Stream Ophthalmology
Duration 3 years
Course Type Post-Graduation

DNB Ophthalmology

DNB Ophthalmology: Diplomate of National Board (DNB) is a medical qualification awarded by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). The DNB 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 Ophthalmology.

Sr.No Preference wise Top Institutes/Hospitals offering DNB Ophthalmology Courses  Type State Fees
1 L V Prasad Eye Institute,Patia,Orissa- 751024 Private Orissa 1,25,000
2 Comtrust Eye HospitalMini Bye PassKeralaRoad, Puthiyara, Calicut- 673004Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
3 Little Flower Hospital, Post Box No. 23,KeralaANGAMALLY - 683572 Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
4 Giridhar Eye Institute 28/2576 A Ponneth Temple Road, Kadavanthra, Kochi-682020 Private Kerala 1,25,000
5 Sankara Nethralaya (Medical ResearchFoundation) 18, College Road, CHENNAI -Tamil Nadu06Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
6 Dr. Shroff`s Charity Eye Hospital5027,Kedar Nath Road,Daryaganj, New Delhi- Delhi110002 Private Delhi 1,25,000
7 Arvind Eye Hospital, Avinashi Road,Tamil NaduCOIMBATORE , Tamil Nadu-14 Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
8 Arvind Eye Hospital and PG Instt.of Ophthalmology S N High Road, TIRUNELVELI Junction-627001 Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
9 Sir Ganga Ram HospitalRajinder Nagar, DelhiNew Delhi-60 Private Delhi 1,25,000
10 Aravind Eye HospitalsAbishekapakkamPondicherryRoad, Pondicherry- 605007Pondicherry Private Pondicherry 1,25,000
11 Sankara EyeHospital,Harakere,ThirthahalliKarnatakaRoad,Shimoga- 577202Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
12 Arvind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology No. 371, periyakulam Road, Theni-625531 Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
13 Aravind Eye Hospital 64, Sankari Main Road, Opp. To Kaliamman Temple, Nethimedu, Salem-636002 Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
14 Hindu Rao HospitalSubzi Mandi,DelhiMalkaganjDelhi-110007 Government Delhi 1,25,000
15 Sankara Nethralaya(A Unit of Medical Research Foundation)No. 147 West Bengal Mukundapur, E M Bypass,Near Purva Jadupar Thanam,Kolkata- 700099 Private West Bengal 1,25,000
16 Southern Railway HQ HospitalAynavaram,Tamil NaduPerumbur, CHENNAI- 23Tamil Nadu Government Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
17 Deen Dayal Upadhyay HospitalHari Nagar,DelhiNew Delhi-64 Government Delhi 1,25,000
18 PBMA`S  H V Desai Eye Hospital 93, Taravade Vasti, Mohammadwadi, Hadapur, Pune- 411060 Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
19 Sankara Eye Hospital(Sri Kanchi KamakotiMedical Trust)Varthur Road, KundalahalliKarnatakaGate,Bangalore-560037Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
20 Shroff Eye Centre A-9, Kailash Colony, -110048 Private Delhi 1,25,000
21 Sadguru Nethra Chikitsalaya, Jankikund-Chitrakoot-210204 Dist Satna, MadhyaMadhya PradeshPradesh Private Madhya Pradesh 1,25,000
22 Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical Trust Hospital Shivanandapuram, Sathy Road, COIMBATORE-35 Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
23 Chaithanya Eye Hospital,Kesavadasapuram, TRIVANDRUM ,KeralaKerala- 695004 Private Kerala 1,25,000
24 Narayana NetralayaNarayana HealthCityNarayana HrudayalayaKarnatakaCampus#258/A, Bommasandra,HosurRoad,Bangalore- 99Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
