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DNB, FNB and Other Courses

DNB, FNB and Other Courses

Diplomate of National Board (DNB) and Fellowship of National Board (FNB)

DNB/ FNB program is being offered at 13 locations across Apollo Group Hospitals -Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Madurai, Mysore, Bilaspur, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Navi Mumbai and Vizag in 42 specialties/ super specialties; comprising of 15 Primary and Secondary DNB specialties, 19 Super specialties and 08 Specialties in FNB.

Currently there are 525 DNB seats which is the highest number of seats in any healthcare institution and 801 DNB trainees.

Pass Percentage of DNB trainees is 75% at Apollo Group which is the highest as compared to National Average of 55%.

The Diplomate qualification 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 lecturer/Assistant Professor by the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Total number of locations offering DNB program: 13

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bilaspur
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Madurai
  • Mysore
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Vizag
Particulars Numbers
Total number of DNB seats 525
Total Number of DNB Trainees 801
Total number of specialties/ super specialties in which DNB program is being offered

Primary & Secondary DNB specialties – 15
Super specialties – 19
Fellowship of National Board (FNB) – 08


Royal College Membership programmes

  • The course is conducted by Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad under the aegis of College of Emergency Medicine (UK). It is of three years’ duration and medical graduates from Medical schools recognized by MCI are eligible for the course. Currently this programme is being offered at Apollo Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi , Banglore and Kolkata.

  • FRCGP (International) is conducted in collaboration with RCGP (UK) and IMA.

Other PG Programmes

  • IDCCM is being conducted under the aegis of ISCCM at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, Chennai, New Delhi and Bilaspur. IDCCM under the aegis of ISCCM at Apollo Hospitals, Bilaspur:

Duration Eligibility
1 year for MD/MS/DNB MD/DNB – Medicine / Anaesthesia / Chest
2 years for DA/DTCD/ D Ortho MS – General Surgery / Orthopedics


Conducted by Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)
Number of seats: 2 (Available at Bilaspur)

  • PG Diploma programme in Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC) is conducted in collaboration with IGNOU. Medical Graduates are trained for 2 years in clinical non interventional cardiology. It is available at Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ludhiana & Ranchi and Bengaluru. Currently 100 trainees are pursuing PGDCC programme in Apollo group of Hospitals.

UPDATED ON 14/05/2024

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