Director and Chief Psychiatrist

Professor of Psychiatry (VRS)

Director and Chief Psychiatrist

Ram Psychiatry Hospital

338/A& 338/1, Anna Nagar,

Madurai - 625020.

Name & position Held

Professor of Psychiatry (VRS)

Director and Chief Psychiatrist

Ram Psychiatry Hospital

338/A& 338/1, Anna Nagar,

Madurai - 625020.

Educational Qualifications

MBBS 1963-68

DPM 1972-74

MD - Psychiatry -1979-81

MNAMS - Psychiatry 1979

Positions held

President IMA Madurai branch Tamil Nadu 1998-99

President IPS - South zone 2001 - 2002

Teaching and training

Four decades of dedicated teacher in Psychiatry, both as undergraduate and post graduate level - ranked as best in clinical and academic teaching by almost all.

Served as Professor of Psychiatry, Tamilnadu Medical Services and voluntarily retired in 1996 after three decades of teaching.

Presently Director and Chief Psychiatrist, Ram Psychiatry Hospital, Madurai


Life time Achievement Award Psychiatry by the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University - 12th May 2012

Vishaka Oration Award - IPS South Zone 16th,17th and 18th October 2015

Prof.Dr.A.Venkoba Rao Oration Award - IPS - Tamil Nadu - 9th July 2017

Areas of interest

Depression, suicide drug dependency, clinical psychiatry research


Dr.T.Thirugnanam Oration Award - 1985-86 - "Behaviour Disorders in children" - causes and management, IMA Tamil Nadu

I.M.A.C.G.P, distinguished service award in recognition of meritorious service rendered during the years 1987-88 and 1989-90. I.M.A.C.G.P., I.M.A, New Delhi

Best Doctor Award - Lion's club, Madurai city, 1996

Offered professional expertise for designing a curriculum for the course on Drug Abuse counseling offered by Madurai Institute of Social work, a post Graduate institution affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University - 1988

Member - expert committee, Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, Chidambaram

Certificate of Honor in recognition of excellent performance in Organizational of educational activities during the year 1987-88, IMACGP, IMA, New Delhi

Contribution to IPS

Active member of IPS Tamil Nadu

Served as treasurer IPS Tamil Nadu for four years

Organizing chairperson TANPSYCON, Madurai

President IPS - South zone 2001-2002

Editorial board member - Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

Awards committees chairperson - IPS, South Zone

Chairperson, Ethics committee - IPS, South zone

President, Tribunal committee - IPS, South Zone

Chairperson 1. Rehabilitation Specialty section of IPS
2. Child Psychiatry Specialty section of IPS

Member Taskforce on Disaster Management, IPS

Member - IPS Publications, IPS

Editorial board member - Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Vice president IPSOCON, Madurai


Visakha Oration - 17-oct-2015