Department of Psychiatry in B.J. Medical College and Civil Hospital was established in 1950. The courses of DPM and MD (recognized by Medical Council of India, now National Medical Commission) were established in 1970 and 1976 respectively, however, currently the diploma seats have been converted into degree seats. The department, with its staff of 20 junior and senior residents, 7 consultants and 2 clinical psychologists, strives to provide comprehensive psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care and services to the patients from across the nation. The outpatient and inpatient care provided is holistic, evidence based, and patient centric. Various specialty clinics and EEG clinic are functional in the department.

Range of certification procedures like disability certification, fitness certification for armed forces and medical board certification are carried out after expert evaluation and supported by objective psychological assessment. Extensive LGBTQ+ certification and support activities are available.

The academic training is thorough with regular case presentations and seminars and PG students are taught a multidisciplinary approach in managing the patients and providing mental health care. The department utilizes a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to meet the health care needs of the patients. Theory and practical training are also provided to students from nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and psychology.


To help the students become excellent clinicians with a core biopsychosocial approach to diagnosis and treatment and basic training in teaching, research and administrative aspects is also provided.


Psychiatry is an emerging specialty. It is scientific, humane and can potentially change lives positively. There is no other specialty in which the biopsychosocial perspective so emphasized upon as much, for the purpose of a holistic assessment. We hope to train the undergraduates and interns in basic skills in psychiatry, and we believe that this basic training at the undergraduate/intern level will impart a qualitative difference to the practice of medicine irrespective of the branch chosen by the students for their postgraduate training.

As a postgraduate pursuing training for MD (Psychiatry) our students will receive intensive training to prepare them for their role as clinicians, teachers and researchers in the field.


  • All kind of treatment modalities including pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy
  • Dedicated Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section
  • Specialty clinics like De-addiction Clinic and Psychosexual Clinic running regularly once a week
  • Full-fledged psychological testing facilities done by 2 qualified clinical psychologists
  • Specific Learning Disability certification
  • Electroencephalography (EEG): full fledged department functioning for 21 years doing about 2000 EEGs per year, catering to patients from all the departments of CHA coming from various states of the country
  • Departmental library
  • Office of Ahmedabad Jung Centre conducting various educational and training programs in depth psychology well equipped with June Singer Jungian Library
  • Jail visit every last Wednesday of every month.

Staff Infromation

Head of Department :-

Dr. Minakshi N. Parikh

E-mail: drminakshiparikh@gmail.com

Associate Professor :-

Dr. Mehul J. Brahmbhatt

E-mail: maryabrahmbhatt@yahoo.com

Mobile: +919824164396

Additional Professor :-

Dr. Rajesh Kumar

E-mail: drbjmc@yahoo.co.in

Mobile: 9825069092

Assistant Professor :-

Dr. Hemang Shah

E-mail: drhemangshah@yahoo.in

Mobile: 9825271454

Dr. Pragna Sorani

E-mail: psorani007@gmail.com

Mobile: 9409651212

Dr. Sunayna Pandey

E-mail: sunayna2k7@gmail.com   

Mobile: 9898802508

Dr. Sarandha Srivastava

E-mail: sarandha1@gmail.com

Mobile: 9687135974

Senior residents:

1. Dr. Kesha Khetani E-mail: longlivethisworld160494@gmail.com

2. Dr. Dhruv Nakum E-mail: dhruvnakum@gmail.com

3. Dr. Shardul Solanki E-mail: shardulsolanki202@gmail.com

3rd Year Residents:

1. Dr. Parth Kansagara   E-mail: kansagraparth@gmail.com

2. Dr. Khushboo mathuria E-mail: khush37.km@gmail.com

3. Dr. Harvee Shah E-mail: harveeshah@gmail.com

4. Dr. Khyati  Mevada E-mail: khyatimevada310@gmail.com

5. Dr. Nirav Patel E-mail: nirav952.np@gmail.com

2nd Year Residents:

1. Dr. Shreya Godiawala E-mail: godiawalashreya19@gmail.com

2. Dr. Sonakshi Chhiber E-mail: sonakshi777@gmail.com

3. Dr. Sapan Lakhotia E-mail: lakhotia.sapan@gmail.com

4. Dr. Aakriti Jha E-mail: aakritipjha@gmail.com

5. Dr. Harshil Shah E-mail: drharshil262@yahoo.com

6. Dr. Brijesh Panchal E-mail: panchalbrijesh76@yahoo.com


OPD Day and Emergency OPD

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: Dr. Minakshi Parikh, Dr. Hemang Shah, Dr. Sunayana Pandey

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Dr. Mehul Brahmbhatt, Dr.Pragna Sorani, Dr. Sarandha Srivastava

Timings: 9. 00 AM to 1.00 PM & 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Section: Dr. Rajesh T Kumar

All Working Days :

Timings: 9. 00 AM to 1.00 PM & 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM


OPD:79-22683721 Extn:1339

EEG: 79-22683721 Extn: 1029

Ward G3: 79-22683721 Extn: 1033