The mission of Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences is to advance the mental and neurological health of populations by practicing evidence based multidisciplinary scientific health care approaches that are novel, adaptive, and ethical, conduct reaserch of high standard and develop human resource in these fields.
The Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), formerly known as Hospital for Mental Diseases, Shahdara, is a mental health and neurosciences research institute based in Shahdara, New Delhi, India. IHBAS is the largest mental hospitals in the world in terms of number of patients served and area of campus. It also houses the state mental health authority (SMHA) of Delhi.
The Hospital for Mental Diseases in Shahdara, Delhi (HMD) was the final establishment built that started from a chain of lunatic asylums that were begun by the East India Company and British Raj. The building has been described as having "a flavor of a custodial setting". Service users with mental illness were accommodated in closed cells within high hospital walls.
Prof. Rajinder K Dhamija - Director, IHBAS