Archival records diligently sourced, reveal that the Indian Psychiatric Society – Karnataka Chapter came into existence on the 7th March 1968. Initially it was called as the Mysore State Branch of the Indian Psychiatric Society. This was subsequently changed to Indian Psychiatric Society Karnataka Chapter in 1973.
From its inception in 1968, IPS-KC has made stellar contributions not only in the State of Karnataka, but also nationally. It has won Best State Award of the Indian Psychiatric Society six times till now.
The Golden Jubilee Year of the IPS-KC was heralded by a two day event Suvarna Sambhrama on 28th and 29th July at NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore.