We have several consulting psychiatrists who visit the Health Centre two afternoons a week for the campus community. Contact the Health Centre to get an appointment.

In addition, we also have several clinical psychologists, who are available on all working days and on Saturdays at Faculty club.

Dr Virupakshi Jalihal

Consulting Psychiatrist

Consulting Hours Tuesdays and Fridays 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Email Id : virupakshij@iisc.ac.in

Dr Virupakshi Jalihal completed MBBS from Mysore Medical College, Mysore (1994). He has received postgraduate training in Psychiatry in India and the United Kingdom. His Postgraduate qualifications include DPM from NIMHANS (2002), PGDCP from University of Leeds, UK (2005), MRCPsych, UK (2005), MMedSc in Clinical Psychiatry from University of Leeds, UK (2009). He has completed the CCT in General Adult and Substance Misuse Psychiatry (2009) and registered as a specialist in the United Kingdom (GMC No: 6030986). He is registered with Karnataka Medical Council (KMC No:40432). 

Dr Jalihal has been practicing psychiatry for more than 22 years with a special interest in Neuropsychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Developmental Psychiatry. He had worked in the United Kingdom in various settings for about 9 years and since returning to India in 2011 has been working in M S Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bengaluru. He believes in holistic care of individuals and their families with judicious use of pharmacotherapy (medication) and non-pharmacological measures (counselling, therapy, etc..,). 

Dr. Adarsh B

Consulting Psychiatrist

Consulting Hours : Every Saturdays 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and every Sundays 10:00 am -01:00 pm

Email id : badarsh@iisc.ac.in

Dr. Adarsh B is a renowned Psychiatrist and therapist. He holds sound clinical experience and has expertise in non-pharmacological modes of treatment along with Pharmacological ways of management. He believes in a holistic approach in treating clients. Dr. Adarsh B received his MD degree from the prestigious M S Ramaiah Medical College, Karnataka. He has been trained in NIMHANS for 3 months in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department during his post-graduation period.

Completed Cognitive behaviour therapy certification course from NIMHANS 2022. He received certification courses from ICMR with respect to research-related work. He has publications in his name and has presented papers at National and International conferences. Currently Associated with Medical College as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Sabina Rao

Consulting Psychiatrist

Consulting hours: Every Thursday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm @ Wellness Centre, 1st floor faculty club

Email: sabinarao@iisc.ac.in

Dr. Sabina Rao, MBBS, MD, graduated from Bangalore Medical College in 1999, completed her psychiatry training in 2007 from Duke University, Psychiatry Training Program, North Carolina, USA. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She returned to India in 2011 and practiced at NIMHANS for 3 years and moved into private practice in late 2015.

She is a General Adult Psychiatrist with extensive experience in treating common illnesses such as depression, panic disorder, anxiety, addiction as well as severe illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. She has expertise in both pharmacological (prescribing medications) and non pharmacological (counselling, psychotherapy and psychosocial) interventions.

Dr. Virupaksha HS

Consulting Psychiatrist

Consulting hours: Wednesday and Saturday of every week from 3 to 6pm @ Wellness Centre, 1st floor faculty club

Email: virupakshahs@iisc.ac.in

Dr. Virupaksha graduated from Mysore Medical College, Mysore with MBBS. He completed his DPM at NIMHANS, is a Gold Medallist in MD (Psychiatry) from NIMHANS, and has obtained advanced certification training by CISMU, UNDSS. He has training in research and fMRI image analysis – NIMHANS. Dr Virupaksha is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Ramaiah Medical College. He is a General Adult Psychiatrist with extensive experience in treating common illnesses, specialist in psychotherapy, clinical assessment and treatment of all psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Shilpa Sri S K

Consulting Psychiatrist

Consulting hours: Every Tuesday and Friday from 01.30 pm to 04.00 pm @ Wellness Centre, 1st floor faculty club

Email: shilpasri@iisc.ac.in

Dr Shilpa Sri S K , graduated with MBBS from Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar in 2005. She completed her Diploma in Psychological Medicine(D.P.M) at PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research, Coimbatore in 2010 with a gold medal to her credit. She then went on to do her DNB in psychiatry from National board of Examinations, New Delhi. 
Dr Shilpa has about 14 plus years of experience in Psychiatry and is the current head of department of psychiatry  at St Martha Hospital, Bengaluru.
She is a life fellow of the Indian Psychiatric society. She has  extensive experience in managing cases of Schizophrenia and spectrum disorders, Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, OCD, Phobias, Childhood disorders, Dementias, Alcohol and other Substance related disorders.

Dr. Vinutha R

Consulting Psychiatrist

Consulting hours: Every Monday and Wednesday from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm @ Wellness Centre, 1st floor faculty club

Email: vinuthar@iisc.ac.in

Dr. Vinutha R completed her undergraduate MBBS degree from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli in 2009. She completed her post-graduation MD Psychiatry from National Institute of Mental health and Neurosciences(NIMHANS), Bengaluru in 2003. She pursued her Post doctoral fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry in 2016 from NIMHANS, Bengaluru. She has been into private practice since 2019.She is a General Adult Psychiatrist with expertise in clinical assessment and management of various mental health conditions. She has a total experience of 10 years as a mental health professional. She works with the motto of Care with Dignity.