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PG Diploma in Mental Health (PGDMH)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 9,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Post graduates in Psychology/Social Work/Nursing
II. Medical graduates(Allopathy/Homoeopathy/Ayurvedic/Unani/Siddha/ Yoga and Naturopathy/Bachelor’s Degree in 
Dental Surgery (BDS) 




The PG Diploma in Mental Health (PGDMH) programme is offered by the Discipline of Psychology, SOSS, IGNOU. The Programme aims at providing the learners a sound base in the field of mental health through an in-depth study into a broad range of psychological issues and concerns related to mental health. The programme was conceptualized to address the issue of human resources in the mental health profession. It is a capacity building programme for the physical and mental health personnel to take care of the pressing and crucial need of the society to address the mental health and well-being of the people. Since mental health is a crucial concern of the society, the programme will help meet the needs of the society in this regard. The programme will benefit the mental health workers/ professionals in various set ups ranging from primary health care centres, government hospitals and clinics to non-governmental organizations, hospitals and centres.

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