PGNIP2 : PG notes in PSYCHIATRY 2nd Ed




PGNIP2 Book Launch

29 - 06 - 2019

The Press Club, Kottayam

Prof. Sabu Thomas, Hon. Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University.

Prof. George Chandy, Director & CEO, Believers Church Medical College Hospital.



About the Book

  • Comprehensive - Basic Medical Sciences to Neurology.
  • Exam Oriented - Focus on exam patterns of MD/DNB/DPM Psychiatry.
  • Up to Date - In accordance with ICD 11, DSM 5, MHA 2017 and The Maudsley Guidelines 2018.


  • Since the launch of first edition in 2015, PG notes in PSYCHIATRY have slowly, but consistently grown in reader base. With a reach among 3 out of 4 residents, it is now the most preferred textbook among Psychiatry PG's pan India. 


About the Author

Cijo Alex hails from the small plantation town of Pala in the Central Travancore region of Kerala. He was born as the second child to Olickal Jospeh Chandy and Ponnamma Chandy. He is married to Anoopa Benny and they are blessed with a daughter Norah Alex. His father, wife and brother in law are all Psychiatrists, while his sister Ceena Alex is a General Practitioner.

Cijo Alex completed his UG and PG medical studies from Tribhuvan University and Pondicherry University respectively. Later he underwent training in rTMS from Maastricht University. He is currently a Consultant Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at The Believers Church Medical College Hospital.

Cijo Alex is a regular columnist at various regional health magazines and weeklies. He is also active in both online and offline media, including TV shows about mental health. His areas of interest include addictions and geriatric psychiatry. He can be contacted at


Panel of Editors

  1. Dr. Abel K Samuel MD Community Medicine, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala
  2. Dr. Anly Antony MD Anatomy, Govt. Medical College, Manjeri, Kerala
  3. Dr. Jean Fredrick MD Physiology, JIPMER, Puducherry
  4. Dr. Joban John DM Neurology, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala
  5. Dr. Nandita Maini MD Biochemistry, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab
  6. Dr. Shinto Devassy MD Forensic Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi


Online Learning Resource Center

Online LRC is a collection of learning materials and presentations designed to meet the requirements of Psychiatry PG residents and is available for free access here.




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