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Diplomate of National Board (DNB) Program

DNB courses are recognized by National Board of Examination (NBE), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Govt of India. NBE conducts CET for admission to DNB courses. Admission is done through CET merit based counselling which is held by NBE at its office in Dwarka, New Delhi. Admissions to DNB Courses in RGCI & RC are done in January session only. For any further clarification please refer to NBE website (

About NBE
The National Board of Examinations was established in 1975 with the prime objective of improving the quality of the Medical Education by elevating the level and establishing standards of post graduate examinations in modern medicine on an all-India basis. There are more than 149 recognized Medical Colleges in the country. In addition to Postgraduate teaching institutions under MCI, there are 450 accredited institutions imparting training in various Broad and Super specialities for the award of postgraduate qualification in Broad and super specialities. The Board at present conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations in 54 disciplines approved by the Board for the award of Diplomate of National Board. The Medical Council of India has laid down standards for post graduate examinations conducted by various medical colleges and affiliated to concerned universities and other institutions, yet the levels of proficiency and standards of evaluation vary considerably in these institutions. The setting up of a National Body to conduct post graduate medical examination was intended to provide a common standard and mechanism of evaluation of minimum level of attainment of the objective for which post graduate courses were started in medical institutions. Moreover, intra country and international comparison is facilitated with the availability of commonly accepted evaluation mechanism

Program Details
Admissions to DNB Program are done by National Board of Examination (NBE), Delhi through Centralized Entrance Test (CET). Please refer to NBE website ( for more details.

Following are the details of seats available at RGCI&RC.

S. No. Name of DNB programs No. of Seats Duration Month of Intake Eligibility
1. DNB -Medical Oncology 3 3 years July session M.D./DNB(General Medicine)
2. DNB -Surgical Oncology 2 3 years July session M.S./DNB (General Surgery)
3. DNB -Radio Therapy (Primary) 2


3 years


January session M.B.B.S.


4. DNB -Radio Therapy (Secondary) 2


2 years January session M.B.B.S. +DMRT
5. DNB- Pathology (Primary) 1


3 years


January session M.B.B.S.


6. DNB- Pathology (Secondary) 1 2 years January session M.B.B.S. +DCP
7. DNB – Haematology 1 3 years July session M.D./DNB
8. FNB-Paediatric Haemtology Oncology 2 2 years July session M.D./DNB (Paediatrics)

* Note – Information shown here are tentative in nature and can be changed at last minutes.

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