Condolence meeting


Prof Ajita Chakraborty, academician and researcher, President of Indian Psychiatric Society (in 1976), Director of Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata,  and the first female psychiatrist in India; passed away on the 8th of May, 2015.


Dr Milan Mohan Mazumdar, Former Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society and a senior psychiatrist of Kolkata, passed away on the 19th of May 2015.


A condolence meeting was accordingly held in their memorium on the 15th of June, from 3 PM, at IPS Seminar Hall, IMA House, 11/3, Dr. Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata – 700017



World Schizophrenia Day

24/05/2015 to 24/05/2015

Awareness Programme: A psycho-educative seminar was held on 24.05.2015, on ‘Non-drug Approaches in Management of Schizophrenia’. The programme was attended by around 70 persons, comprising of students of counseling centers and social work courses, professional care-givers, health workers from organizations, like DANA, Ishwar Sankalpa, Paripurnata, Abha Mission, Ramkrishna Mission Sikhshanamandira, as well as senior  psychiatrists, like Drs Amitabha Mukherjee, Srikumar Mikherjee & Ranjan Bhattacharya.


There was also an exhibition of work being done by different organizations in tackling schizophrenia in the community, as well as art works done by sufferers, which highlighted the wonderful extent to which even chronic PWS may improve with proper care and tr .....



The first academic prgramme of IPSWB in this year was held on the 20th of February 2015, Friday from 7:30 PM, at our premises on the 4th Floor of IMA House, 11/3, Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata – 700 017.

Topic:  Various Interfaces of Schizophrenia & Obsessions’

Speakers: Dr Abir Mukherjee & Dr Sujit Sarkhel

Chairpersons:     Dr Dinen Banerjee, President, IPSWB, & Dr Partha Dutta, Consultant Psychiatrist, Kolkata

The program was attended by about ........... individuals and was followed by dinner. 


World Mental Health Day 2014


World Mental Health Day is observed on 10th of October every year; with the purpose of raising awareness about issues related to mental health and mental illnesses and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is an excellent opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

The theme for 2014 is “Living with schizophrenia”.  Hence the focus of the World Health Organization will be living a healthy life even with schizophrenia.

The West Bengal branch of Indian Psychiatric Society is holding an interactive panel discussion with family members of persons with Schizophrenia (and some patients themselves), on 10.10.14 evening, from about 6 pm, at the A .....