Dr Ramachandra N Moorthy Foundation for Mental Health and Neurological Sciences at NIMHANS was created through a generous donation by Dr Ramachandra N Moorthy, an Indian born Canadian Psychiatrist from Vancouver, Canada. One of the major goals of the Foundation is to promote training and academic activities in the field of mental health in India. The total donation was about Rs. 3.35 crores, and it was decided to use the annual interests of about Rs. 30 lakhs, for academic activities for the particular year.