Stream Plastic Surgery
Duration 3 years
Course Type Post-Graduation

DNB Plastic Surgery - Direct 6 Years Course


The goal of DNB Plastic Surgery (Direct 6 years course) course is to produce a competent surgeon who:

  • Recognizes the health needs of adults and carries out professional obligations in keeping with principles of National Health Policy and professional ethics;
  • Has acquired the competencies pertaining to Plastic Surgery (Direct 6 years course) that are required to be practiced in the community and at all levels of 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 and has acquired skills in educating medical and paramedical professionals.


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.


  • At the end of the DNB Plastic Surgery (Direct 6 years course), the student should be able to:
  • Recognize the key importance of medical problems in the context of the health priority of the country
  • Practice the specialty of Plastic Surgery in keeping with the principles of professional ethics;
  • Identify social, economic, environmental, biological and emotional determinants of Plastic Surgery and know the therapeutic, rehabilitative, preventive and promotion
  • Measures to provide holistic care to all patients;
  • Take detailed history, perform 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 adults based on the analysis of history, physical examination and investigative work up
  • Plan and deliver comprehensive treatment for illness in adults using principles of rational drug therapy;
  • Plan and advise measures for the prevention of diseases;
  • Plan rehabilitation of adults 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, para-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.


Theory Principles, Techniques, and Basic Sciences

 Techniques and principles in Plastic Surgery

 Wound Healing: Normal and Abnormal

 Wound care

 The Blood Supply of the Skin

 Muscle flaps and their Blood supply

 Transplant Biology and Applications to Plastic Surgery (Direct 6 years course)

 Implant Materials and biomaterials

 Principles of Microsurgery

 Microsurgical Repair of Peripheral Nerves and Nerve Grafts

 Tissue Expansion Plastic Surgery and innovation in medicine

 History of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery

 Psychological aspects of Plastic Surgery

 The role of ethics in Plastic Surgery

 Business principles for plastic surgeons

 Medico-legal issues in Plastic Surgery

 Photography in Plastic Surgery

 Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery

 Local anesthetics in Plastic Surgery

 Evidence-based medicine and health services research in Plastic Surgery

 Genetics and prenatal diagnosis

 Principles of cancer management

 Stem cells and regenerative medicine

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Top Colleges offering DNB in Plastic Surgery.

Sr.No Preference wise Top Institutes/Hospitals offering DNB in Plastic Surgery. Type State Fees
1 Sir Ganga Ram HospitalRajinder Nagar, New Delhi-60 Private Delhi 1,25,000
2 Manipal Hospital98 Rustum Bagh, Airport  Road, Bangalore - 17 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
3 Medical Trust Hospital, M. G. Road, KOCHI- Kerala16 Private Kerala 1,25,000
4 Malabar Institute of Medical SciencesMini  Bye Pass, Govindapuram P.o, KOZHIKODE-673016Kerala Private Kerala 1,25,000
5 Vivekananda PolyclinicVivekananda Uttar Pradeshpuram, Lucknow - 7 Uttar Pradesh Private Uttar Pradesh 1,25,000
6 Baby Memorial Hospital, Indira GandhiRoad, Kozhikode, CALICUT - Kerala 673004 Private Kerala 1,25,000
7 Sparsh Hospital29/P2, The Narayana Health City, Bommasandra, Hosur Road, Kittignahalli Village, Atti bele, Hobli, Bangalore- 560099 Karnataka Private Karnataka 1,25,000
8 Apollo HospitalRoom No. 306, Office of the  Director of Medical Education Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500033, Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
9 Shija Hospitals & Res. InstiuteLangol, Imphal - 795004Manipur Private Manipur 1,25,000

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