Diplomate Of National Board (DNB)

Diplomate Of National Board (DNB)

Holy Family Hospital was recognised by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) for the Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in 2005 (Departments of General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynaecology and Paediatrics); in 2007 (super-speciality in Cardiology) and in 2011 in Anaesthesiology.

The hospital conducts regular teaching programmes, which includes Basic Sciences lectures, seminars, case discussions and presentations, journal clubs, as per the DNB curriculum. In addition, on the third Wednesday of every month, there is a Grand Round (case presentation and discussions, in detail, by the DNB students); Morbidity and Mortality discussions, discipline-wise, once a month; and on the last Saturday of every month, a CME programme on a topic of current clinical interest, organised by the Holy Family Medical Research Society. The programme, in the form of workshops, symposia and seminars, are open to all the hospital’s consultants and medical practitioners and the DNB students.


Admission is through centralized counseling conducted by DNB at Delhi. Available: Seat Matrix at Holy Family Hospital.

  • General Medicine: 3
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology: 2 (Primary & Secondary)
  • General Surgery: 1
  • Paediatrics: 2 (Primary & Secondary)
  • Cardiology: 2
  • Anaesthesiology: 2 (Primary & Secondary)

NBE releases a state-wise list of seats available on their website.

If selected, the DNB candidate pays Rs 80,000 via DD drawn in favour of Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai, as DNB fees. In addition, the candidate must pay Rs 500 via DD drawn in favour of National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.

Selected candidates receive a stipend of Rs. 53,000, Rs. 54,000 and Rs. 55,000 during their first, second and third years, respectively, with free lodging.Candidates who are admitted to DNB Cardiology (Super Speciality) receive a stipend of Rs. 60,000, Rs 61,000 and Rs. 62,000 respectively.

Students must stay updated on the NBE website at www.natboard.edu.in