in the field of mental health & social sciences.


  1. PG Diploma in Counseling and Guidance
  2. PG Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology
  3. PG Diploma in Organizational Psychology
  4. PG Diploma in Counseling & Life Skills Management
  5. Diploma in Counseling & Life Skills Management

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