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South Asian International Division


About the South Asian International Division

The main object of International Divisions is to facilitate the exchange of information and to promote discussion about psychiatry within a specified geographical area outside the United Kingdom. Executive Committee

Chair: Dr Sandip Deshpande (India)
Vice Chair: Dr Srikala Bharath (India)
Financial Officer: Dr Jonas Sundarakumar (India)


Upcoming Elections

Elections will take place for the following posts within the South Asian Division:

  • Vice Chair
  • Financial Officer

Members of the College in good standing who are members of the Division are eligible to stand for election.  Candidates must be nominated by two College Members by 9th March, 2018 using the nomination form.



  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Democratic Republic of Korea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste


The College International Unit provides overall administrative support to the South Asian Division.  If you wish to inform us of anything that will be of interest to our members in the region please email us at  

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