25 Susrut Eye FoundationHB-36/A/1, SectorIII, Salt Lake City, Kolkatta-700106 WestWest BengalBengal Private West Bengal 1,25,000
26 M.M. Joshi Eye Hospital,Padmanarayanalaya, Gokul Road, Hosur,KarnatakaHUBLI, Karnataka-580021 Private Karnataka 1,25,000
27 Government Head Quarters Hospital,Nellikuppam MainTamil Nadu Road,Cuddalore - 607001 Government Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
28 Dr. Tony's Superspeciality EyeInstituteNear Govt. Higher SecondaryKeralaSchool,High Road, Aluva,ErnakulamKerala-683101 Private Kerala 1,25,000
29 Arasan Eye Hospital26 AannamalaiLayout, Opp. Royal Theatre, Near BusTamil NaduStand, Erode-638011Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
30 Sankara Eye Hospital Vijaywada-Guntur Express way, Pedakakani Guntur- 522509 Private Andhra Pradesh 1,25,000
31 Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar HospitalSector-Delhi06Rohini, New Delhi Government Delhi 1,25,000
32 Shri Ganapati NethralayaJALNAMaharashtra431202Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
33 K.J. Somaiya Medical CollegeEasternHighway, Sion, Mumbai- Maharashtra400022Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
34 St. Stephen's Hospital,Tees Hazari, NewDelhiDelhi-7 Private Delhi 1,25,000
35 Alakh Nayan Mandir Instti  tute ofOphthalmologyAshok Nagar, UDAIPUR- Rajasthan313001Rajasthan Private Rajasthan 1,25,000
36 Ahalia Foundation Eye Hospital Palakkad-678557 Private Kerala 1,25,000
37 Sri Sathya Sai Instt. of Higher Medical  Scs.Prasantha Gram, ANANTHPUR- Andhra Pradesh515134Andhra Pradesh Private Andhra Pradesh 1,25,000
38 Mahatme Eye Bank & Eye Hospital2163 C,Chintaman Nagar, Near Rajiv Nagar,MaharashtraWardha Road, Nagpur-25 Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
39 South Central Railways Hospital Lallguda,Andhra PradeshSecunderabad Andhra Pradesh Government Andhra Pradesh 1,25,000
40 National Institute OfOphthalmology,1187/30 Off Ghole Road,MaharashtraShivaji Nagar,PUNE -05Maharashtra Government Maharashtra 1,25,000
41 Indira Gandhi Govt. General Hospital &PG InstitutePONDICHERRY - Pondicherry605001Pondicherry Government Pondicherry 1,25,000
42 Rotary Eye InstituteDudhia Talav,GujaratNAVASARI-396445 Gujarat Private Gujarat 1,25,000
43 Rajan Eye Care HospitalNo.5 VidyodayaEast, 2nd Street, T. Nagar, CHENNAI - Tamil Nadu17Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
44 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre &Hospital,Anushakti Nagar,MUMBAI- Maharashtra94Maharashtra Government Maharashtra 1,25,000
45 Bangalore West Lions Superspecialty EyeHospitalNo. 5, Lions Eye Hospital Road,OffKarnatakaJ C Road,Bangalore- 560002 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
46 Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital andResearch CentreErandwane, Pune - Maharashtra411004Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
47 Centre for Sight, B-5/24, SafdarjungDelhiEnclaveNew Delhi-110029 Private Delhi 1,25,000
48 Choithram NetralayaShriram Talawadi,Dhar Road, Indore- 4453001MadhyaMadhya PradeshPradesh Private Madhya Pradesh 1,25,000
49 Jagjivan Ram Railway HospitalMarathaMandir Road Mumbai Central- Maharashtra08Maharashtra Government Maharashtra 1,25,000
50 J.L.N. Main Hosp. & Res. CentreBhilaiChhatti  sgarhSteel Plant, BHILAI- 01Chhatisgarh Government Chhattisgarh 1,25,000
51 MGM Eye Insitute5th Mile, Vidhan SabhaChhatti  sgarhRoad, Raipur-493111 Chhattisgarh Private Chhattisgarh 1,25,000
