DM (Neurology) program: The department conducts a 3-year DM (Neurology)
course. The trainees must have an MD (Medicine) degree. Two students are
selected every year. Students undergo a rigorous clinical and basic training,
including seminars, journal clubs, bedside clinics and interdepartmental
meetings. The program has been inspected and approved by the Medical Council
of India. The students rotate through neurosurgery, psychiatry, neuropathology,
radiology and neurophysiology for 1 month each. Each student has to complete
at least two research projects during the training program and are required
to take four basic courses each; these include computer applications, statistics,
basic sciences and scientific communication etc.
Service Residency in Neurology : Service Residency programme in neurology
provides the residents an opportunity to gain experience and training in
neurology. The duration of service residency is for one year and
is extendable for a maximum of three years. These residents are selected
from the same entrance examination as for DM trainees. The department can
have upto 9 service residents at one time.
The department also has a PhD training program. Prospective candidates
must have MSc or MBBS degree and must pass an open competitive examination.
PhD students too undergo rigorous a training programme in basic areas of
The following tests are routinely carried out in the neurophysiology
Nerve conduction velocity
Brainstem auditory evoked potentials
Visual evoked potentials
Somatosensory evoked potentials
Motor evoked potentials
Sympathetic skin response
Cognitive evoked potentials
Neurochemistry laboratory is equipped for conducting experimental
stereotactic surgery and evaluation of biochemical markers, viz.
neurotransmitters, exitotoxins, etc. The laboratory also has facilities
for estimation of serum levels of different drugs for patient care.
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