Stream Pathology
Duration 3 years
Course Type Post-Graduation

DNB Pathology 

DNB Pathology: 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 Pathology.

Sr.No Preference wise Top Institutes/Hospitals offering DNB Pathology Courses  Type State Fees
1 Dr. R N Cooper Municipal General Hospital (Associated with H B T (Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray medical college) North-South Road No.1, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai- 400056 Maharashtra Government Maharashtra 1,25,000
2 Malabar Institute of Medical SciencesMini  Bye Pass, Govindapuram P.o,KeralaKOZHIKODE-673016Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
3 Sir Ganga Ram HospitalRajinder Nagar, DelhiNew Delhi-60 Private Delhi 1,25,000
4 Hindu Rao HospitalSubzi Mandi,DelhiMalkaganjDelhi-110007 Government Delhi 1,25,000
5 Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital andResearch CentreErandwane, Pune - Maharashtra411004Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
6 Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital, 7-9,Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra- Maharashtra411001 Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
7 Lakeshore Hospital & Research CentreNH47 - Bye Pass, Nettoor P.O., Maradu,KeralaKOCHI - 682040Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
8 Rajagiri Hospital,ChunangamveliAluva -Kerala683112Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
9 Apollo Hospital21Greams lane, OffTamil NaduGreams Rd, Chennai - 06Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
10 K.E.M. Hospital, 489, Rasta Peth, SardarMaharashtraMoodliar Road, Pune- 411011Maharashtra Government Maharashtra 1,25,000
11 St. Stephen's Hospital,Tees Hazari, NewDelhiDelhi-7 Private Delhi 1,25,000
12 Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital &Medical Research InstituteAchyutraoMaharashtraPatwardhan Marg,4 Bunglows,Andheri(w),Mumbai-51Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
13 HealthCare Global SpecialtyHospital,(Formerly Bangalore Institute ofOncology)44-45/2, 2nd Cross, RajaKarnatakaRammohan Roy Extension, Bangalore-560027Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
14 Government Multi Specialty HospitalSectorChandigarh- 16, CHANDIGARH Government Chandigarh 1,25,000
15 Rajarshee Chhatrapati Shahu MaharajGovt. Med. College,Dasara Chowk,MaharashtraKolhapurMaharashtra Government Maharashtra 1,25,000
16 Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, MangolDelhiPuri, S Block, New Delhi- 110083 Private Delhi 1,25,000
17 Apollo HospitalRoom No. 306, Office of the  Director of Medical EducationJubilee Hills,TelanganaHyderabad-500033,Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
18 Saifee HospitalPost Box 3771, 15/17,Maharshi Karve Marg, Mumbai - Maharashtra400004Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
19 Indo-American Cancer Institute &Research CentreRoad No.14, BanjaraTelanganaHills, Hyderabad-500034 Private Telangana 1,25,000
20 Dr. Lal Pathlab Block E, Sector- 18, Rohini-110085 Private Delhi 1,25,000
21 Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences1-8-31/1, Minister Road, Secunderabad - Telangana500003Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
22 Jagjivan Ram Railway HospitalMarathaMandir Road Mumbai Central- Maharashtra08Maharashtra Government Maharashtra 1,25,000
23 Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, 37-S.P. Mukherjee Road, KOLKATA - 26WestWest BengalBengal Private West Bengal 1,25,000
24 Ruby Hall Clinic(Grant Medical  Foundation)40 Sassoon RoadPune - Maharashtra411001Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
25 Tata Main HospitalJAMSHEDPUR-Jharkhand01Jharkand Private Jharkhand 1,25,000
26 Santokbha Durlabhji Memorial Hospitalcum Medical Research Institute, BhawaniRajasthanSingh Marg, JAIPUR, Rajasthan-302015 Private Rajasthan 1,25,000
27 Prince Aly Khan HospitalAga Hall, NesbitRoad, Mazagaon, Mumbai- Maharashtra400010Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
28 Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Hospital andResearch CentreRaja Rammohan RoyMaharashtraRoad, Mumbai - 04Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
29 Bhagwan Mahavir Cancer Hospital &Research CentreJawahar Lal Nehru Marg,RajasthanJaipur-302017Rajasthan Private Rajasthan 1,25,000
30 Dr. B L Kapur Memorial Hospital,Pusa DelhiRoad,New Delhi-110005 Private Delhi 1,25,000
31 Apollo Hospital154/11, Opp. I.I.M., Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore-Karnataka 560076Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
32 Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals58, Canal Circular Road, Kolkata-700054WestWest Bengal Bengal Private West Bengal 1,25,000
33 Venkateshwar Hospital Sector 18a, Dwarka,-110075 Private Delhi 1,25,000
34 B.R. Singh Hospital & Centre for Med. Edn& Res.Eastern Railway,Sealdah,West BengalKOLKATA-14 West Bengal Government West Bengal 1,25,000
35 J.L.N. Main Hosp. & Res. CentreBhilaiChhatti  sgarhSteel Plant, BHILAI- 01Chhatisgarh Government Chhattisgarh 1,25,000
36 Regency HospitalA-2, SarvodayaUttar PradeshNagar,Kanpur-208005Uttar Pradesh Private Uttar Pradesh 1,25,000
37 Vivekananda PolyclinicVivekananda Uttar Pradesh puram, Lucknow - 7Uttar Pradesh Private Uttar Pradesh 1,25,000
38 Ispat General HospitalRourkela SteelOrissaPlant, ROURKELA - 769005Orissa Government Orissa 1,25,000
39 Apollo HospitalPlot No. 251Sainik School RoadUnit-15, BhubaneshwarOrissa-Orissa 751005 Private Orissa 1,25,000

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