Stream Neuro Surgery
Duration 6 years
Course Type Post-Graduation

DNB Neurosurgery - Direct 6 Years Course


The aim of teaching postgraduate students in DNB Neurosurgery - Direct 6 Years Course is to prepare them to have adequate knowledge in the subject, covering both theoretical and practical knowledge, in accordance with the institutional goals.

The end product should have acquired knowledge, skills, aptitude, and attitudes to be able to function as an independent clinician/consultant and a teacher acquainted with research methodology.

Duration of Course: • Post MBBS - 6 years Every candidate admitted to the training programme shall pursue a regular course of study (on a whole-time basis) in the concerned recognized institution under the guidance of a recognized postgraduate teacher for an assigned period of the course


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.

Program Goal

The goal of the DNB Neurosurgery course is to produce a competent Neurosurgeon who:

• Recognizes the health needs of patients and carries out professional obligations in keeping with principles of National Health Policy and professional ethics.

• Has acquired the competencies pertaining to neurosurgery that are required to be practiced in the community and at all levels of the health care system. • Has acquired skills in effectively communicating with the patients, family and the community.

• Is aware of the contemporary advances and developments in medical sciences.

• Acquires a spirit of scientific inquiry and is oriented to principles of research methodology.

• Has acquired skills in educating medical and paramedical professionals.

Program Objectives for Neurosurgery.

The curriculum objective has been to impart essential clinical knowledge so that he/she becomes capable of working up and treating a neurosurgical problem in a logical way inculcating preventive and socioeconomic aspects also in care The objectives of the postgraduate degree training program - in terms of knowledge and skills – are to enable a candidate to

• Recognize the key importance of medical problems in the context of the health priority of the country

• Practice the specialty of Neuro surgery in keeping with the principles of professional ethics

• Identify social, economic, environmental, biological and emotional determinants of Neuro Surgery and know the therapeutic, rehabilitative, preventive and promotion measures to provide holistic care to all patients

• Take detailed history, perform a full physical examination and make a clinical diagnosis; Perform and interpret relevant investigations (Imaging and Laboratory); Perform and interpret important diagnostic procedures;

• Diagnose illnesses in patients based on the analysis of history, physical examination and investigative workup.

• Plan and deliver comprehensive treatment for illness to his patients using principles of rational drug therapy; Plan and advise measures for the prevention of diseases.

• Plan rehabilitation of patients suffering from chronic illness, and those with special needs; manage emergencies efficiently.

• Demonstrate skills in documentation of case details, and of morbidity and mortality data relevant to the assigned situation.

• Demonstrate empathy and humane approach towards patients and their families and respect their sensibilities.

• Demonstrate communication skills of a high order in explaining management and prognosis, providing counseling and giving health education messages to patients, families and communities.

• Develop skills as a self-directed learner, recognize continuing educational needs; use appropriate learning resources, and critically analyze relevant published literature in order to practice evidence-based medicine;

• Demonstrate competence in basic concepts of research methodology and epidemiology; Facilitate learning of medical/nursing students, practicing surgeons, par-medical health workers and other providers as a teacher- trainer

• Play the assigned role in the implementation of national health programs, effectively and responsibly.

• Organize and supervise the desired managerial and leadership skills;

• Function as a productive member of a team engaged in health care, research, and education.


  1. Basics in Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Neuropathology, Electrophysiology, Neuropharmacology, Neurobiochemistry, Neuroimmunology with reference to Neurosurgery
  2. Neuroradiology: Normal skull & spine, changes in skull and spine due to SOL, special views. Contrast studies – DSA, Isotopic scanning & diagnostic procedures – C.T. Scan, M.R.I & P.E.T Scan, etc.
  3. Neurology Methods of clinical examination, General diagnostic principles, Localisation With specific reference to the function of the brain & spinal cord.
  4. Neurosurgery
  • Basic principles
  • Vascular Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Surgery for congenital malformation like Hydrocephalus, craniovertebral anomalies, syringomyelia, spinal dysraphism management, etc.
  • Traumatic brain and spinal & peripheral nerve Injuries
  • Spinal instrumentation
  • Different approaches for disc surgeries
  • Management of brain secondaries
  • Infection of CSF
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Minimal Invasive and neuroendoscopy.
  • Functional neurosurgery

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Top Colleges offering DNB in Neuro Surgery.

Sr.No Preference wise Top Institutes/Hospitals offering DNB Neuro Surgery Courses  Type State Fees
1 Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi-60 Private Delhi 1,25,000
2 Sri Sathya Sai Instt. of Higher Medical  Sciences White field, Bangalore- 66 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
3 Medical Trust Hospital M. G. Road, KOCHI- 16 Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
4 Sahyadri Speciality Hospital30-C,  Erandwane, Karve Road, Pune - 411004 Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
5 Manipal Hospital98 Rustum Bagh, Airport Karnataka Road, Bangalore - 17 Private Karnataka 1,25,000
6 Aster Medcity, Kutti  sahib Road, Near Kothas Bridge, South Chittoor P.KeralaO. Cheranalloor Kochi- 682027 Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
7 P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical  Research Centre, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai-400016 Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
8 Apollo Hospital 21 Greams lane, Off Tamil Nadu Greams Rd, Chennai - 06 Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
9 Narayana Hrudayalaya,258/A,  Bommasandra Industrial Area, Anekal  Taluk, Bangalore-560099 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
10 Ruby Hall Clinic(Grant Medical  Foundation)40 Sassoon RoadPune - 411001 Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
11 Indo American Hospital, Brain & Spine  Centre, Chemmanakary, Near Vaikom - 686143 Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
12 Western India Institute of Neurosciences,  183/1, B, Nagala Park, Kolhapur, Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
13 Yashoda HospitalBehind Hari Hara Kala  Bhawan, S.P. Road, Secunderabad - 500003 Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
14 Meenakshi Mission Hosp. & Res. CentreLake Area, Melur Road, MADURAI- 625107Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
15 MES Medical College & HospitalPerinthalmanna, Palachode Post, Kolathur Via, Malappuram Dist. Kerala - 679338Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
16 Apollo HospitalRoom No. 306, Office of the Director of Medical Education Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500033, Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
17 Yashoda Super Speciality HospitalRaj  Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad- 500082 Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
18 BGS Global Hospital, 67, Uttrahalli Road, Karnataka Kengeri, Bangalore-560060 Private Karnataka 1,25,000
19 Fortis Hospitals 154/9, Opp. IIMB  Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560076 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
20 The Voluntary Health Services & Medical Centre, Adyar, CHENNAI - 600113 Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
21 Alluri Sita Ramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences (ASRAM)ASRAM Hospital, Andhra Pradesh Malkapuram PO, NH-5,Eluru, West Godavari Dist-534004, Private Andhra Pradesh 1,25,000
22 Shri Balaji Institute of Neuro Sciences and Trauma, Hosur-Unkal Road, Behind KSRTC Depot, Vidyanagar, Hubli- 580021, Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
23 Sakra World Hospital(A Unit of Takshasila Hospitals Operating Private Limited)No. 52/2, 52/3, Devarabeesanahalli, VarthurHobli, Bangalore - 560103Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
24 Yashoda Super Speciality  HospitalNalgonda X Road, Malakpet, Telangana Hyderabad-500036 Private Telangana 1,25,000
25 Virinchi HospitalDoor No. 6-3-2,3 3/1 Road No 1, Banjara Hills, Telangana Virinchi Circle, Hyderabad - 500034 Private Telangana 1,25,000

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