52 Mohan Eye Hospital11/B Ganga RamDelhiHospital Marg,New Delhi-60 Private Delhi 1,25,000
53 Vivekananda PolyclinicVivekananda Uttar Pradeshpuram, Lucknow - 7Uttar Pradesh Private Uttar Pradesh 1,25,000
54 Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital, D.No. 19-50, sai Madhva Nagar, Vishakhapatnam,Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh-530047 Private Andhra Pradesh 1,25,000
55 Drashti NethralayaChakalia Road, NearGujaratGIDC,Delsar Road,Dahod- 389151 Gujarat Private Gujarat 1,25,000
56 Laxmi Charitable Trust Eye Hospital Uran Road, Panvel-410206 Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
57 P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical  Research Centre,Veer Savarkar Marg,MaharashtraMahim, Mumbai-400016Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
58 Sarakshi Netralaya Plot No 19 Rajiv NagarMaharashtraWardha Road Nagpur - 440025 Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
59 Sant Parmanand Hospital18 ShamnathDelhiMarg, Civil Lines,New Delhi-54 Private Delhi 1,25,000
60 ICare Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute E3A Sector 26, NOIDA-201301 Private Uttar Pradesh 1,25,000
61 Dr. Agarwal's Eye HospitalNo. 10, SouthBy Pass road, Opp. To BSNL,Tamil NaduVannarpettai,Tirunelveli-627003TamilNadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
62 Bhagat Phool Singh Govt. MedicalCollege for WomenKhanpur KalanHaryana(Sonepat)- 131305Haryana Government Haryana 1,25,000
63 Dr. Agarwal`s Eye Hospital BBC Tower, Link Road Square, Madhupatna, (Opp. To Madhupatna Police Station), Cuttack-753010 Private Orissa 1,25,000
64 Medanta The Medicity, Sector-38,HaryanaGurgaon, Haryana-122001 Private Haryana 1,25,000
65 Lotus Eye HospitalSF No.770/12,Avanashi Road, Civil AerodromeTamil NaduPost, Peelamedu, Combatore-641014Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
66 The Eye Foundation582-A, D.B.Road, R.S.Tamil NaduPuram, COIMBATORE - 2 Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
67 M. N. Eye Hospital781, TH Road, Opp.Thondiarpet Police Station, CHENNAI- Tamil Nadu600021Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
68 Nethradhama Super Specialty Eye Hospital No. 256/14, Kanakapura Main Road, 7th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore-560070 Private Karnataka 1,25,000
69 Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences1-8-31/1, Minister Road, Secunderabad - Telangana500003Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
70 B.R. Singh Hospital & Centre for Med. Edn& Res.Eastern Railway,Sealdah,West BengalKOLKATA-14 West Bengal Government West Bengal 1,25,000
71 Manipal Hospital98 Rustum Bagh, Airport KarnatakaRoad, Bangalore - 17 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
72 GMERS Medical College and Hospital Nanakwada, Valsad -396001 Private Gujarat 1,25,000
73 Civil Hospital NIT, Opp. MCF Faridabad-121001 Government Haryana 1,25,000
74 Venu Eye Institute, 1/31,Institutional Area Phase-II, Sheikh Sarai,-110017 Private Delhi 1,25,000
75 Suraj Eye Institute559, New Colony,MaharashtraNagpur-440001Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
76 District HospitalB H Karnataka Road,Tumakuru,Karnataka Government Karnataka 1,25,000
77 Mysore Race Club Eye Hospital H-1, 10th Main, Vinaya Marga Near CITB Choultry, Siddhartha Layout, Mysore-570011 Private Karnataka 1,25,000
78 Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya96, BashisthaAssamRoad,Beltola, GUWAHATI - 781028Assam Private Assam 1,25,000
