DNB Psychiatry

Stream Psychiatry
Duration 3 years
Course Type Post-Graduation

DNB Psychiatry Course Info

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

Sr.No Preference wise Top Institutes/Hospitals offering DNB Psychiatry Courses  Type State Fees
1 Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar,  New Delhi-60 Private Delhi 1,25,000
2 Government Mental HealthKeralaCentreKuthiravattom Kozhikode - 673016 Government Kerala 1,25,000
3 Mental Health CentrePeoorkada PO, THIRUVANANDAPURAM -05Kerala Government Kerala 1,25,000
4 Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health &Neuro Sciences Institutional Area, Nehru Nagar, New Delhi - 65 Private Delhi 1,25,000
5 K.J. Somaiya Medical CollegeEasternHighway, Sion, Mumbai-400022 Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
6 Asha Hospital 298, Road No. 14, Banjara Telangana Hills, Hyderabad - 500034 Telangana Private Telangana 1,25,000
7 Hospital for Mental HealthNear JeevanBharti School, Karelibaugh, Vadodara - Gujarat 390018 Private Gujarat 1,25,000
8 Masina HospitalSant Savta Marg, Byculla, Mumbai- 400027 Maharashtra Private Maharashtra 1,25,000
9 Institute of Mental Health, Govt. Mental Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab Government Punjab 1,25,000
10 Schizophrenia Research FoundationR/7A, North Main Road, Anna Nagar (West Extn.), Chennai - 600101Tamil Nadu Private Tamil Nadu 1,25,000
11 Spandan Nursing Home, No.546/46, 6thMain, 4th Block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore-Karnataka 560010 Private Karnataka 1,25,000
12 INDLAS Vijayawada Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (INDLAS VIMHANS Hospital) V.V. Rao Street, Suryaraopet, Vijayawada-520002 Private Andhra Pradesh 1,25,000

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