South Asian International Division

Our purpose is to share information and promote discussion about psychiatry within the division.
  • Chair: Dr Sandip Deshpande (India)
  • Vice Chair: Dr Divya Ganesh Nallur (India)
  • Financial Officer: Dr Ashlesha Bagadia (India)

Our International Unit at the College offices in London provides overall administrative support to the South Asian division, you can contact Elen Cook for more information. 

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Joint conference with PARC: Mentalisation Based Treatment with Professor Anthony Bateman  Parc Logo_Final-02 (002)

  • When: 30 August - 1 September 2019
  • Where: Bangalore  
  • RSVP:  
‣ Full rate: ₹35,000/-  
‣ Early bird (before 30.04.19) : ₹28,000/-  
‣ Trainees: ₹25,000/-  
‣ Trainees early bird: ₹20,000/-  
‣ EMI option available for payment

‣ Scholarship available for limited candidates on successful application

Mentalisation Based Treatment, a psychotherapy framework, originally developed by UK based Professors Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy for the management of Personality Disorder, now has wide application in many mental disorders.   

This 3 day basic course will give clinicians a unique opportunity to learn from the eminent professor himself. It will include didactic seminars, videos and small group experiential learning. Suitable for all mental health clinicians, including trainees. 


Members of the Division who would like to have an educational or training event endorsed by the South Asian Division are invited to submit an endorsement form to us by email

Our Division includes the following countries:

BhutanMaldivesSri Lanka
Democratic Republic of KoreaMyanmarThailand
Get in contact to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry