Stream Family Medicine
Duration 3 years
Course Type Post-Graduation

DNB Family Medicine 

DNB Family Medicine: Diplomate of National Board (DNB) is a medical qualification awarded by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). The DNB Family Medicine course is approved by the Government of India and is considered equivalent to the postgraduate and post-doctoral programs offered by the Medical Colleges, institute & hospital 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 examination 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 theory examination is not an essential criterion of eligibility to appear in the practical examination.

It examination is an unbiased, extremely tough evaluation process both in theory and practical (conducted in the different centers without the presence of 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 Family Medicine.

Sr.No  Preference wise Top Institutes/Hospitals offering DNB Family Medicine Courses  Type State Fees
1 Lourdes HospitalPachalam,KeralaErnakulam,KOCHI-12 kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
2 Kerala Institute of Medical SciencesP BKeralaNo.1, Anayara P O, Trivandrum, Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
3 Christian FellowshipHospitalOddanchatram DINDIGUL DIST -Tamil Nadu 62461 Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
4 Lakeshore Hospital & Research CentreNH47 - Bye Pass, Nettoor P.O., Maradu, KOCHI - 682040 Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
5 Medical Trust Hospital M. G. Road, KOCHI- Kerala16 Private Kerala 1,25,000
6 M.G.M. Muthoot Hospital, RingKeralaRoad, PATHANMTHITTA - 689645 Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
7 Sagar Hospitals-DSIShavige MalleshwaraHills, Kumaraswamy Layout, Banashankari, Bangalore- 560078 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
8 Meenakshi Mission Hosp. & Res.  CentreLake Area, Melur Road, MADURAI- Tamil Nadu 625107 Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
9 Rangadore Memorial Hospital1st Cross,Shankarapuram, basavanagudi, Bangalore-560004, Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
10 Sir Ganga Ram HospitalRajinder Nagar, DelhiNew Delhi-60 Private Delhi 1,25,000
11 Narayana Hrudayalaya, 258/A, Bommasandra Industrial Area, Anekal Taluk, Bangalore-560099 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
12 St. Stephen's Hospital, Tees Hazari, New Delhi-7 Private Delhi 1,25,000
13 Rangadore Memorial Hospital1st Cross, Shankarapuram, basavanagudi, Bangalore- Karnataka 560004, Private Karnataka 1,25,000
14 K.G. Hospital & PG Medical Institute No.5, Arts College Rd, COIMBATORE- 18 Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
15 C.S.I. Kalyani General Hospital15, Radhakrishnan Road, Mylapore, Chennai - Tamil Nadu600004 Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
16 Indira Gandhi Govt. General Hospital & PG Institute, Pondicherry 605001 Government Pondicherry 1,25,000
17 Jehangir Hospital32, Sassoon Road, Pune Maharashtra 411001 Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
18 Govt. R. D. B. P. Jaipuria Hospital(Attached with RUHS College of Medical Rajasthan Sciences), Milap Nagar, Tonk Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan-302018 Government Rajasthan 1,25,000
19 Aditya Birla Memorial HospitalP.O.MaharashtraChinchwad, Pune-411033 Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
20 Max Super Specialty Hospital1, PressDelhiEnclave Road, Saket, New Delhi-110017 Private Delhi 1,25,000
21 Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospital (Dr.Kamakshi Institute of Medical SciencesTamil Naduand Research) No.1, Radial Road, Pallikaranai, Chennai - 600100Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
22 Christian Institute of Health Sciences &Research 4th Mile Dimapur Nagaland-797115 Private Nagaland 1,25,000
23 Dr. Rangarajan Memorialhospital (Sundaram Medical Foundation) 4thTamil NaduAvenue, Santhi Colony, Anna Nagar, CHENNAI-600040 Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
24 Holy Spirit Hospital Mahakali Road, Andheri(East), Mumbai-400093 Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
25 Maharaja Agarsen HospitalRohtak Road,West Punjabi Bagh,New Delhi-110026 Private Delhi 1,25,000
26 Jaipur Golden Hospital2, Institutional Area, Sector 3, Rohini, New Delhi-85 Private Delhi 1,25,000
27 Kamineni Hospital (associated with Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences Telanganaand Research Center) L. B. Nagar, Hyderabad -500068 Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
28 Sri Sathya Sai General HospitalPrashanthiNilayam, Puttaparthy, Ananthapur- Andhra Pradesh 515134 Private Andhra Pradesh 1,25,000
29 Sterling Hospital, Off. Gurukul Road BehindDrive-In Cinema, Ahmedabad-Gujarat 380052 Private Gujarat 1,25,000
30 Artemis Health InstituteSector 51, Gurgaon- Haryana 122001 Private Haryana 1,25,000
31 Jai Prakash District Government Hospital 1250 Quarters, Tulsi Nagar, Bhopal-462003 Government Madhya Pradesh 1,25,000
32 Fortis HospitalB-22, Sector-62, Noida -Uttar Pradesh201301Uttar Pradesh Private Uttar Pradesh 1,25,000
33 Down Town HospitalG S Road, Dispur, Guwahati -781006 Assam Private Assam 1,25,000

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