79 Ratan Jyoti Netralaya Opthalmic Instituteand Research Centre18 Vikas Nagar,NearMadhya PradeshSai Baba Mandir,Gwalior- 474002MadhyaPradesh Private Madhya Pradesh 1,25,000
80 Prabha Eye Clinic And ResearchCentre504, 40th Cross, 8th Block,KarnatakaJayanagar, Bangalore-70 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
81 College of Medicine and JNM HospitalP. O.: Kalyani District,Nadia-741235 WestWest Bengal Bengal Government West Bengal 1,25,000
82 Visakha Eye Hospital 8-1-64, PedaAndhra PradeshWaltair, Visakhapatnam - 530017 Private Andhra Pradesh 1,25,000
83 Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre Raisen Bypass Road, Near Karond Chouraha, Bhanpur, BHOPAL-462038 Private Madhya Pradesh 1,25,000
84 Lions Club Sadhu Ram Eye Hospital1-2-8Gagan Mahal Rd, Domalguda, Hyderabad -Telangana29 Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
85 Vision Eye Centre 19, Siri Fort Road, New Delhi-110049 Private Delhi 1,25,000
86 L V Prasad Eye InstituteKallam Anji Reddy Campus, L V Prasad Marg, Bnjara Hills,Telangana Hyderabad-500034Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
87 J.P.M. Rotary Eye Hospital & ResearchInstituteC.D.A. Sector-VI, Bidanasi, MarketOrissaNagar,Cuttack-753014Orissa Private Orissa 1,25,000
88 Swami Dayanand Hospital Shahdara-110095 Government Delhi 1,25,000
89 Pushpagiri Eye InstitutePlot No.241, UmaPlaza Door No.10-2-342, Road No.9, WestTelanganaMarredpally, Secunderabad-500026,Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
90 Anand Eye Institute#7-147/1, NagendraNagar Colony,Opp: Indian Oil PetrolTelanganaPump,Habsiguda Main Road,Hyderabad-500007Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
91 Bokaro General HospitalBokaro Steel City,JharkhandBOKARO-01 Jharkhand Government Jharkhand 1,25,000
92 MediVision Eye & Health Care Centre,10-3-304/1 to 4, Indira Sadan,Humayun Nagar,TelanganaNear NMDC,Hyderabad-500028Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
93 South Eastern Railways CentralHospital11, Garden Reach Road,West BengalKOLKATA-43 West Bengal Government West Bengal 1,25,000
94 Sri Kiran Institute of Ophthalmology Penumarthy Road, APSP Camp Post, Kakinada- 533005 Private Andhra Pradesh 1,25,000
95 Sahai Hospital & Res. CentreS P 15Bhabha Marg, Moti Dungri JAIPUR - Rajasthan04Rajasthan Private Rajasthan 1,25,000
96 Ispat General HospitalRourkela SteelOrissaPlant, ROURKELA - 769005Orissa Government Orissa 1,25,000
97 Prakash Netra KendrNH-2, Vipul Khand IV,Uttar PradeshGomti Nagar, Lucknow-10Uttar Pradesh Private Uttar Pradesh 1,25,000
98 Global Hospital Institute ofOphthalmology,Talhati, Abu Road,MountRajasthanAbu,Shantivan-307510Rajasthan Private Rajasthan 1,25,000
99 Dr. Kothari`s Eye HospitalPatel Circle,RajasthanUdaipurRajasthan Private Rajasthan 1,25,000
100 Thind Eye Hospital 701-L, Mall Road, Model Town, Jalandhar-144003 Private Punjab 1,25,000
101 Anand Hospital & Eye Centre21, BharatMata LaneJamnalal Bajaj MargC- Scheme,RajasthanJaipur-302 001Rajasthan Private Rajasthan 1,25,000
102 Chandraprabha Eye Hospital ( A unit ofcataract & IOL hospital Pvt. Ltd.)K KAssamHandique PathJorhatAssam-785001 Private Assam 1,25,000
103 Lions Eye HospitalPark Road LionsAssamEnclave Silchar, Cachar, Assam 788001 Private Assam 1,25,000
104 Shija Hospitals & Res. InstiuteLangol, Manipur Imphal - 795004Manipur Private Manipur 1,25,000

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