Dr. Kedar Ranjan Banerjee is one of the respected psychiatrists in Kolkata, who has earned the reputation of being one of the top experts in the field of psychiatric and psychological diseases and mental health. Dr. Banerjee is one of India's only 600 psychiatrists, who is developing a preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative approach to the growing problem of drug addiction and mental disorders. He is also demonstrating how to reach out to those most affected - the young slum dwellers of Kolkata.
Dr. Kedar's work focusses on the rapidly growing drug epidemic - a menace that is plaguing the society. Dr. Kedar believes that this epidemic provides an excellent entry point to that area of the society, to develop, and build an understanding of the inherent problems scourging it.
Dr. Kedar Ranjan Banerjee is a psychiatrist who has a fund of experience spanning 33 years. He has been working as a consultant psychiatrist in the field of mental health and behavioral sciences for more than a decade. Dr. Banerjee, who has attended a number of national and international seminars and workshops in the area of mental sciences, has received a number of awards. He had been on the team of policy makers in the Ministry of Human Resources in the Government of India.
Dr. Kedar has been instrumental in starting the National Institute of Behavioral Sciences - NIBS. It is the vision and mission of NIBS to render complete mental health care to all sections of the society, with special emphasis on the lower strata, slow learning students, teachers, and those who feel themselves in absolute solitude. Dr. Kedar is evolving a series of awareness programs that promote community and family participation in organizing mental health services, especially in non-elite neighborhoods.