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Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test (DNB PDCET)
The Government of India established the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in 1975 with the objective of improving the quality of the Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on an all India basis and utilizing existing infrastructure for capacity building. NBE at present conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations in approved specialties leading to the award of Diplomate of National Board. The Medical Council of India has laid down standards for postgraduate 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 Examinations conducted by NBE provide a common standard andmechanism of evaluation of minimum level of attainment of the knowledge and competencies of medical specialists. Moreover, intra country and international comparisons are facilitated with the availability of common evaluation mechanism.
The Nomenclature of the qualification awarded by the National Board of Examinations is “Diplomate of National Board”. The list of recognized qualifications awarded by the Board in various Broad and Super specialties as approved by the Government of India and included in the First Schedule of IMC Act 1956. As per the Indian Medical Council Act 1956; the power to recognize medical qualification and determine their equivalence rests with the central government.
The Diplomate qualifications awarded by the National Board of Examinations are equated with the postgraduate and post doctorate degrees awarded by other Indian Universities for all purposes including appointment to teaching posts as lecture/Assistant Professor by the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; vide their notifications issued from time to time. The holders of Board’s qualification awarded after an examination i.e. DNB are eligible to be considered for specialist’s post/faculty in any Hospital including a training/teaching institution on a teaching post/ as a faculty member. Diplomate National Board qualifications are well recognized and accepted as high standard specialist qualifications.
NATIONAL BOARD OF EXAMINATIONS
Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road)