National Board of Examinations (NBE) was established in 1975 by the Government of India with the prime objective of improving the quality of Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on All India basis. NBE conducts post graduate and post-doctoral examinations in approved disciplines leading to the award of Diplomate of National Board (DNB) and Fellow of National Board (FNB). The setting up of a National Body to conduct post graduate medical examination and training has provided common standards and mechanism of evaluation of minimum level of desired knowledge and competencies and fulfillment of the objectives for which postgraduate courses has been started in medical institutions. Moreover, intra country and international comparison is facilitated with the availability of commonly accepted evaluation mechanism like the DNB. The DNB final examinations are conducted on all India basis on standardized format and multiple assessment tools are used for assessing the candidates knowledge skills and competencies. RECOGNITION OF DNB & FNB QUALIFICATION The nomenclature of the qualification awarded by the National Board of Examinations is “Diplomate of National Board” (DNB) & “Fellow of National Board” (FNB). These recognized qualifications awarded by NBE in various Broad Specialties, Super specialties and Sub Specialties are approved by the Government of India and included in the First Schedule of IMC Act 1956.
The holders of NBE qualification awarded after an examination i.e. DNB are eligible to be considered for specialist post / faculty in any hospital including training / teaching institute on a teaching post as faculty members.
Senior Functionaries at the applicant Hospital: For role of following authorities who are required to be designated by the applicant hospital from its staff for DNB/FNB programme:
Head of the Institute : Dr. P. Sukumaran
DNB Course Coordinator : Dr. V. Sarveswaran
Assistant Programme Co-ordinator : Dr. S. Sureeskumar
Single Point of Contact : Dr.P.Sukumaran
Head of the Department :
- Dr.P.Jambulingam – Medicine
- Dr.V.Sarveswaran – Surgery
- Dr.M.Banumathy – OBG
- Dr.PrabhaUdayakumar – Anesthesia
- Dr.S.Chandramohan – Radiology