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. Vidya M K

Consulting Psychiatrist

Consulting Hours : Monday and Wednesday from 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm @ Wellness Center, 1st floor Faculty club.

Email id : vidyak@iisc.ac.in

Dr. Vidya M K is a consultant psychiatrist, having more than 14 years’ experience in the field of psychiatry. She completed her MBBS from KIMS, Bangalore. She completed her PG Diploma in Psychiatry (DPM) from JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka. She then completed DNB (Psychiatry) from Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai. She then went on to complete MRCPsych (UK). She has worked in medical colleges and tertiary psychiatry hospitals. She now has started her private practice.

She has keen interest in various mental health issues across life span. She has extensive
experience in assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, OCD, substance addiction, behavioral addiction, psychotic disorders, dementia, child and adolescent mental health issues.

Dr Virupakshi Jalihal

Consulting Psychiatrist

Tuesday and Friday from 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm @ Wellness Center, 1st floor Faculty club

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 :- 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm and Saturday :- 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm @ Wellness Center, 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 :- Tuesday and Friday from 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm @ Wellness Center, 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.