Sanjay Kumar Munda
Sanjay Kumar Munda, MBBS, MD
Assistant Professor and Director

Department of Psychiatry
Central Institute of Psychiatry


2002 - 2005 MD Psychiatry Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi
[Ranchi University, Jharkhand, India].
1998- 1999 DPM 1st  Psychiatry Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi
[Ranchi University, Jharkhand, India].
1999- 2000 DPM 2nd Psychiatry Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi
[Ranchi University, Jharkhand, India].



My Primary Medical Qualification is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) from Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, Darbhanga, India, which is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI). My Specialist qualifications in Psychiatry are Diploma in Psychological Medicine (D.P.M.) and Master’s Degree (M.D.) in Psychiatry from Central Institute of Psychiatry (C.I.P.) Ranchi, India, which functions under the aegis of the Directorate General of Health Services & the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. This institute was established by the British Indian Government in the year 1918 and it happens to be one of the oldest yet modern (643 bedded) mental hospitals of Asia, catering to Adult and Child Psychiatry and other facilities such as Addiction Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry and Rehabilitation. My Psychiatry Residency was done during my D.P.M. (August 1998 to July 2000) & again during my M.D. training (August 2002 to July 2005) at C.I.P.
Currently I am a regular faculty member as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant atC.I.P. Ranchi India and its Center for Addiction Psychiatry.I am involved in the training of Junior Residents (Psychiatry Tranees) and students of MPhil. & PhD in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatric Social Work & Psychiatric Nursing and guiding them in their thesis and dissertation.
I am also responsible for all Clinical & Administrative work of one Adult Psychiatry unit&Center for Addiction Psychiatry (60 bedded). My clinical work deals chiefly with the diagnosis and inpatient and outpatient management of adults suffering from various psychiatric disorders, referring and liaison with allied mental health professionals (psychologist, social workers, and occupational therapists), general practitioners, neurologists and other specialists and private psychiatrists. In the subspecialty of Addiction psychiatry, I am actively involved in the management of substance related problems including acute management of withdrawal and its complications and in psychopharmacological and psychosocial management of these cases and also Community Outreach Services.
I have been nominated as a member of the “Medical Board”, “Ethical Committee” and “Departmental Research Committee” of the institute. I have been a Resource Person for “National Capacity Building Training Programme on Substance Use Disorders” for Medical Officers and for “Harm Reduction Training of Counsellors” at STRC (National AIDS Control Organization), Xavier Institute of Social Sciences, Ranchi. I have participated in the ToT program for Master Trainers on "Staying Safe: A manual to train Clinical Staff in IDU interventions" organised by UNODC Project - "Prevention of transmission of HIV among drug users in SAARC countries" from 24-28 January 2012. I have been a Master Trainer for “Training of Doctors and Nurses on Injecting Drug Users- Targeted Interventions” and Quality Assurance Expert on Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) Centers.

My major affiliations are Vice President of Indian Psychiatric Society, Jharkhand State Branch (2015 onward), Elected General Secretary of Indian Psychiatric Society, Jharkhand State Branch from     2012 -2014; Joint Organizing Secretary of 39th Annual Conference of East Zone of Indian Psychiatric Society in 2013 at Ranchi; Organizing Secretary for Annual Conference of IPS Jharkhand State Branch in 2009. Member of the Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, 2010 – 2011.


Research Interest

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology


Professional Activities:

Senior Resident 2001- 2002 Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi



Assistant Professor of Psychiatry 2007- 2009

Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi

2009- 2011
2011- 2013
2013- Present


  1. Prakash R, Pathak A, Munda SK, Bagati D. (2009) Quetiapine effective in treatment of Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour of Lewy Body Disease with predominant frontal lobe signs. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Other Demantias. 24 (2): 136-140.
  2. Prakash R, Munda SK, Pattojoshi A, Prakash P (2009). Benign clinical picture after high dose poisoning by Amitryptiline and Aripiprazole. Indian journal of Medical Sciences. 63 (2): 77-80.
  3. Bhattacharya A, Khess CRJ, Munda SK, Bakhla AK, Praharaj SK, Kumar M. (2011). Sex differences in symptomayology of manic episode. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 52: 288-292.
  4. Bhattacharjee D, Rai AK, Singh NK, Kumar P, Munda SK, Das B (2011). Psychoeducation: A measure to strengthen Psychiatric treatment. Delhi Psychiatry Journal. 14(1): 33-39.
  5. Bhattacharjee D, Singh NK, Rai AK, Kumar P, Verma AN, Munda SK (2011). Sociological understanding of psychiatric illness: An appraisal. Delhi Psychiatry Journal.14 (1): 54-62.
  6. Singh LK, Praharaj SK, Munda SK, Khess CRJ (2011). Lithium induced sinus node dysfunction at therapeutic serum levels. National Medical Journal of India. 24(3): 151-152.
  7. Singh NK, Bhattacharjee D, Goyal N, Munda SK, Nizamie SH (2012). Perceived family environment among parents, spouses and siblings of alcohol dependence patients: a comparative study. Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy. 3:126. doi: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000126
  8. Munda SK, Khess CRJ, Bhattacharjee D, Singh NK (2014). Clinical manifestation of complicated alcohol withdrawal and uncomplicated alcohol withdrawal: a comparative study. Mental Health and Substance Use. 7(3): 243-255.
  9. Singh NK, Bhattacharjee D, Goyal N, Munda SK, Nizamie S Haque. (2011) Perceived Burden and Social Support of Caregivers in Early onset Psychosis & Epilepsy: A Comparative Study. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 10, 2011
  10. Bhattacharjee D, Singh NK, Munda SK. (2011) Group therapy: An important psychotherapeutic intervention. CIP Bulletin, 10 (1), 22-27.
  11. Samal A, Munda SK, Khess CRJ. (2011) A study of mindfulness in individuals with alcohol and opioid dependence. Proceedings of International Conference on Transcultural Psychiatry, RINPAS Journal, Vol.3 (Supplement), S255-S262, 2011.
  12. Khanra S, Munda SK, Sethy RR, Khess CRJ. (2016) An Unusual Case of Delirium after Restarting Clozapine Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience 14(1)
  13. Munda SK, Ram D (2015). Psychiatric Emergencies: Recognition and General Management in Psychiatric and Medical setup. In. Rao TSS, Tandon A. (Eds). Psychiatry in India : Training & training centres (2nd ed), Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 597-612