Stream ENT
Duration 3 years
Course Type Post-Graduation


DNB ENT: Diplomate of National Board (DNB) is a medical qualification awarded by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). The DNB ENT course is approved by the Government of India and is considered equivalent to the postgraduate and post-doctoral programs offered by the Medical Colleges, institutes & hospitals in India.

Duration of both MD & DNB courses is 3 years, run in both government and private set up with the similar quality standard of the host institute, similar academic activities, compulsory thesis work of 1-year duration under a qualified thesis guide with external review process (exposure to research methodology), and academic activities (library and journal facility, presentation in national and international conferences, research article publication, training program, workshop, and CME).

Clinical activity in both the courses is similar to emergency case handling, surgical exposure, clinical case discussion, case exposure, availability of equipment and diagnostic tool, patient load to be handled, duty hour, night duty, leave entitled including maternity leave, and other facilities.

Regarding the exit examination, in the MD course, theory and practical examinations are conducted in the host institute.

In practical examination, both internal (high chance of bias in the evaluation process) and external examiners are present. Furthermore, passing the theory examination is not an essential criterion of eligibility to appear in the practical examination.

While DNB exit examination is an unbiased, extremely tough evaluation process both in theory and practical (conducted in the different centers without the presence of an internal examiner). Passing theory examination is an essential criterion to appear in practical examination.

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Entry examination of MD/MS/Diploma, DNB (Diplomat of National Board) & CPS (College of Physicians and Surgeons) program is through a national level centralized entrance test (Combined NEET PG entrance by NBE) Typically, to pursue a MD/MS/Diploma, DNB (Diplomat of National Board) & CPS (College of Physicians and Surgeons) degree, candidates need to satisfy the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • Candidates should have obtained an MBBS Degree from an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidate should have completed a 1- year compulsory rotating internship after passing the final professional examination which is MBBS before 31st March of the academic year.
  • Candidates in possession of an MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Passing Certificate recognized by the Indian Medical Council of India or State Medical Council and having completed 1 year of internship or/ are likely to complete the internship on or before 31st March of the relevant year.

A candidate must clear the NEET-PG exam in order to be

  • Eligible for admission to postgraduate Medical Courses for a particular academic year in case of General, General-EWS, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain a minimum of marks at 50th percentile in NEET-PG (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) to Postgraduate Medical Courses held for the said academic year.
  • However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile. In respect of candidates with Benchmark Disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile for Unreserved Category & GEN-EWS Category candidates and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates.
  • The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All India common merit list in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to Postgraduate Medical Courses

Please Note: The following Medical institutions are not covered by centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET- PG

  • AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMS
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • JIPMER, Puducherry
  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • SreeChitraTirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum.

Top Colleges offering DNB in ENT.

Sr.No Preference wise Top Institutes/Hospitals offering DNB ENT Courses  Type State Fees
1 Indira Gandhi Govt. General Hospital & PG InstitutePONDICHERRY -Pondicherry 605001 Government Pondicherry 1,25,000
2 Dr. R N Cooper Municipal GeneralHospital(Associated with H B T(Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra medical college) North South Road No.1,Vile Parle (West), Mumbai- 400056 Maharashtra Government Maharashtra 1,25,000
3 Kerala Institute of Medical SciencesP BKeralaNo.1, Anayara PO, Trivandrum, Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
4 Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Mini  Bye Pass, Govindapuram P.o, KOZHIKODE-673016 Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
5 Kunhitharuvai Memorial Charitable Trust (KMCT) Medical College Kerala HospitalManassery P O, MukkamCalicut - 673602 Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
6 Medical Trust HospitalM. G. Road, KOCHI- Kerala 16 Private Kerala 1,25,000
7 Madras ENT Res. FoundationNo. 1, 1stCross Street, Off 2nd Main Road, Raja Annamalaipuram, CHENNAI - 28 TamilNadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
8 Southern Railway HQ HospitalAynavaram, Perumbur, CHENNAI-23 Tamil Nadu Government Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
9 KKR ENT Hospital,827 Poonamallee High Rd, CHENNAI-10 Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
10 Northern Railway Central HospitalNear Connaught Place, New Delhi-1 Government Delhi 1,25,000
11 Jagjivan Ram Railway Hospital, MarathaMandir Road Mumbai Central- Maharashtra08 Government Maharashtra 1,25,000
12 Bangalore Baptist HospitalBellary Road,KarnatakaHebbal, Bangalore-24 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
13 St. Stephen's Hospital,Tees Hazari, NewDelhiDelhi-7 Private Delhi 1,25,000
14 Kovai Medical Centre, Post Box No. 3209,Avinashi Road, Civil Arodrom Post, COIMBATORE-14 Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
15 Narayana Hrudayalaya,258/A,  Bommasandra Industrial Area, Anekal Taluk, Bangalore-560099 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
16 Apollo Hospital21Greams lane, Off Tamil Nadu Greams Rd, Chennai - 06 Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
17 Deen Dayal Upadhyay HospitalHari Nagar,DelhiNew Delhi-64 Government Delhi 1,25,000
18 Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Mangol Delhi Puri, S Block, New Delhi-110083 Government Delhi 1,25,000
19 Rajarshee Chhatrapati Shahu MaharajGovt. Med. College,Dasara Chowk, Kolhapur Maharashtra Government Maharashtra 1,25,000
20 K.E.M. Hospital, 489, Rasta Peth, Sardar Moodliar Road, Pune- 411011 Maharashtra Government Maharashtra 1,25,000
21 Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital andResearch CentreErandwane, Pune -Maharashtra 411004 Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
22 Maharaja Agrasen Medical CollegeNh 9,Sirsa Road, Vpo - Agroha, Distt. Hisar - Haryana 125047 Private Haryana 1,25,000
23 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre &Hospital,Anushakti Nagar, MUMBAI-Maharashtra 94 Government Maharashtra 1,25,000
24 Manipal Hospital 98 Rustum Bagh, Airport Road, Bangalore -17 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
25 Sakra World Hospital (A Unit of Takshasila Hospitals Operating Private Limited) No. 52/2, 52/3, Devarabeesanahalli, VarthurHobli, Bangalore - 560103 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
26 P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical  Research Centre,Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai-400016 Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
27 Apollo Hospital154/11, Opp. I.I.M.,Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore- 560076 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
28 Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute Achyutrao Patwardhan Marg, 4 Bunglows, Andheri(w),Mumbai-51 Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
29 Care HospitalRoad No. 1, Banjara Hills,Hyderabad - 34 Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
30 J.L.N. Main Hosp. & Res. Centre, Bhilai Steel Plant, BHILAI-01 Chhatisgarh Government Chhattisgarh 1,25,000
31 Government Multi Specialty HospitalSectorChandigarh- 16, CHANDIGARH Government Chandigarh 1,25,000
32 Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences1-8-31/1, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003 Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
33 GMERS Medical College and Hospital Nanakwada, Valsad -396001 Private Gujarat 1,25,000
34 Yashoda HospitalBehind Hari Hara Kala  Bhawan, S.P. Road, Secunderabad - Telangana 500003 Private Telangana 1,25,000
35 General Hospital,Sector - 6,Panchkula,HaryanaHaryana Government Haryana 1,25,000
36 Apollo HospitalRoom No. 306, Office of theDirector of Medical EducationJubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500033, Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
37 Max Super Specialty Hospital1, Press Enclave Road,Saket, New Delhi-110017 Private Delhi 1,25,000
38 Jaipur Golden Hospital2, Institutional Area,Sector 3,Rohini, New Delhi-85 Private Delhi 1,25,000
39 Dr. B. Nanavati HospitalVivekanandRd.,Vile Parle West, Mumbai-Maharashtra 56 Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
40 Bombay Hospital & Instt. of Med.Sciences12, Marine Lines, Mumbai-Maharashtra20 Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
41 Choithram Hospital and Research CentreManik Bagh Road, INDORE-Madhya Pradesh 14 Private Madhya Pradesh 1,25,000
42 Bhagat Phool Singh Govt. Medical College for Women Khanpur Kalan (Sonepat)- 131305 Haryana Government Haryana 1,25,000
43 College of Medicine and JNM Hospital, P.O. Kalyani District, Nadia-741235 West Bengal Government West Bengal 1,25,000
44 Tata Motors HospitalJAMSHEDPUR-01 Jharkhand Private Jharkhand 1,25,000
45 Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College Nalhar, Nuh- 122107 government Haryana 1,25,000
46 GMERS Medical College and General Hospital Near Government Polytechnic Hadiyol- Gadhoda Road Himmatnagar -383001 Private Gujarat 1,25,000
47 Down Town HospitalG S Road,AssamDispur,GUWAHATI -781006 Assam Private Assam 1,25,000
48 Medanta The Medicity, Sector-38, Haryana Gurgaon, Haryana-122001 Private Haryana 1,25,000
49 Apollo Hospital InternationalPlot No. 1A,GIDC EstateBhat, District - Gandhi Nagar -Gujarat382428 Private Gujarat 1,25,000
50 Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals58, CanalCircular Road, Kolkata-700054 WestBengal Private West Bengal 1,25,000

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